Great Briddlesford Farm


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  • Bedrooms: 8
DESCRIPTION Dating back to 1600's, Great Briddlesford Farm has been a farm settlement for nearly 500 years with evolving the house into its current Georgian form. At the heart of Great Briddlesford is a characterful, Grade II listed farmhouse, with a range of substantial farm buildings (with potential for conversion). Great Briddlesford Farm 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 Downs. The rural location still has the convenience of being within easy reach of mainland ferry connections at Cowes (7 miles) and East Cowes (4 miles) - both offering marina facilities, yacht clubs, pubs, shops and schools. The county town of Newport is 5 miles away.

FARMHOUSE Great Briddlesford Farmhouse is entered via a porch/ utility area leading from the courtyard garden. The porch leads through to the spacious inner hallway. On one side of the hallway is a recently modernised and light kitchen benefiting from wonderful views across the garden. On the other side of the hallway (off the porch/utility area) a door leads through to the sun-lounge which benefits from patio doors out to the garden and two Velux rooflights which provides an abundance of natural daylight into the room. The adjacent drawing room has a feature fireplace. The ground floor also includes a number of store rooms and a separate boot room. Stairs then lead up to the first floor. On the first floor, there are 4 bedrooms (3 double) and a family bathroom. The majority of the bedrooms benefit from large original sash windows, providing an abundance of light into each room. On the second floor, there is an additional double bedroom, a substantial store room which could be converted into an additional bedroom, if required.

FARMHOUSE ANNEX There is a well-appointed self-contained annex which could be used for additional accommodation or could generate income, if required. On the ground floor, the annex comprises of an office, large kitchen/diner, family bathroom, utility room, sitting room and conservatory. The annex enjoys three bedrooms split over the first and second floor. The annex also benefits from a substantial store room which could be converted into an additional bedroom, if required.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS Great Briddlesford Farmhouse is set within well established gardens. The garden closest to the house are utilised are more formal with natural stone paving and attractive flower borders. The private driveway has extensive space for a number of vehicles. To the south of the gardens, there is a wildlife pond.

LAND Great Briddlesford Farm includes about 6.2 acres of pastureland which benefits from its own direct access. There is further land and buildings extending to some 150 acres that could be available, subject to separate negotiation.

FARM BUILDINGS Accessed from the main drive, are a range of historic farm buildings. Within the farm yard there are a number of large buildings including a large Tithe barn constructed of brick/blockwork with a tiled slate roof. The building comprises a range of separate store rooms, four stables and additional ancillary rooms. The chalk barn is a historic building which offers vast amount of space. To service the farmland there are a range of smaller barns which could easily be converted into basic stables, if required. There is some further land available (to the east of the farm buildings) extending to about 6 acres, that could be available subject to separate negotiation. The farm yard and buildings benefits from mains water and single phase electric. See the building plan and table shown on page 8 for further information.

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

RIGHTS OF WAY A public bridleway crosses the property. The footpaths are outlined within the Isle of Wight Councils Right of Way Map. Number 17 (public bridleway) crosses the property.

ACCESS Access to the property is over a recently surfaced gravel track from the public highway (Combley Road). The access (outlined

orange on the sale plan) will be owned by Lot 1 (farmhouse) and Lot 2 will have a vehicular right of access over the track (hatched orange on the sale plan). There is an alternative access from Briddlesford Road leading to the property which Lot 1 will be granted a vehicular right of access across.

SERVICES Mains water and electric. Oil Fired central heating. Private drainage.

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 Farm House is Grade II listed.

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