East Lane, Merstone

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UNEXPECTEDLY AVAILABLE - WITH MORE LAND! An historically important, Grade II listed stone farmhouse with outbuildings and (in all) about 2.8 acres (1.13 ha) of land in the beautiful Arreton Valley. In need of complete renovation, this property provides an opportunity to sympathetically restore a 4-6 bedroom historic building to create a very special family home with all the amenities, both indoors and out, required for country living.

Details

  • Price: £499,000
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Tenure:

Full Description

UNEXPECTEDLY AVAILABLE - WITH MORE LAND! An historically important, Grade II listed stone farmhouse with outbuildings and (in all) about 2.8 acres (1.13 ha) of land in the beautiful Arreton Valley. In need of complete renovation, this property provides an opportunity to sympathetically restore a 4-6 bedroom historic building to create a very special family home with all the amenities, both indoors and out, required for country living.



Ground Floor
Conservatory, Kitchen, Lobby, Reception Room 1, Reception Room 2, Hall, Bathroom - with W.C and Drawing Room

First Floor
Landing, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4

Second Floor
Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Bedroom 7

Outside
The property stands within its own grounds with a front garden and a rear garden. There is a fine, evergreen oak as well as plum, apple and pear threes. There is an aluminium green house (24’ x 12’). The property is offered with some 20th Century farm buildings:

The Eastern Cow Stable (35’1 x 27’3) (10.7m x 8.3m)
Of concrete block elevations beneath a fibre cement roof and with a concrete floor.
The Western Cow Stable (51 ‘4 x 27’3) (15.7m x 8.3m)
Of concrete block elevations beneath a corrugated steel roof with a concrete floor. Once used for milking, the names of the long – gone cows, remain written above the stalls. Old Dairy (51’4 x 27’3) (3.5m x 3m)
Tractor Shed (19’4 x 14’6) (5.9m x 4.5m)
Timber framed above concrete block and brick stock walls. Clad and roofed in profiled, plastic-coated steel and fibre cement.
Hay Shed (15’11 x 14’) 4.6 x 4.27)
Of timber framed construction, roofed and clad in profiled, plastic- coated steel.

The Land
The garden is surrounded by additional lands, in all the property extends to about 2.80 acres est (1.13 ha) est Upon completion the buyer will be required to erect a stock proof fence along the unfenced boundaries. Further details are available from the Sole Agents upon request.

Historical Note
Believed to date from the 17th or 18th Century Little Budbridge is a Grade II Listed farmhouse built of Bembridge Limestone elevations with a later 19th Century east wing. There is a datestone 1731 in the wall in front of the house but some features of this traditional ‘lobby entrance’ house are older, including drip mouldings above the stone mullioned windows in the south gable.

The will of Edward Wight of Little Budbridge dated 18th July 1767:-

“To my only son John all my messuages lands and tenements in Arreton, Carisbrooke & Newchurch, to my wife Sarah, an annuity of £15.00 per year. To my daughter Mary Wright the sum of £100.00, to John base born son on of Ann Edwards and lately wife of James Wise of Newport the sum of £10.00. To Elizabeth the wife of William Fareley of Dodnor, Carisbrooke £50.00”

Services and Heating
We are informed that the following mains services are connected to the property (subject to the conditions and stipulations of the relevant utility companies) electricity and water, foul drainage is to a private septic tank system. There is no central heating.

Council Tax: Band D Amount Payable 20010/11: £1,452.62 (There is currently a 10% discount available on properties used as second homes).

The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight, situated off the South Coast of England, is becoming an ever-more popular location for permanent and second homes. Made popular by Queen Victoria, who had her maritime residence at Osborne, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent; for Cowes Week; for its beautiful coastline including sandy beaches and The Needles; spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours.  There are now many more facilities than once was the case, Sainsbury, Tesco and M&S all now have a presence as have other national chains. Communication and transport links are excellent; regular car ferries connect with the national motorway network and fast catamarans have connections via Southampton and Portsmouth to direct trains to London Waterloo which can be reached within 2 hours of leaving the Island shore.
Government-funded schools are numerous and independent schools thrive on the Island with some children attending prep and public schools on the mainland. Leisure opportunities abound - walking, riding, paragliding, hang-gliding, team sports, sailing, wind surfing and other water sports, rugby, football (Newport Football Club) cricket and golf clubs. Good transport links enable day trips to the shopping centres of West Quay, Southampton and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

Merstone
Merstone is a quiet Hamlet in the Arreton Valley. Nearby Merstone Manor was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) and the village is on the Newport to Sandown cycle way affording easy walking and cycling access to the Island’s beautiful countryside.

Arreton
Arreton lies on the Southern slopes of Arreton Down in the centre of the Isle of Wight with views over the surrounding downland and countryside. Arreton has a range of amenities, among which are two public houses, craft shops, village shop, farm shop, community centre, Primary School and 12th Century Church

Tenure & Possession, Fixtures & Fittings
The property is offered Freehold with vacant possession on the whole upon Completion..  The seller does not include in the sale any electrical appliances, however connected, or any other fixtures, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale.

Directions:
From the main roundabout (Coppins Bridge) in Newport, take the A3020 signed to Sandown and Shanklin. Proceed for about 3 miles (the road having become the A3056 at Blackwater).Do not turn right into Merstone Lane, but take the second turning right into East Lane. Little Budbridge will be found on the left hand side after about ¾ mile..

Estate Agent Details

Biles & Co
Newport Office
The Estate Office, 11 St.Thomas' Square
Newport

Phone: 08432167536
Fax:
Email: mail@creasey-biles-king.co.uk

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