LOCATION: Bembridge

BEDROOMS: Four

PRICE: £425,000

AGENT: Turnbull and Maton

TEL: 01983 874777

BUCKET loads of potential at Bay Trees will appeal to those wanting to put their own stamp on a spacious home in a highly desirable spot.

The large rear garden is a selling point in its own right, as it is south-facing and mainly laid to lawn, with mature shrubs and fences forming the borders.

Heathfield Road, Bembridge, itself is a quiet, sought-after area, with easy access to the village centre, as well as the local primary school and the beaches.

Brick-built Bay Trees is detached and delightfully proportioned, with a private driveway, two reception rooms and a separate kitchen and utility room.

The sitting room is a spacious 18ft by 11ft and features a marble hearth, with wooden surround and newly installed gas coal-effect fire for a cosy glow.

There are double doors, which open out to a small paved area and the huge expanse of garden beyond. Children will be in their element here — it’s plenty big enough to set up a tent, a trampoline or even a large inflatable swimming pool, and it will make a dreamy south-facing location for summer barbecues. Entertaining guests in the winter can be done in the dining room, which overlooks the front aspect. There is also the benefit of a downstairs cloakroom, with WC.

The kitchen is a sociable area, with room for a table and chairs. It is fitted with a range of white units, with access to the garden via the back door.

The utility room is easily accessed from outside the back door and has plumbing for a washing machine, room for an additional fridge or freezer and general storage. An integral door leads to the garage, which also features a courtesy door to the storm porch at the front of the house.

Upstairs at Bay Trees, the well thought-out accommodation comprises four good-size bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Bay Trees requires some minor cosmetic work to bring it up to date with contemporary trends — new bedroom carpets will easily transform the upstairs rooms and new owners will be rewarded with a beautiful family home in a covetable area, where property prices are always at a premium.