Set in a most convenient location close to the bustling…
St. Georges Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3AS
Situated on the hill-slopes of Ryde with impressive sea-views across the Solent, stands beautiful Barsby Lodge. This Victorian detached property is stunning with 8 bedrooms over 4 floors, 2 of which form part of the potential garden apartment on the lower level. A generous driveway with plenty of off-road parking is accessed via two sets of ornate iron gates. This fabulous home stands in attractive grounds down a quiet, private road of select houses and within a prestigious and favourable location that forms part of the desirable Pelham Fields Estate. This area has historical links to Sir Robert Worsley and the Earl Spencer family. Within walking distance is Ryde town centre, numerous sea- front amenities to suit all tastes and Solent ferries with easy access to the mainland. The house comes with a key giving access through private gates to the picturesque local beach, which is just moments away.The property built in 1857 for a landed family with estates in the Rutland area, has an impressive fac¸ade with interesting architectural details. Being constructed of stone and brick it has quoining, window detailing, large chimneys and ornate arched doorways in a Gothic style. The interior is spacious, light-filled and airy, giving an up-lifting ambiance when entering the building. It has been lovingly renovated and modernised to a very high standard with 2 fabulous kitchen diners, 5 W/Cs including luxury shower and bathrooms – one en-suite, UPVC double-glazing and gas central heating. There is an abundance of original period features including; stripped wood flooring and doors, windows with working shutters, period fireplaces, high ceilings, deep skirting and picture rails. Other benefits include; a useful wine cellar, laundry room, veranda, a secluded sunny courtyard with a well, a stable workshop, and beautiful large grounds full of mature trees and shrubs, places to grow produce, and a pond.
6.81m x 5.61m (22’04 x 18’05)
This grand entrance reception hall has a lovely arched doorway, pitched beamed roof with lantern and a decorative tiled floor. The elegant main double-doors have panelling and frosted glass with a beautifully arched window above. The very spacious hall is light-filled with attractive arched recesses providing storage space and a stripped wood floor. The turning staircase is polished dark oak wood with ornate balustrades and newel posts. There are power and telephone points, ceiling and wall lights, coving and a smoke alarm fitted. Steps lead you to the lower ground floor. There is a sliding door to the outside courtyard via a brick-built covered porch, where inside are double wooden doors to the side aspect opening into the courtyard and steps down to a door leading to the rear garden.
5.79m x 5.36m (19’0 x 17’7)
Generously sized light room with large dual aspect original windows and working shutters, one a bay. Decorative fireplace with white wood surround, green tiled insets and semi-circular hearth with vent and adjacent gas point. Ample room for large dining table. Ceiling and wall lights, picture rail, power-points and radiator fitted. Stripped wood floor.
7.42m x3.71m (24’4 x12’2)
Welcoming bright room with a lovely ambience, due to two large original bay windows with working shutters. This room benefits from lovely garden views. There is a fire place with a modern cream coloured working Charnwood log- burner. Recesses offer storage space. There are TV and power-points, ceiling and wall lights, coving, picture rail and a large double radiator. A door leads you to the decked raised veranda.
6.40m x 3.68m max (21’0 x 12’1 max)
This wonderfully bright and cheerful kitchen is of a good size and incorporates a dining area with triple-aspect double- glazed windows overlooking the garden with sea views and a door leading to the covered decked veranda outside. It has modern built-in ivory floor and wall mounted cupboards with warm beech-coloured butchers block effect worktops incorporating; a stainless steel 2 1/2 bowl sink with chrome mixer taps over, open shelving units with a plate rack and baskets, integrated dishwasher with plumbing and a super breakfast bar. There is space for a tall fridge- freezer, and sitting snugly in the chimney breast is a large Range master cooker with 5 gas burners, a halogen hot plate, double oven, separate grill and pan storage. There is an integrated extractor vent above and modern brick-style white tiles on the recess walls. There are wood panelled splash-backs continuing around the dining area walls. TV, telephone, power and gas-point are fitted and there are ceiling spotlights, ceiling fan, radiator and natural coloured floor tiles.
