• Kemming Road, Whitwell

    Kemming Road, Whitwell -  1,100,000  SOLD

    Substantial 5 Bedroom Character Residence

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An imposing, stone, character residence, standing in large gardens, with stables and heated swimming pool. The light and airy accommodation has been refurbished to a high standard and is beautifully presented throughout. Included in the grounds is a 5* three bedroom holiday cottage providing income.

Property Features

  • Substantial 5 Bedroom Character Residence
  • Refurbished to a High Standard
  • Including a Separate 5* Holiday Let Cottage

An imposing, stone, character residence, standing in large gardens, with stables and a heated swimming pool. The light and airy accommodation has been refurbished to a high standard and is beautifully presented throughout. There are two spacious sitting rooms, one with a multi fuel stove, and a large open plan kitchen dining room with an excellent range of units and granite work surfaces.

Named after the order of nuns which once occupied the property, The House of St Francis is believed to date back to the 1750's and offers versatile accommodation arranged over two floors with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom/shower rooms and lots of useful storage. There is oil fired central heating via radiators and double glazing. Solar panels reduce the energy bills and provide an annual income.

In the grounds of the property is Red Squirrel Cottage, a recently built, detached three bedroom property, currently a successful 5* holiday let with its own balcony and hot tub, providing a lucrative income. The House of St Francis is screened from the road by a tall hedge and approached via a five bar gate, over a gravelled driveway leading to a garage and brick built potting shed plus ample parking.

Whitwell is an attractive South Wight village with a popular country inn, The White Horse, garage, and church. Local shops, doctor's surgery and primary school are available in the next village, Niton. The Victorian resort town of Ventnor with it's crescent shaped beach and interesting architecture is three miles distant. Access to footpaths and bridleways provide wonderful walking and riding opportunities in the beautiful countryside.


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CONSERVATORY 25' 7" x 6' 11" (7.8m x 2.11m) A light and airy entrance with tiled floor and stone elevations, enjoying a southerly aspect and views over the private and secluded front gardens. Door to:

ENTRANCE HALL 11' 8" x 11' 4" (3.56m x 3.45m) A generous sized, welcoming hall with maple flooring and ornamental, period fireplace. Leads through to an inner hallway with stairs to first floor and built-in under stairs cupboards. Steps leading to the:

DRAWING ROOM 21' 11" x 18' 2" (6.68m x 5.54m) An impressive room of good proportions with twin aspect to the front and side of the property. Open fireplace with 'Adam' style surround. Two large walk-in store cupboards with shelving and lighting.

STUDY 14' 10" x 12' 0" (4.52m x 3.66m) With attractive period door with glazed inserts. Stone fireplace extending into alcoves. Window to front.

SITTING ROOM 17' 2" x 14' 11" (5.23m x 4.55m) A light and airy room with box bay and French doors opening to a west facing terrace. French doors to the conservatory. Feature fireplace incorporating a multi-fuel stove.

LARGE OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 25' 11" x 20' 8" (7.9m x 6.3m) A lovely family room including an excellent range of fitted units with double bowl ceramic sink, storage cupboards, drawers and granite work surfaces. Built in dishwasher and 'Classic' Range Cooker. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Central Island with built in wine cooler, shelves, drawers and granite work top/breakfast bar. Engineered oak flooring, exposed stone wall and feature display niche.

REAR LOBBY With fitted cloaks cupboard and door to rear garden.

SHOWER ROOM Large walk in cubicle with built in 'deluge' shower, wash basin with waterfall tap and wc. Ladder style radiator.

UTILITY ROOM 15' 6" x 7' 5" (4.72m x 2.26m) A spacious room with stainless steel inset sink, plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer. Fitted floor and wall cupboards, worktops and space for American style fridge/freezer. Door to:

GYMNASIUM 15' 6" x 11' 3" (4.72m x 3.43m) With French doors to the terrace.


LANDING A split landing with two Velux roof lights allowing plenty of natural light onto the landing area. Airing cupboard housing large pressurised hot water tank and adjoining airing cupboard. Glazed door to garage roof.

MASTER BEDROOM 20' 8" x 15' 11" (6.3m x 4.85m) A large double room with box bay and window seat, enjoying views over the rear gardens to Stenbury Down and the Hoy Monument in the distance. An excellent range of fitted bedroom furniture comprising wardrobes drawers and dressing table unit.

