4 bedroom character property for sale

West Street, Ryde


Property Description

Key features

  • Superb Sea Views of the Busy Solent
  • Highly Sought After & Popular Location
  • Moments to Town, Ferry Links and Ryde School
  • Quietly Set Back from the Road
  • Gated Access to Plenty of Parking
  • An Enormous Amount of Character
  • Stunning Central Hallway & Gallery Landing
  • Pretty Mature Gardens
  • Flagstone Flooring and Open Fire
  • Simply a Must to View

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

This substantial family home, situated in one of the most sought-after locations in popular Ryde, makes the most of its elevated position with far reaching views across the busy Solent. Ferries to the mainland are just a short walk away, as are the amenities of Ryde town and its sandy coastline.
Sitting proudly in its plot, retaining its eighteenth-century grandeur and packed with character and period charm, 92 West Street features generously proportioned rooms laid out over two floors, with superb sea views from the upper level.
With driveway parking for three or more cars, pretty mature gardens two large reception rooms, play room, study, stunning central hallway with fabulous gallery landing, four bedrooms, large family bathroom, shower room, an expansive kitchen, all finished in elegant style by the current owner of over 30 years, plus additional utility and storage rooms.

Approaching from West Street, through substantial timber gates there is fantastic driveway parking for at least three cars, with a UPVC door offering access to...

KITCHEN 14'8 x 13'2
The large kitchen/breakfast room gives a clue to the considerable fabric of this magnificent building, with timber panelled ceiling, painted brickwork complete with characterful detailing and a painted stone wall, and spectacular flagstone floor. A pendant hurricane lamp hangs above a dining area and hints at the proximity to the coast, while recessed spotlights providing task lighting over the kitchen surfaces. There is a mix of pine fronted floor and wall units, some with glazed doors. The work surfaces are finished with smart white tiles, and feature an integrated 1.5 bowl sink and drainer, with chrome mixer tap over, and fit snugly around the large gas range currently in situ. Under the work surfaces there is space for a fridge and a tumble drier. Below the UPVC kitchen window which looks out across the garden is a broad built in cupboard with complimentary timber doors and a tiled top. In the feature stone wall is a full height door, giving access to a large storage cupboard with internal shelving, and currently housing a tall fridge freezer, but with its stone floor would make an excellent pantry. A period panelled window gives a view to the pantry/storage area, and features a characterful brick arch over. A doorway leads to an internal hallway that leads to the utility and pantry, and an additional doorway leads in to the large central hallway.

From the kitchen, a tiled passageway with painted brick walls and a timber panelled ceiling has doors off to the utility room and pantry/storage area.

UTILITY 8' x 6'
Featuring a central light, plenty of sockets and plumbing for a washing machine, and with the added bonus of shelves to two walls and a hardwearing tiled floor, the utility room also features a large butler sink with hot and cold taps. A split, stable style part glazed back door leads to the back garden.

PANTRY/STORAGE AREA 14'10 x 11' reducing to 4'1
This expansive area is currently used as a storage and workshop area, and features a solid concrete floor, a timber panelled ceiling, painted brick walls, exposed pipework and bulkhead lighting. The Vaillant combi boiler sits next to a large fireplace, and there is a door through to the former coal store, currently used as further storage.

CENTRAL HALLWAY Extending to 20'7 and 18'8
The impressive hallway features a broad sweeping staircase leading up to the first-floor gallery landing, and the double height space gives a notable feeling of light and openness. Ornate detailing on the woodwork emphasises the quality of the original building, and a curved wall adds an interesting architectural detail. The original part-glazed front door is found to one end of the hallway, and there are further doors off to the study, formal dining room, play room, shower room, cloakroom, and the under stairs cupboard, which makes clever use of the space under the low end of the staircase. Elegantly decorated in a tasteful yellow hue, the hallway is finished with a high quality neutral carpet. This area is again warmed by a double radiator.

DINING ROOM 13'10 into alcoves x 12'6
It's easy to imagine the traditional Christmas dinners that have been enjoyed by families over hundreds of years in this classic formal dining room. Accessed through grand double doors, this timeless room is perfectly proportioned, with a central open fireplace to one end complete with ornate surround and sat on a solid black stone hearth, and arch detailed alcoves to each side. Recessed spotlights are complimented by two pairs of picture lights strategically positioned at either end of the room. There is a radiator and useful telephone point in the dining room, and double panelled glazed doors to the side aspect.

STUDY 11'8 x 8'9
The ground floor study features a central pendant, and both picture and dado rails. The double aspect UPVC windows with views over the garden create an extremely light and bright ambience in this room, while a chimney breast adds architectural detail. Period detailed skirtings finish this room. Radiator.

PLAY ROOM 10'2 x 10'3
Currently presented as a play room, with hand painted mural on the walls and a fun children's play house built in to the recess in the chimney breast. A built-in cupboard with shelving to one corner provides useful storage, and a central pendant provides light and there is a small radiator. A large UPVC window lets in an abundance of natural light.

