LOCATION: Brighstone

BEDROOMS: Three

PRICE: £450,000

AGENT: Hose Rhodes Dickson

TEL: 01983 521144

The archetypal chocolate box property, Woodham Cottage will mesmerise anyone seeking charm and character in equal measure.

Set in Main Road, Brighstone, the location is dotted with distinctive thatched homes, such as this, adding to the enchanting nature of this pretty West Wight village. It was crowned the Island’s Best Kept Village of the Year in 2018.

The surrounding unspoilt countryside offers the chance to explore Brighstone Forest and the Tennyson Trail, as well as stunning coastal walks and popular beaches, such as Compton Bay, off the Military Road.

Woodham Cottage is not the quaint and compact home you may expect, but in fact offers bags of space to accommodate a family, including two reception rooms and three bedrooms — with an en-suite to the master.

The sizeable living room has wooden beams, in keeping with the style of the property, and a large dual-fuel burner to radiate a toasty warmth on colder days and nights. Woodham Cottage has plenty of light in all the rooms, with the living room getting its fair share from four windows.

A separate sitting room has double doors into the conservatory, which is currently used as the main family dining area. This is, of course, filled with light and has double doors out to the garden for seamless indoor/outdoor living in the summer months.

The beautiful gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with plenty of mature shrubs and trees.

The well-appointed kitchen is a keen cook’s dream, with ample worktop space, a stylish pale-blue Aga and a walk-in larder, with its own window. There is a downstairs lobby area off the kitchen, with access to a WC.

Upstairs, Woodham Cottage continues to delight, with three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Bedroom two is a double room with a front aspect, while the master bedroom is a large dual-aspect room with en-suite shower.

The third bedroom is another dual-aspect room overlooking the rear garden and side of this attractive stone and brick-built cottage.

There is also the advantage of off-road parking and a garage.