Luccombe Road, Shanklin - £1,250,000
Superb substantial Victorian Coastal Villa
Located on the coastal path, a substantial, light, grand Victorian property, enjoying seaviews. Renovated over a 20 year period, from a former school house to the elegant 8 bedroom, 5 reception detached family residence that it is today. The home is surrounded by a large private garden which is predominantly lawned. Enjoying seaviews and coastal walks.
- Superb substantial Victorian Coastal Villa
- Seaviews & access to coastal walks
- Eight Bedrooms
Located on the coastal path, off tree lined Luccombe Road, a gravelled drive leads to Upper Chine House, a substantial, grand Victorian property with sea views. It has been extensively renovated over an 18 year period to the elegant detached light and airy family residence that it is today. Constructed in c.1860 this substantial family home could be arranged to offer up to 8 bedrooms and 5 receptions. The property has been sympathetically renovated and has high ceilings and skirting boards and beautiful marble fireplaces. The home is surrounded by a large private garden that is predominantly lawned with a decked area off the living room for outdoor dining. The front bedrooms enjoy superb sea views of the Channel from the large sash windows. The house is located in a lovely quiet coastal area with a period charm on the southern outskirts of the town of Shanklin. Lovely walks are on the door step with the coastal path through to Ventnor or to the beach via steps from the charming Rylestone gardens, which also leads in to the town of Shanklin with its numerous amenities and expanses of sandy beaches and wide bays. There are a number of supermarkets, doctor's surgery, churches and a train through to high speed ferry links to the mainland from Ryde.
GROUND FLOOR A wooden door leads into:
ENTRANCE HALL With window to side. Mintel style floor tiles. Stained glass double doors to Hallway. Door to:
CLOAKROOM Window to side. Mintel style floor. Fitted with WC and basin.
HALLWAY A spacious wide hallway with half panelled walls. Wide stairs with wooden turned balustrade leading to first floor with built in cupboard under. Radiator. Doors to:
DRAWING ROOM 17' 4" x 14' 8" (5.28m x 4.47m) A generous size room with plenty of natural light from the large bay sash windows overlooking the front gardens. Charnwood multi-fuel stove to a marble ornate fire surround and hearth. Ornate decorative coving and high skirting boards.
SITTING ROOM 18' 8" x 18' 0" (5.69m x 5.49m) A room of good proportions with twin sash windows to the front with window seats below. Gas living flame fire inset to marble ornate fire surround and hearth. Adjacent alcove with fitted shelving and cupboards.
DINING ROOM 15' 4" x 14' 5" (4.67m x 4.39m) Another impressive room with gas living flame fire to marble fireplace. Large sash windows with window seating and glazed double doors open onto the side garden. Decorative coving and high skirting boards, half panelled walls. Varnished wooden flooring.
STUDY 12' 7" x 9' 5" (3.84m x 2.87m) A good sized study with window to side garden.
Glazed double doors open into:
KITCHEN - L SHAPED ROOM 26' 8" x 20' 3" (8.13m x 6.17m) A large light open plan kitchen/dining room, windows to side with window seats overlooking the driveway. Painted wall and base units with solid wooden work surface over, inset ceramic sink with mixer tap, integral dishwasher and a large Rangemaster oven with gas hob. Coordinating island unit with granite work surface. Space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer and ample space for a large family dining table. Oak wood flooring throughout.
Rear hallway leading from the kitchen to back door leading onto decked eating area. Doors to:
LIVING ROOM 18' 8" x 12' 7" (5.69m x 3.84m) Approached via glazed double doors opening into the kitchen. A lovely large light family room with glazed patio doors leading to the side garden and out onto the decked rear garden which provides an ideally placed area to eat. Attractive oak wooden flooring. Gas living flame fire to an ornate fire surround.
Door from kitchen into rear lobby, doors to:
CLOAKROOM WC. and basin.
UTILITY ROOM 11' 9" x 8' 0" (3.58m x 2.44m) Fitted with a range of blue shaker style units. Belfast sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Window to rear. Door to driveway. Shelving and hanging to coats.
FIRST FLOOR Stairs lead to a HALF LANDING with a small flight of stairs to the front and rear of the property. A large linen cupboard is located on the half landing. Off the front landing are doors off to:
MASTER BEDROOM 14' 8" x 17' 4" (4.47m x 5.28m) A lovely generous room with light flooding in from the large bay window, which offers a superb location from which to enjoy the views across the Channel. Door to Ensuite Master Bathroom with tiled floor and wood panelled walls, freestanding claw foot bath with spray attachment, corner power shower with drench head and shower attachment, WC and twin basins to vanity unit. Heated towel rail. Just across the hallway is a Walk in Wardrobe with hanging and shelving for the master bedroom.
BEDROOM 2 18' 8" x 18' 0" (5.69m x 5.49m) A large double bedroom with dual aspect windows giving views towards the sea and the window to the side looking across the town of Shanklin to the Downs in the centre of the Island. Painted wooden flooring. Ornate fire surround. Fitted wardrobe.
BEDROOM 3 15' 4" x 14' 5" (4.67m x 4.39m) Another spacious double bedroom with a large bay window to the side, enjoying views across the town to Brading Down in the centre of the Island.
BEDROOM 4 13' 3" x 12' 7" (4.04m x 3.84m) A double room with window to the driveway side. Feature fireplace. Door to Ensuite Bathroom with bath with spray head attachment, WC and basin.
BEDROOM 5 12' 6" x 9' 3" (3.81m x 2.82m) Window to the side overlooking Shanklin, a good size single bedroom. Alternatively offering the potential to provide an additional bathroom should a purchaser so decide.
Across the half landing to the rear of the property. Glass window to the rear. Doors off to:
BEDROOM 6 14' 8" x 13' 6" (4.47m x 4.11m) A double bedroom with window to the driveway side of the property.
BEDROOM 7 14' 3" x 8' 0" (4.34m x 2.44m) Window to the driveway side of the property. Currently used as a dressing area, the room is laid-out with fitted wardrobes but would provide a good size single bedroom.
BEDROOM 8 13' 4" x 13' 2" (4.06m x 4.01m) Window with views across Shanklin town towards the Downs. A double bedroom, which is currently being used as an additional study.
FAMILY BATHROOM 14' 3" x 8' 11" (4.34m x 2.72m) A good size family bathroom, with windows to the side and rear. Claw foot bath with spray head attachment, basin into vanity unit, WC, corner shower. Extractor fan.
CELLAR Accessed via steps from the side garden. There are 4 rooms which offer good storage. The cellar contains 2 gas fired Worcester boilers and an immersion tank. There is a former staircase still insitu within the cellar which would have lead into the house.
OUTSIDE A gated, tree lined, gravelled drive leads to the property and provides a good amount of parking and turning. The gardens are well screened with large mature bushes and plants. Lawned gardens surround the property and provide a good space to enjoy the sea air. To the rear of the property there is a decked patio area which is easily accessed from the rear hallway off kitchen and through the doors from the living room, providing an ideal space for entertaining and eating outside.
APPROVED PLANNING PERMISSION The current owners have planning permission which is extant (still in existence), TCP/22115, granted for a 4/5 bedroom detached house which could be constructed towards the to be constructed towards the southern boundary, with driveway within the grounds. This would enable further development if required. For more information please call the estate agent.
HEATING The property has a gas central heating system via radiators throughout the property supplied by two Worcester boilers located in the cellar, gas fires and multi fuel stove. There is a hot water immersion tank also located in the cellar.
SERVICES All mains connected.
COUNCIL TAX Band G