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Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9HG



The 'Pound' is the most complete one of its kind remaining on the Island and dates back to the 18th Century. It was built to house stray farm animals until their owners paid a fine to recover them and adds to the charm of this conservation area which has an array of period properties. Pound Cottage has a wonderful feeling of light and space, unusual for a cottage of its age. The large welcoming reception area is incorporated within the sitting room which is seamlessly connected to the front garden with the wide French doors. A glass room divider leads to the charming dining room and through to the well fitted kitchen with garden room to the rear. The first floor is equally as spacious with a large landing suitable for study use, two ample bedrooms, loft room and a generous bathroom. An attractive detached garage sits within the front garden with driveway in front.

The property, although on the fringes of the Village is within an easy short walk to the shops, services and amenities. Close by is a network of footpaths and bridleways giving access to miles of surrounding downland and coastal walks from where some of the Island's most stunning scenery can be enjoyed. Also, within a mile, is the beach and SSSI protected Afton Nature Reserve in Freshwater Bay and the historic harbour town of Yarmouth with its mainland ferry terminal is within a ten minute drive.  

RECEPTION AREA A welcoming entrance, open plan to the sitting room with stairs off to the first floor and attractive hardwood herringbone block flooring. 

SITTING ROOM 11' 9" x 16' 0" max to reception space (3.592m x 4.892m) A wonderfully bright sitting room with ornate feature fireplace (not open), marble mantle/surround and decorative wall mirror over. 

DINING ROOM 15' 0" x 8' 1" (4.591m x 2.468m) with a pleasant outlook to the rear. 

KITCHEN 13' 8" x 10' 1" (4.169m x 3.085m) The kitchen is well fitted with ample storage cupboards, drawers, work surfaces, display cabinets and space for a dishwasher. There are built-in appliances comprising of a gas hob with cooker hood over, electric double oven and a generous double bowl sink unit with waste disposal. The kitchen open through to:  

GARDEN ROOM 11' 4" x 8' 8" (3.462m x 2.645m) This bright space offers a pleasant outlook and access to the rear garden. There are useful storage cupboards and work surface with space under for a fridge or freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine. 

CLOAKROOM A fully tiled room with WC and wash basin together with access to under stairs storage. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING with window to the side providing good light and a pleasant outlook towards local farmland. 

BEDROOM 1 16' 11" max x 13' 7" (5.167m x 4.165m) A surprisingly large double bedroom with two windows looking over the front garden. There are ample built-in wardrobe cupboards and shelving. 

STUDY AREA 8' 5" x 5' 9" (2.567m x 1.770m) with access to the loft space and useful built-in shelving. 

BEDROOM 2 14' 2" x 10' 7" (4.334m x 3.228m) Another bright double bedroom with windows to the side and rear offering a pleasant outlook towards local farmland. 

BATHROOM 8' 11" x 8' 2" (2.719m x 2.501m) Well fitted with suite comprising WC, vanity wash basin, corner bath and separate shower cubicle. 

LOFT ROOM 15' 8" x 6' 0" (4.796m x 1.831m) Accessed via a pull down loft ladder is the main loft space which is mostly boarded and has a light. A doorway in the loft provides access through to a useful loft separate room with a roof light window and window to the front, giving potential to provide further accommodation if required. 

OUTSIDE Pound Cottage is set in pleasant, well planted gardens to the front, side and rear. On approaching the property you are greeted by a five bar gate providing a vehicular access onto the driveway with parking for two cars and a pedestrian gate with path way leading to the front entrance. The front gardens are mainly laid to lawn and well stocked with a wide variety of established plants, trees and shrubs including a beautiful Magnolia Tree, Silver Birch, Wisteria and Camellia amongst others. There is a pleasant paved patio area adjacent to the property which leads around the side of the property and to a sheltered Mediterranean style courtyard garden which is also paved and features stocked shrub/rose borders, a timber shed and a greenhouse.


DETACHED GARAGE 15' 1" x 9' 0" (4.617m x 2.755m) A good sized pitched roof garage with open rafters internally providing potential for additional storage, together an up and over door, power/light, water tap, side door and a window to the rear. 



VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent 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: £315,000
Bedrooms: 2


Spence Willard
Freshwater Office Spence Willard, Avenue RoadFreshwater PO40 9UR

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