Youngwoods Farm


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  • Bedrooms: 6
DESCRIPTION A beautiful six-bedroom Georgian Farmhouse complemented by a range of attractive farm buildings all with far reaching views to the Solent and Tennyson Down, including pastureland and woodland, in all extending to 8.64 acres.

YOUNGWOODS FARM Dating back to 1294 "Hengewode" has been a farm settlement for over 700 years with regenerations of the house into its current Georgian form.

At the heart of Youngwoods is a characterful 6-bedroom farmhouse, an attractive range of traditional farm buildings (with potential for conversion) all set within woodland/pastureland in all extending to 8.64 acres. Youngwoods Farmhouse provides excellently proportioned rooms, with many original features.

The house has fine views towards the West Wight to Tennyson Down and the Western Solent. Youngwoods is available as a whole or in two separate lots.

SITUATION The property is situated in a quiet and secluded position overlooking its own land, away from the public highway with sweeping views across the West Wight to Tennyson Down and the Solent. The rural location still has the convenience of being within easy reach of mainland ferry connections at Cowes 4.5 miles (10 minutes) and Yarmouth 8 miles (15 minutes) - both towns offering marina facilities, yacht clubs, restaurants, pubs, shops and schools. The county town of Newport is 4 miles (10 minutes) away.

FARMHOUSE Youngwoods Farmhouse is entered via a south facing porch which leads through to the spacious inner hallway with parquet flooring. On one side of the hallway is a magnificent dual aspect sitting room providing an abundance of natural light, complemented well by the parquet flooring, open fireplace and French windows leading out to the south facing garden. The kitchen includes original features throughout and a solid fuel range. Off the Kitchen, the large utility/boot room includes plumbing for a washing machine or tumble dyer, butler sink and boiler. Off the kitchen, there is a downstairs w/c with wash hand basin.

On the other side of the hall, is a formal dining room, with dual aspect windows, this was formally the old dairy and still has the cheese shelf. This leads through to a farm office/studio with Velux rooflight and separate door leading to the garden. The study in the next room features an open fireplace and sash windows looking out with views across Tennyson Down.

Leading from the hallway is a wide and banisterred stairway to a substantial first floor landing. The first floor comprises a master bedroom with en-suite, benefitting from dual aspect sash windows and uninterrupted views over Tennyson Down & The Solent. There are three further first floor bedrooms, two of which are doubles (one en-suite) and a single bedroom with wash hand basin. There is a family bathroom with bath and shower. Stairs lead up to the second floor.

On the second floor, there are a further two double bedrooms, which feature original exposed beams. There are fabulous views towards Lymington Harbour in one direction and Tennyson Down in the other. Adjacent to the house, are two brick buildings that are currently used for storage purposes and include a basic wet room and outdoor w/c.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS Youngwoods Farm House is set in well-established south facing gardens and grounds with far reaching views. The gardens closest to the main house include well stocked borders and various specimen trees making an attractive setting with a hint of the further gardens that lay beyond to the west of the house. The extended garden includes an ancient orchard with pear, apples and greengage. There is a wildflower lawn, located next to the south facing terrace which enjoys the sun throughout the day. The gardens of Lot 1 extend to about 1.5 acres.

FARM BUILDINGS Accessed by spur from the main farm drive and located a little way to the north of the house, are a range of historic and more recently constructed farm buildings. To service the farmland there are a range of sheep sheds of timber frame construction with a tin roof. Adjacent is a substantial hay barn with four open sides of steel frame construction.

A range of attractive traditional stone/brick farm buildings including a stone barn which features a new aluminium roof (installed circa 10 years ago). The adjoining stables are well built, of part blockwork construction. The stables comprise three loose boxes and tack room/feed store. The courtyard is completed by a further stone barn with a ground and first floor, which was historically basic farm workers accommodation in the 19th century; this has been recently re-felted and is currently used as a workshop.

The buildings have potential for alternative uses subject to the relevant consent. The farm yard and buildings benefits from mains water and single-phase electric.

LAND AND WOODLAND Lot 1 includes woodland, pastureland and grounds of around 8.64 acres. There is an additional 75 acres of woodland/pastureland which is available as a separate lot.

METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale by private treaty.

RIGHTS OF WAY AND PRIVATE ACCESS There is a footpath that crosses the property and is outlined within the Isle of Wight Councils Right of Way Map. An adjacent landowner has a vehicular right of access over the track shaded blue on the plan.

SERVICES Mains water and electric. Oil Fired Central Heating supplemented by solid fuel range. Solar Powered Water Heaters. Private drainage, Klargester.

TENURE AND POSSESSION Vacant possession will be given of the whole upon completion of the sale.

PLANNING The property is outside of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the property is not listed.

BASIC PAYMENT AND HIGHER LEVEL STEWARDSHIP AGREEMENT The vendor has claimed and will retain the Basic Payment on the land for 2020.

The vendor will transfer the commensurate amount of Basic Payment Entitlements to the purchaser of the land. There is also a Natural England Higher Level Countryside Stewardship Agreement on the land running until 30th September 2021 - the purchaser of the land would be expected to take to this agreement which pays £6,471 per annum. Further details are available from the selling agent.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Isle of Wight Council.


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VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment only with sole selling agents BCM.

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