Greatwood Lodge offers excellent family living space and accommodation and is set well back from the road within a plot of approximately 3 acres with no neighbours and an impressive elevated position surrounded by a mature tree clad hillside of National Trust land, some of which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including an area of Special Scientific Interest. The three storey house, which has been extended and extensively upgraded, is constructed of rendered elevations beneath a slate tiled roof and the far reaching sea views can be enjoyed from most principal rooms. The property provides versatility with plenty of accommodation over two floors and an integrated double garage below. Two peripheral rooms within the house provide ideal office space overlooking the approach and therefore the property lends itself handsomely to the running of a business from home and is excellently situated on the south east coast of the Island which is popular among tourists.
The property is situated in the picturesque Luccombe, surrounded by National Trust land and with direct access onto the Luccombe and Wroxall Downs. The towns of Ventnor and Shanklin are nearby providing a range of restaurants and shops whilst there are also an array of beaches, bays and coves nearby. The southern part of the Island is known to have a good microclimate with the nearby Botanical Gardens in Ventnor having an impressive subtropical and exotic plant collection.
Accommodation Steps up to an oak wood frame, glazed entrance porch.
Bedroom 5/Office The room has plenty of light provided by dual aspect windows and views over the approach, driveway and surrounding countryside.
Shower Room/Cloakroom Stone floor tiles, shower, heated towel rail, contemporary vanity cabinet sink and W.C.
Utility Room A bright space with triple aspect windows and access to the garden. Tiled worktop over wood fronted base units, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, also housing a Vaillant combination boiler and hot water cylinder.
Kitchen/Dining Room A fantastic family space connecting the dining room, outside terrace and sitting room. The dining room is full of character with fitted dresser and shelved storage, restored oak wood picture rails, window frames, doors and door furniture and wooden flooring throughout. The kitchen has a full range of units and appliances under iroko solid wood surfaces. There is a central island with Belfast sink with mixer tap and spray module over. Space and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer, integral double cooker oven, electric hob with extractor over, space and plumbing for full size dishwasher. Wooden bi-folding doors open to the rear terrace overlooking the garden. There is also space and plumbing for gas fired Aga.
Sitting Room A wonderful dual aspect open space with free standing wood burning stove on flagstone hearth and spectacular unobstructed views through French doors over fields to the sea. High ceilings and wood flooring.
Landing With plenty of laundry storage cupboards all with wood panelled doors.
Bedroom 2 With built-in wardrobes and garden outlook.
Bedroom 3 A good sized double bedroom with sea views.
Family Bathroom A light room with large window overlooking the rear garden and a modern suite including corner bath with shower attachment, separate shower, vanity unit wash basin, heated towel tail and W.C.
Bedroom 1 A light and spacious dual aspect bedroom with spectacular views over surrounding countryside and out over to the English Channel.
Outside Set well back from the road beyond a mature treeline, Greatwood Lodge is approached through double five bar gates with ample parking for numerous cars, boats and trailers upon a gated tarmacadam lane. The house is enclosed within a post and rail fence where there is parking for several cars and access to the double garage. The house is situated on a hillside and set back against a picturesque backdrop of mature deciduous trees. At the highest point there is a decked terrace 'lookout' with far reaching views through the trees across the bay and over to Culver Down. A landscaped lawn garden wraps around the property and there is a large decked terrace to the rear and clay pizza oven off to a flank. On the southern boundary a patch of land is home to vegetable beds, a chicken run and greenhouse.
Integral Double Garage Accessed from the main hallway within the house the garage offers plenty of storage space including a partitioned log store. The versatile space has twin sets of oak wood panel barn doors and there is power and lighting laid on.
Summer House A pretty wood slat structure with pitched roof, glazed window and verandah with sea views.
Pathways A public footpath passes through the grounds to the south providing access onto Luccombe and Wroxall Downs.
Services Mains electricity and water, private drainage and delivered gas. The 2000ltr lpg tank was renewed in 2009 and has a seismic sensor automatically notifying the supplier for refill. Solar panels on the roof assist with water heating throughout the summer.
Postcode PO37 6RB
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