Budbridge Lane, Merstone, Isle Of Wight, PO30
Exquisite historic house, exceptionally restored, in quiet rural location
Grade II listed, the property has undergone a major restoration, carried out to the highest standards with great attention to detail. Situated in an elevated position with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, with 7.5 acres of grounds, lakes and tennis court. The extensive, sensitively carried out works have included the replacement of the roof, floors (with mostly oak joists), all windows (the majority double glazed), and high levels of insulation. New electrical, telecoms, plumbing, drainage and heating systems have been installed including underfloor heating in principal rooms and bathrooms. A high quality new kitchen and bathrooms by Porcelanosa have been fitted, resulting in a superb blend of bespoke modern fittings and comforts with a range of fine period features. The gardens have been terraced, landscaped and enclosed in new bespoke wrought iron parkland fencing, with matching entrance gates. Mainly flagstone paved paths lead around the house and to the rear there is a vegetable garden with raised borders, a greenhouse and fruit trees. There is a courtyard on the southern side of the house with a large paved terrace which can be accessed from the kitchen/living room and borders providing an ideal outdoor dining. Beyond the fenced garden is an unfenced grass tennis court, pasture and two lakes making for an attractive setting with space for paddocks. The Old Dairies, of which there are two, are situated to the south of the house. They are currently outbuildings with the second having planning consent for conversion to residential use (subject to a 52 week holiday use restriction). Available as a separate lot is an additional range of barns.