Hillis Gate Road, Cowes


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An impressive country home set in an elevated position commanding fabulous views over its own grounds and the beautiful surrounding countryside. A feature of Brickfields is the extremely generous living accommodation with its many windows providing lovely light rooms and taking full advantage of the picturesque surroundings. There are 5 bedrooms upstairs with en-suite facilities to the master bedroom and bedroom 2. In all the house extends to in excess of 4,000 sq. ft, providing a fabulous opportunity for those seeking a family home.

Within the grounds of the property is a Grade II listed kiln, forming part of the Hillis brick works which closed in 1955. It appears that the kiln was probably the last to be built in the yard and there is map evidence the brick-yard dates back to the mid 1800's. The owner of the yard was William Pritchett who was the great grandson of the first Pritchett making bricks on the Island from the 1760s.

Brickfields is well placed for access to Gurnard, Northwood and Cowes. Cowes, famous for hosting Cowes Week and other regattas, with yacht clubs including the Royal Corinthian and Royal Yacht Squadron. A vibrant area for shopping, with many boutique stores mixed in with nautical stores and quirky gift shops, restaurants and trendy coffee shops. The Red Jet high speed services to Southampton operates from Fountain Yard just off the High Street. The parade which sits to the west of the town front is a great place to take a stroll, and makes for an easy scenic walk along to the popular coastal village of Gurnard, with beachside café, local shops, pubs, restaurant and thriving Gurnard Sailing Club.

GROUND FLOOR UPVC sealed unit double glazed arched doorway to:

ENTRANCE HALL With matching glazed panels either side allowing plenty of natural light and lovely views over the gardens and countryside beyond. High gloss tiled floor. Spot lights to ceiling. Radiator. Open through to:

HALLWAY A good size hallway with open tread staircase to first floor. Exposed brick to one wall. Built-in cupboard with shelving.

CLOAKROOM Low level wc with concealed cistern, hand basin and obscured window to garage.

LAUNDRY ROOM 12' 6" x 6' 8" (3.81m x 2.03m) With plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer and single drainer sink top. Tiled floor. Window looking into the living/family room.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM Kitchen 14'1 x 10'11 Dining Room 14'2 x 12'7 Kitchen fitted with dark oak fronted wall and base units with tiled work surfaces incorporating 1 ¼ bowl composite sink with mixer tap. Electric cooker point with space for range cooker with feature cooker hood above and exposed brick surround with tiled panel. Glazed display cabinet. Window enjoying views over the rear gardens. Tiled floor. Open from the kitchen to the dining room with exposed brick to one wall. Fireplace with open fire which is accessible from both dining and sitting room with natural stone wall and hearth to the latter side. Leading through to the:

SITTING ROOM 21' 4" x 24' 11" (6.5m x 7.59m) A large and lovely bright room with large semi-circular bay with plenty of windows allowing lots of natural light into this room and enjoying lovely views over the garden to countryside beyond. Recessed spotlights to ceiling. Arched glazed double doors to side garden and terrace.

STUDY 13' 2" x 10' 2" (4.01m x 3.1m) Accessed from the dining room with window overlooking the rear gardens. Radiator. Window looking into sitting room. Door to:

CONSERVATORY 14' 1" x 12' 9" (4.29m x 3.89m) Enjoying views over the garden and door to rear. Tiled floor.

LIVING/FAMILY ROOM 39' 7" x 30' 11" (12.07m x 9.42m) A huge room with lots of windows and large semicircular bay window enjoying views over the rear gardens. A lovely versatile room which would make an ideal space for entertaining. French doors out to a large paved terrace ideal for al-fresco dining. Recessed spotlights to ceiling. Door to garden. Access to loft space. Three radiators. Door into:

SNUG 17' 11" x 9' 4" (5.46m x 2.84m) Which could provide a reception room to the master bedroom above accessed via spiral staircase. Radiator. Door to:

GARAGE With electric roller door. Feature glazed block panel. Space for freezer. Grant oil fired boiler. Door into hallway.


