Looking for your dream home on the Isle of Wight?

How about a secluded and historic farmhouse, with English Heritage's Appuldurcombe House a short walk away?

Described by its estate agents as a "rare gem", Gatcliff Farm has been put on the market.

It is for sale with rural property specialists BCM for an asking price of £1,825,000.

Isle of Wight County Press: The beautiful farmhouse at Gatcliff Farm.The beautiful farmhouse at Gatcliff Farm.

For those seeking seclusion and some of the best views of the Isle of Wight, the historic farmhouse, once part of the neighbouring Appuldurcombe Estate, has been recently upgraded and is set in a sheltered, south facing position with views across West Wight to the sea cliffs at Tennyson Down.

Gatcliff Farm is complemented by a range of traditional farm buildings, some with consent for residential and holiday use.

The 20 acres of gardens, grounds and woodland surrounding Gatcliff Farmhouse include a Victorian garden pavilion, purpose-built garage and a series of ponds thriving with wildlife.

With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the elegant farmhouse makes the most of its surroundings with far reaching views from most windows, while on the ground floor, numerous French windows lead to the terraces and gardens.

A short trip along the private drive leads to Sheepwash Lane with the village of Godshill only minutes away, providing shops, pubs, restaurants and a school.

James Attrill, partner at leading rural property experts BCM, said: “Gatcliff Farm falls firmly into the ‘rare find’ category – properties like this do not come to the market very often.

"Seclusion, fine views and character are top of our buyers’ wish-list and Gatcliff has all of those and more.

"This will make an amazing home with great scope for added income from the barns for those that are looking for an extra income stream. We anticipate strong interest.”