MASTER BATHROOM Fitted with Jacuzzi bath set in a tiled surround with mixer tap. Glazed shower unit. Twin basins with monobloc taps to a white high gloss built-in furniture unit with storage, display cabinets, mirrors and recessed spotlights. Matching unit incorporating WC with concealed cistern and incorporating drawer unit. Heated chrome towel rail.

BEDROOM 2 14' 9" x 11' 10" (4.5m x 3.61m) With steps up from landing. A good size double room with twin aspect enjoying a southerly aspect to the front. Ornamental period fireplace. Built-in cupboards to recess with shelving. Door to:


EN-SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with shower over and glazed shower screen. Pedestal basin with monobloc tap and low level WC. Window overlooking the rear gardens. Heated chrome towel rail.

BEDROOM 3 13' 3" x 11' 7" (4.04m x 3.53m) A double room with twin aspect and bay window with distant country views. Built in wardrobe cupboard.

SHOWER ROOM Comprising a large walk-in cubicle with built in shower, wash basin with cupboards under and wc. Ladder style radiator. Built in linen cupboard on the recessed landing.

BEDROOM 4 14' 10" x 12' 0" (4.52m x 3.66m) A good double room with front southerly aspect window enjoying views over the garden. Built in wardrobe cupboard.

BEDROOM 5 15' 3" x 11' 3" (4.65m x 3.43m) A double room overlooking the front garden.

HEATING An oil fired boiler provides hot water and central heating to radiators.

RED SQUIRREL COTTAGE A detached, luxury three bedroom holiday cottage comprising

SPACIOUS ENTRANCE HALL With staircase to first floor.

UTILITY/CLOAKROOM 8' 0" x 5' 6" (2.44m x 1.68m) Plumbing for washing machine, wc and hand basin. Fitted storage cupboard. Electric boiler providing hot water and central heating to radiators.

LARGE OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM / DINING / KITCHEN 19' 7" x 19' 7" (5.97m x 5.97m) With feature wood burning stove and bifold doors to a large balcony/deck with hot tub, overlooking the rear gardens. In the kitchen area, a good range of fitted storage units and worktops. Built in dishwasher and fridge freezer. Built in electric oven, hob and microwave.

BEDROOM 1 14' 7" x 11' 2" (4.44m x 3.4m) A generous double room with En-Suite comprising walk in cubicle with deluge shower, wash basin and wc. Heated towel rail.


BEDROOM 2 18' 6" x 12' 9" (5.64m x 3.89m) A spacious double room with sloping ceilings.

BEDROOM 3 18' 6" x 17' 10" (5.64m x 5.44m) A spacious twin room with sloping ceilings and distant downland views.

BATHROOM Comprising free standing roll top bath, walk in shower cubicle with deluge shower, wash basin and wc.

OUTSIDE A five bar gate leads to a gravelled driveway and large parking and turning area. Steps lead down to the flagstone terrace at the front of the property, a lovely spot to enjoy the southerly aspect. Large raised pond with rockery surrounding and a variety of ornamental shrubs. To the west of the house is a large paved terrace ideal for enjoying the evening sun, 'al fresco' dining and barbecues. To the rear are extensive gardens, with a clematis covered archway leading to a large lawned area with attractive planting, mature trees and bushes.

Pleasantly set within this area is the HEATED SWIMMING POOL, POOL HOUSE (19'8 x 11'5) with lighting and power INCORPORATING CHANGING ROOMS AND SOUTH FACING TERRACE - a fabulous area for socializing and entertaining whilst enjoying the pool. To the side and behind the pool area are further garden areas comprising vegetable patch, greenhouse and composting bins. There are two stables and a log store area. Incorporated in the stable block are separate storage rooms housing the controls, filtering unit and oil fired boiler for the swimming pool.

Adjoining the rear of the house is a GARAGE (18' x 13') and adjoining brick built POTTING SHED (15' x 10') also housing the oil fired boiler. Oil storage tank situated at the rear of this building.

COUNCIL TAX Band G (Business Rates for Red Squirrel Cottage).

TENURE Freehold

SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage. Solar panels fitted in July 2011 are owned by the Vendor and are fully transferable with no fee to the purchaser. 25 year agreement with a feed in tariff. Current approximate annual income £1400.

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