4 bedroom house for saleWhitwell
Guide Price £469,950
Full descriptionACCOMMODATION Ash Farm is believed to originate from the 1600ís with later additions in the 1700ís. In 2001 the current owners began extensive restoration works, which included renewal of electrical, plumbing and heating systems and replacement of windows with wooden framed double glazed windows. The house is Listed Grade II and careful attention was paid to retaining original features such as flagstone flooring, which was lifted, insulated and then re-laid. In addition timber and damp proofing works were carried out, also the kitchen and bathroom were replaced. The principal reception rooms retain wonderful inglenook fireplaces and there are original exposed beams to many of the rooms in addition to characterful stripped pine doors.
In addition to overflow accommodation providing a 5th bedroom there is a useful workshop. There are gardens to the front and rear with views to the surrounding countryside.
The current owners conduct holiday lettings for part of the year, bringing in an income of around £10,000. This summer there are bookings from May until the end of August, but viewings can be arranged by prior arrangement.
The village of Whitwell has a popular Inn and Post Office, whilst the nearby village of Niton, approximately 1 mile distant has a range of local shops. The property is about 2 miles from the south coast of the Island, where Ventnor and Bonchurch offer a diverse range of restaurants and stunning coastline. The Islandís principal town of Newport is approximately 9 miles distant. In addition to the nearby beaches, the village is surrounded by attractive rolling countryside offering excellent walking and riding. There are also a good range of other attractions including historic houses and castles and the nearby Botanical Gardens.
Porch with glazed side panels and partly glazed front door to:
Entrance hall: With flagstone flooring, doors with leaded light panels to reception rooms either side, staircase off with under stair cupboard.
Drawing Room: An immensely characterful room with the original beamed ceiling and an impressive stone fireplace with a raised grate and wooden beam over. There are dual aspects overlooking the front and rear gardens, flagstone flooring and built-in corner cupboard.
Sitting Room: With a large south facing window overlooking the front garden a large open fireplace housing a woodburning stove, built-in cupboards to one side, flagstone flooring.
Kitchen/breakfast room: A characterful room with a partly vaulted ceiling and exposed beams comprising a range of birch kitchen units including a twin stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, integral dishwasher, solid wooden work surfaces. 4 oven oil fired Aga with electric 2 ring hob. Space for electric cooker and American style fridge freezer. Tiled flooring and wide opening to:
Dining Room: Tiled flooring with under floor heating, window and door to front garden.
Utility/boot room: Space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, flagstone flooring and part glazed door to garden.
Study: Overlooking the rear garden, flagstone flooring.
Bathroom: Roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled shower cubicle with power shower, WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Cupboard housing Megaflow direct hot water cylinder and Warmflow oil fired boiler. Heated towel rail.
FIRST FLOOR Landing With staircase off to second floor. Window to front garden.
Bedroom 1: A characterful double aspect room with vaulted ceiling and exposed period beams. Period stone fireplace with beam over and wooden floorboards. Country views.
Shower room en-suite: Tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic power shower, wash hand basin and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: Easterly country views, wooden floor boards. Exposed beam, door to WC with wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3: Southerly aspect, currently used as a twin room.
SECOND FLOOR Bedroom 4: A very characterful attic room with exposed beams, a sloping ceiling and a window providing views over the surrounding countryside.
WC: With wash hand basin.
OVER-SPILL FLAT Adjoining the western side of the house with its own access with a solid wooden front door, opening to:
Hallway with wooden flooring.
Shower room tiled shower cubicle with power shower, WC and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. Wooden open tread staircase to:
Bedroom 5/sitting room: With vaulted ceiling incorporating exposed beams and sky lights to each elevation, providing a characterful room, currently used as a overflow bedroom/sitting room with some fitted cupboards with water and power laid on. An ancient blocked up stone mullion window remains as a feature.
Outside WC with tiled floor.
Garage: Situated underneath the overflow accommodation, approached by a wide wooden door, with power and lighting. Megaflow hot water cylinder situated in the adjacent garage serving the overflow flat.
OUTSIDE The property is enclosed by a stone wall along the roadside with a good sized parking area for a number of cars to the rear, from which a path leads past lawns and adjacent borders to the house. There is a well with stone surround and a vegetable garden. To the front of the house is a further small lawned garden surrounded by borders stocked with an array of mature shrubs and plants, including Roses. A pedestrian gate from the roadside leads onto a path to the front door and on to an area between the house and the workshop, where there are stone paved and decked terraces, providing an attractive outdoor seating and dining area with views to the countryside.
Workshop: A block built building 5.43m x 3.8m with power lighting and a concrete floor, providing an excellent workshop with pull down ladder, leading to a boarded roof space with a dormer window providing excellent storage.
Directions: In Godshill turn into West Street signed towards Whitwell. Proceed for approximately 2.3 miles into the village of Whitwell. Continue straight through the village passing the White Horse Pub and then the church on the right hand side and Ash Farm will be found on the left after a further 300 meters.
Postcode: PO38 2PU
Services: Mains, water, electricity and drainage. Well with supplementary supply for garden. Oil fired aga and central heating to the main house.
Viewings: All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents:
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