70 West Street

70 West Street

West Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2QQ

For Sale


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Property ID :







1249 sqft


This very spacious Victorian four-bedroom family home, which is positioned in an extremely convenient location in popular Ryde, is arranged over two floors and has a lovely light and open feel.

There are generously proportioned rooms with high ceilings and plenty of replaced double glazed windows to offer sea and island views across the rooftops. The many original period features include coving, picture rails and an open fireplace which lend character and grandeur to the interior space. The size of this home really makes it feel more like a house than a maisonette with its enclosed front garden and plenty of storage.

Located very centrally for everything that Ryde has to offer, with the highly regarded Ryde School just over the road and countless restaurants, cafes and shops close by as well as magnificent long sandy beaches, fast transport links to the mainland, and any amount of entertainment from 10 pin bowling to the cinema. There is even a very handy grocery store just a few doors away.

The fact that this home occupies the top two floors of this three-storey period building gives a sense of privacy and seclusion setting it apart from its town location. It also means that there are terrific far reaching views right across the island and across the Solent which form another great feature. On a clear day you can see Queen Victoria’s summer home, Osborne House. There is on road parking directly opposite the property.

From West Street a gate opens into the well maintained enclosed front garden with areas of paving and gravel keeping it low maintenance, but with plenty of space for colourful pots and a garden bench. There is also a large storage shed. The ground floor apartment has a separate gate to its own entrance meaning that this garden is the preserve of the number 70.

Some lovely original Victorian tiles form the flooring for entrance to a traditional solid wood front door with the upper half dimple glazed.

In the private entrance hall, the flooring is practical wood style vinyl and the walls are light painted tongue and grove to half height adding character. There is a dado rail to hint at the period features yet to come and a large shelved storage cupboard at the back of the hall.

A wide carpeted staircase with a polished curved banister and a continuation of the tongue and groove walls leads up to the first-floor level with a large window to the side which floods the stairs and landing with light.

First Floor landing

A lovely large landing with a central light which opens through an arch into a further hallway and has doors off to all first-floor rooms. The detailing of tongue and groove and dado rail bring a Victorian atmosphere to this generous space.

Living Room

5.16m x 4.70m (16’11 x 15’5)
A lovely large landing with a central light which opens through an arch into a further hallway and has doors off to all first-floor rooms. The detailing of tongue and groove and dado rail bring a Victorian atmosphere to this generous space.The open fireplace with its impressive pewter insert and wooden mantel is a lovely focal point and has a granite hearth. Although this is currently used as real fire, there is a gas connection to the side which could be reinstated if desired and the current owners still have the coal effect gas fire which they will leave at the property if requested. There is also a radiator.
Another focal point in this room is the open-plan white painted staircase which leads up to the bedrooms on the second floor. This staircase is not only attractive, but with the high ceilings, also creates a cosy computer/desk space underneath it.

Kitchen-Dining Room

6.45m x 2.95m (21’2 x 9’8)
Along the further hall, a folding half frosted glazed door takes you down two steps to the extensive hub of the home. Windows on two sides bring lots of light and far reaching views into the cream kitchen with its wood style flooring and plenty of space for a family dining table and chairs. The size of this room provides a further area for a sofa and desk at the end.
There is a good selection of base kitchen units with granite effect worktops, glossy black tiled splash-backs and open shelving above. The gas hob is built-in with an electric oven below and extractor hood above. There is a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Space and power is also available for a fridge-freezer, however one of the great things about this room is that it can be dedicated to the

pleasures of cooking and relaxing as you have a completely separate Utility room accessed from the landing to contain the washing machine, dryer, and boiler. There are two radiators and a central strip of led lighting at the kitchen-dining end with the sitting end zoned by another central light.

Utility Room

A real bonus to have this commodious room tucked away to keep all the business of washing and drying out of sight and earshot. The room has a window to the side, space and
plumbing for the washing machine and space for a dryer plus further fridge. The Biasi gas central heating boiler is wall mounted here and a pulley and Victorian style drying rack is attached
to the ceiling.

Family Bathroom

4.11m x 2.16m (13’6 x 7’1)
A huge bathroom with a light and sophisticated seaside feel. There is a large frosted window to the rear and white wood effect laminate flooring. The suite is also white with a tongue and groove type panel bath which has centrally positioned mixer taps and a shower attachment. Glass shower screens fold into the middle from each side with mosaic tiled wall making this a stylish feature. There is a pedestal wash hand basin with a shaver point and light and a dual flush low level w.c. All the water feeds are separate so that there can be no loss of water pressure or temperature. A ceiling fan adds a colonial touch with spot lighting and a cream ladder style heated towel rail.

Second Floor

The four bedrooms are arranged around a spacious square landing with continuation of the dado rail and loft access to a boarded loft space with light.

Master Bedroom

5.13m x 3.68m (16’10 x 12’1)
A light and spacious double room with a wood effect laminate floor, radiator and two windows to the front enjoying long views across to the Solent where you can watch the ferries and ships coming and going and even catch a glimpse of any fireworks displays in Portsmouth. There is plenty of space for wardrobes and dressing table.

Bedroom Two

3.43m x 3.40m (11’3 x 11’2)
Another good sized double room to the rear with a window offering wide views of both the sea and further inland as far as Osborne House. There is a radiator, a built-in cupboard and plenty of space for wardrobes.

Bedroom Three

3.40m x 1.52m (11’2 x 5′)
A single room to the rear again with lovely far reaching views across the sea and island. There is space for wardrobes and a radiator.

Bedroom Four

2.41m x 1.80m (7’11 x 5’11)
A similar sized room to bedroom three with a window to the side. There is a built-in cupboard with shelves and a radiator here too.

This beautifully presented home has enough space to comfortably provide for the needs of a family or for a couple. The front garden, views and storage are a real bonus and the location would be hard to beat for the best things the island has to offer, beaches, schools, transport and entertainment, all on your doorstep.

Additional Details

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease Term: 999 Years from 1999
Ground rent: N/A
Maintenance Charge: N/A

Council Tax Band: B

Agent Notes:
The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures and fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose. Susan Payne Property Ltd. Company no.10753879.

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