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    Impressive 5 bedroom character home with annexe and holiday home

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An impressive 5 bedroom character home, renovated and extended to include a stylish living room extension and a contemporary 3 bedroom detached holiday home with first floor open plan kitchen/living/dining room. A one bedroom self-contained annexe forms part of the main house. Good size private garden.

Property Features

  • Impressive 5 bedroom character home with annexe and holiday home
  • One bedroom self contained annexe on the ground floor
  • Contemporary 3 bedroom holiday home in the grounds

Originally part of the Tennyson estate and dating back to the 1800's Priory Cottage is an impressive character home with many period features including leaded windows, stone fireplace and decorative tiles above the windows, which are thought to be designed by Tennyson himself. The home which has been extensively and thoughtfully renovated and extended by the current owners and enjoys spacious accommodation including: five bedrooms, four of which are doubles a large comfortable family kitchen/dining room, charming sitting room and a feature of the house is the recently added stylish living room to the rear with vaulted ceiling and large glazed panels either side of the fireplace enjoying views of the garden. A one bedroom self-contained annexe forms part of the ground floor of the main house, ideal for extended family or an additional income. To the rear of the property is a recently completed contemporary detached holiday home with 3 ground floor bedrooms and a first floor open plan kitchen/living/dining room with vaulted and beamed ceiling with windows to the rear garden and roof lights creating a lovely light living space.

With gardens and parking to the front and approx 300ft private garden to the rear with many amenities such as primary schools, local shops, swimming pool located in Freshwater village and Freshwater Bay only approximately 1 mile away, Priory Cottage is an ideally placed country cottage.

LOBBY A solid wooden front door opens into a small entrance lobby. Doors off to the kitchen of the Main House and the Sitting Room in the Annexe.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 14' 4" x 17' 9" (4.37m x 5.41m) A matching range of cream shaker style wall and floor units with wooden work surface over, inset with double bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap over and wood panelled splashbacks. Wall cupboards incorporating plate rack. Rangemaster gas fired hob and triple oven with Rangemaster extractor fan over. Plumbing for dishwasher. Two windows to front. Stripped wooden flooring. Room for dining room table and chairs and American style fridge/freezer. Period style radiator. Doors off to:

REAR LOBBY Door to outside patio area. Cupboard containing Worcester gas fired combination boiler.

SITTING ROOM 15' x 11' 9" (4.57m x 3.58m) Dual aspect room with windows to side and leaded window to front overlooking the gardens. Stone fire surround. Period style radiator.

UTILITY ROOM A door from the main house Kitchen opens into the Utility Room. Fitted with large floor to ceiling cupboards one of which houses plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer with worksurface over and another with shelving and downlighter. Radiator. Further cupboard with shelving. Door to Cloakroom/WC Tiled floor. Sink and WC. Glo-worm gas fired combination boiler servicing Annexe. Window to rear. Door from Utility into the Annexe Kitchen. Stable door to:

LIVING ROOM 15' 11" x 13' (4.85m x 3.96m) A wonderful room with vaulted ceiling and roof windows and large glazed panels either side of the fireplace enjoying views of the rear garden and creating a lovely light living space. Glazed French doors to the side. Wood effect flooring. Radiators. Wood burning stove to fireplace.

FIRST FLOOR Stairs lead up from the Kitchen to the upstairs landing.

LANDING Windows to rear garden. Radiator. Doors off to:

MASTER BEDROOM 14' 6 into bay" x 12' 1" (4.42m x 3.68m) Sealed unit double glazed leaded box bay window overlooking the front with views of Tennyson Down. Feature fireplace. Shelving to recess. Period style radiator. Built-in cupboard. Radiator. Door to:

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM With large tiled and glazed shower cubicle, Hand basin with Monobloc tap with surround and low level wc with concealed cistern. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled floor. Window to front. Recessed downlighters to ceiling.

BEDROOM 2 14' 9" x 12' 9" (4.5m x 3.89m) A lovely double room with vaulted ceiling and beams. Dual aspect windows to side and leaded window to front with wooden shutters. Period style radiator. Built in wardrobe.

BATHROOM ONE Large walk-in shower with opaque glazed screen and tiled walls. Rainfall shower head and hand held shower. Pedestal basin with monobloc tap and low level wc. Window to rear, chrome heated towel rail. Wood effect flooring.

BEDROOM 3 11' 8" x 10' 10" (3.56m x 3.3m) A double room with leaded window overlooking front garden. Feature fireplace with built in wardrobe to recess. Picture rails. Period style radiator.

