Est. Mortgage £1,697 per month
A wonderful opportunity to acquire a fabulous historic home with four bedrooms and an abundance of character, set in beautiful wrap around gardens with glorious wildlife and leafy views yet close to principle towns of both Ryde and Newport.Built in 1750, this iconic grade 2 listed freehold building is well known for its attractive shape and was originally built as a tollgate house on the road into Newport. Sympathetically extended in the 1930’s, the Round House offers fabulous accommodation in a beautiful setting with wonderful characterful features and has a newly installed gas central heating system. It offers lots of potential and was run as a very successful tea room business for many years up until 2012.
Located on Fairlee Road, The Round House has the benefit of being set back from the road and enjoys lots of parking space right in front of the property. With principle towns of both Newport and Ryde both easily accessible from the house, there is also a regular bus service which link the seaside town of Ryde with its boutique shops and mainland ferry links with the principle town of Newport and all its amenities, including cultural events such as those hosted at The Quay Arts centre.
Island Harbour is also very close by and as well as yachting opportunities also features a popular bar and restaurant. The Round House enjoys stunning rural views as well as a wide range of wildlife to its extensive gardens, including foxes, red squirrels and badgers and there are a number of footpaths and country walks that can be accessed from the house. Mainland ferry links from East Cowes and Fishbourne are just a few miles from the property.
The accommodation comprises of a welcoming hallway with doors leading off to other rooms, a large lounge with delightful garden views, a further reception room, kitchen, utility room and breakfast room as well as bedroom 4 and a cloakroom on the ground floor. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside, the Round House enjoys a driveway to the front with wrap around gardens incorporating lawns, terraced areas, pathways and even its own stream. With delightful planting including bulbs and mature plants there are also a range of fruit trees and a further area of land.Welcome To The Round HouseApproaching from Fairlee Road, the road sweeps down to provide plenty of parking outside the Round House and an attractive white five bar gate opens to the driveway and to the large garage of the property. With a pretty gravelled area here, there is an outside light and a path leads round past the original porch and front door of the house to the side garden and to the white painted stable door which has a terraced area to the front and scented japonica growing to the side.Entrance HallThe good-sized hallway is full of characterful charm with a pretty window which has a deep window sill to the side allowing lots of natural light into the space. Decorated in a neutral palette, there is a pendant light and attractive original wood doors lead off from the central hallway. The hallway is carpeted and has a radiator as well as a very useful cupboard with shelving and plenty of space for hanging coats and storing boots after a country walk. This cupboard also houses the regularly serviced Vaillant boiler.LoungeA glazed door from the entrance hall opens into this spacious and elegant room, which once served as the tea room! With a triple aspect including a porthole window as well as a feature window with deep window sill to the other side, there is also a large bay window with UPVC windows spanning almost the entire length of the wall and a charming wooden bench seat underneath, which is perfectly placed to enjoy the delightful gardens and the array of wildlife visitors. With wood ceiling beams there is also a tiled fireplace which could be reinstated if so desired and the room enjoys a light dcor with a picture rail and also benefits from a large radiator. The room is carpeted.Reception RoomThis further delightful reception room is also accessed from the entrance hall and being part of the original building enjoys interestingly shaped walls that give the property its name. With a light dcor, the room features a large brick fireplace and hearth with a wood mantle above which would provide a perfect place for a wood burning stove. There are two cottage style windows looking out to the garden and the room enjoys lots of natural light. An original door with latch leads to the original front door of the property whilst a further door leads to the pretty turning staircase. There is also a low-level cupboard for storage and a radiator and the room is carpeted.Bedroom FourWith a central ceiling light and pretty feature window with a deep window sill, this single bedroom has a neutral dcor and is carpeted.CloakroomHandily positioned from the central hallway and adjacent to the bedroom, the downstairs cloakroom has a window with patterned glass for privacy and a top opening window. With a white W/C and a white hand basin, there is a central ceiling light and a light grey wood effect vinyl flooring.KitchenWith windows looking out to the pretty side garden, there is a stainless-steel sink with draining board to each side underneath and a range of painted wood base units with drawers and a roll top counter in a neutral colour with a white tiled splashback. The kitchen also features open shelving as befits a country kitchen. There are two ceiling lights and a grey wood effect flooring that extends across the hall to the utility room on the other side. There is also a useful pantry storage area which is fully shelved.
A part glazed exterior door leads to a covered porch and a further door to the garage which has the advantage of lighting and electricity and provides lots of storage space as well as potential for siting electrical appliances such as an extra freezer. The garage also has wooden doors to the front of the house.Utility RoomThere is a central ceiling light and a window looking out to the front that provides natural light to this room. This useful space enjoys a sink with stainless-steel drainer with a further base cupboard to the other side with an open space to the side which has a curtain and a roll top counter which has a splash-back above. There is a range of open shelving and a further shelved area with a curtain.Breakfast RoomWith wall lights for a soft ambience, this original room enjoys windows to the front garden and beyond and has wood cupboards incorporating an attractive copper inset design and shelving. With a light dcor there is a radiator and the room is carpeted.Upstairs LandingA door from the reception room reveals a delightful turning staircase with a useful rope balustrade to take you to the first-floor landing. A window provides natural light to the hallway and a cupboard houses the electrical meters here. There is also access to the loft via a hatch in the hallway.Bedroom OneLight and bright, this spacious double bedroom has a character wooden door with circular glass detail and enjoys a triple aspect with gorgeous garden and rural views out to the different gardens that wrap around the property. There is a central pendant light and attractive corner shelving. The room also has the advantage of a fitted double wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and deep shelving above. A radiator is located under the window and the room is carpeted.Bedroom TwoThis attractively shaped double bedroom enjoys a dual aspect with pretty views to the garden and countryside beyond. With a central ceiling light and fitted double wardrobes, this bedroom also features a chimney breast which is currently boarded up and has a characterful wood mantle above. There is a radiator under the window and the room is carpeted.Bedroom ThreeThis single bedroom has a central pendant light and a window which looks out to the front of the house and further gardens to the side of the house. The room has a radiator and natural wood floorboards.BathroomFully tiled in white tiles with a midway blue strip, the bathroom enjoys a pretty window with a deep sill which looks out to lovely garden views. The white bathroom suite consists of a white bath with antique style taps and a telephone style shower attachment, a white pedestal basin with large mirror above and a white low-level W/C. There is also a luxurious ladder style heated towel rail. With a central recessed light, the flooring is a light grey floorboard style luxury vinyl.GarageA part glazed exterior door from the kitchen leads to a covered porch and a further door to the garage which has the advantage of lighting and electricity and provides lots of storage space as well as potential for siting electrical appliances such as an extra freezer. The garage also has wooden doors to the front of the house and there is plumbing for a washing machine.OutsideThis unique property enjoys wonderful gardens totalling almost an acre of land attracting a wide range of birds and wildlife to this oasis of flora and fauna. With a driveway and double garage as well as lawns teaming with bulbs as well as established plants, paths meander through the gardens and there is even a stream to enjoy. A large garden to the rear boasts a range of fruit trees including quince, apple and plum trees and leads to a further area of land which was formerly used as an orchard. There is also a useful garden shed.
There is potentially an opportunity to develop the land at the north end of the gardens subject to necessary planning conditions and consents and overage.
This wonderful home offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique historic property which is a haven of peaceful countryside charm yet within easy reach of all amenities. An early viewing is highly recommended.Additional DetailsTenure: Freehold
Council Tax Band: E
Services: Mains Water and Drainage
Property first listed: Over a month ago
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