This beautiful property in Quarr Wood is believed to date from the late 18th century.
Most of the house was built around 1850 and offers spacious, bright accommodations with a total of around 6,763 square meters with beautifully proportioned rooms.
It is said that the impressive entrance hall was added in 1870 in preparation for Queen Victoria’s visit. In 1939 the house was confiscated by the Canadian Army and used as a guest house in the 1950s.
The home now offers a wonderful single family home in secluded gardens, set in mature oak forest, near Quarr Abbey, in this largely wooded coastal area, with pedestrian access from the gardens to Quarr Road which leads to the coastal path and local beaches.
The area has long been coveted by discerning buyers looking for a home on the coast, with numerous significant Victorian mansions and more recently high quality contemporary homes including two featured on Grand Designs.
The seaside town of Ryde also has an array of shops, a marina, schools and a lovely sandy beach in Appley. There is excellent access to three local ferry services to the mainland within 4 km.
ACCOMMODATION ENTRANCE PORCH
Forms an impressive covered entrance with a series of brick arches and flagstone floors. One pair of doors opens to an anteroom and another pair of doors opens to:
A stunning entrance to the house with a wide carved wooden staircase leading to the upper floors and a number of historical decorative elements.
A beautifully proportioned and elegant room with a wide bay window overlooking the gardens and woods beyond, with high ceilings and decorative coves. Ornate fireplace with a decorative mirror and gas fire insert.
A stunning south facing room with high ceilings and wooden dado paneling on the lower walls and a decorative sideboard. Stunning fireplace with carved coat of arms.
Built-in bookcase, window seat overlooking the driveway, and ornate fireplace.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM
Equipped with an extensive range of lower and upper cabinets with granite work surfaces and various built-in devices such as double oven, Neff ceramic hob with extractor hood above, refrigerator and dishwasher. Oak floors and French doors lead to the terrace overlooking the garden.
Wood stove in a brick fireplace, exposed beams. View over the back garden.