Horringford, Arreton - £450,000 (Guide Price) SOLD
Chain free stylish country cottage
An attractive and energy-efficient cottage dating back to the 1750s, renovated to a high standard providing stylish and spacious family accommodation. Pretty gardens enjoying countryside views. Double garage and car port. Chain Free.
- Chain free stylish country cottage
- 5 bedrooms & 3 receptions
- Double garage, carport and parking
A most attractive cottage dating back to the late 1700's. Originally constructed as two farm workers cottages, Millbank Cottage has been renovated to a high standard in recent years providing stylish, good size family accommodation. Set in pretty gardens, Millbank Cottage has a lovely feeling with light rooms and a mixture of contemporary fittings alongside the traditional features expected in a cottage of this period. Offering 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and a large multi-function room over three floors, this surprisingly spacious home enjoys some lovely countryside views from the upper floors. There is plenty of parking at the front of the property plus double garage and car port.
Located at the south end of Arreton village, Horringford is situated midway between the county town of Newport and the two towns comprising the 'Bay Area', Sandown and Shanklin. One of the Island's main cycle tracks/bridleways is accessible within 80 meters of the property offering miles of countryside walks and cycle rides. The village of Arreton has three pubs, a village shop/post office, two churches and a farm shop all within walking distance. The nearest supermarket is approx. 3 miles.
Double glazed, four point locking, French doors lead to:
ENTRANCE PORCH With tiled floor and glazed side panels. Modern, four point locking, double glazed door with glazed panels to:
HALLWAY Double height entrance with porthole window and turned staircase to first floor. Recessed downlighters to ceiling. Oak door to:
SITTING ROOM 15' 2" x 14' 10" (4.62m x 4.52m) A pleasant room with two windows overlooking the front with folding shutters. Recessed downlighters to ceiling. Gas 'wood burner style' stove to chimney breast with tiled hearth and timber beam inset. Concealed radiator with attractive cover. Door to:
KITCHEN AREA 13' 9" x 13' 4" (4.19m x 4.06m) An open plan area fitted with a contemporary range of kitchen units from Linear Kitchens, combining high gloss cream and grey matt wall and base units to create a stylish and modern look. Quartz composite worktops with inset sink and 'pull out' kitchen tap over. Walk in cupboard with light, shelving, 50 bottle wine rack and space to hang coats. The kitchen comes with Integrated NEFF appliances include two electric ovens, microwave, ceramic induction hob with chimney cooker hood extractor, dishwasher and large "American" style fridge freezer. The kitchen is tiled with underfloor heating which continues through to both the dining and utility area plus downstairs shower room/WC. There is a further built in walk in larder with lighting and abundant shelving. Recessed down lighters to kitchen ceiling. Opening through to:
LIVING/DINING ROOM 19' 5" x 11' (5.92m x 3.35m) With a gas 'wood burner style' stove to a corner fireplace with flagstone hearth and inset beam. Fitted glazed display cabinet. Double glazed French doors lead to a patio area, ideal for al-fresco dining. Sloped ceiling with skylights at the rear of the room providing a lovely, sunny space for a sofa seating area.
UTILITY ROOM This area, off the kitchen, has both washing machine and condenser tumble drier, which come with the property plus sink with mixer tap and spacious glass fronted, wall mounted cupboards. Door to:
SHOWER ROOM With large walk in shower with fixed glazed panel, drench shower head and riser. Bidet, handbasin, low level wc. Stylish contrasting tiling. Velux window to sloped ceiling. Recessed shelving. Underfloor heating augmented by an electric towel rail.
STUDY 13' 5" x 10' 10" (4.09m x 3.3m) Large built in IT workstation. Two large built in bookcases. Wooden flooring. Two double glazed windows overlooking the front with folding shutters. Radiator. Recessed down lighters to ceiling.
LANDING Radiator. Stairs rising to second floor with built in cupboard and heated towel rail to provide a useful airing cupboard.
BEDROOM 1 14' 10" x 10' 7" (4.52m x 3.23m) With a lovely view over the side gardens and to the elevated decking area. Range of built in wardrobes with sliding doors. Radiator.
