An Isle of Wight picturesque grade II listed thatched cottage – dating back to the 1700s, with a Victorian addition – is up for sale.

Situated within walking distance of Freshwater and surrounded by footpaths and bridleways, the four-bedroom Sheepwash Farmhouse, and separate two-bed Sheepwash Barn holiday home, is on the market through agents Spence Willard.

The farmhouse is nestled in Middleton, a hamlet near Freshwater, boasting cottage charm with modern amenities and a detached former stable/barn converted not a popular holiday cottage.

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Isle of Wight County Press: Sheepwash Farmhouse near FreshwaterSheepwash Farmhouse near Freshwater (Image: Spence Willard)

Upon entering the Sheepwash Farmhouse, visitors are greeted with flagstone flooring, beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace in the lounge.

The farmhouse comprises three generous reception rooms, including a smart sitting room in the Victorian section, a cosy lounge and a formal dining room, along with a kitchen/breakfast room, a study and a pantry.

The first floor includes a well-appointed bathroom and four bedrooms with built-in storage, three of which are large doubles, and one features a sizable ensuite shower room.

Isle of Wight County Press: Sheepwash Farmhouse summer houseSheepwash Farmhouse summer house (Image: Spence Willard)

Outside, the property boasts large, well-maintained gardens with a summer house and a sheltered patio terrace.

To the rear of the cottage is a parking area leading to a spacious 60ft long garage/workshop with an adjoining double carport.

A separate holiday cottage called Sheepwash Barn, which has proven to be very popular, provides a useful income.

Inside, you will find two bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen/dining room, a shower room, a cloakroom and its own garden and parking area.