5 bedroom detached house for sale

Quay Lane, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0AT


Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial country residence
  • Stunning countryside and sea views
  • Beautiful architectural features
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Residential and letting potential
  • Studio/workshop
  • Mature grounds & large driveway
  • Featured on "Escape to the Country"

Full description

Dating from the c1700 and originally a vicarage, Mulberry Lawn is packed with period features. With super views, as well as flexible accommodation, the property could provide income through holiday letting or B & B or just be enjoyed as a substantial family home.

Crammed with period features, with flexible, spacious accommodation as well as superb countryside and sea views, this quintessentially English property offers a multitude of possibilities. In recognition of this, the property was selected to feature on the BBC programme "Escape to the Country;" it was the mystery house and the favourite choice of the featured couple.

The oldest part of the building dates back to the 18th century and various extensions have been built over the years making a substantial property with flexible accommodation, which is currently divided to suit the painting holidays that the current owners offer. To the front of the property are the private rooms of the family and to the rear is a separate entrance with access to two apartments, guest room with en-suite, as well as the art gallery and workroom. The family rooms have also been divided to create an annexe on the first floor, however these rooms could be incorporated back to one house, creating a generous 4/5 bedroom home with spacious living areas. Below the house are a series of cellars, accessed externally to the rear of the property.
Externally mature grounds surround the house and are mainly laid to lawn with mature planting. A sweeping "in and out" gravel driveway offers ample parking.
This home has many beautiful features, including a turret to the second floor with far reaching countryside views, high ceilings, wood paneling and decorative windows. Viewings are essential in order to fully appreciate all the features and the extensive accommodation and grounds that this home has to offer.

Situated in a peaceful country lane, alongside the local parish church. Convenient to local shops, amenities, bus stops and train station and within easy reach of beaches and larger towns.

Entrance porch

Stone steps lead to the impressive storm porch with original tiled floor. Solid wood paneled front door leads to entrance hall.

Entrance Hall

30' 4'' x 10' 9'' (9.25m x 3.28m) With high ceilings, small decorative side windows, two feature archways and a wide staircase with original wooden hand rail. Lift to first floor. Accomodation off to include:

Sitting Room

18' 9'' x 14' 11'' (5.74m x 4.57m) An imposing room with feature bay window overlooking the garden, multi fuel stove with mantelpiece over and dado rail with paneling below. High ceilings, deep skirtings, floor standing radiators and wall mounted lights. Open to dining room.

Dining room

18' 0'' x 14' 11'' (5.49m x 4.55m) With high ceilings, deep skirtings and dado rail. Floor standing radiators, original inset windows, ceiling and wall mounted lights. A partially glazed wooden door leads to sun room.

Sun Lounge

13' 5'' x 10' 11'' (4.09m x 3.35m) With dwarf walls and wooden floors, partially glazed door to outside, boxed in radiators and ceiling fan.

Laundry room

9' 6'' x 5' 10'' (2.92m x 1.8m) Plumbing for two washing machines, wash basin and storage cupboard. Side window. Door to WC


With WC


19' 10'' x 14' 0'' (6.07m x 4.29m) A spacious dual aspect room with a central island with tiled top and inset with single stainless steel sink and drainer. Plumbing for washing machine and two built in larder cupboards with vented panels and solid wood shelving. Plenty of room for dining table. Original stripped pine floorboards. Door to lobby which is currently used as a pantry. Wooden door to side garden from pantry; this was the original vicarage front door. Door to:


10' 6'' x 14' 11'' (3.22m x 4.57m) A dual aspect room with door to a rear lobby, door to cloakroom/shower room and open plan to:

Utility / kitchenette

14' 2'' x 12' 0'' (4.32m x 3.66m) Fitted with work surfaces winset with stainless steel sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine, tiled splashbacks and gas cooker point. Laminate flooring and television point. Door leading to inner hallway.

Cloakroom / Shower Room

Fitted with WC, wash basin and shower cubicle.

Inner Hallway

With doors to:


14' 4'' x 13' 5'' (4.39m x 4.09m) Overlooking rear garden, built in wardrobes filling one wall, fireplace with cupboard inset.


Fitted with white suite comprising WC, wash basin and bath. Built in storage cupboard. Garden aspect.


Stairs from the main Entrance Hall lead to the first floor to Granny Annexe.

Granny Annexe Hallway

With storage cupboard and loft access. Cupboard housing meter boxes and access to lift. Accommodation off.

