LOCATION: Newchurch

BEDROOMS: Five

PRICE: £449,950

AGENT: Hose Rhodes Dickson

TEL: 01983 866000

THEY say there’s no place like home and Hillcrest House, in Newchurch High Street, is certainly a rarity.

There’s a huge amount of flexible accommodation at this handsome detached home, which features its own self-contained annexe, as well as five bedrooms.

Lovingly restored by the vendors to an impeccable standard throughout, this would make the ideal home for a growing family and is ready to move straight into.

The list of refurbishments gives some clue to the tasteful showhome-style standards you can expect — new kitchen and bathrooms, a new boiler and central heating system, rewiring, new plumbing and full redecoration, including quality wood floors and carpets throughout.

The quaint village location will particularly appeal to outdoor types, as it is not far from the cycle paths taking you all over the Island, as well as some excellent countryside rambles. It is also close to the local primary school, church and popular village pub.

Hillcrest House takes in some of its scenic surroundings from the attractive terraced garden, where there is room for a hot-tub, from where you can appreciate both daytime views and stargazing in the evenings.

A large driveway gives you plenty of off-road parking and you enter the house through the welcoming porch, with characterful flagstone floor.

This leads you to the open-plan hallway and onward to the beautifully designed handmade kitchen, with large dining area and comfortable snug alongside.

As well as the snug there is also an inviting family sitting room, with cosy log burner working hard at this time of year, under a wooden mantel inset into the exposed stone chimney breast. During warmer months, there’s the benefit of patio doors leading out to the terraced garden.

A shower room and utility room complete the downstairs accommodation, although there is a separate self-contained annexe on this level, created from the converted garage. The annexe includes its own entrance, kitchenette and a shower room, making it a perfect holiday let or living quarters for an older relative.

Upstairs the stunning master bedroom features its own en-suite shower room, as well as a dressing room (or bedroom five, ideal for use as a nursery). The three further bedrooms are all good-size doubles, with far-reaching rural views.

They are served by a sizeable family bathroom, with a fitted roll-top bath, sink and WC.