Meadlands is a versatile period cottage in Atherfield with an annexe, situated in a secluded, rural location within walking distance of the beach.

It occupies a stunning location surrounded by fields and accessed via a track of 300m, so the property is in a quiet spot away from the road.

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The three-bedroom stone cottage dates from 1868 and retains a series of original features having been modernised over recent years.

A separate detached stone-built garage includes a small annexe, while a modernised summerhouse provides potential for overflow accommodation or a home office.

Isle of Wight County Press: Meadlands is in a truly idyllic spot.Meadlands is in a truly idyllic spot.

The attractive and largely lawned garden forms a beautiful setting.

Entry is via a porch with an ancient arched timber door opening into the entrance lobby, which has flagstone flooring.

The dual-aspect sitting room has a large brick fireplace with a wood-burning stove, a feature stained glass window, three arched windows and a pair of French doors opening to the southern elevation providing country views.

There is a dual-aspect dining room with flagstone flooring, plus a kitchen fitted with a range of matching units with granite worksurfaces and an integral fridge, dishwasher and electric range cooker with matching hob and extractor over and twin ovens.

There is a handy side porch/boot room and a shower room/utility with a large walk-in shower, WC, bidet and storage units incorporating space for a washing machine.

There is also a dual-aspect ground floor single bedroom/study with country views.

Isle of Wight County Press: The kitchen at Meadlands.The kitchen at Meadlands.

Upstairs, there are two first floor double bedrooms, one of which has an arched window with a stone windowsill.

Both these bedrooms have country views and one has sea and coastal views towards Freshwater Bay, Tennyson Down - named after Victorian poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who lived at nearby Farringford -  and beyond.

There is also a bathroom with a period roll-top bath, washstand with granite surface and period WC made by Langdon of Ryde.

Outside, there is a multi-use garage/annexe.

The garage has an electrically operated up-and-over door, built-in shelving, power and lighting, while to the rear there is an annexe comprising of a living room with kitchenette, a decked terrace overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside, a shower room and a first floor area with a bedroom at one end and store area/potential second bedroom at the other end.

The summerhouse is a versatile detached building with double glazed windows and doors.

There is a seating area with a large, south-facing window and there is a sauna (available by negotiation).

There is parking for at least four cars at the front of the cottage, plus an enclosed lawned garden, while to the rear the mainly lawned garden has various trees and shrubs and the whole plot extends to about a third of an acre.

Wonderful country and coastal walks can be enjoyed directly from Meadlands, including towards nearby Shepherds Chine.

Atherfield is a short drive from Freshwater village, Niton, Blackgang Chine and the more cosmopolitan town of Ventnor, which is home to a wide range of great eateries and other attractions, including Ventnor Botanic Garden.

LOCATION: Atherfield

BEDROOMS: Three, plus annexe

PRICE: £795,000

AGENT: Spence Willard

TEL: 01983 200880


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