Kemming Road, Whitwell - £699,950 SOLD
SOLD - CHARMING STONE HOUSE IN LARGE GROUNDS
A charming stone house pleasantly situated in this sought after South Wight village set in large gardens with heated swimming pool and pool house, stables and plenty of garage space. The property has been renovated to a high standard with all the traditional features expected in a home of this period.
- SOLD - CHARMING STONE HOUSE IN LARGE GROUNDS
- Good size 5 bedroom family accommodation
- Heated swimming pool and pool house
A charming stone house pleasantly situated in this sought after South Wight village set in large gardens with heated swimming pool and pool house, stables and plenty of garage space. The House of St Francis, named after the order of nuns which once occupied the property, dates back to the 1750's and has been renovated to a high standard providing good size 5 bedroom family accommodation. This spacious home has a lovely feeling with light rooms and the traditional features expected in a home of this period. There is oil fired central heating via radiators and UPVC sealed unit double glazed windows, many of which have been renewed approximately a year ago. Solar panels reduce the energy bills and provides an annual income. In the grounds of the property is 'Crafty Cottage' a detached single storey building currently used for hobbies, storage etc which would make an ideal annexe or holiday cottage (subject to usual consents). Extensive gardens with large gravel parking area plus garaging for 3 cars.
Whitwell is an attractive South Wight village with a pub, garage, church and post office (part time). Local shops, doctor's surgery and school are available in the next village, Niton and the coast at Ventnor is within easy reach. Access to footpaths and bridleways provide wonderful walking and riding opportunities in the beautiful countryside.
GROUND FLOOR French doors to:
CONSERVATORY A light and airy entrance, re-modelled and upgraded a year ago with tiled floor and stone elevations to the front aspect. Enjoying a southerly aspect and views over the private and secluded front gardens. Front door with glazed inserts to:
ENTRANCE HALL A generous size, welcoming hall with maple flooring and feature Victorian fireplace. Leading through to inner hall with stairs rising with built-in under stairs cupboards. Steps leading to the:
DRAWING ROOM 21' 11" x 18' 2" (6.68m x 5.54m) An impressive room of good proportions with dual aspect to the front and side of the property. Open fireplace to chimney breast with moulded surround. Two large built-in cupboards with shelving and lighting.
STUDY 14' 10" x 12' 0" (4.52m x 3.66m) With attractive period door with glazed inserts. Stone fireplace extending into alcoves. Window to front.
SITTING ROOM 17' 2" x 14' 11" (5.23m x 4.55m) A pleasant room with box bay window overlooking the side and Georgian style glazed doors leading into the entrance conservatory. Gas living flame fire fitted to a brick surround.
Leading through for the Hall to:
DINING ROOM 15' 10" x 9' 11" (4.83m x 3.02m) A charming room with stone elevations to one wall incorporating wine storage and a recessed cupboard with stained and leaded glazed doors providing a useful area for glasses and bottles. This is a split level area with maple flooring on a raised level. Window to side and large opening through to the kitchen area giving a feeling of light and space.
KITCHEN 16' 3" x 10' 0" (4.95m x 3.05m) Fitted with white wall and base units with marble effect worksurfaces over incorporating Corian double bowl sink with mixer tap incorporating filtered water. Tiled splashbacks. Integrated dishwasher, hob, oven and larder fridge. Breakfast area. Dual aspect to side and two windows overlooking the rear gardens. Recessed LED spotlights to ceiling. Door to:
REAR LOBBY Stable door to garden. Door to:
UTILITY ROOM 10' 2" x 9' 7" (3.1m x 2.92m) A good size useful room with plumbing for washing machine and single drainer sink with monobloc tap. Built-in storage cupboards with shelving. Space for freezer and tumble drier. Tiled floor. Door to large GARAGE/WORKSHOP (35'5 x 16'1) with 9' up and over door and large work bench with light and power. Grant oil fired boiler. Door to gardens.
CLOAKROOM/WC Low level wc and pedestal hand basin. Obscured window to rear.
LANDING A split landing with two Velux roof lights allowing plenty of natural light onto the landing area. Airing cupboard housing large megaflow system and adjoining cupboard with plenty of shelving for airing clothes. Fully glazed door to garage roof.
