This newly renovated wonderful period property occupies a substantial corner…
Deacons Lane, Ashey, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4BT
A newly built two-bedroom detached annexe sits in a secluded spot to the south-east of the farmhouse, serviced by a gravel drive, with the combination of an elevated position and an abundance of glazing providing fabulous views. The annexe also benefits from under floor heating, a log burner and a rainwater harvesting tank.
Ashey is an extremely desirable location on the outskirts of popular Ryde. Spectacular rural walks are easily accessible, and Ryde Golf Club and the well-regarded Ryde School are just a few minutes’ drive away. Nearby Ryde town has a fabulous mix of boutique shops, amenities and a Victorian promenade with long sandy beaches, and high-speed ferry links to the mainland.
Crossing a characterful bridge over a vintage steam railway, the charming Deacons Lane leads into the rural landscape of Ashey, to reveal the sweeping gravel driveway into Deacons Farm. With plenty of parking, a barn, a workshop, the new annexe, substantial grounds, and with gated access into surrounding paddocks, the property is both practical and extremely versatile.
Inside the farmhouse, accommodation comprises of a welcoming entrance hall, a snug, a study, a fabulous open plan kitchen and dining room, a utility room and cloakroom, plus a lounge and spectacular conservatory on the ground floor, with a master suite and four further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. Outside, terraces connect lawns, outside dining areas, a soft fruit orchard and a kitchen garden, which all nestle within the surrounding paddocks which make up the 4.9 acres of grounds.
From the driveway, a flagstone path leads between established trees and planting, including a mature mulberry tree which gives kilos of sweet berries each summer, to the charming façade of the farmhouse. A brick and stone terrace is the perfect position for a bench, adjacent to the oak front door.
3.05m x 2.51m over stairs (10′ x 8’3 over stairs)
The double height pitched ceiling creates a welcoming ambience, illuminated by a spectacular hanging pendant. Twin aspect glazing provides plenty of natural light in this generous space, which has been elegantly decorated in a mix of neutral textured wallpaper over a crisp white dado rail with cool turquoise paintwork beneath. The Earthwerks timber finish luxury vinyl flooring is both hardwearing and attractive, and continues throughout most of the ground floor. There is an integrated welcome mat, and a heritage style radiator, and under stairs cupboard. Sleek modern light switches are both stylish and tactile, and can be found throughout the home. An archway leads into the snug.
3.86m x 3.63m (12’8 x 11’11)
There is a window with views up to the orchard area which provides plenty of natural light, complemented by an abundance of recessed lighting, which features throughout the house. The design scheme matches the hallway, creating continuity, and there is a large heritage style radiator. An open fireplace enhances character and has an oak mantel and a brick hearth. Glazed double doors lead into the lounge, and in to the study, and a farmhouse door leads into the kitchen.
8.66m x 6.38m max (28’5 x 20’11 max)
The neutral fitted kitchen benefits from contemporary fittings and a chunky timber finish worktop. There is an integrated Villeroy and Bosch 1.5 bowl ceramic sink in white with a chrome professional pull-out mixer tap under a window with views over the front path and garden. The integrated Siemens convection hob has a beautiful glass tile decorative splashback, and there is also an integrated NEFF double oven. A large fitted dresser style unit is a clever mix of traditional farmhouse and contemporary styles, and affords a huge amount of additional storage with its mix of open shelving, plate racks and cupboard space. A drinks fridge is neatly concealed into a base cupboard unit in the dresser. Opposite the dresser unit a fantastic open fireplace has a brick mantel with exposed stone keystone, and is home to a Charnwood wood burning stove, which sits on a substantial slate hearth. There is plenty of room for a large American style fridge freezer. An original door leads into a storage cupboard and a door leads to the utility room.
The kitchen is open plan to the dining room, which creates a light, bright and spacious room. A stunning glass chandelier is perfectly positioned to hang above a large dining table, and is complemented by wall lights. Dual aspect glazing floods the space with light, with French doors leading onto a patio. Fitted cabinets span one end, with a mosaic style glass splashback and worktops matched to those in the kitchen, and which provides plenty of dinner party storage, including wine racking. Wall cabinets benefits from subtle lighting. An original door leads to the walk-in pantry, which has LED lighting and shelving around.
The kitchen and dining room is unified with a neutral palette, fresh white woodwork and a fabulous herringbone timber effect vinyl floor.
2.08m x 2.08m (6’10 x 6’10)
Fitted cabinets provide storage and benefit from white tile splashbacks and neutral worktops. There is an integrated white ceramic sink and drainer with a professional style pull out tap. Beneath the worktops there is plenty of space for a washing machine and a tumble drier, and the floor is finished with a hard-wearing ceramic tile. A door leads to the gardens and an internal door leads to the cloakroom.
The generously sized cloakroom has a window with patterned glass for privacy, a built in tall storage cupboard, and a stylish vertical radiator. Neutral tiles surround the low level dual flush WC and the vanity basin, which also has cupboards under. The ceramic tile floor continues from the utility room.
