Island builder Paul McDermott evidently pulled out all the stops when designing and building 3 Hollybrooke Close for his own family.

During his lifetime, Paul built countless quality homes on the Island, including one other property in this same road.

The land at Hollybrooke Close was originally part of the Landguard Manor estate, in Shanklin, until it was sold for the development of six beautiful homes in 1993.

Paul’s family, who have lived here for 25 happy years, confirm the tranquil woodland setting makes for a very peaceful home, with the town and its beaches just a short walk away.

Homes like this really are very few and far between, with the ground floor alone big enough for most families to live in comfortably.

The stained-glass double-glazed porch welcomes you before you reach the entrance hall, with attractive gallery-style landing.

To the right is the huge lounge (approximately 22ft by 13ft), with its charming feature fireplace, complete with gas fire. Sliding doors lead out to the rear garden and practical patio areas — perfect for alfresco entertaining.

Glass-paned double doors lead to the separate dining room, which is currently being used as a snug, adjacent to the generous kitchen/diner.

Also downstairs is a study, shower room, utility room and — a must-see feature of this property — the additional living space, with its own kitchen area.

This is a real bonus and could have a multitude of practical uses, from creating an annexe for multi-generational families or a disabled family member, to being a hobby studio or even a lettings opportunity.

Upstairs the accommodation is equally spacious, with four good-size double bedrooms (one en-suite) and the family bathroom.

Outside, the block-paved driveway has parking for multiple cars.

The gardens, with large shed for storage, are well established but minimalistic in design — ideal for a busy family lifestyle.

The rear garden backs onto woodland, with plenty of scope for nature watching.