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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Near Shanklin

Guide Price £649,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Quiet secluded location
  • Approximately 4.3 acres
  • Equestrian property
  • Small holding
  • 3 receptions
  • 1 bathroom

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

America Cottage is believed to have been built as a pair of gamekeepers cottages around 300 years ago. The property has since become a single home which has been subject to recent modernisation and renovation by the current owners. This has included upgrading services, damp proofing works, laying new floors, as well as installing a new kitchen and bathroom, resulting in a well presented, characterful property. New electrical, plumbing and drainage systems have been installed within the last 2 years.

The property is situated in an exceptionally quiet location well away from main roads and neighbours. It backs onto America Wood, part of which is owned by The Woodland Trust. It has direct gated access onto a bridleway and footpath to the rear, meaning the property benefits from having direct access to wonderful riding and walking. Nevertheless an array of period features remain and the modernisation was carried out sympathetically. The coastal town of Shanklin is within 1 mile and has a range of shops, restaurants and a sandy beach. In all the property offers a rare chance to acquire a beautifully secluded country property, ideal for those wanting a small holding, an equestrian property or simply a country retreat.


Entrance Porch Tiled floor and stable door to:

Kitchen/dining room Fitted with a range of base and wall cupboards with work surfaces and inset butler sink with mixer tap. Space for Elan Range cooker with extractor over. Tiled splashback with old bread oven door inset, opening to provide a small cupboard. Tiled flooring throughout and with a dining area to the far end of the room. There are views over the garden and paddocks, as well as a further stable door to the second porch and 2 sets of staircases leading to the first floor.

Sitting Room Attractive period stone surround to fireplace, with flagstone hearth housing a multi-fuel stove, serving hot water and central heating. Views over the valley.

Utility/ Shower Room Space and plumbing for 2 washing machines and dryer, and freezer with work surfaces and a range of wall cupboards. Tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. Tiled throughout with a stain-glass window to the southern elevation.

Snug An impressive period brick fireplace with a Fatso wood burning stove with a tiled surround. Views over the grounds.

Study Stable door to the garden as well as a window overlooking the grounds.


Bedroom 2 A double bedroom with a partially vaulted ceiling and an extensive range of cupboards incorporating a dressing table across the end of the room. Views.

Bedroom 1 An attractive double bedroom with views over the grounds and twin built-in wardrobe cupboards.

Bathroom Tiled throughout and recently fitted with a Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle with body jets and deluge shower, wash hand basin set in cupboard beneath with mirror fronted cupboard above and WC. Heated towel rail. Window to front elevation and extractor fan.

Bedroom 3 A further double bedroom with an array of built-in cupboards and drawers as well as high level storage locker and views.

There is a flagstone paved patio to the front of the house and terraced lawns and borders beyond, from which there are wonderful country views over the valley to the front of the cottage. Beyond the lawned gardens is a post and rail fenced duck pond, with an adjacent young orchard planted with an array of fruit trees. The far side of the valley are 2 paddocks. There are also vegetable gardens to the north-east of the house, as well as a greenhouse, a log store and 2 modern storage units. To the south of the property is an area of mature woodland, extending to approximately 1.5 acres, including an array of impressive Oak and Ash trees, with open areas. This area of woodland has an additional right of access via Upper Hyde Farm and a public footpath runs through the wood.
A gravelled path leads to the outbuildings to the south of the house, where there is a yard with ample parking, as well as a gated access onto the adjacent footpath into America Wood.


Stable Block Constructed in 2010 of timber with power, lighting and water, comprising:

Stable 1 3.41m x 3.42m
Stable 2 3.41m x 3.52m
Stable 3 4.83m x 3.46m overall currently providing 2 small boxes.

Tack Room 3.48m x 3.42m

To the south of the yard are:

Stable 4 2.88m x 3.4m
Stable 5 2.88m x 3.4m
Workshop building 7.32m x 2.82m Power, lighting and workbench.

Postcode PO37 7PT

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Central heating and hot water via multi-fuel stove (with an automatic immersion heater back up water heater).

Approaching Shanklin from the direction of Godshill on A3020, immediately after the sign for Shanklin, turn left into Upper Hyde Lane (being immediately before the railway bridge). Proceed for approximately 120m, take the left fork and then continue along further to the T junction, where you turn left and follow the track around to the right, proceeding past fields and you will arrive at America Cottage after approximately 1/2 mile, of having left the main road.

Access The property has right of way along a track crossing neighbouring fields, which may be unsuitable for cars with particularly low suspension.

Strictly by appointment with the sole agent:
Christopher Scott, Pimento House, Number One The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight,
PO31 7QJ.
Tel: 01983 200880 Fax: 01983 299782



Christopher Scott 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 Christopher Scott has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
02 September 2011

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