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3 bedroom house for sale


Guide Price £695,000

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Pondcast farmhouse is believed to originate from Tudor times and is listed Grade II. It has been modernised by the current owners to provide a comfortable and characterful home retaining a wealth of original features including ceiling beams and impressive brick fireplaces. The main reception rooms are south facing giving the house a light feel with lovely views of the surrounding countryside from many of the rooms. Beyond the farmhouse are a good array of outbuildings including a period stone barn, currently used as a games room with a loft room above, which has great potential for conversion to ancillary accommodation, or a holiday cottage. To the rear of the cottage is a superb courtyard garden with extensive paved terraces with mature borders surrounding a heated swimming pool providing an attractive and secluded area ideal for outdoor entertaining.

A field of approximately 4.85 acres (1.96 ha.) surrounds the property to the north, east and west and is available by seperate negotiation. The property is situated in a quiet rural position surrounded by unspoilt countryside. There are excellent walks and riding accessible directly from the property.

There is good access to mainland ferry links (with the Fishbourne car ferry being approximately 3miles away) and with Ryde (about 3 1/2 miles) having a good range of shops, restaurants and high speed passenger ferry links to Portsmouth and Southsea. The County town of Newport is also within 5 miles. There is a public house within the nearby village of Havenstreet and a range of local shops including a Tesco Express within Wootton Bridge (2 1/2 miles). 


Front door to: Sitting room/dining room
A good sized twin aspect reception room used as both the sitting room and dining room. Beamed ceiling and impressive open brick fireplace with oak beam over and gas fire inset. Staircase off to first floor.

Kitchen L shaped A hand built kitchen fitted with a good range of base and wall cupboards with tiled work surfaces. Large twin bowl butler sink with mixer tap. A range of integral appliances including a 4 ring hob with extractor over, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and

freezer. Tiled flooring and outlook to the rear garden.

Drawing room An impressive inglenook fireplace to one end with oak beam over. Window to the front elevation with window seat, exposed ceiling beam.

Rear lobby With part glazed stable door, providing access to the rear terrace.

Study/bedroom Double aspect with views over the garden and surrounding countryside.

Utility room Base and wall cupboards, work surface and sink unit with mixer tap. Space for washing machine, dryer, fridge and freezer. Gas fired boiler serving central heating and hot water.

Shower room Tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. 

FIRST FLOOR Landing With airing cupboard housing twin hot water cylinders with slatted shelving.

Bedroom An attractive double bedroom with lovely easterly views over the surrounding countryside. There is an extensive range of built-in cupboards and drawers.

Bathroom en-suite Bath with tiled surround with mixer tap and separate shower. Wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom A characterful double bedroom with country views and a range of built in cupboards, drawers and a dressing table.

Bathroom Bath with mixer tap and separate shower over with tiled surround. Pedestal wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Hatch access to insulated roof space with pull down ladder. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a five bar gate with a gravelled driveway providing parking for numerous cars. To the rear of the farm house is an extensive paved terrace with numerous raised boarders providing an attractive outdoor seating and dining area and adjacent pergola. Adjacent to this is a heated swimming pool 28&8242; × 14&8242;.

Beyond is a period stone barn comprising a games room 6.12m x 4.81m (20'1" x 15'9"). Parts of the original hay rack and period wooden beams remain. There is power, lighting and a built-in bar. Wooden steps lead up to a first floor room 6m x 4.08m (19'8" x 13'5") with a vaulted wooden ceiling and a pair of glazed doors providing stunning views to the southwest. The barn has great potential for conversion to a holiday let or ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents.

Lawns extend around the outbuildings, incorporating a range of mature trees including a Plum and Damson. Greenhouse Pump room A period brick and stone building 6.15m x 2.6m (20'2" x 8'6") with power, lighting and filtration equipment and gas fired boiler serving the swimming pool.

Timber barn/workshop 12.23m (40'2") in length Currently used as a useful workshop and store. Power and lighting. 

Additional brick and timber store.
The field, extending to approximately 4.85 acres surrounds the garden and has a separate gated access from Pondcast Lane is available by seperate negotiation.

Viewings: All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents.

Spence Willard for themselves and the vendor of this property whose agents they are give notice that:

i The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.
ii All descriptions, references to condition, necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchaser should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact and must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness and accuracy of each of them.
iii No person in the employment of Spence Willard has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.


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