This three-bedroom bungalow is located in one of the most sought-after areas of Shanklin, as it is situated within the grounds of Westhill Manor.

The property is also situated close to Shanklin Old Village and Shanklin Chine and the grounds of Westhill Manor are adjacent to the cricket ground.

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It is a link-detached bungalow and is linked by the garage only.

It features a part-glazed replacement uPVC door leading into the entrance hall, which has a radiator, telephone point, built-in airing cupboard and a ceiling hatch to the roof space.

The spacious sitting room is almost 20ft in length and has a fireplace, two radiators, views over the garden and a replacement uPVC door to the rear garden.

The kitchen has wood block-effect laminate worktops with range of cream Shaker-style wall and base units.

There is a built-in electric hob and oven with an extractor unit over, plus recess plumbing for a washing machine, recessed spotlights, tiled splashbacks and a gas boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating.

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The beautiful kitchen.

The bathroom/WC has a white suite comprising of a panelled bath with electric shower over and a glazed folding screen, plus a vanity wash-basin unit and a low-level WC.

There are three bedrooms — the master bedroom is a good-sized double room, while the second and third bedrooms are slightly smaller.

Outside, there is a driveway leading to a single garage with an up-and-over door, light, power, a window and a door to the rear garden.

There are gardens to the front, side and rear, which are mainly laid to lawn with some shrub borders.

The area is of some historical interest: the manor house at Westhill was shown on the 1842 tithe map and listed in the 1851 census, when it was occupied by William B. Lumbley, a retired captain of the East India Company, and his family.

Later inhabitants included Edward Napier, an army Major General who died in 1870, and Mrs Julia Scaramanga, a wealthy widow and local benefactress, who appointed Charles Snook as gardener — he formerly tended the Royal Gardens at Kew and Shuckburgh Park, Daventry.

Julia Scaramanga died in 1910 and her nephew, Constantine Scaramanga-Ralli inherited the house — he once stood unsuccessfully for parliament as the Island’s Liberal candidate.

In more recent years, the grounds have been developed for private housing, but the area remains semi-rural, with the steeply rising slopes of the downs providing a sense of enclosure to the south. To fully appreciate the property, a viewing is recommended.

LOCATION: Shanklin
PRICE: £330,000
AGENT: Arthur Wheeler
TEL: 868333

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