Ashlake Farm Lane, Wootton Bridge, Ryde - £1,385,000 SOLD
Private Slipway, Jetty and Mooring Facilities
Rarely does an opportunity present itself to acquire a delightful character home with gardens leading down to the water, a private slipway, jetty and mooring facilities. Sitting in beautifully kept grounds whilst enjoying spectacular views of the small bay and creek beyond. The light and well planned accommodation offers four bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, three reception rooms and a cottage style kitchen.
- Private Slipway, Jetty and Mooring Facilities
- Delightful Character Home
- Superb River Views
Rarely does an opportunity present itself to acquire a delightful character home with gardens leading down to the water, a private slipway, jetty and mooring facilities. Ashlake Farmhouse dates back to the 17th century and was originally built as a small farm cottage around 1630 and has since been extended most recently by the present owners in 2005. Retaining many original features including two inglenook fireplaces, beamed ceilings, natural stone walls and a traditional clay tiled roof. Ashlake Farmhouse sits in beautifully kept grounds whilst enjoying spectacular views of the small bay and creek beyond.
The light and well planned accommodation offers four bedrooms, three of which are en-suite , three reception rooms and a cottage style kitchen with French doors leading on to large terrace with views across the gardens to the creek. The flexible layout also offers the potential to provide a self-contained annexe, deal for visiting grandchildren or even a small holiday letting unit. The extensive gardens have been landscaped to provide various zones of interest. A large terrace runs the length of the house ideal for al fresco dining. A boat summer house sits by the water edge with slipway and pontoon. An oak framed "Ascot" garage/ workshop is situated at the front of the property with ample parking for several cars.
Fishbourne is ideally located for access to the mainland being a short distance from the car ferry. Countryside walks are nearby with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the popular Fishbourne in just minutes away. The Victorian coastal town of Ryde with its sandy beaches, boutique shops and restaurants is within a ten minute drive.
ENTRANCE PORCH Tiled pitched roof porch with glazing to three sides. Tiled floor with door to:
FAMILY ROOM 20' 8" x 13' 1" (6.3m x 3.99m) Thought to have been added in the 19th century the room provides an additional dining area. There are bespoke bookcase with space for over 400 books. The door in the north elevation wall leads to some stairs down into an extension added in 2016 and this area could be utilised as a self-contained annexe with the first floor bedroom accessed via a solid oak spiral staircase. Additional door to:
LIVING ROOM 16' 0" x 13' 11" (4.88m x 4.24m) The original sitting room with inglenook Bressumer beamed fireplace incorporating a wood burning stove. This delightful room has been significantly enlarged by the addition of an oak framed garden room with French doors leading onto the stone terrace and gardens. Window overlooking front garden. Original beamed ceiling. Door to
DINING ROOM 13' 11" x 13' 7" (4.24m x 4.14m) With original flagstone floor and inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam mantel and large turtle type wood burning stove. A feature of this room is the gallery landing above, created when the renovations were carried out. Stairs to first floor bedrooms. Door to South facing conservatory with tiled flooring. The conservatory houses an extremely prolific vine thought to be in the region of 100 years old.
OFFICE 15' 0" x 7' 2" (4.57m x 2.18m) With built in cupboards and shelving. Window overlooking garden and Creek. Down lighting.
KITCHEN 13' 11" x 12' 7" (4.24m x 3.84m) A cottage style kitchen with beamed ceilings and triple aspect windows and doors to both side and rear gardens. Comprehensive range of units with Granite topped work surfaces, incorporating a Butler sink and built in dishwasher. Gas fired AGA as well as built in combination cooker and microwave with gas hob. Opening to utility area with further storage cupboards incorporating a single drainer sink unit. Plumbing for washing machine. Double doors to rear terrace with views across gardens to terrace.
CLOAKROOM Tiled flooring. Washbasin and W.C
GALLERIED LANDING Double aspect windows. Feature chimney breast. Gallery with Oak balustrades looking down into the dining area.
MASTER BEDROOM 15' 10" x 14' 1" (4.83m x 4.29m) A lovely light and spacious room with double aspect windows across the garden to the Creek Range of built in wardrobes and access to a boarded and insulated loft via drop down wooden fold away loft ladder. The en-suite bathroom with tile walls comprises a large bath, bidet, separate shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin and W.C. Recessed spot lighting.
BEDROOM 2 12' 7" x 8' 6" (3.84m x 2.59m) Double room with window overlooking side garden. Large built in airing cupboard housing large heat store water cylinder capable of servicing the four en-suite bath and shower rooms. En-suite bathroom comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, pedestal washbasin and W.C Part tiled walls.
BEDROOM 3 (POTENTIAL ANNEXE) 14' 1" x 12' 0" (4.29m x 3.66m) Approached via a solid oak spiral staircase leading from the Entrance Hall. Double room with twin aspect windows and Creek views. Beamed ceiling and natural stone walls. En-suite bathroom comprising bath with mains overhead shower unit, pedestal washbasin with shaving point. Tiled walls and down lighting.
BEDROOM 4 (POTENTIAL ANNEXE) 15' 8" x 15' 8" (4.78m x 4.78m) Forming part of the most recent extension this area provides a double bedroom with en-suite shower and WC. The twin north elevation windows overlook the landscaped gardens with views of the Creek and beyond.
This part of the house could provide an annexe with the addition of a kitchen area (see plan
OUTSIDE Approached via a wooden five bar gate with sweeping gravelled driveway which leads to the front of the house and provides ample parking for several cars. Oak framed Ascot Garage/ workshop with matching tiled pitched roof built on a concrete base. The workshop with views across the garden is well fitted with large workbench and shelving. Door leading to single garage with roll away door, power and light. Wood store to the side.
Side garden with Greenhouse measuring approx. 12x6 with power and light and fitted staging shelves.
REAR GARDEN The picturesque gardens were landscaped as part of the renovation providing quite simply a delightful addition to the waterside home. The well maintained lawn which lead from a large terrace down to the water's edge. The garden has been stocked with numerous shrubs planted by the present owners and there are a number of trees including three mature oaks and two weeping willows. The stone faced terrace which runs the entire length of the elevation and can be accessed from the kitchen and sitting room provides a perfect area for entertaining and dining. The gravelled pathway at the side of the house runs into the concrete slipway providing small boat launching capability. There is also a timber summer house constructed on a concrete base with French doors power and light.
In 2007 the floating pontoon was constructed with steel piles and now provides "walk aboard" facilities for moored boats. The pontoon assembly also includes mains electricity via a marina- style box and domestic fresh water for yacht washing and tank filling.
HEATING A gas fired boiler located in the utility room provides domestic hot water and central heating via radiators.
SERVICES All mains gas, electric and drainage.