Buckingham Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DP

For Sale


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2871 sqft


Dating from 1809, Pennyroyal is a magnificent Grade II listed six-bedroom period home, renovated to an exceptional standard, full of character and set in a highly desirable location close to popular Ryde town centre.

Beautifully constructed in an elegant style and perfectly positioned to look over the bustling Solent, Pennyroyal was one of the original marine villas commissioned in this exclusive area at the beginning of the 19th century.

Ferries to the mainland are just a short walk away, as are the amenities of Ryde town with its boutique shopping, sandy beaches and Victorian promenade. The Isle of Wight Coastal Path passes by the front gates, giving further access to miles of spectacular coastline.

Pennyroyal has been sympathetically renovated and restored by the current owner, including renewed electrical, plumbing and heating. The original character and magnificent period features are complemented by high quality interior finishes and elegant décor throughout.

Accommodation comprises of a charming porch, stunning circular entrance vestibule, an entrance hall which opens out into a reception hall, a kitchen, dining room, sitting room and a ground floor cloakroom, and a guest wing with a sitting room, sixth bedroom and a shower room. An attractive curved staircase leads to the first floor, which consists of five double bedrooms and three bathrooms. Stone steps lead from the entrance hall down to the large cellar. Outside there is a walled courtyard, a lovely lawned garden with a pond, gated driveway and a garage.

Welcome to Pennyroyal

Approaching from sought-after Buckingham Road, substantial gates give way to a long driveway which leads past mature planting to reveal the spectacular façade of this grand residence. Stone steps lead up to a flagstone terrace which spans the front elevation. An original trellised wooden porch with tent-shaped canopy provides a grand entrance to the period glazed front door.

Entrance Vestibule

Period charm greets visitors to Pennyroyal, with the circular entrance vestibule finished with beautiful painted plaster and a fantastic domed ceiling with an ornate lighting rose. Original shutters are in place which complement the immaculately painted timber floor, as are twin heritage style radiators, and glazed doors open into the entrance hall.

Entrance Hall

The character continues in this light and bright space, with a glorious ornate dancing staircase leading up the first floor. Doors lead into the utility cupboard, to a cloakroom, to the cellar and the entrance hall is open to the reception hall. The painted timber floor continues.

Reception Hall

This large space benefits from a fresh white scheme, with ornately detailed cornicing and mouldings. The painted floor continues, and elegant large French doors lead out to the walled courtyard. There are twin radiators and doors lead to the sitting room, to the guest suite and a further archway gives access to doors to the kitchen and to the dining room.

Sitting Room

5.11m x 5.11m max (16’9 x 16’9 max)
Making the most of the generous proportions that the bow fronted bay afford, the sitting room is a magnificent space. Period cornicing and a decorative ceiling complement a pair of elegant French doors that open on to the front terrace and provide views over the front lawns. A fantastic open fireplace has a striking marble surround and sits on a dark stone hearth, and the painted timber floor continues from the hallway.

Dining Room

6.20m x 3.51m max (20’4 x 11’6 max)
The dining room strikes a perfect balance between formality and cosiness, with ornate cornicing and a decorative ceiling, original mouldings and a dado rail, and large, period sash windows spanning the front elevation and providing lovely views to the garden and on to the Solent beyond. A chimney breast is home to a period open fireplace, which is ornately detailed and has a charming glazed green surround. A heritage style radiator sits beneath the sash windows.


5.31m x 3.71m (17’5 x 12’2)
The dual aspect kitchen is a fabulously bright room, with the south facing windows and French doors filling the room with natural light and looking out to the walled courtyard. The kitchen is a useful mix of floor and wall cabinets, finished with contemporary dark wood, complemented by natural tile splashbacks and high-quality granite surfaces. Integrated NEFF appliances include an oven, microwave, dishwasher and a halogen hob with extractor over, there is an integrated sink with an elegant chrome mixer tap over, and there is space and plumbing for an American style fridge-freezer. Recessed spotlights provide plenty of lighting and the floor is finished with hard wearing neutral tiles. There is plenty of space for a breakfast table, creating a sociable space.


The characterful curved wall in the cloakroom has been finished in opulent black mosaic tiles, which complement the fresh white scheme and black slate floor. A white floating basin has a sleek chrome mixer, and there is a matching white WC, plus a radiator. There is a period round window complete with ornate detailing.

Guest Suite

Guest Sitting Room

4.50m x 3.20m max (14’9 x 10’6 max)
Dual aspect windows fill the room with light, and a unique curved wall adds character. There are recessed spotlights, fresh white décor and a hard-wearing laminate floor, plus a radiator under the window. A door leads to the guest bedroom.

Guest Bedroom (Bedroom Six)

5.11m x 2.69m (16’9 x 8’10)
The sixth bedroom benefits from twin pendant lights, beautiful feature wallpaper and the laminate floor continues. Twin sash windows have radiators under, and are located either side of French doors which lead out to the courtyard. A door leads to the en-suite.