4.55m x 3.35m (14’11 x 11’0 )
Leading off from the hall is a bright study that has a south facing window with working shutters and a period fireplace. There are power-points, coving, picture rail, ceiling and wall lights, radiator and stripped wood flooring.
4.29m x 1.42m (14’1 x 4’8)
Useful room with floor units and wood-effect worktop with white tiled splash-backs, incorporating; a white ceramic sink with chrome mixer taps over, space for a freezer and storage, Separate area with door to WC. Windows to the side aspect with some frosted glass. Ceiling light and power-points fitted.
Turning stairs to a landing area incorporating a shower room. The landing at the top of the stairs is very generous and light-filled due to a high window in the stair well. Ornate oak balustrades add a period charm. A built in cupboard houses a large Heatrae Sadia hot water tank with plumbing, pump, fuse box, consumer unit and storage space. Stripped wood doors lead to the bedrooms. Ceiling light, smoke alarm and power-points are fitted. Stairs to upper floor.
White suite incorporating a low-level WC, pedestal washbasin and shower cubicle with double doors and inset shower, all with modern chrome fittings. Pale blue coloured tiled floor. Windows to the side aspect overlook the pretty garden pond and raised beds.
4.95m x 4.32m (16’3 x 14’2 )
Attractive and bright room with dual aspect windows and original working shutters, overlooking the beautiful garden and trees. The window to the rear aspect has lovely sea views. Both are double-glazed. There is a decorative period fireplace with a white wood surround and black metal panel and hearth, stripped wood flooring, ceiling light, coving, power-points, TV and telephone points and a double radiator.
The en-suite has a luxury white bathroom suite incorporating; a low level WC, A Victorian style free-standing claw footed bath with a Victorian-style mixer shower over, an ornate pedestal washbasin, towel rail, ceiling spotlights, and an arched double-glazed window to the rear aspect with partial sloping roof above. A built-in cupboard has shelving and a stripped wood door.
5.26m max x 4.29m (17’3″ max x 14’0″)
Generous double room with a decorative period feature fireplace. The bay to the front aspect is double-glazed and has working shutters. It overlooks the driveway, trees and select houses with seating space. A built-in under-stairs cupboard has useful storage and hanging space. There is coving, a picture rail, stripped wood floor, ceiling and wall lights, and power-points.
4.27m x 3.35m max (14’0″ x 10’11” max)
Bright south facing double room with a partially sloping roof and a double-glazed window to the front aspect with working shutters. It overlooks the driveway, trees and select houses. Small decorative period fireplace. Ceiling light, wall lights, a radiator and power-points are fitted.
4.14m x 3.40m (13’7 x 11’2)
Double room with a double-glazed window to the rear aspect with working shutters. It has lovely views of the garden, trees and the Solent. A partially sloping ceiling adds character. There is ceiling and wall lighting, a radiator, stripped wood flooring, picture rail, TV and power-points.
White suite incorporating a low-level WC, pedestal washbasin and shower cubicle with inset shower all with chrome fittings. White tiling to the walls with decorative dado detail compliment this room. Again there is fabulous stripped wood flooring throughout. A double-glazed window to the front aspect overlooks the driveway and trees. Radiator.
Original Georgian-style window to the side aspect overlooks the neighbouring select housing, trees and beautiful sea views to the sea-forts in the distance. A built-in cupboard has storage shelving and hanging space. The stair case has a useful handrail fitted to one wall and white balustrades ceiling lights.
4.50m x 4.32m (14’9 x 14’2)
Lovely double room with a double-glazed Georgian style window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden, trees and the Solent with fabulous views to the mainland. A partially sloping roof on two sides adds character. An under-eaves cupboard has useful storage space. There is a ceiling light, radiator, TV and power-points.
4.34m x 4.14m (14’3 x 13’7)
Double room with a partially sloping roof on two sides with an original window to the front aspect, overlooking trees and select housing. Fabulous stripped wood flooring continues the theme throughout. There is a ceiling light, radiator and power-points fitted.
