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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Shankin, Isle Of Wight

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

The Old Vicarage Designed by the architect Sir Francis Hellyer and constructed in approximately 1870 The Old Vicarage is an exceedingly attractive residence nestled behind St Saviours Church on an elevated position achieving wonderful sea views. The Grade II Listed building has been refurbished over time retaining all its beautiful period character with stone and hung tile elevations and timber sash casement windows. Originally converted in 2000 to its current arrangement of two separate apartments, reconnecting them back to one house would be straightforward (subject to obtaining the necessary planning approval) by reinstating the staircase in the main halls and would produce a magnificent family home.

The lower and raised ground floor is a comfortable three bedroom apartment with an upside down configuration boasting well-proportioned rooms including a grand dining room with high ceilings and original fireplace as well as sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room and a particularly impressive timber glazed sun room with central heating overlooking the garden and out to sea. The accommodation includes three bedrooms, a bathroom and a master bedroom with ensuite shower, bath and twin wash basin with garden outlook.

The upper floors provide an apartment of the same proportions with light beaming in and exceptional sea views. With four bedrooms, a walk-in larder, utility and study this is a very comfortable space and enjoys far reaching views from a balcony off the sitting room. Both apartments also have the benefit of a large garden store, off road parking and use of the wonderful communal gardens which are beautifully landscaped with flower and shrub beds. All principal rooms achieve glorious sea views and overlook the surrounding gardens.

The Old Vicarage is situated on the edge of picturesque Shanklin Old Village and moments from the cliff steps leading down to Shanklin's beach and the amenities of Shanklin, including a range of shops, restaurants and theatre are a short walk away. A train service to Ryde provides access to passenger ferry services to Portsmouth, connecting with trains to London, the entire journey time taking two and a half hours. There are also plenty of beaches, bays and coves nearby and there are stunning walks upon the Luccombe and Wroxall Downs or along the coastal paths. The area has an excellent micro-climate and nearby Ventnor has botanical gardens, further award-winning restaurants and a fish market in its sandy bay. 

Accommodation - Lower Apartment  

Raised Ground Floor  

Entrance Arched glazed porch opening to original iron hung wooden door. 

Entrance Hall Hallway with wooden floors, wood panelling to mid height, picture rails and a large chandelier over the stairwell. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room A particularly characterful room with oak flooring and a range of under-counter and wall-mounted storage units with oak doors as well as an attractive stone fireplace and mantle with date mark. The kitchen units have black granite tops over with a twin ceramic bowl with mixer tap and Quooker instant hot and filter tap over. There is also a cream gas fired Aga with companion module and integrated Miele dishwasher. A large bay window offers space for a dining table and the room is completed by high timber sash windows with original shutters and high ceilings.  

Sitting Room A superb room, attractive stone fireplace with marble mantle and views over the garden and out to sea. Twin doors open to a paved terrace overlooking the knot garden.  

Garden Room A superb modern addition, this timber structure has been constructed with listed building consent using traditional design matching the remainder of the house and complimenting the adjacent church. With double glazed windows and roof lights, and with ample heating it is a versatile room for year-round use. 

Dining Room Original flooring and a large picture window with shutters and sea views. A stone fireplace with date mark, deep skirting, picture rails and ceiling rose and cornicing.  

Cloakroom/W.C. Traditional W.C. with Bloomsbury wall-mounted cistern. 

Study Dual aspect study with side garden views. 

Pantry Walk-in pantry with wall-mounted shelving and automatic lighting. 

Lower Ground Floor A comfortable and light arrangement of three well-proportioned double bedrooms, an ensuite, family bathroom, heated walk-in airing cupboard and a utility/laundry room. The master bedroom is a substantial room with a large walk-in wet room and vintage cast iron bath with shower over, heated towel rail, W.C. and bidet. Windows overlooking the garden housing a separate wash area with twin basin and marble counter top. 

Accommodation - Upper Apartment  

First Floor Entrance Via a splendid stone and timber porch with wide doorway to stairwell providing access to the first and second floor. 

Hallway High ceilings and partially clad walls. 

Dining Room Solid oak flooring and superb picture window with a full view of St Saviours Church and spire.  

Kitchen/Breakfast Room A well-proportioned room with a range of under-counter and wall-mounted kitchen units including a large island with sink and integrated dishwasher. Granite worktops with space and plumbing for a range cooker and a large bay window offering glorious sea views over the English Channel with space for a dining table. Original fireplace and freestanding larder cupboard. Travertine tiles to the floor. 

Sitting Room An impressive dual aspect room overlooking the Bay with excellent proportions, high ceilings, picture rails, ceiling rose and cornicing. Large stone fireplace with iron grate and double French doors to the garden terrace. 

Pantry Walk-in pantry with an array of shelving to the walls and automatic lighting.  

Study A good sized room with glimpses to Culver Down.  

Utility Room Further under-counter and wall-mounted storage, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer with a butler sink with mixer tap over.  

Cloakroom/W.C.  

Bedroom 1 A generous double with wonderful coastal outlook in addition to an ensuite bathroom with twin vanity unit wash basins, panelled bath with a separate shower.

Partially panelled staircase with skylight rise to a galleried landing.

The second floor consists of three well-proportioned double bedrooms, all of which benefit from sea views, built in storage and there is also a family bathroom with panelled bath, shower, vanity unit wash basin, heated towel rail. W.C. and bidet. Further rooms include an airing cupboard and a storage cupboard housing cold tank. 

The Gardens The house is surrounded by mature and beautifully landscaped gardens which perfectly frame the wonderful sea views. These carefully designed gardens provide various areas of privacy and interest with year round colour. Of particular note is a magnificent knot garden comprising sculpted box hedging with a central fountain within a reclaimed church font. There are an array of beds including a rhythm bed, populated with grass and shrubs designed for coastal gardens and other particularly low-maintenance beds are occupied by some rare and attractive specimen plants and trees such as Metasequoia and Prunus Chinensis in addition to an arch clad rambling Rector Rose and a Japanese Ginko to name but a few. Iron rail fencing borders the garden on the seaward side and various terraces are arranged to achieve sunshine, views and privacy throughout the day. 

Access and Parking Access is shared with St Saviours Church but there is dedicated parking for several cars to the side. 

Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. Heating is provided by gas fired boilers via radiators. 

Tenure The freehold is equally shared between the two current owners in a Ltd company which oversees the maintenance/insurance and any other matters relating to the property. Maintenance is paid for with a 50/50 contribution from both shareholders. There is a communal store cupboard and the gardens, and their maintenance is distributed between the two owners. 

Postcode PO37 6AN 

PO37 6AN  

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard 

Important Notice 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.  


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  • Lake (1.3 mi)
  • Sandown (2.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Shanklin (0.4 mi)
  • Lake (1.3 mi)
  • Sandown (2.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Spence Willard, Bembridge

Grove House Sherbourne Street, Bembridge, Isle Of Wight, PO35 5SB

01983 646087 Local call rate

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