BEDROOM 4 11' 8" x 10' 2" (3.56m x 3.1m) A double room with leaded window overlooking front garden and towards Tennyson Down. Feature fireplace. Fitted wardrobes. Part panelled wall. Picture rails. Period style radiator.

BEDROOM 5 8' x 10' 8" (2.44m x 3.25m) A single room with leaded window to front. Fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Loft access. Period style radiator.

BATHROOM TWO Freestanding roll top bath with wooden stand. Pedestal basin and low level WC. Wooden tongue and groove wooden panelled walls. Period style radiator. Tiled floor. Extractor fan. Recessed downlighters to ceiling. Obscured window to rear garden

ANNEXE A door opens from the front door and lobby into the Annexe Living Room.

ANNEXE SITTING ROOM 17' 7 into bay" x 16' 3 max" (5.36m x 4.95m) Large leaded bay window to front. Gas living flame fire with surround. Radiator. Archway with door off to Bedroom and access to Annexe Kitchen.

ANNEXE BEDROOM 10' 7" x 12' 8" (3.23m x 3.86m) A double room with leaded window to the front. Door off to Ensuite Wetroom Obscured window to side. Fully tiled. Shower (off central heating system), wc and pedestal basin. Heated towel rail.

ANNEXE KITCHEN/DINER 20' 3" x 8' 7" (6.17m x 2.62m) Accessed either through the annexe living room or from the utility room. High ceilings with downlighters giving a feeling of space. Window to rear. Sliding glazed patio doors on to gravel terrace. Tiled floor. A range of wooden floor mounted wall units with stainless steel inset sink with mixer tap over, electric hob with extractor over. Room for a dining table. Built-in radiator. Plumbing for washing machine. Archway to annexe sitting room.


A brand new detached contemporary timber clad dwelling sits to the rear of Priory Cottage for use as a holiday cottage. Graphite grey UPVC sealed unit double glazed windows throughout.

Attractive terrace to the front with wooden pergola, ideal for outdoor living space. Outside lighting. Wooden door to:

HALLWAY With door leading to the bedrooms. Stairs to first floor.

BEDROOM 1 6' 8" x 14' 9" (2.03m x 4.5m) A double room with window overlooking the rear garden. Built in wardrobe. Radiator.

BEDROOM 2 6' 8" x 10' 10" (2.03m x 3.3m) A single room with built in bed. Radiator. Window to front. Built in wardrobe

BEDROOM 3 5' x 10' 10" (1.52m x 3.3m) A single room with window to side. Radiator.


LANDING Vaulted ceiling, window to front. Boiler for central heating system. Door to:

KITCHEN/LIVING/DINING ROOM 19' 3" x 14' 9" (5.87m x 4.5m) A fabulous open plan living space with vaulted ceiling and roof windows allowing plenty of natural light into this area. Kitchen With freestanding white unit with white corian worksurface and upstand, inset sink. Freestanding stainless steel unit with wood effect worksurface over incorporating hob and electric oven. Leading to LIVING AREA Door with Juliet balcony overlooking the lovely rear gardens. Radiator. Window to rear.

SHOWER ROOM/WC Fitted with a large glazed walk in shower with rainfall head and riser. Contemporary style two drawer furniture unit with inset basin and low level wc. Obscured window. Chrome heated towel rail.

Parking area to the front.

OUTSIDE A wooden 5 bar gate leads to a good size gravelled parking area to the front of the property. A gate leads to main front garden with a gravel terrace to the front, ideal for a table and chairs. Lawn area beyond with mature hedging screening the property from the road. The lawn continues around the side and a wooden gate leads to the rear garden with a concrete terrace currently housing a hot tub (available by separate negotiation) in a lovely sheltered spot, covered verandah. Steps up to a lawn area with flower border, mature shrubs and bushes. A gate leads to Priory Barn, the detached dwelling to the rear of the property with an attractive front terrace with wooden pergola over, ideal for an outdoor living space. Gravel terrace. Ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. Steps from here lead to a large lawn which is surrounded by mature scrubs and hedging. The garden extends to approximately 300ft. A new brick wall and gravel pathway leads to a good size timber chalet, ideal for a home office or garden room with kitchenette area and shower room/wc. A summer house at the very end enjoying views across the fields and overlooking a large pond with wooden landing stage.

HEATING A Worcester gas fired boiler in the rear lobby provides domestic hot water and central heating via radiators. A second Glo-worm gas fired boiler in the utility room provides hot water and central heating to the annexe.


EPC RATING Priory Cottage - E, Priory Barn - SAP Rating To Be Confirmed


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. Floor plans are schematic and are for guidance only. Measurements are approximate. The red outline is a indicative guide for illustrative purpose only. 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 February 2018

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