Location: Totland Bay

Bedrooms: Four

Price: £725,000

Agent: Fine & Country

Tel: 01983 520000

SAFARI is the sort of property which ticks so many boxes — it’s stylish, well-located and offers extremely versatile accommodation.

This lovely detached house is situated in a quiet lane in Totland Bay and is just a few minutes walk from the beach.

It was built in the 1920s and the current owners have recently carried out an extensive renovation — yet they have preserved many of the period features and created a unique marriage of classic and contemporary styles.

The approach is via a large driveway with parking for several cars, or room for a boat or motor-caravan. There is also a large timber double garage.

Steps lead down to the main entrance to Safari, which is currently subdivided into a main house and two holiday lets — each with their own doors.

However, they are all interlinked, so it would be easy to use the property as one large home.

The main house has a large entrance hall, with a contemporary shower room to the side — handy if you have just come off the beach.

The modern kitchen/diner is the heart of the home and has a brick feature fireplace and double doors leading out onto the decking, which runs the entire length of the house and has a sunken hot tub.

There is a well-equipped utility room and large, dual-aspect drawing room, while upstairs, the master bedroom suite occupies the entire floor and has large picture windows overlooking the sea.

There is also a large, modern en-suite with both a bath and separate shower, plus two rooms under the eaves — a dressing room and a snug/home office.

The first of the holiday lets is a one-bedroom unit with its own lounge/dining room, kitchen and a large wet room with disabled access, while the other unit has two spacious double bedrooms, a lounge/diner with access to the decking, a modern shower room and a kitchen with access to a private patio area.

Safari also benefits from enclosed, wraparound gardens, with plenty of places to enjoy the sunshine throughout the day.