Bembridge - £1,250,000 (Guide Price) SOLD
SOLD - BUYER FOUND WITHIN 8 WEEKS
Just up from the beach, a private driveway leads to a beautiful thatched cottage believed to be one of the oldest in Bembridge and dating back to the 1700s with a charming gate lodge, The Hermitage. With approx. 0.7 acres. 3 double bedrooms in the main house and 1 double bedroom in the gate lodge.
- SOLD - BUYER FOUND WITHIN 8 WEEKS
- A Beautiful Period Thatched Cottage
- Charming 1 bedroom Gate Lodge
Just up from the beach a private driveway leads through a pair of double gates to a beautiful thatched cottage believed to be one of the oldest in Bembridge and dating back to the 1700's with a charming gate lodge, The Hermitage. Tucked away from the road, The Small Cottage is set in approx. 0.7 acres and enjoys privacy and seclusion in wonderful mature gardens. The accommodation offers plenty of charm and character particularly the sitting room with feature fireplace, beam and lots of leaded windows at different
levels creating a lovely living space. The master bedroom on the ground floor provides a light and spacious master bedroom suite with large bathroom. A good size dining room, spacious hallway and kitchen breakfast room completes the ground floor with two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. The Hermitage provides a lovely open plan living/dining space with kitchen, shower room and double bedroom, ideal for holiday letting or for guest accommodation. Gravel parking area. The charming village of Bembridge is within walking distance and offers a wealth of amenities with a good range of shops including a butcher, delicatessens, fishmonger, bakery, farm shops, coffee shops and restaurants. An excellent harbour with marina, mooring facilities, two sailing clubs, Bembridge and Brading Haven. Within a short walk of the beach and a range of local shops in Lane End Road.
GROUND FLOOR Low stable door with glazed and leaded insert to:
ENTRANCE PORCH Flagstone flooring and built in wooden seat. Fully glazed leaded door to:
DINING HALL A lovely dual aspect room with glazed and leaded window and door to the terrace and rear garden with window to front. Two radiators.
INNER HALL With leaded window to front and rear, steps leading down to:
SITTING ROOM A lovely room full of charm and character with a fireplace with feature bread oven and gas living flame fire 'dog grate' on a flagstone hearth. Timber beam inset and mantle over. To the rear of the fireplace is a Library Area with triple aspect leaded windows overlooking the rear garden, an ideal spot to sit and enjoy a book. There are triple aspect glazed and leaded windows at all different levels, a lovely quirky room. Door to side garden.
HALLWAY A turned staircase leads to the first floor, wall light points, exposed brick to one wall. Built in airing cupboard with heater and shelving. Velux window. A spacious area with room for seating.
SHOWER ROOM / WC Solid afromosa wood door. Recessed tiled shower concealed by dark wood panelling, handbasin to a matching wood surround with storage under. Light, shaver point. Cupboard recessed into wall. Low level wc. Velux window. Exposed brick to one wall.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE With two arched glazed areas incorporating two sets of French doors to the front courtyard allowing plenty of natural light into this room. Built in cupboard with shelving. Archway to bed and dressing area with floor to ceiling built in wardrobes, drawer units and cupboards. Recessed spotlights to ceiling. Chunky wood door to:
EN SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with a wood panelled bath, pedestal basin, tiled and glazed shower cubicle. WC with concealed cistern. Built in cupboards. Heated towel rail. Windows to side. Recessed spotlights and part tiled walls.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Fitted with oak fronted wall and base units with wood trimmed worksurfaces over incorporating a 1 ¼ bowl sink fitted to the corner with mixer tap over. Under pelmet lighting. Electric hob and oven fitted to the corner with cooker hood over. Separate double oven. Leaded window to side. Integral dishwasher and fridge. Large timber beam to ceiling. Breakfast area with space for table, leaded window overlooking the rear garden. Leaded and glazed door to rear terrace, an ideal spot to catch the morning sun and to enjoy breakfast on the terrace.
UTILITY ROOM Wall and base units matching the kitchen with integral washing machine. Sink with mixer tap. Large walk in cupboard housing the Gloworm gas central heating boiler and hot water tank, ideal space for drying
clothes. Light. Door to garden.
CLOAKROOM / WC Low level wc, corner hand basin. Part tiled walls. Extractor fan . Radiator.
STUDY Ideally situated off the kitchen with dual aspect leaded windows overlooking the gardens with built in wooden desk and drawer units with shelving over.
Doors off to bedrooms and bathroom.
BEDROOM 2 A good size room with leaded window overlooking the rear garden and a block of 4 Velux windows allowing plenty of natural light. Stained and varnished wooden floorboards. Built in cupboards to eaves with hanging space and shelving. Downlighters to ceiling. Shelved recess. Radiator. Built in wardrobe.
BATHROOM / WC Fitted with a cream suite comprising wood panelled bath with tiled surround, pedestal basin and low level wc. Recessed tiled and glazed shower. Part tiled walls. Heated towel rail. Mirror fronted cupboard to recess. Shaver point. Velux window.
BEDROM 3 With arched leaded window and a block of 4 Velux windows. Wall light point. Built in under eaves storage. Stained and varnished wooden floorboards.
HEATING The gas fired Gloworm boiler supplies the hot water and radiator system with back up electric immersion.
THE HERMITAGE A charming cottage constructed in 2003 for guest accommodation to the main house. Oak flooring throughout with underfloor heating. Vaillant gas boiler.
OPEN PLAN LIVING/DINING ROOM With glazed and leaded French doors to raised terrace. Corner brick fireplace with gas living flame stove. Built in
cupboard. Dual aspect leaded windows. Two Velux windows. Stable door to front. Leading through to:
KITCHEN Fitted with wall and base units with 1 ¼ bowl sink with mixer tap. Integral washing machine, fridge, hob and electric 'Stoves' double oven. Under pelmet lighting. Velux window. Leaded window to front.
BEDROOM A double room with leaded window to side. Two Velux windows. Built in wardrobe and shelving. Access to loft space. Wall light points.
SHOWER ROOM / WC With corner tiled and glazed cubicle. Heated towel rail. Handbasin and low level wc with concealed cistern built into wooden furniture surround units. Shaver point. Window.
OUTSIDE A private driveway off Lane End Road leads you to this tucked away position opening to a gravel parking area. Beyond this is The Hermitage with its own raised terrace and lawn area with shrubs and bushes. The main garden can be accessed from here and is a lovely private and secluded area which is mainly
laid to lawn with many shrubs and bushes creating points of interest in the garden. Sunken pond with aquatic plants. Stone well. Garden store behind trellis fencing. The Small Cottage's terrace provides an ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining. LARGE TIMBER WORKSHOP/CHALET (26'7 x 20'3) with sliding doors to the front and three sets of windows, light and power. From the gravel parking area at the front there are double wooden gates leading to The Small Cottage and further private parking, matching pedestrian gateway. Paved area to front door with shrub and flower borders. A wonderful home, ideal for those seeking privacy and seclusion yet within walking distance of local amenities.
COUNCIL TAX BAND G
SERVICES All mains connected
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. Floorplans and promap are schematic and 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 July 2015.