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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Calthorpe Road, Ryde

Guide Price £2,750,000

Property Description

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An impressive, imposing and architecturally-significant Grade II* listed country home between Seaview and Ryde with excellent sea views over its own immaculate gardens and neighbouring fields to the Solent. The principal house has 4 Reception Rooms, 3 Bedroom Suites, 3 Further Bedrooms and 2 further Bathrooms and a 1 Bedroom self-contained Flat.; cellars and lift. A further unrestored wing offers potential for further accommodation or holiday letting. Landscaped grounds and woodland path to within 100m of the beach. Designed by the renowned Victorian architect Teulon in the French Renaissance style for Crimean War veteran Lord Calthorpe in 1870, the house retains virtually all its original Victorian character and features including a Minton tiled floor, plaster ceilings, architrave and cornicing and some stunning stained-glass windows. All the main reception rooms have breathtaking views out to sea; working original fireplaces, wooden shutters they all open out into gardens through French doors - ideal for summer entertaining. South-facing inner courtyard. A spiral staircase leads from the first floor up to a viewing platform on the tower.

Carriage Porch
Entrance Hall
Reception Hall
Drawing Room
Dining Room
Sitting Room
Billiard Room
Utility Room
Lift (In need of renovation)

Master Bedroom Suite including Dressing Room and Office
2 Guest Bedroom Suites
2 Further Bedrooms
Family Bathroom
Laundry Room
Second Floor Bedroom suite with Sitting Room and access to Tower

Secondary Wing consisting of 1 Bedroom self-contained Flat with Sitting Room
Further rooms and Original Kitchen all in need of some upgrading and restoration

Extensive Cellars
Inner Courtyard
Kitchen Garden
Croquet LawnJapanese Terrace
2 Summer Houses u Rear path providing access to within 100m of the beach

Total Square Feet 13,068 Sq ft (1,214 Sq m) estimated

Gardens and Grounds:
The seaward aspect of the house is surrounded by a terrace beyond which are formal rose gardens and landscaped gardens. Beyond a pergola is a lawn, flanked by a ha-ha.

In addition to a Japanese terrace and a kitchen garden there is very useful access down a private path Woodland which emerges within approximately 100 yards of the beach and slipway. In all about 9.44 acres

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, gas, water and foul drainage. The heating system is provided by a†gas fired boiler via radiators. Security alarm and fire alarm.

Fixtures and fittings
All items usually known as tenantsí fixtures and fittings, whether mentioned or not in these sale particulars are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Such items include all fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, domestic electrical items, garden equipment, statuary and machinery.

Council Tax and Outgoings
Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD. Tel: +44 (0)1983 821000 (There is currently a 10% discount available on properties used as second homes)

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 case, Waitrose, Sainsbury, Tesco and M&S 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. Good transport links enable day trips to the shopping centres of West Quay, Southampton and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

Seaview is a well-known sailing village located on the north eastern coast of the Isle of Wight. Seaview has many facilities including the renowned Seaview hotel and restaurant, the Seaview Yacht club and the Isle of Wight sports club. Newport the County town of the Island is approximately 12 miles distant to the west and has a wide range of facilities and amenities, Ryde, (the gateway to the Isle of Wight) being approximately 2 miles distant with mainland connections by hovercraft (7 mins) to Southsea and a fast catamaran (15 mins) to Portsmouth with onward train links to London (I hour 10 mins).

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 electrical appliances, however connected, or any other fixtures, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale.

Directions: (PO33 1PR)
From Ryde Hoverport terminal take the A3055 towards Seaview up Appley Rise and on to East Hill Road. At the mini round-about bear left continuing down Appley Road. Bear left again and the entrance of Woodlands Vale is immediately in front of you.

From Fishbourne car ferry terminal turn left onto A3054 towards Ryde. After about 2 miles, on the outskirts of Ryde, go straight on taking the B3330 (Pellhurst Road) and signs for Seaview, Bembridge and Brading. Immediately turn left onto Argyll Street. Go over the railway line and turn left onto Alexandra Road. After 50 yards turn right onto Appley Road and at the mini round-about bear left continuing down Appley Road. Bear left again and the entrance of Woodlands Vale is immediately in front of you, with Woodlands Close on your left.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 April 2012

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