Granny Annexe Sitting Room

14' 11'' x 12' 0'' (4.55m x 3.68m) A naturally light room with French doors leading out to a south facing sun deck/balcony. High ceilings, deep skirting, built in shelving and television point.

Granny Annexe Sun Deck/Balcony

A great position to enjoy the sunny aspect and views of the grounds and surrounding countryside. Decked floor and iron railings.

Granny Annexe Kitchen

20' 4'' x 14' 4'' (6.2m x 4.39m) Fitted with a range of floor mounted units with plumbing for washing machine. Worksurfaces with tiled splashbacks and inset with single stainless steel sink and drainer. Electric oven point and room for free standing fridge freezer. A worksurface with units under makes a natural divide to the carpeted dining area with room for full dining table and chairs. Telephone point. Door to walk in pantry with shelving.

Granny Annexe Bedroom 1

11' 3'' x 9' 10'' (3.45m x 3.02m) An inner hallway leads to Bedroom 1:
A double bedroom with window overlooking the garden. Archway through to 2nd Bedroom/Dressing room.

Granny Annexe Bedroom 2/Dressing room

11' 10'' x 8' 11'' (3.61m x 2.74m) With built in wardrobe with rail and shelving. Window overlooking garden.

Granny Annexe Bathroom

Fitted with walk in shower unit, wash basin inset into vanity unit and WC. Tiled around utilities, laminate flooring.

Gallery Guest Area

A rear external door leads into a lobby with door to the ground floor snug and stairs leading to:

Gallery Guest Area Bedroom

15' 10'' x 9' 10'' (4.83m x 3m) Used for bed and breakfast guests and large enough to accommode both a double and single bed. Side aspect with views of the church spire and countryside backdrop. Television point. Feature stone wall. Sliding door to en-suite.

Gallery Guest Area En-suite

Fitted with WC, wash basin and bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Extractor fan and frosted window.

Gallery Guest Area - The Gallery

14' 2'' x 12' 4'' (4.32m x 3.76m) This area is used as a gallery for displaying art works and as a reception area for the workshop. Part laminate floor and built in storage cupboards. Decorative radiator cover and window overlooking garden.

Gallery Guest Area - The Studio/Workshop

15' 1'' x 14' 4'' (4.62m x 4.39m) With countryside views, built in storage and single stainless steel sink and drainer inset into storage unit.

Gallery Guest Area Bathroom

With WC, wash basin and bath. Tiling around utilities.

Letting Apartment 2

Stairs from the inner hallway lead to Letting Apartment 2. Situated at the top of the house, this has two balconies, both of which offer fantastic views over the local countryside towards the Solent.

Letting Apartment 2 - Turret Balcony

Second floor landing with access to Turret Balcony. With fabulous sea and countryside views. Room for small table and chairs.

Letting Apartment 2 Living Area

14' 1'' x 11' 10'' (4.3m x 3.63m) This living area incorporates sitting room and kitchen area with sink, kitchen units and space for fridge and cooker. Some restricted head height. Partially glazed door leads to balcony.

Letting Apartment 2 Bedroom

15' 1'' x 14' 1'' (4.62m x 4.31m) A double bedroom with built in wardrobe. Countryside views with Solent glimpses. Door leading to en-suite shower room.

Letting Apartment 2 En-suite shower room

With shower, WC & wash basin, partially tiled walls and airing cupboard.

Letting Apartment 2 - Balcony

With super views over the countryside towards the sea. Plenty of room for sun chairs and alfresco dining.


Double gates lead to a sweeping "in and out" gravel driveway screened by a bay hedge, offering ample parking. To the front of the house is a manicured lawn inset with garden pond and raised seating area with wooden gazebo. Mature planting offers excellent screening, making the garden private and secluded to enjoy its sunny aspect. To the rear of the house is a further lawn, a newly planted area of fruit trees, as well as a good size green house and garden shed.


The cellar provides excellent storage and houses 2 Vaillant combination boilers that provide heating & hot water for the house.
Workshop area, general storage, Flagstone flooring.


There is a macerator, situated at the adjoining property, which joins the main drainage system, which is shared by four houses who have a management company between them for this facility.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) graphs

Nearest stations

  • Brading (0.3 mi)
  • Sandown (1.5 mi)
  • Smallbrook Junction (2.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Jenny Turnbull , Bembridge

3 Foreland Road, Bembridge, PO35 5XN

01983 633051 Local call rate

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Floorplan 1

Ground floor

Floorplan 2

First floor

Floorplan 3

Second floor

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Jenny Turnbull , Bembridge

3 Foreland Road, Bembridge, PO35 5XN

01983 633051 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.


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