Fully tiled in a neutral tone, with contrasting dark tile floor, the en-suite is well-proportioned. There is a double shower enclosure to one end, with sleek glass screen and door. A floating basin has chrome taps, and there is a matching low-level WC and heated towel rail. A door and a window provide natural light and lead out to the courtyard.

First Floor Landing

The beautiful dancing staircase winds its way to the first-floor landing, with an ornate balustrade and tactile oak rail. A cloud fresco fits perfectly on the oval ceiling above the staircase. The landing is filled with natural light which is reflected from the fresh white walls and high-quality neutral carpet, and there are twin pendant lights. Doors lead to the master bedroom, bedroom two and bedroom three, and to the shower room and further hallway affords access to bedrooms four and five and the bathroom.

Master Bedroom

5.89m x 5.00m max (19’4 x 16’5 max)
An impressive room, with the scale to be expected from a grand home, the master bedroom benefits from the additional space from the bow fronted bay. Large sash windows provide panoramic views towards the bustling Solent. An attractive arched cast fireplace has an ornately detailed marble surround and a dark granite hearth, and the master bedroom is finished with a plush neutral carpet.

Bedroom Two

5.11m x 3.91m (16’9 x 12’10)
Bedroom two is also equally suitable for use as the master bedroom. French doors lead onto a roof terrace, which both fills the room with natural light and also provides wonderful Solent views. There is a pendant light and a radiator, and a door leads into the en-suite. Bedroom two is finished in a fresh white scheme with a plush neutral carpet.


The generously proportioned en-suite is an oasis of calm and luxury, appointed with high quality fittings and swathes of marble. Decorated in a neutral scheme, with pendant lighting in the vaulted ceiling, the en-suite is a bright space, benefitting from a south facing window. A jacuzzi bath is set in marble, and is complemented by the basin, which is set in a broad contrasting marble unit. There is a large chrome towel rail, low-level WC and plenty of built in cupboards.

Bedroom Three

3.71m x 3.20m (12’2 x 10’6)
Finished in timeless style, bedroom four was a favoured study of the previous long-term owner, which is understandable given the fabulous Solent views from the large window. The high-quality neutral carpet continues, there is a pendant lighting and twin radiators set into recesses.

Shower Room

Presented in a neutral scheme, mostly tiled in marble, the spacious shower room is well appointed. A recessed shower is generously proportioned and has a deluge head, there is a pedestal basin with heritage style taps, a low-level WC and a heated towel rail. A large leaded window has frosted glass for privacy and a radiator under. The shower room is also home to the boiler, located in a full height airing cupboard.

Bedroom Four

5.11m x 2.59m (16’9 x 8’6)
Bedroom four is well proportioned, with twin pendants and twin aspect glazing providing some Solent views. There are radiators beneath both windows, and bedroom four is finished in a fresh white scheme with a high-quality neutral carpet.

Bedroom Five

3.61m x 2.69m (11’10 x 8’10)
Another good-size bedroom, with some sea views. Bedroom five has a heritage style radiator under the window, has the added character of a curved wall, and is finished in fresh white with a high quality neutral carpet.


The L-shaped bathroom has a luxurious bath set in marble, with a shower over, low level WC and a basin set in contrasting pink marble. Marble tiling continues around the bath, basin and across the floor, and is complemented by fresh white walls.


From the entrance hall, a brick winding staircase leads down to the cellar. The cellar comprises of three rooms, all whitewashed, with recessed spotlighting and original features including fireplaces and flagstone floors. The front room of the cellar is home to the plumbing and a megaflow hot water cylinder. A part glazed door leads to a glazed rear porch, which provides access to a western courtyard.


Smart black wooden gates are set between substantial brick pillars, affording privacy and access to the driveway which provides parking for multiple vehicles. Mature planting separates the driveway from an expansive lawn, which is in turn surrounded by an array of mature planting which creates privacy. A raised terrace overlooks a pond area at the lower end of the lawn. Accessed via characterful stone steps from the lawn and driveway, a stone terrace spans the front elevation of Pennyroyal, creating a wonderfully secluded area from which to enjoy garden views and Solent glimpses. From the driveway, an archway provides access to the western courtyard, which has a door to the cellar. To the rear, the rear courtyard is a sun-trap, surrounded by charming walls and arches, making use of mirrors to extend the space. With international inspiration, the courtyard makes a remarkable outdoor dining area.


4.88m x 2.57m (16’0 x 8’5)
The garage is accessed from popular Buckingham road and also provides additional parking on a short driveway.

Pennyroyal represents a rare and enviable opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented substantial period home, in a generous plot, located in an extremely desirable convenient area.

Additional Details

Tenure: Freehold
Council Tax Band: G

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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