• Melville Street, Ryde

    Melville Street, Ryde -  595,000  SOLD

    Elegant Grade II Listed Residence

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A beautifully renovated grade II listed residence set over 4 storeys with sea views from the principal rooms. Period features. Self contained lower ground floor apartment. Chain free.

Property Features

  • Elegant Grade II Listed Residence
  • Stunning Sea Views
  • Beautifully Renovated Accommodation

An exceptional and beautifully renovated home believed to have been built around 1840. Charter House is arranged across four floors with the principal rooms to the rear of the house enjoying sea views over the Solent. The house is Grade II listed and has undergone a sympathetic refurbishment whilst retaining many period features including: high ceilings and skirtings, fireplaces, wooden flooring and sash windows with wooden shutters.

The attractively decorated accommodation includes elegant drawing room, dining room, library, kitchen and cloakroom on the ground floor. Upstairs there are three well-appointed bedrooms, a very spacious bathroom and further shower room. On the second floor there is a fourth double bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom.

In 2008 extensive refurbishment works were carried out to the lower ground floor creating a self-contained 2 bedroom apartment that is also accessible from the main house.

Externally the property benefits from an attractive and secluded rear garden that is bordered by mature hedging. In addition there are a range of original brick built stores accessible from the lower ground floor.

The town of Ryde offers boutique and independent shops and cafes set on an expanse of long sandy beaches and revetment. The property is conveniently situated for Ryde School and commuting to the mainland by foot or vehicle making it the perfect family home. The owners of Charter House have the benefit of residents parking permits for Zone R2 and there is restricted parking along Melville Street, together with unrestricted parking opposite in Belvedere Street.


ENTRANCE HALL Impressive hallway with wooden flooring, high ceilings and high skirting. Arched opening to the inner hall with staircase to first floor and door with staircase to lower ground floor. Radiator.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 4" x 12' 0" (4.98m x 3.67m) Fitted with a range of matching base and wall units with maple fronts and contrasting work surfaces. 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and tiled splash backs. Integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. Smeg stainless steel range cooker with 6 ring gas hob and double oven with extractor above. French doors with newly fitted window shutters providing access out to the garden and views towards the Solent. Limestone flooring.

DRAWING ROOM 21' 4" x 14' 0" (6.52m x 4.29m) Full height windows and French doors providing superb views over the rear garden towards the Solent. Open fireplace housing wood burning stove on a slate hearth with original marble surround. Radiator. Double doors to:

DINING ROOM 15' 10" x 14' 2" (4.85m x 4.34m) Well-proportioned room with original floorboards and original marble surround to fireplace. Window with original wooden shutters. Two radiators.

LIBRARY 14' 2" x 9' 8" (4.34m x 2.97m) Extensive built in book shelving. Fireplace with timber surround. Window with original wooden shutters.

CLOAKROOM WC and wash hand basin. Tiled flooring. Built in cupboard housing the Vaillant boiler and pressurised water system.


LANDING Half landing with feature window and door off to:

SHOWER ROOM Comprising WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle with Matki thermostatic shower. Extractor fan. Spotlights to ceiling. Radiator. Tiled flooring.

MASTER BEDROOM 21' 7" x 14' 0" (6.58m x 4.29m) Large bay window affording glorious Solent views. Cast iron fireplace. Three radiators.

BEDROOM 2 15' 1" x 14' 4" (4.61m x 4.37m) A double room with two built in wardrobes and further built in cupboard. Cast iron fireplace. Two radiators. Window to front.

BEDROOM 3 14' 3" x 16' 5" max (4.36m x 5.02m max) Another double room with two windows to front and cast iron fireplace. TV point.

BATHROOM A stunning, extremely spacious room with central contemporary 'Sottini' double ended bath from which there are sea views. Large tiled shower cubicle with rainfall shower head. Twin wash hand basins. WC. Two heated towel rails. Sealed fireplace and large mirror above. Built in storage cupboards. Limestone flooring.


BEDROOM 4 13' 8" x 11' 7" (4.17m x 3.55m) Sea view through the Velux window. Built in drawers and cupboards into eaves.

BEDROOM 5 10' 7" x 8' 3" max (3.23m x 2.53m max) All space has been utilised with a fantastic range of built in drawers and cupboards. Velux window enjoying sea views. Door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with WC, wash hand basin and bath with shower over.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR A flexible space which can either be used as ancillary accommodation for relatives, let out to provide an income, or would also be ideal for running a business from home. The apartment has its own independent access from Melville Street but there is also a staircase from the ground floor of the main accommodation.

ENTRANCE LOBBY Door onto rear courtyard. Inner door onto hallway with flagstone flooring and stairs to first floor with under stairs cupboard. Radiator. Built in cupboard.

BEDROOM 6 11' 10" x 11' 5" (3.63m x 3.49m) Double room with three windows. Radiator. TV point. Door to:

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM WC, wash hand basin and shower with rainfall shower head. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Spotlights to ceiling. Limestone flooring.

BEDROOM 7 14' 9" x 13' 2" (4.50m x 4.03m) Another double room with sash window to front. Radiator. TV point. Built in cupboard housing the gas meters.

BATHROOM Bath with shower attachment over behind a glazed screen. Wash hand basin, WC and extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Tiled flooring and part tiled walls.

KITCHEN 20' 3" x 8' 5" (6.18m x 2.59m) Large open fireplace with wood burning stove and brick surround. Flagstone flooring with feature glazed cover open to an illuminated well below. Kitchen fitted with a matching range of modern units with solid timber work surfaces incorporating breakfast bar, butler sink and integral fridge freezer. Space and plumbing for cooker and washing machine/dryer. Gas fired boiler. Window. Vertical radiator.

SITTING ROOM 14' 3" x 13' 1" (4.35m x 4.00m) Continuation of the flagstone flooring. Brick fireplace (closed) with wooden beam over. Sash window and glazed door to rear courtyard. Radiator. Electric units.

OUTSIDE Doors from either side of the lower ground floor open out to courtyards and onto the 3 brick vaulted cellars/stores, one with original gardener's toilet, at the rear of the property.

Above this, a flagstone paved terrace provides dining and seating areas with views towards the sea. Steps lead down to a lawned area with further stone paved terrace at the bottom of the garden. Mature bay and holly hedges border the garden either side providing an attractive and secluded setting. Outside lighting and electric point.

The front of the property is particularly impressive with attractive magnolia trees either side of the house and a flagstone path to the front entrance. There are borders stocked with lavender and wrought iron railings between painted pillars.

TENURE Freehold.


EPC Grade II Listed.

HEATING The property is heated by radiators via a Vaillant gas fired boiler.

SERVICES Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas serve both the house and the lower ground floor, which are separately supplied and metered.

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 are schematic and are for guidance only. Measurements are approximate. The red outline is an 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.

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