Alverstone Road, Queen Bower, Alverstone, Isle of Wight, PO36 0NY
Both homes in this extraordinary property have been built to a very high standard and are surrounded by fantastic hard landscaped gardens with hot tub, ornamental pond, secluded gated entrance and extensive parking.
The main house wows on many levels, with a magnificent entrance hall incorporating a dining hall, spectacular curving open staircase and a feature timber pillar reputedly from a ship. The décor in this elegant home combines the English country manor with a Swedish summerhouse.
The environment is very special in the unspoilt woodland of Borthwood Copse which is accessible directly from the garden. Alverstone has a nature reserve and many beautiful walks, yet is only a 15 minute drive to the main county town of Newport with all its shops, restaurants and amenities. Sandy beaches and shops at Sandown are nearer still.
The gated driveway of this woodland haven brings you into an oasis of calm.
It is evident when you enter this 40 year old house that the builder designed it as his own home. The build and detail are finished to the highest standards and the extra features such as porthole windows and the sculptural central staircase set this property apart from anything else you’ll see.
7.67m x 4.95m max (25’2 x 16’3 max)
Warm and welcoming with its feature reclaimed ornate wood pillar and ceiling beams, this open space sets the tone with a glamorous first impression. Another focal point is the cylindrical staircase, which, along with the pale ceramic flooring and porthole window, make this a perfect setting for the dining hall. There is another large window to the front looking out to the clean lines of the front terracing. A radiator and cloaks cupboard are practical features and a wide doorway opens through to the tranquil and elegant living room.
6.43m x 4.67m max (21’1 x 15’4 max)
This gracious and light room has three windows, a large bay and a porthole window to the front and a further arched window to the side. The real oak flooring and white painted exposed ceiling beams bring character and a relaxing solidity to the room and the large wood-burning stove sits on a stone hearth expectantly waiting for those cosy evenings after a woodland walk. There are three radiators and plenty of room to display art and large pieces of furniture. The LED ceiling lighting and a central pendant bring a glamorous atmosphere.
5.16m x 2.95m (16’11 x 9’8)
A real cook’s kitchen with loads of space to move around while you create. There is a tall arched window to the side, a lovely focal point, and a further window and glazed back door to the rear with views of the surrounding woodland. Ample base and wall units in duck egg grey-blue are topped with solid wood worktops, and stone coloured tiled splash-backs which match perfectly with the ceramic tiled floor. A state-of-the-art vertical radiator is another feature and there is an integrated fridge, a freezer and a dishwasher. Space and gas for a large range style cooker with stainless steel extractor hood fitted above. This designer kitchen with its open plate racks, display units and baskets offers a luxurious spot for a neat breakfast table and chairs. The contemporary stainless steel sink and drainer is positioned under the window and has a mixer tap.
The ground floor of this unique home has three double bedrooms, one is en-suite plus a family bathroom and utility. The master bedroom is on the first floor, also with en-suite shower room.
3.71m x 4.78m max (12’2 x 15’8 max)
This separate upper floor is a haven of luxurious privacy with two windows looking into the surrounding treetops of the woods. There is real oak flooring, a dado rail and plenty of storage space under-eaves as well as loft access here. The LED lighting sparkles and there is a built-in cupboard, a radiator and door to the En-suite shower room.
This room has a striking feature window which forms a triangle into the pitch of the roof. There is also a velux window to the side. The cream and white of the suite includes a shower with deluge rose plus further shower head, a low level w.c. and wash basin. The attractive tongue and groove to half height give this a cottage feel and there is a chrome heated towel rail.
3.58m x 4.98m max (11’9 x 16’4 max)
A large light room facing the front with views across the terracing of the garden through a wide window with radiator below. The flooring here is a pale washed effect wood laminate and there is plenty of space for wardrobes and a door into the en-suite shower room.
With practical stone tiled floor, a frosted window to the back and corner shower, tiled and with a glass door and screen. There is a low level WC and pedestal wash basin, all in white with a chrome ladder style heated towel rail. LED lighting and an extractor fan complete this room.
3.45m x 2.95m (11’4 x 9’8)
A pretty double room with soft pastel colour scheme and a large window to the side across the terracing to the woods and a further window to the rear. A picture rail and dado rail are details here and there is a washed wood laminate floor and radiator.
3.45m x 2.72m (11’4 x 8’11)
Another spacious bedroom, or ideal as a study, pastel shades of grey-blue and white painted dado and picture rail. A large window to the rear and radiator complete this restful space, again with the lime-washed style wood laminate flooring.
2.69m x 2.06m (8’10 x 6’9)
A very glamorous luxury bathroom with stone coloured ceramic tiled floor, half height tongue and groove white painted walls to contrast with the aqua colour above. There is a window to the rear and Led ceiling lighting. The white suite has a freestanding contemporary bath with centrally fitted taps, a pedestal wash basin and low level WC. There is also a chrome ladder heated towel rail.
A French glazed door into this useful space with continuation of the stone coloured ceramic tiles of the hall and a half glazed external door to the side, along with a stained glass window into the hall which is a feature. A good selection of cream painted kitchen units with work-tops and space and plumbing/power for washing machine and tumble dryer.
The magnificent landscaped gardens surrounding these two properties have been wonderfully designed so that the main house feels to be enclosed in extensive areas of terraces, wooden deck with pergolas and an ornamental pond. There is a hot tub, numerous outbuildings and greenhouse. A garden to suit all and any occasion, but certainly one in which entertaining would be a joy.
The wooded landscape which shelters and secludes this garden is all around with its majestic ancient trees.
A 2-3 bedroom cottage which would be ideal as a holiday let or for extra family and guests.
The ground floor has a roomy entrance hall, open living room with giant wood burning stove and three lovely big windows, which are a feature in these properties, and a staircase with open treads leads up to the first floor. The heating in this home is electric with wall mounted heaters.
There is a large double bedroom to the rear with windows to both side and rear and a bright cream well equipped kitchen with two windows, space and power for a large range style cooker with fitted Rangemaster extractor hood above. A contemporary stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap and space and plumbing for a smaller dishwasher and built-in fridge and freezer. There is a separate utility room with provision for washing machine and dryer and with a back door to the side. There is a shower room and separate WC.
Upstairs are the very large master bedroom, an occasional bedroom three and a shower room.
Haven Glade is aptly named, the location is idyllic in a woodland setting and you are welcomed into a place of calm tranquility. The two homes provide versatile options for families, guests or a holiday home and the outstanding design of the landscaped gardens keep maintenance to a minimum. A truly unique property in a superb location.
Council Tax Band: E
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