MASTER BEDROOM 20' 8" x 15' 11 (max)" (6.3m x 4.85m) A generous double room with box bay window enjoying views over the rear gardens and far reaching views to Stenbury Down in one direction and to the Hoy monument in the other. Built-in wardrobes, dressing table area and built-in cupboards. Window to side. Access to loft space. Additional door leading onto the landing.
MASTER BATHROOM Fitted with spa bath set in a tiled surround with mixer tap. Glazed shower unit. Twin basins with monobloc taps to a white high gloss built-in furniture unit with storage, display cabinets, mirrors and recessed spotlights. Matching unit incorporating WC with concealed cistern and incorporating drawer unit. Heated chrome towel rail.
BEDROOM 2 14' 9" x 11' 10" (4.5m x 3.61m) With steps up from landing. A good size double room with dual aspect to front enjoying a southerly aspect and overlooking the front gardens and to the side. Victorian fireplace. Built-in cupboards to recess with shelving. Door to:
DRESSING ROOM With hanging rails and door to:
ENSUITE BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with shower over and glazed shower screen. Pedestal basin with monobloc tap and low level WC. Window overlooking the rear gardens. Heated chrome towel rail.
BEDROOM 3 15' 3" x 11' 3" (4.65m x 3.43m) A good double room with window to front enjoying the southerly aspect and views over the secluded front garden.
BEDROOM 4 14' 10" x 12' 0" (4.52m x 3.66m) A good double room with front southerly aspect window enjoying views over the garden. Built-in cupboard. Recessed shelving unit.
BEDROOM 5 13' 3" x 11' 7" (4.04m x 3.53m) With steps up from landing. A good size double room with dual aspect to front and to the side with box bay window enjoying views up towards the downs. Built-in wardrobes with a door in the wardrobe leading to Bedroom 4 giving the opportunity to use this room as a living area to create a private lounge for this bedroom. Access to loft space. Adjoining the bedroom is a landing with built in cupboards with shelving and door to:
SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a glazed shower, low level WC, white basin with monobloc tap to a white high gloss built-in furniture unit with storage and display cabinet with mirrors and recessed spotlights. Window overlooking the rear gardens. Heated chrome towel rail. Presently serving as a family bathroom, this could easily be made an ensuite to bedroom 5.
HEATING The property is warmed by oil fired central heating via radiators.
CRAFTY COTTAGE A detached stone unit ideal for hobbies and entertainment with the potential to be used as a separate living unit (subject to usual consents) with integral garage with up and over door, light and power. Comprising utility room, reception room, workshop, hobbies room and bathroom.
OUTSIDE A wooden gate leads to a gravel driveway and a large gravel parking area. The gravel extends round to the front of the property with a lawned area with mature rhododendrons and hedging screening the property from the road. Steps lead down to the flagstone terrace at the front of the property, a lovely spot to enjoy the southerly aspect. Large raised pond with rockery surrounding. To the rear of the property are extensive gardens, secluded patio area, a clematis covered archway leads to a large lawned area with attractive planting, mature trees and bushes. Pleasantly set within this area is the HEATED SWIMMING POOL, POOL HOUSE (19'8 x 11'5) with lighting and power INCORPORATING CHANGING ROOMS AND LARGE SOUTH FACING TIMBER SUN DECK - a fabulous area for socializing and entertaining whilst enjoying the pool. To the side and behind the pool area are further garden areas comprising vegetable patch, greenhouse and composting bins. There are two stables and area for hay storage. Incorporated in the stable block are separate rooms housing the controls, filtering unit and oil fired boiler for the swimming pool. LARGE GARAGE/WORKSHOP and POTTING SHED adjacent to the house and a SINGLE GARAGE forms part of the detached unit in the grounds.
COUNCIL TAX Band G.
SERVICES Mains electric, water and drainage. Oil fired boiler for central heating system with megaflow tank. The current vendors are part of the Whitwell Oil Consortium which buys in bulk at a reduced rate. LPG gas bottles supply the gas fire in Sitting Room. Solar panels fitted in July 2011 are owned by the Vendor and are fully transferable with no fee to the purchaser. 25 year agreement with a feed in tariff. Jan-Dec 2015 approx income £1,300 tax fee. CT Band-G