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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Chine Avenue, Shanklin
Reception Hall, Dining Room, Library
Sitting Room, Kitchen/ Breakfast Room: with electric ‘Aga’ range.
Conservatory: by ‘Amdega’
Inner Hall, Drawing Room / Bedroom 4, Cloakroom
Landing, Bedroom 1 with bathroom ‘en-suite’, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3
Self contained apartment comprising: Bedroom 5, Bathroom, Kitchen
The property is approached through pillared gates over a paved road to the properties own gated entrance and driveway providing ample parking for several cars. cars. There is a detached double garage. The front garden is screened by a stand of mature poplars and comprises lawns about a ‘rill’ water feature. To the side there are a series of small, well planted ponds and a ‘Japanese’ style bridge. The rear garden slopes down to the upper reaches of the Chine and waterfall.. It is extremely well planted with thriving stands of mature specimen trees and shrubs including Gunnera, Washingtonia and tree ferns interspersed with gravelled paths. There is a timber summer house pagoda with raised deck and paved terraces with raised beds by the veranda.
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 by a gas-fired boiler via radiators.
Council Tax: Band G Amount Payable 2010/11: £2,442.95 (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, Sainsbury, Tesco, Waitrose 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.
The resort of Shanklin, with its thriving High Street, is located on the south east coast of the Isle of Wight with safe, blue flag, sandy beaches and clear waters of Sandown Bay. Shanklin is famed for its good weather and the Old Village which is extremely pretty with its thatched cottages, quaint shops and old fashioned tea rooms, which not only offer cream teas, but sea food specialities and attractive surroundings. In the heart of The Old Village are several pubs which are attractive and provide good food and a great venue for a lively evening. Priory School is within walking distance and Ryde School is only a train or bus ride away. The stations is nearby with regular trains to Ryde Per Head connecting with fast catamarans to Portsmouth Harbour Station and then to London Waterloo. The adjoining Chine became famous with the early 19th Century taste for the picturesque, attracting famous authors including Keats and Dickens to the area.
Newport is the Island’s main shopping and administrative centre it has bus links to all the coastal towns and most villages. Within the town there is a cinema complex, theatres, hospital, restaurants, Inns, a tidal harbour and many other amenities. National shopping chains in Newport include Morrisions, Marks and Spencers, W H Smith, Boots, Halfords, Currys and Dixons and many others. Ferry ports for vehicles are situated at Fishbourne (to Portsmouth) about 4 miles distant and East Cowes (to Southampton) about 5 miles distant and Yarmouth (to Lymington) about 10 miles distant.
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: From Shanklin town centre proceed towards the Old Village, turning left into Chine Avenue. Chine House will be seen immediately on the right hand side.