Located close to picturesque Shanklin Old Village, this imposing Victorian residence will make an impressive family home or a ready-made guest house business.

Of the seven bedrooms at 20 Grange Road, five are en-suite, plus there is also the potential to create an independent annexe if required.

If new owners do fancy running a business, this property couldn’t be better located.

The nearby Old Village is a popular tourist attraction, with its array of charming thatched cottages, independent shops, tea gardens, pubs, restaurants and the chine.

Shanklin Esplanade and its sandy beach is only five minutes away and coastal walks and transport links are on the doorstep, as well as all the facilities of the town itself, which include independent shops, supermarkets and the theatre.

The detached property is constructed of traditional brick beneath a slate roof and retains many original features for added character and appeal.

There are high ceilings and ceiling roses, Victorian skirting boards, beautiful fireplaces and picture rails.

The property has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment in order to provide an exceedingly comfortable, yet energy-efficient home with low running costs.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors and offers a substantial amount of family living space.

The ground floor is given over to the main kitchen and living areas, and one of the en-suite bedrooms.

Right from the off, the hallway is a welcoming area, with black and white tiled flooring and pale walls.

The kitchen is a pleasing room and is very well appointed, including a gas hob, several ovens and a microwave.

There is a central island, creating useful additional worktop space.

The kitchen has double doors opening onto the large sunroom, where there is ample space for a substantial dining table and chairs — ideal for family gatherings or future B&B guests.

There is also access to one of two front-facing reception rooms from here.

The lower-ground floor currently houses three of the bedrooms (one of these is en-suite), plus a living room, kitchen, shower room and store area.

Up on the first floor you will find three more en-suite bedrooms, decorated in timeless neutral colours.

Outside, the gardens are made up of terraced beds, a lawned area and large patio.

There is huge potential to increase the garden by using part of the extensive parking area.

Location: Shanklin

Bedrooms: Seven

Price: £575,000

Agent: Hose Rhodes Dickson

Phone: 866000