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Near Blackwater, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1YP



The Old Vicarage Built in around 1850 this fine former Vicarage provides a wonderful family home maintaining a great degree of character with particularly light, nicely proportioned rooms. There are a good array of period features, including fireplaces, decorative coving, stripped pine doors and staircase, whilst the en-suite facilities and other modern comforts have been added and the house has been well maintained. Set centrally within its attractive grounds, comprising beautifully landscaped and planted garden, there are good views of the gardens and surrounding countryside from most rooms. Of comfortable proportions, the house has nicely balanced accommodation as illustrated on the floorplan. There is a good cellar and externally there are former stables and a workshop attached to the house along with a detached modern triple garage.

The property occupies a particularly convenient location, not only for the amenities of nearby Newport but allows for easy access to all parts of the Island as well as mainland ferry links. There are good country walks accessible directly from the property. 

Ground Floor  

Entrance Hall A delightful hallway with original arched and partially glazed doors to the front elevation, wooden floorboards and an elegant period staircase with stripped pine Newell post and spindles. A partially glazed door leads to a lobby and formal entrance from the rear elevation.  

Drawing Room A particularly light room with a bay window incorporating window seat overlooking the gardens and bi-fold doors to the southern elevation opening to the conservatory. Period fireplace, with cast iron hearth and timber surround.  

Conservatory With tiled flooring, staging, access to and overlooking the garden.  

Dining Room A beautifully proportioned room with period fireplace with marble surround and a bay window with bench seating, overlooking the gardens.  

Sitting Room A dual aspect room with access to the garden, providing a comfortable seating area with built-in shelving.  

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Fitted with a good range of built-in cupboards with solid beech work surfaces, incorporating two marble slabs, built-in dresser. Space for a range cooker set within the chimney breast. Space for table. 

Utility Room Fitted with an extensive range of built-in cupboards, work surfaces, large butler sink and with space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer, two refrigerators and dishwasher. 

Boot Room With access to the garden and workshop. 

Workshop A useful space with power lighting and additional space for appliances.  

Cellar An excellent cellar with flagstone flooring and lighting as well as window providing natural light. Camray oil-fired boiler.  

First Floor  

Landing Incorporating a seating area with country views. Linen cupboard with shelving and hot water tank. 

Master Bedroom A particularly light double bedroom with deep windows to two elevations providing views over the garden and surrounding countryside.

Built-in cupboards in the arched opening to a dressing room with further cupboards.  

Bathroom En-Suite Bath with tiled surround, shower, wash basin set within unit with cupboards beneath and WC.  

Bedroom 2 A large double bedroom with an ornate period fireplace, built-in cupboard.  

Shower Room En-Suite A curved shower enclosure, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.  

Bedroom 3 A double bedroom with an ornate fireplace and country views.  

Bathroom Bath, wash basin with built-in cupboards beneath and WC. 

Bedroom 4 A double bedroom with westerly country views. Built-in cupboards. 

Shower Room En-Suite Shower, wash basin with cupboard beneath, WC and heated towel rail.  

Studio Once a loft room above the stable, now accessed via bedroom 4 with a vaulted ceiling clad with tongue and groove boarding, providing a versatile study/playroom. There is also a trap door to a step ladder down to the stable. 

Second Floor  

Bedroom 5 A double bedroom with westerly country views. With access to partially boarded roof space.  

Outside Contemporary ornate metal fencing with lighting and entrance gates open to a driveway leading to a parking area for a number of cars, adjacent to the triple garage with power and lighting, sympathetically constructed of brick with a slate roof. Adjoining the house are the former stables with two stalls, original brick flooring and hay racks now serving as a useful store.

In all the property extends to approximately 1.30 acres (0.53 ha.) backing on to farmland and includes delightful gardens including lawns, beautifully planted borders, as well as a vegetable garden. To the north is a partially wooded area planted with an array of spring bulbs.  

Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system, (installed in around 2005). Oil-fired central heating and Calor gas bottles for cooking. Photovoltaic panels producing electricity and solar panels supplementing hot water. 

Postcode PO30 1YP 

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the selling agents Spence Willard. 

Important Notice 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice. 

Price: £895,000
Bedrooms: 5


Spence Willard
Cowes Office, Pimento House Number One The ParadeCowes PO31 7QJ

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