Old Wroxall - £695,000 SOLD
SOLD - 200 YEAR OLD STONE BARN
Charming 200-year-old 4 bed stone barn in the beautiful countryside beneath St Boniface Down. Set in approx 6 acres of surrounding land, including paddocks, woodland, hedgerows. Two barns form a private courtyard area around the swimming pool. Stable block & two garages. EPC F
- SOLD - 200 YEAR OLD STONE BARN
- Set in approx 6 acres of paddocks, woodland and hedgerows
- Two barns with potential for Holiday homes (subject to planning)
A charming 200-year-old stone barn nestling in the beautiful countryside beneath St Boniface Down, a haven of peace and tranquility in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Manor Bottom was converted by awardwinning architects Caruso St John to provide a 4-bedroom family home. Adjacent to National Trust land it has approximately 6 acres of surrounding land, including paddocks, woodland, hedgerows and a 200-tree wood planted in 2012. At the entrance to Manor Bottom two barns form a courtyard area around the swimming pool; these are currently used as a large games room and poolhouse with kitchenette and shower room which could be converted to holiday cottage or annex accommodation (subject to planning permission). Further outbuildings comprise detached stable block/two garages plus a studio/workshop adjacent to the house. Manor Bottom is surrounded by lovely gardens with lawns, well-stocked flower borders, shrubs, ornamental trees, plum, pear, apple and cherry trees and fruiting currant bushes. An ideal property for those seeking a smallholding or a home with equestrian facilities in a beautiful rural setting.
A wonderful spot for walkers, cyclists and riders with the Isle of Wight's extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and cycleways starting right outside the back door. The beaches at Bonchurch and Ventnor are a 10-minute drive away.
Part glazed door with side panel leads to:
BOOT ROOM/UTILITY ROOM 14' 6" x 11' 8" (4.42m x 3.56m) A large room with Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge, freezer, tumble dryer etc. Ceramic tiled floor, lime-washed stone walls and beams to ceiling. Range of built in cupboards and generous hanging space. Door to rear garden. A wide glazed door leads to:
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 28' 8" x 14' 2" (8.74m x 4.32m) A large kitchen with space for an enormous table making it the social hub of the house with large double-glazed picture window framing the beautiful view over the gardens, orchard and paddocks.
The storage and workspace of the kitchen is a mix of re-claimed vintage and hand-built modern units, creating a wonderful area to cook and entertain. Plumbing for dishwasher. Lime-washed stone walls with windows to rear. Spiral low level radiator. Stairs to first floor. Double doors lead to the:
LIVING ROOM 17' 2" x 14' 2" (5.23m x 4.32m) A cosy room with lime-washed stone walls and wood burning stove with stainless steel flue to the ceiling. Large double-glazed picture window framing uninterrupted views over the garden and orchard to paddock and woodland beyond. Two radiators. Window to rear. Door to garden.
SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a tiled and glazed quadrant shower cubicle, bidet, handbasin and low level wc. Extractor fan. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank and shelving.
LANDING Lime-washed stone wall and beams. Built in bookshelves. Doors off to bedrooms, clever storage in wooden hinged wooden step up to each room.
MASTER BEDROOM 14' 2" x 10' 5" (4.32m x 3.18m) At one end of the landing with vaulted ceiling, skylight, lime-washed stone and beamed walls. Low level window enjoying uninterrupted views over the garden, paddocks and woodland. Radiator.
BEDROOM 2 14' 6" x 11' 8" (4.42m x 3.56m) Situated at the other end of the landing and of a similar size to the master bedroom is this lovely split level room with window enjoying views over the gardens and paddocks. Again with vaulted ceiling and integrated skylight. Radiator.
BEDROOM 3 12' 3" x 9' 5" (3.73m x 2.87m) A double room with vaulted ceiling and mezzanine bunk bed with wooden ladder. Exposed beams and lime-washed stone wall. Window overlooking the pergola to the paddocks beyond. Radiator.
BEDROOM 4 12' x 9' 5" (3.66m x 2.87m) A double room with lime-washed stone walls, beams and vaulted ceiling with skylight. Window enjoying views over the garden and paddocks. Radiator.
BATHROOM Fitted with white suite comprising bath, wc with wood panelling concealing the cistern and basin with taps and spout fixed to wall. Window with views over the gardens and paddock.
HEATING The property is warmed by oil-fired central heating with low level radiators. This also provides domestic hot water.
OUTSIDE Manor Bottom is set at the end of a country lane within approximately six acres of fields, paddocks (currently used for grazing Arab horses) and woodland from which there are wonderful views across the whole island. The woodland provides a plentiful supply of firewood. Pretty cottage gardens surround the property with a wisteria and vine-covered pergola providing a lovely spot for al fresco dining and entertaining. A honeysucklecovered arch leading to a shady garden with ornamental cherry tree and borders; a rose arch leading to large lawn with plum and cherry trees, flower and shrub borders. Wooden steps lead down to a further lawned area behind the house. A good range of outbuildings surrounding the house offer flexible space with the potential for holiday/annexe accommodation or office space (subject to planning permission).
THE GRANARY 20' x 18' (6.1m x 5.49m) A stone barn currently used as a games room. Window overlooking the bank. Light and power. Door to wooden decking area and swimming pool with sunny, paved terrace. The barns surround the swimming pool on two sides to create a private and enclosed area.
THE CALFSHED 33' x 13' (10.06m x 3.96m) Adjacent to The Granary. Comprising large open plan room with kitchenette. French doors with matching glazed side panels lead to the swimming pool and paved terrace. Door to room currently used for storage, window to rear. Shower Room/WC, fitted with a tiled and glazed shower cubicle, pedestal basin and low level wc.
THE STUDIO Adjacent to the main house - formerly an artist's studio, a light and airy workshop/store with double doors to gardens, ideal access for sit-on lawn mower. Light and power.
STABLES AND GARAGES A detached block building comprising 4 loose boxes, tack room and hay and feed store. Light. Two sets of double doors to garage/boathouse and woodstore.
COUNCIL TAX Band F
SERVICES Mains electric, water and septic tank drainage.
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 and promap 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.