LOCATION: Merstone

BEDROOMS: Five

PRICE: £675,000

AGENT: Spence Willard

TEL: 01983 200880

Built in 1949, Sharmany is a delightfully grand residence, which exudes period charm.

From its parquet floors to the leaded windows and wooden panelled staircase, this home is a truly superb example of confident post-war architecture.

Sharmany is located in Chapel Lane, in Merstone, and is one of those fortunate places which feels as though you are deep in the Island’s countryside, yet is only a short drive from Newport. So whether you are a town mouse or a country mouse, you will enjoy the best of both worlds here.

The detached home is set well back from the lane and approached via a long, gravel driveway. It boasts extensive grounds of approximately an acre, with private mature gardens to the front and rear.

A fragrant rose garden, with herringbone brick paths and stone pillars is another pleasing feature and there is an attractive stone terrace, providing an ideal space for summer entertaining. The large lawn is bordered by mature trees and shrubs and you will also find a wildlife pond and another decked seating area with a pergola.

Inside the home, the impressive entrance hall can’t fail to please, with stylish parquet flooring and a choice of reception rooms opening up either side.

The carpeted drawing room is a huge 23ft by 14ft triple aspect room, with large south-facing windows overlooking the front gardens. A big wood-burning stove ensures this is a welcoming room for all seasons.

The sitting room is a slightly smaller room, with parquet flooring and a further wood-burning stove. Large glazed doors slide open so you can access the south-facing sun room, which features sliding windows to allow you to get some air flowing through in the summer.

The spacious kitchen and dining room has a rustic charm, with a tiled floor and a range of cream units with woodblock worksurfaces over. There is an attractive pale blue Aga, which heats the hot water.

A garden room, with access to the outdoor terrace, overlooks the rear aspect and links to bedroom five — perfect for guests, with its en-suite shower room.

There is also a door to the integral garage off the garden room and a store area with handy space for freezers.

Upstairs, the lovely landing area, which has plenty of natural light, leads to two well-appointed bathrooms and four good-size bedrooms. The largest of the bedrooms measures approximately 16ft by 11ft.