LANDING Access to loft space. Airing cupboard housing hot water with light and shelving. Steps up to:

MASTER BEDROOM 18' x 15' 3" (5.49m x 4.65m) Enjoying superb countryside views from the dual aspect. With arched window creating an attractive feature behind the bed enjoying views over the gardens to countryside beyond. Built-in furniture around the bed. Dressing table unit, drawers and built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Further built-in wardrobes to alcove. Open through to:

EN-SUITE BATHROOM A large room with window enjoying views over the rear gardens. Fitted with a white suite comprising bath within arched recess with tiled surrounds and tiled walls. Victorian styled mixer tap incorporating shower. Large tiled and glazed shower cubicle. Moulded double sinks with mixer taps to a built in furniture unit with storage. With mirror and light over. Wc with concealed cistern in matching furniture unit and bidet. Heated towel rail. Window overlooking the rear gardens. Radiator. Spiral staircase down to snug.

BEDROOM 2 13' x 10' 4" (3.96m x 3.15m) Accessed via the EN-SUITE BATHROOM with quadrant tiled and glazed shower, hand basin and wc to a fitted furniture unit with storage under. Built-in wardrobe and useful shelving. Glazed window overlooking the rear garden. Open through to BEDROOM 2, a double room with dual aspect glazed panel to side and window overlooking the rear gardens. Built-in storage above bed, drawer units and wardrobe. Radiator.

BEDROOM 3 10' 7" x 10' 0" (3.23m x 3.05m) A double room with French doors leading to a glass fibre deck balcony with wrought iron balustrading enjoying stunning views over the garden to countryside beyond. An ideal area to enjoy the evening sun. Built-in drawer units. Recessed built-in wardrobe. Window also enjoying views. Radiator.

BEDROOM 4 12' 3" x 10' 6" (3.73m x 3.2m) Another double room again with French doors gaining access to the balcony. Arched window. Built-in wardrobes.

BEDROOM 5 8' 7" x 6' 9" (2.62m x 2.06m) A single room with window overlooking the rear gardens. Radiator.

BATHROOM A family bathroom fitted with corner bath on a raised plinth with tiled surround and Victorian style mixer tap incorporating shower. Quadrant tiled and glazed shower cubicle. Hand basin fitted to furniture unit with storage and drawers. Tiled walls. Recessed spotlights to ceiling. Window overlooking the rear garden. Radiator.

HEATING Oil-fired heating system via radiators supplied by the Grant boiler situated in the Garage.

OUTSIDE A wide sweeping driveway leads through mature trees giving access to Brickfields with plenty of parking and access to the DOUBLE GARAGE with electric roller door. In front of the driveway there are rolling lawns with mature shrubs and trees including Medlar, Mulberry, Quince and Fig and to the right hand side is a small orchard with pear, plum and apple trees. A fruitcage, greenhouse and raised vegetable garden are also situated to the side of the property. Wooden garden shed. Outside tap. Pathway leading to the rear garden again with undulating lawns with mature shrub and flower borders. Pond. Summer House. Good size lawns and woodland extending to approximately 2.5 acres in total. Large paved terrace ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining accessed from both the conservatory and family/living room.


TENURE Freehold

SERVICES Main water and electric. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

AGENTS NOTES Our description of any appliances and/or services (including any central heating system) should not be taken as any guarantee that these are in working order. None of these statements contained in these particulars as to the property are to be relied on as statements of fact. These particulars do not form part of any contract. Especially if travelling long distances, if there is any point of particular importance, please contact Hose Rhodes Dickson who will be pleased to clarify the information. Floor plans are schematic and are for guidance only. Measurements are approximate. Please note that our photographs depict the property in a furnished condition. On completion all furnishings will be removed unless specifically mentioned elsewhere as being included in the sale.

Plans are reproduced using photocopying process, and as such may not be relied on as being an accurate scale. Plans are for identification purposes only. Boundaries are approximate. Ordnance Survey plans with the permission of HMSO Crown Copyright. Reserved License Number: ES100011341

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