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    Ryde -  549,500  SOLD


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A real hidden gem, Old St Clare is one of the only gate houses that remain from the St Clare Castle Mansion estate, the property has been extensively renovated, sympathetically restored and extended by the current owners. The accommodation is well thought out, full of character and stylishly decorated.

Property Features

  • Original gatehouse to St Clare Mansion
  • Full of character and stylishly decorated

ENTRANCE HALL 23' 6" x 6' 8" (7.16m x 2.03m) A spacious hall with windows to front. Painted wooden floor. Doors to principal rooms, wooden balustrade stairs to first floor. Door to Cloakroom/UtilityWindow to rear. WC. Space and plumbing for washing machine & tumble drier with work surface over and inset sink. Doors from hallway to:

SITTING ROOM 28' 10" x 16' 2" (8.79m x 4.93m) A charmingly spacious and light room with triple aspect, glazed doors opening both onto the flagged courtyard at the front and quarry tiled sunken vine covered terrace to the rear. Wood burning stove to panelled wall. Understairs storage with hanging and shelving space. Stone steps lead up to:

STUDY/BEDROOM 3 18' 0" x 9' 5" (5.49m x 2.87m) Dual aspect windows to the front and rear, in addition to the velux window make this a lovely private room, an ideal study come third bedroom.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 23' 6" x 19' 2" (7.16m x 5.84m) Windows to the fore and a velux to the vaulted ceiling making this large light kitchen, with antique flagged stone floor a fantastic space for the family to gather. Fitted with custom made kitchen units (reclaimed from the nearby Ryde Pier) with slate work surface over, inset butlers sink with mixer taps. Tiled splash backs. Fitted shelving and plate racks. Plumbing and space for dishwasher. Space for Rangemaster oven with 7 burner gas hob. Bespoke coordinating wooden Island unit. Space for freestanding fridge/freezer. Steps up to:

FAMILY/DINING ROOM 19' 9" x 11' 5" (6.02m x 3.48m) Windows to rear and glazed double doors opening onto a sunken tiled terrace with vine covered gazebo over. A great light space for dining and relaxing with family and friends. A door adjoins this space with the 2nd annexe bedroom. Ideal for accommodating visiting friends or providing a

completely separate 2 bedroom unit. Door to:

ANNEXE BEDROOM 2 11' 0" x 10' 4" (3.35m x 3.15m) Window to side and velux to high ceiling. Half wood panelled and tiled floor and cupboard housing Vaillant gas boiler. Door to Ensuite Shower Room with Shower, Basin and WC. Door from Bed 2 to:

ANNEXE KITCHEN/LOUNGE 15' 9" x 11' 5" (4.8m x 3.48m) Forming part of the converted stable this room has high ceilings and two windows to the front, velux window, radiator from the separate heating system and space for sofa. The beautifully crafted kitchenette is custom made to fit with wooden surface over and butlers sink with mixer taps, tiled splash back. Space for an oven and fridge freezer is also available. Door to:

ANNEXE MASTER BEDROOM 17' 4" x 8' 5" (5.28m x 2.57m) With wonderful exposed brick walls being a superb feature of this room. Fitted wardrobe. Glazed doors open on to the front courtyard. Window to rear, radiator. Door to:

ANNEXE BATHROOM 8' 9" x 8' 6" (2.67m x 2.59m) Formerly the pig sty this space has been transformed into a lovely bathroom with three windows following the curve of the wall, freestanding claw footed bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Tiled floor and heated towel rail.

Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to a half landing with a window to the rear

of the property.

FIRST FLOOR A window on the stairs gives natural light to the landing with doors off to:

MASTER BEDROOM 23' 6" x 9' 3" (7.16m x 2.82m) A generous sized bedroom which could easily be divided into two separate rooms as this was previously 2 bedrooms. Feature fireplace, triple aspect windows to front, side and rear of the property allowing light to flood into this tranquil space. Juliette balcony overlooking the courtyard to the front making the most of the views across the surrounding countryside and the Solent

beyond. Loft access and radiators.

BATHROOM 10' 6" x 7' 1" (3.2m x 2.16m) Half wood panelled, stripped wood flooring and feature window to the front. Claw footed bath, WC, basin with cupboard under for storage and walk in shower.

Steps from the landing down into:

BEDROOM 2 16' 2" x 10' 0" (4.93m x 3.05m) Lovely light and airy double room with windows to front and rear. Radiator and curtained alcove with hanging rail and under eaves storage. Door to Ensuite Shower Room good size shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail.

OUTSIDE To the front of the property is a lovely courtyard providing an ideal space for al fresco dining. A path leads to a drying area and on to the rear garden. The garden has been landscaped to provide terraced grassed areas separated by railway sleepers, with planted borders giving the garden a wide variety of colours. There are a variety of fruit trees and bushes, raised vegetable beds and a rose garden which leads down to a tiled gazebo covered patio. To the rear of the garden enjoying an elevated position is a custom made wooden and slate constructed Summer House which could be used either as a home office or for a play area.


BARN 32' 75" x 16' 57" (11.66m x 6.32m) To the front of the courtyard a detached barn of stone construction with slate roof. Two velux windows. Lapsed planning permission had been granted for a one bedroom conversion. This is currently used as a Workshop and Garage.




HEATING Vaillant gas boiler located in the Boiler Room supplies hot water (via a pressurised system) and heating via a radiator system. The main property has period style column radiators. The annexe has its own boiler.

SERVICES Mains electric, gas, water and drainage

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