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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Godshill, Isle of Wight

Sold by Us £699,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Stone Barn with potential
  • Land - in all about 12.31 acres
  • Woodland
  • Workshop
  • Potential Stabling
  • Beautiful, south-facing, mature gardens
  • Wildlife
  • Paddocks
  • Edge of Village location with cafes and pub a short walk away

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


A well-presented smallholding with five bedroom house, a stone barn (with potential) and a further large barn/ Workshop; large mature gardens, paddocks and woodland extending in all to about12.31 acre (4.983 ha). The property offers great opportunity for equestrian or smallholding uses. Perhaps utilising the stone barn for additional or holiday letting accommodation or other uses.

Constructed of brick-faced and partly tile-hung elevations beneath a tiled roof, the house was built some 25 years ago. The accommodation in the house extends over two floors: it is described in the floorplans and photographs and more particularly below.

Approached up stone steps to an inset, covered porch the Ground Floor includes a family Kitchen and a large Sitting Room open into a Dining Room with connecting serving hatch to the Family Kitchen. There is a Study, Playroom/ second sitting room and a good-sized Utility Room. There are several doors to the South, garden-facing elevation. The First Floor includes a large Landing, with plenty of eaves storage, off which extend the five Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. The Master Suite at the western end includes a bathroom 'en-suite'.

Ground Floor

Reception Hall
Playroom / Second Sitting Room
Sitting Room - with stone fireplace and hearth. Open to:
Dining Room - with French doors onto terrace and garden, serving hatch from:
Kitchen - with fitted units, sink and oven and door to dining terrace and garden
Utility Room with fitted units, cupboards, sink and boiler cupboard. Door to outside.
Playroom/ Second Sitting Room

First Floor

Master bedroom (one) - with fitted wardrobes and bathroom "en-suite" with basin, bath and WC
Bedroom two - with fitted wardrobe
Bedroom three - with fitted wardrobe
Bedroom four
Bedroom five - with fitted wardrobe.


The property is approached over a gravelled and gated driveway which sweeps around the Stone Barn to the house and also up to the large barn/ workshop; providing three distinct good-sized parking areas. The stone barn screens the house from the road and the gardens extend principally to the south of the property. Immediately adjacent to the house is a paved terrace ideal for dining 'al-fresco' and with a raised pond.


The garden is mainly laid to lawn and is surrounded by well planted mature beds ponds and specimen trees and shrubs including oak, tree fern, acers, cedar, witch hazel, rare willow, palms, ash, sweet chestnut, flowering cherries, walnut, twisted willows, hazel, eucalyptus and camelia. There are two interconnecting fishponds stocked with fish and an orchard area with mature fruit trees. The kitchen garden is well-equipped with a fruit cage for top fruit and two glasshouses ( 3m x 2m & 6.18m x 2.54m). There are two garden sheds (2.4m x 3.6m & 1.75m x 3.m) and a number of well-established vegetable beds. Wildlife abounds in the garden, land and woodland. Red Squirrels, Barn Owls, Duck and Woodpeckers are often seen.

The Stone Barn

A period stone barn constructed of local stone beneath a pitched slated roof. The East end comprises a large full-height area with two pairs of large threshold/cart doors. To the western end are two ground floor rooms
- a stable and a wood store each with a loft above. This building could potentially be converted to provide additional Annexe, office, workshop or holiday letting accommodation subject to obtaining any necessary statutory consents.

Large Barn/ Workshop

A modern full height timber-framed building built on stub concrete block walls and clad and roofed in profiled steel sheeting. With a concrete floor the building has a roller door to the South end providing vehicular access and a pedestrian door at the North end. This building holds potential for a number of other uses including perhaps stabling or workshop uses.

The Land

The land extends to the south of the property in a most attractive valley setting. It largely comprises two pasture paddock areas extending to about 5.24 acres (2.120 ha) which are surrounded on each side by gently wooded slopes extending to about 6.58 acres (2.663 ha) consisting mainly of mature deciduous trees including beach, spruce, oak and ash. There are many wild flowers including bluebells, primroses and wild orchids. A public footpath (No.57) crosses the land and proceeds towards Sainham and Godshill Park Farms.


Godshill is well-signed from Newport and from Shanklin. The A3020 runs through the village. If travelling from Newport, go through the village centre, past Hollow Lane, past the Griffin Public House and Tottle Bottom Farm is the second property on the right hand side.


Godshill is a very popular village situated about 6 miles south-east of the Island's main shopping and administrative centre of Newport and has regular bus services to the coastal towns of Ventnor, Sandown and Shanklin. The village has excellent local facilities including the Church, inns, cafes, restaurants, primary school, Post Office and other shops. Beyond the village there are various footpaths and bridleways giving access to the fine countryside and long distance Island trails.

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 House, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent; Cowes Week; 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's, Tesco, M&S and now Waitrose all have a presence as have other national chains. Communication and transport links are excellent regular car ferries connect with the national motorway network and the local station at Shanklin is only 10 minutes drive away. Trains connect with fast catamarans to Portsmouth with direct trains on 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, wind-surfing, sailing and other water sports, rugby, football (Newport Football Club) cricket, bowling and golf clubs. Good transport links enable day trips to the shopping centres of West Quay, Southampton, and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

Tenure, Fixtures & Fittings

The property is offered freehold with warrant possession on the whole upon completion. The seller does not include in the sale any gas or electrical appliances, however connected or other fixtures, unless expressly meeting these particulars as forming part of the sale. Some items many be available by separate negotiation.

Council Tax Band
Band G, amount Payable 2015/16: £2,546.14

Services & 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 drainange. Gas central heading via radiators.

Viewing Arrangements
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents Biles & Co


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 May 2016


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