BEDROOM 2 13' 7" x 11' 2" (4.14m x 3.4m) A double room with double glazed windows to front. Built in wardrobes to one wall incorporating dressing table. Radiator.
BEDROOM 3 15' 9" x 10' 6" (4.8m x 3.2m) A double room with double glazed windows to front. Built in mirror fronted wardrobes. Radiator.
BEDROOM 4 13' 10" x 10' 10" (4.22m x 3.3m) A double room with feature corner fireplace. Handbasin to vanity unit. Double glazed window overlooking the pretty rear gardens. Radiator.
BATHROOM White suite comprising 'P' shaped bath with shower enclosure over, pedestal basin and low level wc. Part tiled walls. Large chrome "dual energy" heated towel rail. Cupboard housing solar thermal water tank. Window overlooking rear garden.
BEDROOM 5 12' 8" x 11' 11" (3.86m x 3.63m) Currently used as an office with built in desk and shelving. Window to side enjoying fabulous countryside views. Radiator.
ATTIC ROOM 19' 6" x 11' 4" (5.94m x 3.45m) A large, multi-purpose room with double glazed window overlooking the garden. 3 large undereaves storage cupboards. Radiator. Recessed downlighters to ceiling. Door to Boiler/Green energy room. From the boiler room there is ceiling hatch access to a boarded out attic area at the apex of the roof space which has fluorescent lighting installed and will accommodate a significant quantity of equipment/storage.
HEATING Domestic hot water and central heating services are provided by a modern Vaillant gas boiler (ECOTEC plus 624) which was installed and certified in 2008. A Grant GSA30L3 Solar Thermal system was installed in Sep 2011 and works alongside the gas boiler to produce hot water, especially during the Apr - Oct period of the year. With an annual output of 1266KWh, saving some £50 - £70 annually on gas bills and an annual CO2 benefit of 263Kgs, the system is fully certificated and building regulations compliant. 85% of the annual electricity costs of the property are covered by the fully certificated Solar Photo-Voltaic Micro-generation system which comprises high efficiency, roof mounted, Sanyo panels plus an inverter located in the boiler room in the attic area of the property. This system generates electricity for use in the property and also feeds surplus power back into the grid. The property owner is paid quarterly via their energy supplier for all the power generated. These payments have covered 85% of the electricity bills for this property for the last 4 years.
OUTSIDE Mature trees screen the property from the road giving privacy to the gardens. Gravel driveway with inlaid brick design with ample parking space, shrub and flower borders. Adjacent to the house is a CARPORT and DOUBLE GARAGE with light and power. Security lighting. To the side is a circular paved patio with raised flower beds, with French doors from the Dining Area this provides an ideal spot for al fresco dining. Steps lead up to the main part of the garden which is elevated with snow drop covered bank and backing onto fields. Detached brick built garden chalet with light and power. Further lawn area with shrub borders and leading to a timber decked terrace which enjoys superb views over the gardens to countryside and downland. Wooden gate to an enclosed area with raised shuttered vegetable beds and fruit cage.
COUNCIL TAX Band F
SERVICES Mains electric, gas, water and drainage/sewerage being via a cess pit shared with the adjacent property.
AGENTS NOTES Our description of any appliances and/or services (including any central heating system) should not be taken as any guarantee that these are in working order. None of these statements contained in these particulars as to the property are to be relied on as statements of fact. These particulars do not form part of any contract. Especially if travelling long distances, if there is any point of particular importance, please contact Hose Rhodes Dickson who will be pleased to clarify the information. Floor plans are schematic and are for guidance only. Measurements are approximate. Please note that our photographs depict the property in a furnished condition. On completion all furnishings will be removed unless specifically mentioned elsewhere as being included in the sale. Details and photographs prepared March 2015.
Plans are reproduced using photocopying process, and as such may not be relied on as being an accurate scale. Plans are for identification purposes only. Boundaries are approximate. Ordnance Survey plans with the permission of HMSO Crown Copyright. Reserved License Number: ES100011341