Nell Bank - £650,000
Detached character residence
A charming home set in wonderful secluded gardens of approx. 1.4 acres offering 5 bedroom accommodation full of charm and character.
- Detached character residence
- Five bedrooms & three receptions
- Upgraded by current owners
A charming home set in wonderful secluded gardens of approximately 1.4 acres in an elevated position on the edge of this popular rural village. Tucked away from the road and screened by mature trees and bushes Nell Bank offers 5 bedroom accommodation with 3 generous reception rooms and dates back to 1871 for the original cottage with a substantial extension added in 1989 to create a family home with charm and character. The large gardens are a delight being cleverly planted and designed to create different areas of interest with plenty of visiting wildlife including red squirrels and wild birds. Within the grounds is Little Nell, an enchanting period stone building with leaded windows offering an ideal space for teenagers or visiting grandchildren with tiled reception room, mezzanine floor and wet room. To the front is a good size parking area with a large detached garage and car port with an adjoining music room to the rear.
Whitwell is a lovely south Wight village with a church housing a small post office, The White Horse pub and a garage. The nearest grocery shop is in the next village of Niton, approximately 5 minutes drive away.
GROUND FLOOR Attractive entrance with solid oak posts to an OPEN PORCH with flagstones and sealed unit double glazed double doors to:
DINING/RECEPTION HALL 23' 5" x 13' 9" (7.14m x 4.19m) An impressive and welcoming entrance to the house with a custom made oak staircase and solid oak flooring. Door to sitting room. French doors to the rear terrace, an ideal spot for alfresco dining and entertaining. Opening through to:
KITCHEN 10' 11" x 14' 1" (3.33m x 4.29m) Fitted with limed oak fronted wall and base units with double bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and water filter. Bosch dishwasher. Bosch electric oven. Oil fired Rayburn which provides hot water, central heating and cooking. Space for an American style fridge-freezer to recess. Window overlooking rear gardens. Clever use of Velux windows allow plenty of natural light into this area. UPVC door to rear. Door to:
BATHROOM Fitted with a suite comprising bath with shower over and glazed panel door, low level wc with concealed cistern, hand basin and bidet to integrated storage units. Fully tiled. Downlighters to ceiling. Heated towel rail and underfloor heating. Radiator. Built-in cupboard. Window to rear.
SITTING ROOM 12' 4" x 22' 4" (3.76m x 6.81m) A large room enjoying a westerly aspect and outlook to front gardens through two windows and a square bay window with window seat. Stone fireplace with log burner and extending into recess to provide TV shelving. Door to:
STUDY / HOBBIES ROOM 16' 7" x 7' 11" (5.05m x 2.41m) A useful area with plenty of windows providing lots of natural light. Radiator. Door through to
UTILITY 13' 3" x 7' 5" (4.04m x 2.26m) with built-in cupboards and plumbing for washing machine. Butler sink. Door to rear garden. Controls for solar panel heating. Door to garden.
Leading from the reception/dining hall is a door to the Master Bedroom Suite:
LOBBY AREA 11' 1" x 4' 7" (3.38m x 1.4m) With ceramic tiled floor and built-in cupboards. Window to the rear gardens. Door to the
MASTER BEDROOM 11' 1" x 13' 1" (3.38m x 3.99m) A large double bedroom with square bay window overlooking the front gardens to fields beyond.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Large tiled and glazed cubicle. Pedestal basin. Low level wc and bidet. Part tiled walls and tiled floor with underfloor heating. Window to rear. Extractor fan. Light and shaver point. Built in cupboard.
Turned oak staircase to the superb first floor. Built-in cupboard under stairs.
LIVING ROOM 19' 10" MAX x 29' 4" (6.05m MAX x 8.94m) A delightful light, bright and airy open room featuring a central glazed wood burning stove. Windows enjoying lovely views from the triple aspect views to front, side and the rear. Beams to ceiling. Under eaves storage. Door to:
BEDROOM 2 8' 9" x 9' 8" (2.67m x 2.95m) A double room with window overlooking the front gardens and enjoying countryside views. Built-in wardrobe. Feature fireplace.
