LOCATION: St Lawrence


PRICE: £650,000

AGENT: Hose Rhodes Dickson Country Homes

TEL: 01983 538090

Nestling beneath the rugged backdrop of The Undercliff, this impressive stone property is reached via a grand pillared entrance and long gravelled driveway.

There is something evocative of The Mediterranean as you take in the stunning south-facing gardens at The Shute, brimming with exotic plants, ornamental trees and shrubs. In fact, this is nothing short of paradise for green-fingered folk, who will happily lose themselves in the herbaceous beds and borders. A walled vegetable garden includes an established asparagus bed, a border of cut flowers and a large green house. Those not so keen on the onerous graft of gardening can recline on the south-facing terrace overlooking the gardens and survey panoramic views of The English Channel. There are more coastal treats close by too, with Woody Bay and Steephill Cove within a short walk. A feature rocky outcrop screens a summer house, which provides an ideal office or studio, together with useful storage. With its own outside seating area, this is the ideal spot for sundowners.

Extolling the virtues of The Shute's remarkable grounds is easy, and the interior lives up to expectations. The property has recently been upgraded so the accommodation is beautifully presented throughout.

The entrance porch has a quarry tiled floor and opens onto a spacious hall. The huge sitting room measures approximately 19ft by 16ft and is a family-orientated space with wood burning stove and fitted display shelves.

The kitchen/dining room is a sociable area, with sea views and a good range of neutral coloured fitted units, which include an integrated fridge freezer.

The inviting conservatory has French doors leading to the south-facing terrace, where the scenery includes the vast headland down to the sea.

A utility room extends to a garden room and boot room, plus there is a downstairs WC.

Upstairs, bedroom one is a lovely light room, with a period ornamental fireplace, built-in wardrobes and spectacular sea views. A further double room has an ensuite bath and shower, while there is another family bathroom to serve the master bedroom and bedroom three.

Unique selling point: This property comes with its own garden paradise on the Island's south coast, where it enjoys the same micro-climate as nearby Ventnor Botanic Garden.