A part glazed door, featuring stained glass which is both decorative and affords privacy, leads in to the luxurious walk in shower room, which comes complete with a dressing area. Entering into the dressing area, the coastal blue décor frames a frosted window, and is complimented by a practical blue floor. A heated towel rail is the perfect addition to the dressing area. Stepping down into the deluxe, fully tiled walk in shower area, with natural light from a strategically incorporated row of glass bricks, the quality is reflected in the white tiles and mixer shower, that has both a hand-held attachment and an opulent rain water shower head.

A great sized cloakroom, with recessed lighting and coastal blue décor, featuring a small window to the rear garden and a compact radiator. A corner sink in white has traditional style chrome taps, with white tiles around and there is a matching low-level WC. The neutral carpet continues in to the cloakroom from the hallway.

GALLERY LANDING Space exceeding 20'
Up the broad staircase, with its smart white balustrade and polished hardwood handrail, is the stunning first floor gallery landing. Twin hurricane lamps are suspended over the stairs and are complimented by recessed lighting. Four stained glass windows sit above the stairs and create a fabulous ambience, the lighting here is magnificent during the afternoon and evening sun. There are steps down to an additional landing with doors off to the family bathroom and bedroom four, and a further split level landing with doors off to bedroom one, bedroom two, bedroom three, the lounge and also a storage cupboard with period wooden door and built in shelves.

LOUNGE 17'3 into bay x 13'2
An expansive room of impressive dimensions, with a high ceiling period cornicing, picture rail and a central pendant light fitting. The large UPVC bay window affords fantastic views over Ryde Pier and the Solent beyond, and the first-floor position means that there is an additional fabulous view towards the town centre and Ryde Town Hall. Large built in bookshelves make efficient use of one wall, and there is a TV point and two radiators. Deep skirtings, proportionate to the scale of the room perfectly frame the solid wood floor.

BEDROOM 1 13'6 x 12'5
Watch the cruise ships, commercial vessels and pleasure craft going about their business without even needing to get out of bed! Two UPVC windows give generous views of the busy central Solent, with Ryde Pier in the foreground. One wall features a wall light, with the opposite wall featuring full width built in wardrobes, while the décor is tastefully presented including a neutral carpet. A large radiator finishes the master bedroom.

BEDROOM 2 13'10 x 8'10
Twin aspect UPVC windows combine with a fresh white colour scheme to establish a feeling of light and space in bedroom two, and amazing Solent views are afforded from the seaward-side. A central pendant, radiator, picture rail and central chimney breast with ornate fire surround and built in cupboards to one also complete bedroom two.

BEDROOM 3 11'8 x 10'1
Another good size room, with central pendant and a large UPVC window overlooking the garden. There is a small radiator and also a loft hatch, giving access to the fully insulated roof space.

BEDROOM 4 8'3 x 7'10 extending to 9'2
Bedroom four is accessed from the lower first floor landing, and is a good size single bedroom, complete with a central pendant, radiator, picture rail and a UPVC window overlooking the back garden.

Accessed from the lower first floor landing, the spacious family bathroom is found through a part glazed door. Recessed lighting provides plenty of light, while natural light comes from a frosted glass UPVC window to one end. Large built in cupboards house the hot water cylinder, and feature slatted shelves, making them an ideal towel storage or airing cupboard. A large mirror is located above twin basins, set in a marble top and each with their own swan neck chrome mixer tap, and with twin cupboards under. The generous roll top bath is surrounded by a mosaic tile panel, with the mosaic tiles extending around the bath area. The large swan neck mixer tap is located in the middle of the bath, with a timber panel under that compliments the built-in cupboards opposite. A large radiator and painted floorboards in coastal blue complete the bathroom.

Presented in fresh white, the cloakroom has a small UPVC window and a bulkhead light and features a low-level WC.

Substantial wooden gates offer access between stone pillars into the large front garden. A gravel driveway leads between mature borders, extending to the front of the property where there is room for at least three cars. The gravel continues to the front aspect creating a perfect outdoor seating area. A hard-standing path leads to the original front door, and is bordered by a mature hedge. Next to the kitchen door are concrete steps up to the side access, a broad strip of useful garden which contains the original coal store for the property, now re-purposed as a garden shed. Through the side gate is the rear garden which is mostly laid to lawn, with mature trees bordering to rear, plus a raised sun deck and elevated shed. A patio to the rear of the building has a useful outside tap, and steps down to the back door.
All in all, this is a magnificent family home in a superb convenient location. Viewings are highly recommended.

Council Tax Band E
Energy Efficiency Rating E
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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 July 2017

Nearest stations

  • Ryde Esplanade (0.4 mi)
  • Ryde St. Johns Road (0.6 mi)
  • Ryde Pier Head (0.8 mi)
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Susan Payne Property, Isle of Wight

Odell Cottage 2 West Street Ryde Isle of Wight PO33 2NX

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Nearest stations

  • Ryde Esplanade (0.4 mi)
  • Ryde St. Johns Road (0.6 mi)
  • Ryde Pier Head (0.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Susan Payne Property, Isle of Wight

Odell Cottage 2 West Street Ryde Isle of Wight PO33 2NX

01983 646017 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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