LOCATION: Shorwell

BEDROOMS: Four

PRICE: £399,000

AGENT: Biles and Co

TEL: 01983 872335

Yeoman's Mead, in Fine Lane, Shorwell, will tick a lot of boxes for a lot of people, with an enviable combination of manageable gardens, three bathrooms, huge amounts of living space and an integral garage, not to mention the off-road parking for several cars.

Set within this pretty village, which occupies the southern slopes of rolling downland, there are excellent walks across the nearby downs, giving views over the Island's coastline to the English Channel.

If that kind of property package hasn't already beguiled you, the amount of space inside this chalet-style home certainly will, and it could easily be transformed to suit a new owner's taste. The classic diamond-leaded windows throughout add a cottage-style feel, although the space on offer is far from bijoux.

Step into the open porch and through the front door to a welcoming entrance hall, where a shower room (with WC) and the impressive L-shaped sitting and dining room are the first rooms you come to. The sitting room is a lovely dual-aspect room, with a rustic brick fireplace as focal point and glazed terrace doors to the rear garden. The sitting room opens onto a handy study or home office — although there is a distracting view of the beautiful rear garden to tear you from your work, with a central lawn bordered by mature shrubs, trees and a greenhouse. The integral garage can be accessed off the study, without the need to go outside, so it's a great place to have an extra fridge or even a chest freezer — especially handy at Christmas when this spacious home could easily accommodate lots of guests.

The kitchen has a back door out to the garden and there is an adjacent larder/utility room.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, with the huge master bedroom (approximately 19ft by 15ft) featuring dual aspect windows and an ensuite bathroom.

The other three bedrooms all have the bonus of fitted wardrobes and are served by the family bathroom.