Marlborough Road, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight. PO38 1TE

£750,000 6 bedrooms 3 bathrooms

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  • One of the oldest dwellings in Ventnor
  • A Grade II* Listed Building
  • Stone and thatch construction
  • Outstanding original features
  • Opportunity to separate the dwelling to include an annexe
  • Six bedrooms, master en-suite
  • Large level lawned garden and further terraced garden
  • Very close to beach and town
  • Gated driveway with plenty of parking

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The Old Manor House is a unique Grade II* six-bedroom home, with ancient stone walls and a thatched roof which was originally a farmhouse and is one of the oldest recorded dwellings in Ventnor.

Room details

Entrance Hall 19' 02' x 5' 08'
White painted staircase up to the split level first floor with doors to the drawing room, formal dining room and kitchen. Two panelled under stair cupboards and radiator. The stain glassed door to the Kitchen is a charming focal point as you enter this character property.

Drawing room 24' 07' x 13' 04'
This elegant reception room is ideal for entertaining with its double french glazed doors opening out to the South-West facing terrace and garden. There are further full height bay windows either side. A fireplace with stucco mantelpiece and an off white marble composite surround is another focal point and a further window to the side brings ample natural light to the back of this generously proportioned room. 2 radiators.

Dining Room 17' 07' x 11' 02'
This is reputed to be the oldest room in Ventnor, with its low ceiling and highly varnished character floorboards. An original ceiling beam is a further feature and double french glazed doors lead out to the south-west facing garden. Radiator.

Kitchen Breakfast Room 14' 01' x 12' 09'
Stained glass door into kitchen/ breakfast room, two cottage style windows, large fitted kitchen with white gloss units with dark granite style worktops and terracotta coloured tiled floor. Breakfast bar with units below, generous selection of wall and base units, built in gas hob with extractor hood above, double electric oven, stainless steel sink drainer which has a swan neck mixer tap and boiling water tap. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine and plenty of space for a fridge/ freezer.

Utility Room 9' 00' x 6' 06'
Up a couple of steps from the kitchen with ceramic stone coloured flooring and splash backs and a selection of cream kitchen units beneath a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit. Radiator. Space for further fridge. Wall mounted valiant gas boiler.

Rear Hall 20' 01' x 11' 04'
A magnificent hall with the most elegant of curved staircases drawing the eye to the exquisitely turned mahogany banister. Ancient worn flagstones line the floor and solid original doors lead into the gracious reception rooms and kitchen. There is an under-stairs cupboard and a radiator for a warm welcome into the heart of this home.

Open Plan Living Space 20' 08' x 15' 08'
A calming room perfect for entertaining with double doors opening out to the garden and those views to the church beyond. There is neutral carpeting and light dcor with two dimmable pendant lights. It is easy to imagine lazing here on a summers day with the doors open to the private lawn and distant sounds of the beach and sea.

Shower Room
Through the utility room, a door opens to this handy downstairs shower room with a continuation of the cream ceramic floor tiles and dcor. A shower cubicle with Mira unit and glass door, white wall mounted character round wash hand basin and low level w.c. complete the suite with a light above the basin and LED recessed ceiling lighting.

Up the sweeping staircase is a large landing with a deeply set window to the front. The fabric of the building becomes more pronounced as these beautifully undulating walls and their deeply recessed windows give a sense of cosy protection from under the thatch. There is a hatch for loft access on the landing and doors to all the upstairs rooms.

Bedroom 2 12' 10' x 11' 08'
At half landing, A charming double room with a triangular deep set window looking out across the main garden towards the church and the sea beyond. There is a large storage cupboard, plenty of space for a big double bed and a radiator.

A window towards Marlborough Road, cream ceramic tiled floor and a white suite of a panel bath with a tiled surround, shower above plus a built-in shower attachment to the bath tub. A dual flush w.c., and pedestal wash hand basin with a mixer tap and tiled splash-back complete the suite. There is a chrome ladder style heated towel rail.

Master Bedroom 15' 9' x 17' 1' x 14' 1'
A luxurious suite with the bedroom enjoying tall windows to the front with side panels and lovely views across the garden to the church and towards the sea beyond. There is a further window to the side, a radiator and built-in wardrobes. A door leads through to the en-suite shower room.

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Bedroom 3 13' 7' x 10' 3'
A large sash window towards Marlborough Road brings plenty of light into this third double bedroom. There is a radiator and ample space for wardrobes and drawers.

Bedroom 4 13' 03' x 10' 07'
With a sea facing window with side panels and views across the garden to the church. There is a radiator below. This is a well-balanced double room and very similar in size to bedroom two.

Bedroom 5 13' 03' x 9' 05'
Another good double with the same sea facing aspect through a deep-set window with wood panels either side, a sloping ceiling to one end and a radiator.

Bedroom 6
A delightful room with a gothic recessed window to Marlborough Road. The ceilings are sloping and cosy and there is a radiator.

A modern yet traditional white bathroom suite with a panel bath surrounded by stone coloured tiles and with a Triton shower unit and glass shower screen. A low level w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin complete the suite. LED ceiling lights add sparkle and there is a chrome ladder style heated towel rail and an extractor fan. The floor is fully tiled in a stone coloured ceramic.

A delightful mix of hard landscaping and large lawn offer opportunities for enjoying the outside space in this unique piece of Ventnors history. There is a stone garden shed to the rear. Old stone walls surround the house with an intriguing stone outbuilding. A well-established monkey puzzle tree sits alongside the more traditional fruit tree in a garden which faces south-west and is perfect for secluded yet sunny outdoor dining and entertaining.

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