Westside Lane, Chale - Guide price £850,000
Circa 17th century, this stone built 5 bedroom character farmhouse, amid beautiful open farmland close to unspoilt beaches, offers a wealth of period features; double hung sash windows, flagstone floors and exposed beams, stylishly refurbished and complemented by contemporary fittings.
- 5 Bedrooms, two 'en-suite'
- Plenty of Kitchen Storage
- Very Usable, Large Garden
- Lots of Character & Period Features
Situated off a quiet farm lane and believed to date from the 17th century, this stone built 5 bedroom character farmhouse is found amid beautiful open farmland in the south of the Island close to the unspoilt beaches of the south west coast. The farmhouse has a wealth of period features such as the double hung sash windows, flagstone floors and exposed beams, which have been stylishly refurbished in recent years and complement the contemporary fittings which have been added to the property.
There is direct access to the Island's extensive network of footpaths and bridleways providing wonderful riding and walking opportunities in the beautiful open countryside.
Description and situation
The property, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is a period detached house constructed of largely stone faced elevations beneath a slated roof. It stands near to its original farmyard within beautiful countryside.
The accommodation is described in the photos and floorplans. It is set out on three storeys and comprises:
Entrance - with turned columns and flagstone path.
Sitting Room - with fireplace and log-burning stove
Dining Room/Hall - Fireplace with granite hearth and log-burning stove
Lounge - with French-style double doors to side garden,
Kitchen - with Aga and views over the garden. Open to:
Breakfast Room with original flagstone floor, and exposed beams
Utility Room with butlers sink & boiler
Conservatory - with views over and glazed doors to the garden
Hallway - with flagstone floor and staircase to first floor
Bedroom 1 - with spacious, slate floored bathroom 'en-suite', eaves storage & countryside views
Bedroom 2 - with bathroom 'en-suite' and countryside views
Bedroom 3 - with garden views
Family shower room - with oversize shower cubicle & limestone tiled floor
Bedroom 4 - with high beamed sloping ceiling and mullion window
Bedroom 5 - with original exposed beams and sloping ceiling
The property is found at the end of Westside Lane, a quiet no-through-road, in a sheltered position giving lovely views over St Catherine's Down to the east, and southwards towards the coast. There are only two other properties along the lane, the property is set in an idyllic rural location.
A private gated gravel driveway leads to a gravelled parking and turning circle and an attractive thatched three bay barn (measuring approximately 10m x 5m overall). The building is arranged as two open bays for parking/storage and an enclosed loose box/store, with a staircase to a large mezzanine storage area above. The gardens, sheltered by a large stone wall are planted with flower and shrub borders. There are also raised borders, paved paths, several specimen & fruit trees. There are paved terraces ideal for dining 'al-fresco' and beyond the barn a large area of lawn.
On the opposite side of the lane there are some stone outbuildings, which measure approximately 11.5m x 3.25m, and could potentially be converted to a number of alternative uses, such as a small holiday cottage or office, (subject to obtaining Local Authority and any other statutory consents).
Services and Heating
We are informed that the following mains services are connected to the property (subject to the conditions and stipulations of the relevant utility companies) electricity, water (metered). There is a private drainage system. The heating system is provided by an oil-fired boiler via radiators.
Council Tax: Band G Amount Payable 2013: £2,452.93.
The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight, situated off the South Coast of England, is becoming an ever-more popular location for permanent and second homes. Made popular by Queen Victoria, who had her maritime residence at Osborne, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent; for Cowes Week; for its beautiful coastline including sandy beaches and The Needles; spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours. There are now many more facilities than once was the cases, Sainsbury, Tesco, M&S and Waitrose all now have a presence as have other national chains. Communication and transport links are excellent; regular car ferries connect with the national motorway network and fast catamarans have connections via Southampton and Portsmouth to direct trains to London Waterloo which can be reached within 2 hours of leaving the Island shore. Government-funded schools are numerous and independent schools thrive on the Island with some children attending prep and public schools on the mainland. Leisure opportunities abound - walking, riding, paragliding, hang-gliding, team sports, sailing, wind surfing and other water sports, rugby, football (Newport Football Club), cricket and golf clubs.
Chale is a popular village on the south coast of the Island about 10 miles from the Island's main shopping and administrative centre of Newport. The village has its own church, local inn, farm shop, garage with shop, primary school and bus services into Ventnor and Newport. It is close to the famous south west coast of the Island which is formed by sandy beaches beneath dramatic cliffs.
Tenure & Possession, Fixtures & Fittings
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession on the whole upon Completion. The seller does not include in the sale any fitted carpets, curtains or blinds, nor are any gas or electrical appliances included, however connected, or any other fixtures, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation.
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