Ryde, Isle Of Wight


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 8
Constructed to the highest specifications in 1896 as one of two substantial houses in Playstreet Lane, built by brothers who, having made their fortunes in shipping, chose to move from London to the Isle of Wight. There is significant modernisation required which has been reflected in the guide price, however the workmanship and character of the house is impressive and boasts an array of untouched period features including ornate cornicing, ironworks, exceptionally high ceilings, skirting boards, picture rails and open Victorian fireplaces. Arranged over three floors and with excellent family living space, the house has a large kitchen, four generous reception rooms and eight bedrooms, two of which are en suite and there are also distant sea views to be enjoyed as well as a pleasant outlook over mature gardens.

Set within mature grounds extending to approximately 2.2 acres there is planning permission for two detached houses to the north and a further application has been submitted for a single storey dwelling to the south offering excellent opportunity to capitalise on investment of the purchase of Rye House. Both plots and the house are available to be purchased in separate lots and further information is available from the agent.

The amenities of Ryde including a range of shops, restaurants and fast passenger ferry links to the mainland are all within easy reach. The FastCat provides a 15 minute crossing direct to Portsmouth mainline rail station with frequent trains to London Waterloo. The well regarded independent school Ryde School is within walking distance. Ryde also has a small marina; excellent sandy beach whilst nearby Seaview offers sailing facilities.

Outer Hall Solid oak door beneath arched stone storm porch with original Victorian tiles on the porch floor.

Hall A superb open space occupying the centre of the house with wooden staircase and hand carved rail winding to the first floor. Original wood floors, high ceilings and wall lighting, also incorporating WC/cloakroom.

Study Well-proportioned room with southern aspect and wooden mantle fireplace with stone hearth. Handmade wooden shelving and glazed dresser cabinets are inset either side of a chimney breast.

Sitting room Impressive and light room with pleasant garden outlook. An electric fire sits within an original marble stone hearth with small oak wood mantle.

Drawing room Well-proportioned room with garden outlook, high ceilings and open fireplace.

Dining room Generous sized room with built in glazed dresser cabinets, picture rails and hanging ceiling light fittings.

Kitchen The kitchen is a substantial room with an array of further utility rooms including a laundry room with pulley maids, butler sinks, and a pantry. A further larder complete with meat hooks and racked shelving in addition to two plant rooms, one housing a hot water tank and immersion heater and an oil fired boiler. There is also a shower room with toilet, shower cubicle and washbasin.

First floor Stairs rise to a galleried landing overlooking the central lobby off which there are four well-proportioned and bright bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms. There is a good deal of built in storage there are wonderful views over the surrounding gardens and from the principle bedroom there is a delightful distant view of The Solent. A family bathroom consists of panel bath and shower attachment over, pedestal wash basin and WC.

Second floor Accessed via a secondary staircase, the second floor formerly provided accommodation for staff and consists of four double bedrooms and a separate bathroom all with miniature Victorian fireplaces complete with original iron work, plenty of under eave storage and dormer windows providing views of the surrounding gardens and to the north and west spectacular far reaching views over treetops toward The Solent, Southampton Water, the Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth. Loft access from the landing.

Outside The property is approached via iron gates along a drive that runs for approximately 50 metres then sweeps around a turning circle with rose garden. The property is surrounded by a mature boundary of trees and shrubs including pine, holm oak and copper beech. A raised lawn surrounds the house and is bordered by well-tended rose flower beds. A further lawn extends to the western and southern boundary and in all amounts to approximately 2.2 acres.

Planning Planning permission has been given for two building plots (TCP/30953/B - P/01608/14 - 13/04/2015).

Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. There is no gas available in the house however it is believed supply has previously been laid to the property and central heating is provided by oil fired boiler via radiators.

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents Spence Willard.

Directions Rye House can be found approximately 200 metres along Playstreet Lane on the left heading out of Ryde on the left opposite the Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Postcode PO33 3LJ

Important Notice 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.

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