LOCATION: Havenstreet


PRICE: £725,000

AGENT: Fox and home

TEL: 01983 811811

How often does a house come up for sale in the middle of the woods? Guildford Heath Cottage is located completely off the beaten track, yet is only a five-minute drive from Ryde.

This unique detached property, in Station Road, Havenstreet, is a countryside lover’s dream, set in a secluded location that’s a haven for red squirrels and wild birds.

There are lots of opportunities to sit and appreciate the restorative surroundings, with the lengthy conservatory measuring a colossal 46ft by 8ft and enjoying a superb view of the garden.

The sizeable conservatory is representative of the generous room proportions on offer throughout this family home, with the lounge, sitting room and dining areas providing ample space to spread out.

Families can cosy up together too, with wood-burning stoves in both the lounge and sitting room, and — the staple of a true country kitchen — an oil-fired Aga.

The kitchen is a large L-shaped room, which also includes an electric hob, eye-level double oven and a sociable breakfast bar. It is open to the dining area, which further adds to the feeling of space.

A downstairs bathroom and a study (or office or hobby room) are also on this floor.

Several outbuildings include a gym, with windows to the front and rear. This gives you plenty of room for exercise equipment, as well as a sauna and a jacuzzi for a post-workout wind down. There’s even a shower, hand basin and heated towel rail.

Further outdoor buildings give ample storage for garden equipment and the like.

Back inside Guildford Heath Cottage, the upstairs accommodation delivers three out of four en-suite bedrooms, with the unusual bonus of all three featuring baths. The master bedroom also has a separate shower cubicle in the en-suite.

There is an additional family bathroom with a white suite on this floor too.

The cottage is approached via a private driveway, which offers parking for several cars — perfect for when those inevitable visitors come over to check out this unique home in its supremely restful location.