Wight House is most probably one of the loveliest and prettiest looking properties in Shanklin and was built in around 1876 as the coach house to the nearby Alverstone Manor.

It was converted in around 1930 to a residence and at that time the annexe was constructed, so this blends in very well with the original property.

It stands in a large garden of approximately threequarters of an acre, with frontage on to the cliffs and there are views of Sandown Bay, mainly from the first floor accommodation.

The house has a wealth of character features and would make a lovely family home, especially as if required, the southern wing could be returned to a self-contained annexe for use by a relative or for guests.

There is a spacious entrance hall with a staircase to the first floor, while the beautiful sitting room has an attractive marble and wooden fireplace surround with a fitted living flame gas fire, plus two pairs of French doors which give access to the terrace.

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with hand-made limed ash units, plus cream Corian worktops, an integrated dishwater and a gas-fired Aga Masterchef oven in blue enamel with five burners, two ovens, a grill and a warming oven.

There is a gorgeous conservatory and the ground floor also has a handy cloakroom/WC, a utility room, a spacious dining room with a brick fireplace, and the annexe sitting room, which is almost 20ft in length and has a secondary staircase to the first floor.

Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms, plus the family bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and a separate WC, while the annexe bedroom, or fifth bedroom, has its own shower room.

The master bedroom has views over Sandown Bay, a vanity wash-basin and a small balcony, while bedrooms three and four each have vanity wash-basins and bedroom two has an en-suite shower room/WC.

Outside,the house is approached through a pair of impressive stone pillars with wrought iron gates with a front stone wall leading to a driveway with parking for several vehicles, which in turn leads to a detached double garage with light and power.

Further side gates lead to the rear garden — which is actually the front of the house — where there is a large paved terrace surrounded by a low stone wall with a gravel pathway leading to the main garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders. There is also a garden shed and large timber summerhouse.

The town centre, with its good selection of amenities and shops, is about one mile away and there is also access to the beach nearby.

LOCATION: Shanklin


PRICE: £950,000

AGENT: Arthur Wheeler

PHONE: 868333