3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Marlborough Road, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight

£425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • One of the oldest dwellings in Ventnor
  • A Grade II* Listed Building
  • Stone and thatch construction
  • Outstanding original features
  • Two large reception rooms plus a kitchen-breakfast room
  • Three double bedrooms, master en-suite
  • Large level lawned garden and further terraced garden
  • Very close to beach and town
  • Gated driveway parking for two vehicles
  • An absolute must to view.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

1 The Old Manor House is a unique Grade II* three-bedroom home, steeped in history, with ancient stone walls and thatched roof which was originally a farmhouse and is one of the oldest recorded dwellings in Ventnor.

Currently divided into two parts, the entire house could be acquired and easily reunited as one. In its own right, number 1 enjoys very spacious accommodation with two large reception rooms, a kitchen-breakfast room and three double bedrooms, the master, en-suite. A large area of level lawn extends to the front and views of St. Catherineís church through the trees towards the sea are a lovely outlook. A gated driveway provides parking for up to two vehicles.

The town of Ventnor with its popular beach and esplanade, restaurants and shops, is on your doorstep, yet the secluded position of the Old Manor House provides a tranquil setting. To the back of the house the landscape rises eventually to the summit of St. Boniface down, the highest point on the island and offers further shelter to this location.

Accommodation
Approached from the gated driveway and through the main garden, a character wood panelled front door with dimpled window and arched fanlight above is illuminated by an exterior light and welcomes you into this historic home.

Entrance Hall
19'2 x 5'8 (5.84m x 1.73m)
Carpeted and with white painted staircase up to the split level first floor and with doors to the Drawing room, formal Dining room and Kitchen. High skirting boards, two panelled under-stair cupboards and a radiator. The stained-glass door to the Kitchen is a charming focal point as you enter this character property.

Drawing Room
24'7 into bay x 13'4 (7.49m into bay x 4.06m)
The depth of the doorways in this listed home are made a feature with their white painted wood panelling. This elegant reception room is ideal for entertaining with its double French glazed doors opening out to the south-west facing terrace and garden, and there are further bay full height windows either side. A fireplace with stucco mantelpiece and an off-white marble composite surround is another focal point and a further window to the side brings ample natural light to the back of this generously proportioned room. There are two large radiators and an audio system which serves the whole house.

Dining Room
17'7 x 11'2 (5.36m x 3.40m)
The sense of history is palpable in this impressive dining room, which is reputed to be the oldest room in Ventnor, with its low ceiling and highly varnished character floorboards. An original ceiling beam is a further feature and double French glazed doors lead out to the south-west facing garden. A wonderful room for those big occasion meals. A radiator keeps this room cosy.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
14'1 x 12'9 into window (4.29m x 3.89m into window)
The bespoke stained glass of the kitchen door announces the Manor House Kitchen. Two cottage style windows towards Marlborough Road flood this large kitchen with light and the white gloss of the new units add to the bright environment. A terracotta coloured tiled floor and dark granite style worktops accent the décor with stone coloured tiled splash-backs. A breakfast bar with units below is the ideal place to perch on stools for those less formal meals. This commodious kitchen offers a generous selection of base and wall units including some glazed cupboards and concealed under counter-top lighting. A built-in gas hob with extractor hood above sits alongside the eye level double electric ovens. The stainless-steel sink and drainer has a swan neck mixer tap and a boiling water tap and is complete with a view across the attractive stone terracing and walls towards Marlborough Road. There is space and plumbing for both a dishwasher and washing machine and plenty of space for an American style fridge-freezer. The separate utility room provides space for any additional appliances. A door from this kitchen adjoins the attached property, number 2 Old Manor House and will be blocked prior to sale, unless the two parts were to be reunited, in which case this would be the obvious connecting point.

Utility Room
9' x 6'6 (2.74m x 1.98m)
Up a couple of steps from the kitchen, is a door to this very useful room with a frosted window towards Marlborough Road, ceramic stone coloured flooring and splash-backs and a selection of cream kitchen units beneath a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink which incorporates a swan neck mixer tap and drainer. There is a radiator, space and power for a further fridge and the Vaillant combination gas boiler is wall mounted here.

Shower Room
Through the utility room, a door opens to this handy downstairs shower room with a continuation of the cream ceramic floor tiles and décor. A shower cubicle with Mira unit and glass door, white wall mounted character round wash hand basin and low level w.c. complete the suite with a light above the basin and LED recessed ceiling lighting.

Upstairs A bedroom and family bathroom are to be found at the first part of this split level first floor landing.

Bedroom Two (at half landing) 12'10 x 11'8 (3.91m x 3.56m)
A charming double room with a triangular deep set window looking out across the main garden towards the church and the sea beyond. There is a large storage cupboard, plenty of space for a big double bed and a radiator.

Family Bathroom
A window towards Marlborough Road, cream ceramic tiled floor and a white suite of a panel bath with a tiled surround, shower above plus a built-in shower attachment to the bath tub. A dual flush w.c., and pedestal wash hand basin with a mixer tap and tiled splash-back complete the suite. There is a chrome ladder style heated towel rail.

A few further steps take you to a two further double bedrooms.

Master Bedroom
15'9 extending to 17'1 x 14'1 (4.80m extending to 5.21m x 4.29m)
A luxurious suite with the bedroom enjoying tall windows to the front with side panels and lovely views across the garden to the church and towards the sea beyond. There is a further window to the side, a radiator and built-in wardrobes. A door leads through to the en-suite shower room.

En-Suite
With a deeply recessed window to the side, cream ceramic tiled floor and a contemporary white suite of corner shower with Bristan shower and a glass screen. A pedestal wash hand basin with light and shaver point above, low level dual flush w.c. and chrome ladder style heated towel rail provide everything you need in this stylish en-suite.

Bedroom Three
13'7 x 10'3 extending to 13'6 (4.14m x 3.12m extending to 4.11m)
A large sash window towards Marlborough Road brings plenty of light into this third double bedroom. There is a radiator and ample space for wardrobes and drawers.

Outside A delightful mix of hard landscaping and large lawn offer opportunities for enjoying the outside space in this unique piece of Ventnorís history. There is a stone garden shed to the rear. Old stone walls surround the house with an intriguing stone outbuilding. A well-established monkey puzzle tree sits alongside the more traditional fruit tree in a garden which faces south-west and is perfect for secluded yet sunny outdoor dining and entertaining.

Summary
1 Old Manor House is a fabulous home and one which creates an enchanting and historic environment for its next incumbents.




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01 December 2018

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  • Lake (3.9 mi)
  • Sandown (5.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Shanklin (2.9 mi)
  • Lake (3.9 mi)
  • Sandown (5.2 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

East Quay, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight, PO33 4LA

01983 646017 Local call rate

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