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6 bedroom detached house for sale


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Lansdowne House Believed to originate from around1840 this stunning family house has been sensitively refurbished and modernized to provide high quality, family friendly accommodation. This combined with a surprisingly large garden, great for entertaining and being very conveniently located for access to Ryde School and mainland ferry links makes for a great lifestyle. The Grade II Listed house, which is described in the Pevsner Architectural Guide as an Italianate Villa, retains a wealth of wonderful period features ranging from original wooden floorboards throughout the majority of the ground and first floors, an elegant period staircase and decorative architraves and moldings to many rooms. The refurbishment included complete renewal of electrical, plumbing and heating systems, together with alterations to the internal configuration, all to suit modern family living. High quality new kitchens and bathrooms have been fitted in addition to wooden double-glazed windows to the rear elevation. The accommodation is laid out over four floors with the lower ground floor having potential to be used as a separate self-contained apartment ideal for relatives or staff.

To the rear of the house is a large, partly walled garden with a number of terraces, an extensive lawned garden and a variety of mature trees. Wonderful sea views, enjoyed from all levels of the house, provide a stunning feature, whilst planning permission exists to provide a decked roof garden on the large, flat roof of the house from which there are truly outstanding panoramic views of the Eastern Solent and much of the Hampshire and West Sussex Coast. This would be the second highest platform (second only to the nearby church) in Ryde.

Lansdowne House provides the ultimate in convenience for access to Ryde School, which is approximately 100 metres away, whilst also benefitting from being within easy reach of the town centre and a short walk from fast passenger ferry and Hovercraft services to Portsmouth and Southsea (crossing times of 12 and 20 minutes) with onward train connections to London. Ryde has a range of restaurants, cafes and shops as well as a marina and an excellent sandy beach popular with swimmers and kite surfers. 

ACCOMMODATION A pillared entrance with double doors with a glazed fanlight over lead to the: 

Entrance Lobby Flagstone flooring with a further pair of part-glazed doors to the: 

Entrance Hall An attractive entrance to the house with original floorboards and the elegant staircase. Door to staircase to lower ground floor.

Cloakroom/Boot Room Fitted with a good range of cupboards with coat and shoe storage. Side entrance with further coat hooks and boot store. 

Shower Room Tiled throughout with a large walk-in shower, wash hand basin and wc, providing an ideal washing-off point after the beach. 

Kitchen/Living Room Situated across the rear elevation of the house is a superb open-plan kitchen/living room comprising a contemporary kitchen, a dining area and various seating areas, all of which have wonderful views over the gardens and Solent beyond. The kitchen has an extensive range of built-in cupboards including an island unit with a zinc work surface incorporating a sink unit with mixer tap with extendable hose and separate Quooker tap providing boiling water. A range of quality appliances include a Miele induction hob with five cooking zones, Miele American-size oven and separate combi steamer oven and dishwasher. Space for American style fridge/freezer. A bay window provides wonderful views.

To one side of the kitchen is a dining area and to the other a wide opening leads to a sitting room with French doors opening to a decked terrace with access down to the garden. There is a contemporary gas fire set within and open-sided chimney breast beyond which is a further seating/TV area. Matching decorative architraves and picture rails and the original wooden floorboards. 

Cloakroom WC and wash hand basin. 

First Floor Store Room  

Landing A spacious landing with extensive bookshelves fitted.  

Drawing Room An elegant reception room with wonderful sea views and a period fireplace with slate hearth.  

Study Original floorboards, sea views. 

Bedroom 1 A stunning and spacious bedroom with a bay window providing wonderful views over The Solent to the mainland beyond. Wooden flooring, extensive built in cupboards.  

Bathroom en suite A superbly fitted bathroom with a contemporary roll-top bath, twin wash hand basins with concealed mixer taps set in a tiled mosaic surround with large mirror over, large walk in deluge shower with Hansgrohe fittings including body jets. Built-in cupboards and shelving, heated towel rail and mirrors across one wall. 

Second Floor  

Laundry Room Store Range of cupboards and sink unit. 

Bedroom 2 A large double aspect room from which there are panoramic views over the Eastern Solent. Extensive built-in cupboards, original window shutters. 

Bedroom 3 A double bedroom with period fireplace, a walk-in cupboard and sea views. 

Bathroom en suite Contemporary roll-top bath, wash hand basin and w.c. Period fireplace and sea views. 

Bedroom 4 Double bedroom with a southerly aspect and a good range of built-in cupboards. 

Bathroom Recently fitted bath, basin, w.c. and a superb walk-in shower with curved tiled mosaic walls.

Steps lead to an extensive flat roof on which there is consent for a decked roof garden with amazing views. 

Lower ground floor apartment  

Kitchen/Dining Area Fitted with a good range of modern based wall units with hardwood worksurface incorporating a Bosch oven and hob and a 11/2 bowl sink unit and space for a dishwasher. Large slate tiled flooring, part glazed door to the garden and sea views.  

Utility Area Matching cupboards and wooden work surfaces and space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. 

Storeroom/Laundry Room  

Sitting Room/Bedroom 6 Outlook to the garden and sea glimpses, tiled with large slabs of slate, wired for sound. 

Bedroom 5 A double bedroom with a southerly aspect. 

Shower Room en suite Tiled throughout in limestone and with a large, walk-in deluge shower, contemporary wash hand basin, w.c., fitted cupboards and heated towel rail. 

Vaulted Cellar Situated beneath the entrance to the house. 

Outside The front of the property is enclosed by ornate walling with a pair of impressive pillars to either side of the entrance. To one side of the house is parking for up to two cars and to the other is a gated pedestrian access to the rear garden.

To the rear is a large sandstone paved terrace with steps down to an attractive lawned garden, walled to each side and with an array of mature trees including oak, beech and copper beech, making for a surprisingly private and very attractive setting. Beyond the lawns are a further stone-paved terrace and steps down to a vegetable garden with raised vegetable beds, a garden store and chicken house.

Boiler room accessed from the rear garden with 3 direct hot water cylinders and 3 separate Vaillant gas fired wall mounted boilers. 

Laundry Room Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Sink unit, built-in cupboards. 

Services Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating. 

Postcode PO33 2PZ 

Viewings Viewings Strictly by appointment with the sole agent. 

MISDESCRIPTIONS ACT 1991 Spence Willard 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 Spence Willard has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.  

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