LOCATION: Shanklin

BEDROOMS: Six, plus three others

PRICE: £595,000

AGENT: Arthur Wheeler

TEL: 01983 868333

This stunning, detached gentleman’s residence is a familiar size and style when you consider the neighbouring Victorian properties in Clarence Road, Shanklin.

But what makes Hillside a rare find is the main home is still used as a private residence — and includes a granny annexe and a separate garden flat too.

Three homes for the price of one could be just what you are looking for but, if not, the two-bedroom garden flat is currently let for a rental of £550 per calendar month.

The main house is full of character and has been sympathetically upgraded by the owners over a number of years. It retains the high coved ceilings with picture and dado rails, and has the original unpainted staircase in the entrance hall, original doors and stripped and varnished floorboards.

There are three reception rooms at Hillside, with the elegant living room featuring a wood-burning stove set in a large, Adams-style surround. A door leads off to the well-appointed annexe, which also has its own separate entrance from the outside, as well as a private garden area.

Hillside’s kitchen has a range of cream units, with stone-effect laminate worktops over. There are double doors to an impressive 13ft long larder room, with built-in store cupboard, wall and floor units and room for a fridge-freezer. A separate utility room is at the other end of the kitchen, with yet more cupboard space, a single bowl sink and plumbing for a washing machine.

Upstairs, bedroom six comes off a half-landing but doesn’t do things by halves — it’s a good size 12ft by 10ft with a square, hanging bay window and a white vanity wash basin.

The spacious upstairs landing leads to five further bedrooms, three of which are en-suite. The master bedroom is approximately 18ft by 14ft, with a large en-suite shower cubicle and WC.

A well-proportioned family bathroom with white suite and fully tiled walls complete the upstairs accommodation.

The self-contained garden flat, called Linden Lea, has been created from the former servants’ quarters. The staircase to the main house has been boarded up but could be re-opened if desired. Linden Lea is currently let on an assured shorthold tenancy, although the house can be offered for sale with full vacant possession.

The flat has two bedrooms, with a shower room off bedroom one and an en-suite bath to bedroom two. There is also a large living room, kitchen and dining area.