• Bowcombe, Isle of Wight

    Bowcombe, Isle of Wight -  899,950

    Substantial 6 bedroom home

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Occupying a rural location within the rolling countryside of the Bowcombe Valley, Rowborough Barn is a beautifully presented 6 bedroom home offering substantial accommodation which could easily be adapted to suit a variety of living requirements. An attractive outbuilding has been converted to form a charming Holiday Cottage, with potential for more accommodation subject to planning.

Property Features

  • Substantial 6 bedroom home
  • Superb rural location
  • Large gardens

Occupying a rural location within the rolling countryside of the Bowcombe Valley, Rowborough Barn is a beautifully presented home offering substantial accommodation which could easily be adapted to suit a variety of living requirements. The attractive barn is a fine example of a quality conversion, making the most of the light and space that a building of this character offers. Currently the accommodation is arranged as two generous reception rooms, a large family kitchen and dining hall to the ground floor, with six plus bedrooms (4 ensuite) across the first and second floors. In addition to the principle rooms the ancillary accommodation comprises: Study, Hobby Room, Utility and Boot Room.

The property which sits within An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, benefits from a range of outbuildings, a portion of which has been converted to provide a charming 2-bedroom annexe. With the remainder providing useful garage, workshop and store. There is further potential in this building to develop into living accommodation subject to seeking the necessary permissions.

Lawned gardens featuring mature trees and well planted borders surround the property that is enclosed by fencing separating the property from the adjacent farmland. A stone terrace runs around the rear and west side providing attractive areas for sitting and dining.



Located near to the property is a bridleway which accesses the numerous walks across the spine of the Island and links into the Tennyson Trail. The property is located approx. 1 mile from Shorwell and 3 miles southwest of the town of Newport with its numerous convenient amenities.



GROUND FLOOR A solid wood door inset to large panelled opening into:

ENTRANCE DINING HALL 20' 0" x 12' 5" (6.1m x 3.78m) An impressive entrance into this home, enjoying glass panels to the front and rear making this space light and welcoming. Door to Cloakroom with WC and basin. Flagstone floor, exposed brickwork and characterful beams. Wood balustrade stairs lead to landing. Glazed double doors to:

DRAWING ROOM 23' 10" x 19' 10" (7.26m x 6.05m) A large room which enjoys a large multi fuel stove into a stone and brick fireplace, window to front and a doors to:

UTILITY ROOM 21' 8" x 6' 10" (6.6m x 2.08m) Door to rear terrace. Fitted with a range of matching wall and base units with 1 and ½ bowl sink. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Windows to rear.

Across the entrance hall



SITTING ROOM 19' 10" x 19' 5" (6.05m x 5.92m) Feature fireplace, windows to rear and front with glazed doors opening onto the garden. Stairs to the first floor second landing and doors to the kitchen and rear lobby.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20' 9" x 17' 11" (6.32m x 5.46m) A large kitchen with cream Shaker style units with granite work surfaces over, inset butlers sink. Windows to side. Space for electric AGA Companion and AGA set into brick surround. Space for Amercian style fridge/freezer. Pantry cupboard. Space for dishwasher. Space for dining table. Tiled floor. Door to rear lobby.

REAR LOBBY Door out to the rear terrace. Boiler cupboard housing Oil fired boiler. Cloakroom with WC. Doors to:

BOOT ROOM 11' 8" x 9' 8" (3.56m x 2.95m) Door out to rear terrace. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with wooden work surface with inset butlers sink. Window to rear. Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Stairs lead from both the entrance dining hall and sitting room to the landing.



GALLERIED LANDING A super space with views to the front and rear out across the Bowcombe Valley, vaulted ceiling and beams. Space for a desk or sitting area. Stairs to second floor and door to second landing. Doors to

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE A suite of rooms: double bedroom enjoying dual aspect windows to front and rear, cupboard. Door to Ensuite Bathroom Spa bath, shower, WC and basin with mirror and light over. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Tiled walls. Door from bathroom to landing. Adjacent is a large Dressing Room with window to front. Which could be used as additional bedroom.

Across the second landing on the first floor doors to:



BEDROOM 2 18' 1" x 10' 0" (5.51m x 3.05m) A spacious double room with duel aspect windows to side and rear. Walk-in wardrobe. Door to Ensuite Bathroom A beautifully fitted bathroom with freestanding claw foot bath, large walk in shower, WC and basin with mirror over. Window to rear. Tiled floors and walls. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Door back to landing.

BEDROOM 3 14' 11" x 8' 10" (4.55m x 2.69m) A pretty double room with window to side and Ensuite shower room with shower, WC and basin with mirror over. Tiled walls and floor. Extractor fan and heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 6 9' 6" x 8' 6" (2.9m x 2.59m) A single room with window to the front.

Stairs lead from the galleried landing to the second floor:

BEDROOM 4 12' 9" x 11' 5" (3.89m x 3.48m) A double room with sloping ceilings, velux window to rear providing views of the valley. A door to Ensuite Shower room Velux to rear, walk in shower, WC and basin with mirror and light. Half tiled walls and extractor fan. Adjacent room which could form a walk-in wardrobe.

Stairs from the second landing to the second floor:

Second floor landing with velux window to rear. Door to Cloakroom with Wc and basin. Doors to:



BEDROOM 5 12' 10" x 9' 6" (3.91m x 2.9m) A double room with sloping ceiling with velux window to the rear.

HOBBY ROOM 17' 5" x 8' 9" (5.31m x 2.67m) A large room with west facing window and view overlooking the garden with door to the airing cupboard. Door to:

STUDY 12' 4" x 10' 2" (3.76m x 3.1m) In eaves, window to rear and velux window to the side.

Both the above rooms could double up as bedrooms if required.



OUTBUILDINGS An attractive range of brick and flint barns with slate roof. Part converted to provide:

The Annexe A recently refurbished 2 bedroom annexe currently used as holiday accommodation. Fitted with open plan lounge, dining area and kitchenette. Shower room and 2 bedrooms a double and twin. Outside seating area. Electric panel heaters, water cylinder.

There is potential with the remainder of the building, to form extra living accommodation, subject to the necessary permissions. This building is currently arranged as: 2 garages (one double), workshop and store. With power and light connected. Dimensions on floorplan. Gravel driveway to the front.



HEATING The property is warmed by a radiator system provided by the Oil fired boiler located in the rear lobby.

OUTSIDE From Newport along Bowcombe Road is a right hand turning onto a block paved drive which provides a large parking and turning area in front of the property and through a 5 bar gate to a second driveway this one being shared which leads to the annexe and outbuildings and provides ample parking.

The barn is set in mature gardens with lawned areas, mature trees and attractive shrubs. The garden provides superb views of the countryside. A paved terrace runs around the rear and side of the barn giving ideal areas for sitting and dining. A greenhouse is situated to the rear of the barn.



TENURE Freehold

COUNCIL TAX Band G on barn and Business rates on the Holiday Cottage

EPC TBC

SERVICES Mains electricity, water, private drainage. Oil heating.


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