6.76m x 2.26m (22’2 x 7’05)
This area could be separated from the upper levels to create a private self-contained garden apartment with two bedrooms and side access to the driveway through a porch. The hall is generously sized with beautiful flagstone flooring, ceiling light, coving, thermostat to wall, and a radiator.
4.27m x 4.27m plus 2.51m (14’14 x 14’0 plus 8’3)
Beautiful light and spacious room with dual aspect windows. French doors open onto the pretty rear garden. There is direct access to the driveway through a brick built and glazed porch. A lovely feature in this room is the stone fireplace with a Charnwood log burner fitted. Double radiator, ceiling light, power-points and open-plan doorway into the kitchen.
4.01m x 3.73m max (13’2 x 12’3 max )
Very spacious and light-filled room due to a high bay window to the side aspect. Range of white floor mounted units with complementing wood effect worktops incorporating; a stainless steel sink unit with chrome mixer tap over. There is ample space for a table and chairs. Warm natural coloured tiles are laid to the floor. Power-points and ceiling lighting fitted.
4.17m x 2.95m (13’8 x 9’8)
South facing bright room with window to the front aspect. There is a ceiling light, picture rail, double radiator and power-points.
3.66m x 2.90m (12’0 x 9’6)
Spacious room with a window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden. There is a ceiling light, double radiator and power-points fitted.
4.27m x 3.94m max (14’0 x 12’11 max)
L-shaped room with a luxury white bathroom suite incorporating; a Victorian style claw-footed bath with a mixer shower over, pedestal washbasin, a low level WC, and a separate quadrant shower cubicle with inset chrome mixer shower fitted. There is a heated towel rail, ceiling spotlights, natural tiled flooring, white tiled splash-backs and an original chimney recess feature.
3.66m x 3.02m (12’0 x 9’11)
Useful area for washing and drying laundry with plenty of ceiling space for washing lines. The window to the rear aspect overlooks the garden. There are two Vaillant boilers – one for the garden apartment and the other to serve the upper floors. There is work top space in corporating a stainless steel sink unit with chrome mixer tap over. There are spaces for a tumble dryer and washing machine with plumbing. Power-points and lighting fitted.
4.75m x 2.03m (15’7 x 6’8 )
Great space for storing wine with built-in brick storage areas. Window to the side aspect add sample natural light and incorporates a fan vent. Arched detail to the ceiling with a light, consumer unit, meter and fuse box. There is a further separate cellar to the end of the hall with 3 small rooms, window vent and ceiling light.
Through the side porch on the west side of the property is a sheltered walled courtyard with a well. The natural water from the well can be used if one wanted, to water the garden plants. There is a seating area and a door to the stable workshop. There are double arched gates that open onto the driveway. We are led to believe this area was once used as a courtyard for the horses. There is an outside tap and a lantern on the wall above the gates.
3.43m x 3.35m (11’3 x 11’0)
Fabulous area for a DIY enthusiast with lots of shelving and storage space, power and lighting. There is ladder access to the upper level. This building has potential to be converted into further accommodation (subject to necessary consents) or to be utilised as a studio or an office.
Large ornate metal gates between stone pillars give access to the property from the road. The driveway is shingled and to the east side of the property is a car hard-standing next to the glazed porch. The grounds are enclosed by fencing and hedges with a huge lawn surrounded by mature deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. There are flower borders, raised beds for growing vegetables and fruit and a pretty little pond. To the rear is a covered, sheltered raised veranda accessed from the kitchen to enable easy alfresco dining on warm evenings whilst taking in the lovely views.
This superb property will make a perfect family home, with the additional benefit if one wanted, of the potential for a further income from the self-contained garden apartment on the lower level. Alternatively this is great space for visiting family and friends, offering them their own independence, but equally being integrated within the house. A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all of the beautiful features and benefits Barsby Lodge has to offer.
Council Tax Band: G
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