Ryde, Isle of Wight
£1,800,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 9
Accommodation

5 Reception Rooms - Grand Hallway

7 Double Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms, 2 of which are ensuite - Dressing Room

Kitchen / Breakfast Room - Home Office- Snug - Utility Room - Boot Room - Attic

Self-Contained Annexe

Living Area - Kitchen - Bedroom - Shower Room

Grounds

Gated Entrance

Substantial Driveway

Landscaped Walled Gardens extending to Approx 1 Acre

Storage - Fitness Studio - Courtyard and Outdoor Bar

Heated Swimming Pool

Puckpool Farmhouse was originally part of the Puckpool Estate, constructed in early 18th Century, with use initially as a family home. It was rebuilt in its present style in 1822 as a Swiss style 'cottage orne' (decorated cottage) and originally called Cliff Cottage but later extended and renamed Puckpool House. Home to various affluent families it was later purchased by the War Department, to allow the building of Puckpool Battery, in order to protect the island from the perceived French invasion. During WWII it was used for training and other functions as well as being the residence of the commander, Captain Herbert Edwards.

More recently it was used as a café and staff accommodation for the neighbouring holiday camp which was reopened after the war in 1948. The house had been bought privately some time before the camps closure in 2006. Unfortunately, the house was left to decay and became semi -derelict before being bought by the present owners who embarked on an extensive restoration project to both house and gardens.

Location

Conveniently situated in a semi-rural setting the house is a short walk inland from the beaches and coastline of the north east shores of the island. The villages of Seaview and Nettlestone are less than 2 miles away and Bembridge with its harbour and extensive mooring facilities is also within easy reach. Bembridge and Seaview offer sailing clubs, restaurants, cafes and a range of amenities including the community run store in Seaview and organic produce shop and café in the centre of Bembridge. The Fast Cat and Hovercraft passenger services connect to the mainland from Ryde which is 3 minute drive/15 minute walk away. Ryde provides further comprehensive range of amenities including Ryde School. Excellent walks can be enjoyed along the beach either towards Appley beach or to Seaview and beyond to Priory Bay.

Puckpool House

The Grade II Listed building has been nominated for the Isle of Wight Conservation Awards 2020 having undergone comprehensive refurbishment to house and grounds, providing a beautiful family residence full of period character and charming features set within extensive grounds. There are a range of reception rooms with panelled walls in addition to original arched windows and stone elevations. New wood flooring compliments original flag stone and the attractive new kitchen & breakfast room is luxurious and ideal for entertaining with a modern kitchen set against exposed redbrick wall and a herringbone pattern floor. Throughout the house the styles and colour schemes provide the pallet for a brilliantly executed refurbishment of this fine period house. There is plenty of family space and rooms for hobbies and music, aswell as a gym, in addition to some excellent outdoor entertaining space among the landscaped and pretty enclosed gardens. Across the courtyard are the former stables which offer a self-contained office but could easily be used as an annex for ancillary accommodation or holiday letting. The grounds extend to just over an acre in all and are enclosed within a wall and hedged boundary with gated access at the foot of a private lane creating an idyllic and particularly private setting where there are also distant sea views.

Accommodation

Ground Floor

Entrance

A flagstone path leads to an arched portico with pattern tiled floor with timber door.

Reception Hall

A particularly spacious and light reception area with oak flooring, vintage radiators and two-tone décor with panelling at lower level.

Dining Room

Overlooking the garden with French patio doors within a large bay. This well-proportioned room has ornate detailing to the ceiling, feature ironwork fireplace with timber surround and original panelled walls.

Entrance Lobby

glazed vestibule and large hallway with plenty of full height storage in cupboards along one wall.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

A stunning dual aspect space with high ceilings and exposed brick to one wall. Herringbone pattern flooring with a central island and dining table set within the light bay window with built-in bench seating. The kitchen with Corian tops boasts a full range of 'off black' handmade shaker style units with brass fittings incorporating under-mounted butler sink with mixer tap over and space and integrated fridge/freezer and range cooker.

Utility Room

A further range of under-counter storage units including integrated Bosch dishwasher, integrated fridge, 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap over, tongue and groove clad walls and integrated Bosch oven.

Snug

With flag stone floor and blue panelling to one wall, this is an excellent cosy family room off the hall with cupboard housing shelving for books DVD and with visual/audio media connectivity.

Laundry Room

A further range of under-counter storage with 1.5 Rangemaster ceramic sink with mixer tap over and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Plant Room housing boiler and pressured cylinder beyond.

Boot Room

A versatile room with plenty of coat hanging space and cupboard and shelve storage.

Music Room

A well-proportioned dual aspect room.

First Floor

Stairs with carpet runner wind to a galleried landing with tall leaded window overlooking the approach. Loft access and W.C. with vanity unit wash basin.

Office/Bedroom 7

Currently utilised as a study overlooking the front but could also function as a single bedroom.

Sitting Room

A fantastic room with views to The Solent and an array of original features including a dome vaulted ceiling with ornate cornicing, panelling to walls and patio doors onto the balcony. There is a large fireplace with wood burning stove inset and timber mantle.

Balcony

An interesting glazed space leading into an office or hobbies room beyond which has the best views in the house, including access to the turret.

Bedroom 6

A well-proportioned room with built-in storage and feature fireplace.

Bedroom 1

Is an exceptional master suite with integrated wardrobe storage, views to The Solent and a separate dressing room and ensuite bathroom incorporating a substantial suite of shower, roll top bath with ball and claw feet, vanity unit wash basin, heated towel rail and W.C.

Attic Room

Accessed via Bedroom 1 is a useful walk-in loft space with far reaching views.

Bedrooms 2 and 3

Are located together with the former incorporating an ensuite wetroom. Bedroom 3 is currently arranged as a living room/TV room with high ceilings and dual aspect windows.

Bedrooms 4 and 5

Are well-proportioned double bedrooms currently arranged as bedroom and additional recreational area. Decorative fireplace and attractive colour scheme.

Family Bathroom

Comprises a roll top bath, shower, vanity unit wash basin and W.C.

Self-contained Annexe/Stables

Across the courtyard are the former stable blocks which comprise a self-contained annexe currently used as an office but could easily be used as additional living space with kitchen area and separate shower room housing an electric sauna.

Gymnasium/Storage

Two lockable spaces accessed externally.

The Bar

A unique addition to the courtyard with further worktop space, plumbing for fridge/freezer and water and power laid on.

Outside

Puckpool House sits in its very private grounds set back from the road with electric wrought iron gates, set within a stone wall. The house has beautifully landscaped lawned gardens wrapping around various well-tended beds and secluded terraces enjoying sunny aspects throughout the day. A pergola and vegetable beds are pleasant features as well as particularly private courtyard with southerly aspect and heated swimming pool with surrounding terrace. The open garden beyond the stables is approx. 0.5 acres with the grounds in all extending to an acre. There is a magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora on the boundary with various well stocked beds of Lavender and several Olive trees making it a particularly appealing and tranquil space.

Services

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is provided by gas fired boiler and delivered via radiators.

Tenure

The property is offered freehold

Postcode

PO34 5AR

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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