Durban Cottage in Bembridge is the perfect place for families who want to live life to the full.

It has been extensively refurbished and has a range of superb entertaining spaces, including an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with doors on to a deck overlooking the gardens and swimming pool.

Situated in a prime location just moments from Swains Beach, it is also a short walk to both the village and Bembridge Harbour, with its two sailing clubs.

The ground floor includes a large kitchen/dining/living area with an attractive modern kitchen incorporating a range of under-counter storage with stonework tops over and a cornflour blue gas-fired Aga set within an inglenook recess.

The kitchen includes an integrated Bosch dishwasher and fridge/freezer and opens to a fabulous light space with a glazed roof light and sliding double doors out to the garden.

There is a separate sitting room with a large stone fireplace with Charnwood stove inset, plus French patio doors to the garden and terrace.

Durban Cottage has two ground floor bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a study.

There is also a handy utility room, a downstairs WC/cloakroom and a generous family bathroom with a panelled bath and separate shower on the ground floor.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is a stunning principal suite with vaulted tongue and groove clad ceilings and French patio doors leading to a private balcony overlooking the garden. There is plenty of built-in wardrobe storage and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with underfloor heating, a large panelled bath, vanity wash basin and a walk-in shower and WC.

The second bedroom is a double room with an en-suite shower room, again with a walk-in shower and underfloor heating.

The landing also offers access to a large loft void, which could offer potential space for extension over the garage, subject to the necessary planning consent.

Outside, there is a large garage with twin barn doors, which is connected to the house.

Durban Cottage is secluded and set back from the road behind a hedgerow, with a gravelled drive offering parking for several cars.

The gardens are particularly private and enclosed by greenery on both sides, with the front garden containing raised vegetable box planters.

The rear is largely laid to lawn with a 41ft swimming pool, in addition to an outdoor shower and shed housing pump and gas-fired pool heater.

A particularly appealing feature is the decking to the rear of the house, which offers an idyllic under-cover area for outdoor dining and entertaining.

LOCATION: Bembridge


PRICE: £1,100,000

AGENT: Spence Willard

Phone: 01983 873000