BEDROOM 3 7' 11" x 9' 0" (2.41m x 2.74m) Enjoying a westerly aspect to the front and lovely views across the fields and countryside. Two built-in wardrobes.
BEDROOM 4 5' 11" x 11' 3" (1.8m x 3.43m) A single room with views over the rear garden.
BEDROOM 5 / MUSIC ROOM 6' 3" x 7' 11" (1.91m x 2.41m) Single room with views to the rear garden. Built in cupboard housing hot water tank.
SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a large walk-in tiled and glazed shower cubicle with rainfall head. Low level wc and hand basin with monobloc tap and storage under. Modern tiled walls and flooring. Heated towel rail. Velux window.
HEATING The property is warmed by oil-fired central heating provided by the Rayburn. The Rayburn also provides hot water which can be supplemented by the thermal solar panels.
SERVICES Mains electric, water and drainage. Photo voltaic panels contribute to electricity.
OUTSIDE A driveway and solid oak five bar gate lead to this elevated, tucked away property within walking distance of the village. The gate opens up to a large parking area with shrubs and mature trees screening the property from the
road. Lawn area with shrubs and bushes. Covered terrace at the front ideal for log storage.
DETACHED GARAGE 18' 11" x 11' 7" (5.77m x 3.53m) with remote control up and over door and inspection pit and Car Port adjoining.
STORAGE AREA / OFFICE 18' 11" x 5' 7" (5.77m x 1.7m) to side with large built-in cupboard. Door to
MUSIC ROOM 17' 8" x 11' 7" (5.38m x 3.53m) acoustically treated, with wooden floor and double glazed windows to front and rear.
A paved terrace spans the rear of the property, ideal for al-fresco dining and entertaining with steps leading up to an attractive lawned area with circular paved area for table and chairs. The gardens are delightful with an abundance of mature trees; silver birch, willow, mulberry, eucalyptus, quince etc. Enclosed dedicated area for growing vegetables with railway sleepers forming raised beds and gravel walkways surrounding, fruit cage. Small orchard with apple and pears. A gravel path takes you through a rose walk to a grass tennis court/croquet lawn at the end of the gardens with mature hedging. The garden is private and secluded backing onto fields and countryside.
Tucked away in the grounds is
LITTLE NELL 14' 0" x 9' 10" (4.27m x 3m) An enchanting period stone building with leaded windows offering an ideal space for teenagers or visiting grandchildren with tiled reception room, full height glazed panel, mezzanine floor and wet room with electric shower, corner wc and corner basin. Tiled walls. Picket fence surrounding. Adjoining glass roofed paved seating area with built in oven/smoker.
TIMBER CLAD WORKSHOP Currently divided to provide a storage area and workshop with wood-burning stove. Light and power. Window to front and French doors to side.
TRACTOR SHED 19' 7" x 16' 7" (5.97m x 5.05m) approx. Solar panels which will charge garden machinery. Two up and over doors. Good size GREENHOUSE with power and central pathway and workbench.
AGENTS NOTES Plans are reproduced using photocopying process, and as such may not be relied on as being an accurate scale. Plans are for identification purposes only. Boundaries are approximate. Ordnance Survey plans with the permission of HMSO Crown Copyright. Reserved License Number: ES100011341.
Our description of any appliances and/or services (including any central heating system) should not be taken as any guarantee that these are in working order. None of these statements contained in these particulars as to the property are to be relied on as statements of fact. These particulars do not form part of any contract. Especially if travelling long distances, if there is any point of particular importance, please contact Hose Rhodes Dickson who will be pleased to clarify the information. Floor plans are schematic and are for guidance only. Measurements are approximate. Please note that our photographs depict the property in a furnished condition. On completion all furnishings will be removed unless specifically mentioned elsewhere as being included in the sale. Details and photographs prepared April 2017.