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Isle of Wight Newport Isle Of Wight, PO30 3EG
Property description A beautifully presented stone cottage located in the sought after hamlet of Gatcombe in the centre of the Island. The property has been updated to offer light and airy accommodation whilst retaining many original features and period charm.
Set in the idyllic and sought after village of Gatcombe and within easy reach of the numerous facilities of the county town of Newport, the property would make an ideal family or second home.
Far reaching countryside views can be enjoyed from many of the rooms and the modern conservatory provides the perfect place to take in the views over the garden and the rolling hills in the distance. A small stream meanders across the rear garden.
The accommodation is light and airy and the ground floor comprises a small entrance porch, large sitting room with multi-fuel burner, fitted kitchen opening onto the conservatory and the added benefit of a downstairs utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and bathroom and stairs leading to the second floor with a double bedroom.
Entrance Porch leading to Sitting Room
Sitting Room with oak flooring and multi-fuel burner
Kitchen with fitted oak kitchen and side door
Conservatory with view over and doors to the garden
Utility Area space for appliances
Cloakroom with WC and basin
Bedroom 1 fine views over the garden and countryside beyond
Bedroom 2 views to the front of the property
Bathroom with bath, WC, basin and shower
Bedroom 3 a spacious room with superb views
To the front of the property is an area of garden and block paved driveway with parking for several vehicles.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a summer house, workshop and greenhouse. There is an area of patio and small wooden bridge over the stream. There are mature trees and shrubs and superb countryside towards the distant rolling hills.
From Newport head towards Carisbrooke on the B3323 Whitcombe Road, turn right onto Sandy Lane then onto Gatcombe Lane which is signposted, follow the road bearing right at the church the property can be found on the right hand side.
The Isle of Wight is situated off the South Coast of England, is becoming an ever-more popular location for permanent and second homes. Made popular by Queen Victoria, who had her maritime residence at Osborne, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent; for Cowes Week; for its beautiful coastline including sandy beaches and The Needles; spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours. Sainsburys, Tesco, M&S, Waitrose, Lidl and Aldi all now have a presence as have many other national chains. Communication and transport links are excellent; regular car ferries connect with the national motorway network and fast catamarans have connections via Southampton and Portsmouth with direct trains to London Waterloo which can be reached within 2 hours of leaving the Island shore. Government-funded schools are numerous and independent schools (Ryde School and Priory School) thrive on the Island with some children attending prep and public schools on the mainland. Leisure opportunities abound - walking, riding, paragliding, hang-gliding, team sports, sailing, wind surfing and other water sports, rugby, football (Newport Football Club) cricket and golf clubs. Good transport links enable day trips to the shopping centres of West Quay, Southampton and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.
Newport is the Island\‘s main shopping and administrative centre, it has bus links to all the coastal towns and most villages. Within the town there are schools for all age groups, a cinema complex, theatres, doctors, hospital, restaurants, Inns, a tidal harbour and many other amenities. National shopping chains in Newport include Sainsburys, Morrisons, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, WH Smith, Boots, Dunelm Mill, Halfords and Currys and many others. Ferry ports for vehicles are situated at Fishbourne (to Portsmouth) about 4 miles distant and East Cowes (to Southampton) about 5 miles distant and Yarmouth (to Lymington) about 10 miles distant.
Gatcombe. Gatcombe House sits in a stunning location surrounded by its own parkland and ancient woodland and close to the geographical centre of the Isle of Wight. Glimpses of the 13th century village church can be seen through the trees beside the ornamental lake and the surrounding countryside is renowned for riding, shooting and walking. The Island\‘s beautiful beaches and heritage coastline are within a 20 minute drive from the property and the county town of Newport is just 2 miles to the north, offering a full range of local amenities. The Isle of Wight is celebrated not just for its riding, shooting, walking and beaches, but also as an international yachting and sailing venue, with the annual Cowes Week regatta in August attracting competitors from all over the world. A full range of Yacht and Sailing clubs provide a social hub, as do the nearby Golf courses at Osborne House, Freshwater and Sandown.
Council Tax Band D 2016/17 £1616
Tenure & Possession, Fixtures & Fittings
The property is offered Freehold, with vacant possession on the whole upon Completion. The seller does not include in the sale any gas or electrical appliances, however connected, or any other fixtures, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation.
Services and Heating
We are informed that the following mains services are connected to the property (subject to the conditions and stipulations of the relevant utility companies) electricity and water. Under an historic charter, there is currently no charge for water. The heating system is provided by a LPG boiler via radiators. Foul drainage is to a modern Mantair system, installed in 2013, serving this and the adjoining property.
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents Biles & Co. To view this property please contact our Isle of Wight office on 01983 872335