7.21m x 3.81m (23’8 x 12’6)
Fabulous proportions are complemented with ornate cornicing and a neutral colour scheme. There is an original chimney breast with a brick fireplace, with an oak mantel over a fantastic wood burning stove, which sits on a slate hearth. Radiators are concealed between ornate covers and an archway subtly divides the space. A window looks over the eastern lawn and windows either side of the chimney breast look into the conservatory, which can be accessed by French doors.
6.60m x 2.87m (21’8 x 9’5)
A spectacular addition, the hip-roofed conservatory is generously proportioned. Finished in country green, with a glazed roof and windows over dwarf walls, the conservatory has French doors leading to the sun terrace and dining terrace. Views to Ashey Downs can be enjoyed from the conservatory, which also benefits from a block paved floor, power and lighting.
3.05m x 2.92m (10′ x 9’7)
The light, bright study has a window with views onto the eastern lawn. There is a vertical radiator and the study is finished in a neutral scheme.
extending to 6.02m (extending to 19’9)
An original balustrade, dado rail and high-quality neutral carpet leads up the stairs to the gallery landing. There is a window overlooking the front path which provides additional natural light. Twin panel doors provide access to a large linen cupboard, and original farmhouse doors lead to bedroom two, bedroom three, bedroom four and the family bathroom, with additional hallway accessed through an archway which leads to the master suite. The landing is finished with a plush neutral carpet that runs throughout most of the first floor.
4.47m x 3.76m (14’8 x 12’4)
The generous master bedroom has zonal recessed lighting, plus ambient festoon lighting. A large window looks over the orchard, and is complete with plantation shutters. There is a beautiful soft flower mural to one feature wall, a large heritage style radiator, and an archway leads to the dressing area.
2.49m x 1.68m (8’2 x 5’6)
There is a huge amount of storage available from the double built in wardrobes. There is a window with downs views and plantation shutters, with a radiator under. A door leads to the en-suite.
Fully tiled in contemporary grey tiles with glass tile accents, the en-suite is both generous and luxurious. There is a contemporary panel heated towel rail in chrome, a low level dual flush WC, a floating vanity basin with chrome mixer tap and a mirror cabinet over. There is a generous walk in wet-room shower, with a built-in shelf, deluge head and standard shower attachment. Ceramic timber finish tiles complete the en-suite.
2.41m x 2.13m (7’11 x 7′)
Bedroom five would also make an ideal dressing room for bedroom two. Finished in fresh white, with a window providing far reaching downs views, complete with a radiator under. A small door leads to a useful under eaves storage area, and there is a door to Bedroom Two.
3.84m x 5.38m max (12’7 x 17’8 max)
The well-proportioned second bedroom has a built-in double wardrobe, and a striking city mural to one feature wall. A window provides far reaching downs views and has a fitted pull-down blind. There is a vertical panel radiator and an additional satellite TV point.
4.06m x 2.92m (13’4 x 9’7)
Bedroom three benefits from a window with lovely views over the front garden, and zonal lighting plus additional ambient festoon lighting. There is a built-in wardrobe and a contemporary vanity basin with a mirror over. Bedroom three is finished with a dark wood Earthwerks luxury flooring.
3.66m x 2.16m (12’12 x 7’1)
The light and bright fourth bedroom has a window with views over the front grounds, has a vertical radiator and additional ambient festoon lighting.
3.02m x 2.31m max (9’11 x 7’7 max)
Natural light pours in from a perfectly positioned Velux window. There is a large triple shower with neutral tiling and heritage style chrome fittings. The bathroom is wood panelled to dado height, finished in stylish neutral tones, and has a low-level WC, large vanity basin with heritage taps and a vintage style chrome and white heated towel rail. A large cupboard gives access to the recently installed hot water system, and there is an access hatch to the insulated loft.
Well-tended private mature gardens have been established over many years, and greet visitors to Deacons Farm, with the front lawn spanning the eastern elevation of the farmhouse. A side gate gives access to the rear grounds, which has paths with brick retaining walls leading to the flagstone patio outside the dining room and on to the terraces on the south side of the house. Artisan brick steps lead up to lawns and the soft fruit orchard with damson, plum, fig, quince, sloe and pear trees, and which is enclosed by mature hedging. At the top of the orchard is a large timber framed green house with adjacent seed beds, offering an opportunity to cultivate further home produce. A sun terrace and a dining terrace are perfectly positioned to the southern elevation, accessed from the conservatory and fenced for further privacy.
From the driveway there is a two-car open-fronted garage, which is adjoined to a large barn and workshop, complete with power and lighting.
Beyond the barn, the gravel driveway leads on to the site of the new build annexe (completion March ’19), which comprises of an open plan dining, kitchen and living area (28’3 x 18’5), bathroom, master suite (13′ x 11’7) and second bedroom (15’1 x 11’8), with glass railed veranda providing views across the lower paddocks and pond on to the rural landscape beyond.
There are five paddocks surrounding the private gardens and house, each fenced. The lower paddock benefits from fabulous mandarin trees.
Deacons Farm represents a rare opportunity to acquire a rural slice of ‘The Good Life’ in an extremely desirable location, with the added benefit of being close to amenities and with the comfort of being upgraded throughout.
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