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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Steyne Road, Bembridge

Sold STC £275,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fantastic Village Location
  • 1930's Character Home
  • Beautiful Mature Gardens
  • Plenty of Driveway Parking
  • Retains Many Original Features
  • Superb Countryside & Coastal Walks
  • A Very Generous Size Plot
  • Gated Side Access to Rear of Property
  • Downstairs Cloakroom & Large Utility
  • Freehold & Chain Free

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This characterful three bedroom semi-detached house is an absolute delight! Built in the 1930s it has many original features yet has been lovingly modernized. There is valuable off-road parking with a generously sized driveway and it is located in the desirable village of Bembridge.
The property is mainly rendered brick and boasts an attractive and unusual angled chimney that creates five walls in most rooms. The interior decor is tastefully modern, yet has lots of panelled ceilings, walls, deep skirting, window sills, stripped pine doors and picture rails, adding loads of character and charm. Other benefits include a fabulous open-plan kitchen /diner with a cottage feel, a relaxing sunny lounge with a generous square bay window, three bedrooms, a family bathroom, a downstairs cloakroom and a lovely utility in a double-glazed lean-to. There is gas central heating, many Georgian-style double-glazed windows with leaded panes and some original wooden windows and doors. Outside the rear garden has a large patio that is great for alfresco dining and barbeques, a good sized sheltered and pretty garden with a shingled area, a lawn, and a shed. The current owners have lived at the property for 20 years and have enjoyed the location being so near to many amenities. There are good local schools for the growing family and an abundance of wonderful countryside and coastal walks. The village shops and picturesque beaches are nearby including Whitecliff bay and a few minutes' drive away is popular Sandown. There are regular bus routes to Ryde, Sandown and Newport.

The entrance to the property is through the double-glazed front porch. It has a tiled sloping roof with white painted wood panelling inside. There is a seating area under one window that overlooks the lounge and it has a quarry tiled floor. The main house door is original wood with arched frosted glass panels. Inside the hall is very welcoming with soft-green/grey painted stair treads and white painted balustrades. The panelled ceiling and picture rail are lovely features that add character. The wood panelling under the stairs has a matching panelled door leading to the W/C on the left and to the right is a door to the lounge and an archway into the kitchen. A tall built-in cupboard by the entrance houses the electric meter and consumer unit. It also has useful storage and hanging space. There are two telephone points, hanging space for coats and wood-effect laminate flooring.

KITCHEN/DINER 18'2 x 11'11 reduced to 8'4
This gorgeous open-plan room has such cottage charm with a delightful angled wall incorporating a fire place and light wood-effect floor laminate that "flows" in from the hallway. Wood panelled walls and a picture rail add to the charm - it really has a homely feel. The French doors which open into the utility and the wood-framed window bring in an abundance of light into the beautiful country-style kitchen, both overlook the pretty back garden through the utility windows. The floor and wall units have lovely chalky wood grain-effect doors and beech coloured wood-effect worktops incorporating; a 1 bowl light-coloured sink unit with a chrome mixer tap over, space for a gas, electric or dual-fuel cooker with points for both and spaces for a dishwasher (with plumbing), a fridge and a separate freezer. There are warm coloured tiles on the splash-backs and a "Vaillant" gas combi boiler fitted to the corner wall. In the dining area there is ample space for a generous table and chairs and to one corner is the fireplace that has a painted wood surround and a tiled hearth. The chimney can be used for an open fire subject to checks to the flue.

LOUNGE 14'7 into bay x 11'11
This spacious lounge has an uplifting warm and cosy feel due to the beautiful double-glazed square bay to the front aspect. It creates a lovely, bright atmosphere in the room and is generous enough for a sofa where one can relax in the sunshine for much of the day. This overlooks the driveway, trees and hedgerows. The angled wall in one corner, has a pine fire surround fitted with decorative floral tiles to the back and hearth. The chimney can be used for an open fire subject to checks to the flue. This, the picture rail and the ceiling panels add character. There is a TV point and wood-effect floor laminate.

UTILITY 18'1 x 5'11
The bright and spacious utility has a polycarbonate sloping roof and many double-glazed windows and a door to the back garden. There are pretty views of trees, shrubs and flowers. A worktop has spaces underneath for a dryer and a washing machine with plumbing. A white porcelain Belfast sink has hot and cold taps and a tiled splash-back over with storage underneath. There is ample room for a little seating area and furniture. The walls are cream coloured render. There is wall lighting above the window to the kitchen.

Through the wooden panelled door in the hall is a useful downstairs cloakroom that has a white low-level WC. A double-glazed window to the side aspect has a fitted blind. There is painted wood panelling to the walls and a sloping ceiling.

The straight staircase with white balustrades leads up to a bright galleried landing. The double-glazed window to the side aspect illuminates the area with natural light. A period-style loft hatch has decorative hexagonal wood panelling and the loft has a retractable ladder, boarding, insulation and a light. Doors lead off to the bedrooms and bathroom. A smoke alarm is fitted.

MASTER-BEDROOM 12' x 11'11
This generously sized double room has lots of light and the double-glazed window gives attractive views of picturesque gardens with flowering shrubs and trees. The beautifully angled corner wall, angled and panelled ceiling and the picture rail add characterful cottage charm. There is lots of room for bedroom furniture and there is a TV point and a good quality carpet fitted.

BEDROOM TWO 10'11 x 10'1
The South facing sunny, double room is light-filled, bright and inviting with a lovely ambiance. The double-glazed window to the front aspect has picturesque country views of fields, trees and select housing. It has a fitted blind. The lovely built-in cupboard has double doors and lots of wardrobe storage space with a hanging rail. It fits snugly against the angled ceiling. There is an angled corner wall where the chimney is situated, a TV point and again a good quality carpet fitted.

This single room has lovely character features with an angled and panelled ceiling and a picture rail. There is ample room for furniture. A double-glazed window to the front aspect allows lots of natural light into the room making it bright and sunny. It has views of select housing, trees and fields.
Throughout the property are ceiling lights, power-points and radiators.

The front boundary is a brick-built wall with pillars either side of the entrance to the generous hard-standing for vehicles. The remaining boundary including the back garden is enclosed by fencing and hedges. By the front porch is a useful water-butt and there is a seating area.
The rear garden has a large patio near the utility that is great for entertaining with a barbeque. There is ample room for garden furniture and there is an outside tap and space for a rotary dryer. A path alongside the house leads to an arched wooden gate that provides access to the front driveway. A gas meter is fitted to the wall. The middle part of the garden is shingled with a path to a seating area and a wooden shed. There is a scented Mexican orange blossom shrub and palm trees. An archway covered with jasmine leads to the extensive lawn. The far lawn is a perfect place for pets or children to run about in or to simply sit and relax as it is very private.
The many gorgeous period features in this home make it a unique and attractive property. It would suit a growing family who wish to be accessible to so many local amenities. A viewing is highly recommended.

Council Tax Band C
Energy Efficiency Rating C

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Listing History

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30 April 2017

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