Gatcombe Road, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight, PO30 3EH
Tuckers Farm is a beautiful stone farmhouse, dating from 1640, is set in 11 acres in the most tranquil position in the rural central Wight and benefits from stunning countryside views.
Tuckers Farm and its grounds are situated within the rural parish of Gatcombe and Chillerton, a stunning countryside setting. The pretty parish church of St Olav’s is a short stroll from the property and is one of the Isle of Wight’s oldest churches. Completed in 1292, it served as a chapel to Gatcombe House and its tower was added in the 15th century. Within the parish there are approximately 25 miles of footpaths, bridleways and greenways, offering tranquil walks with spectacular views and picturesque trails for horse riding and mountain biking. A village primary school is situated in the nearby village of Chillerton. Tuckers Farm benefits from a contract ensuring that properties older than 1907 in Gatcombe and nearby Chillerton, receive free water.
The property is conveniently situated just four miles from the county town of Newport, with its vibrant shops, cinema and restaurants and the beautiful beaches at the south of the Island are just a 15 minute drive away. Ferry links to the mainland are all within easy reach of this central location and public transport is provided by Southern Vectis, which runs a bus route between Newport and Ventnor.
This desirable accommodation is situated over three floors and has oil fired central heating and double glazed windows throughout. The original 17th century section of the property houses the drawing room and dining room which both contain many original features. Their thick stone walls help the property to feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Sympathetic extensions provide a versatile open plan living space which incorporates a spectacular contemporary kitchen, morning room, study area, wet room and utility. The first floor is comprised of three bedrooms, one en-suite, a family bathroom and a light, central landing space which overlooks the kitchen providing fabulous views to the garden. Stairs to the second floor lead to a guest suite of rooms containing two bedrooms, a bathroom, study, landing area and lots of under eave storage.
Passing the ancient St Olav’s church, the approach to the property is from a quiet country road. A stone wall, hand built using locally quarried stone, encompasses the property and a substantial driveway provides ample room for parking numerous vehicles. Two gated entrances open to paved pathways which lead to the front and side entrances of the property.
3.91m x 1.70m (12’10 x 5’7)
The side entrance to the farmhouse is through a UPVC glazed door which leads into a useful boot room with a magnificent flagstone floor and radiator. The array of great storage features includes a built in double cupboard, hanging rail, hat and coat hooks and high shelf.
This bright, neutral room has beige travertine floor tiles and white wall tiles throughout. The fresh, white bathroom suite incorporates a dual flush low level toilet and a pedestal basin with mixer taps. The open shower is chrome with a waterfall head and other useful features include a heated towel rail, two glass shelves and a stylish chandelier light. The obscure double glazed window has a deep sill beneath.
A practical area with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, this room also benefits from a worktop with incorporated sink, drainer and tiled splashback. Storage is provided by wall and base cupboards and the skylight and two pendant ceiling lights ensure the room is extremely bright.
This area, with two ceiling lights, a radiator and travertine floor, contains attractive dark wood doors leading to the boot room, utility area and dining room. A stable door opens into the kitchen.
7.49m x 5.26m (24’7 x 17’3)
A wonderful, bright, open plan space with skylights and a large apex window, this sociable area has fresh, neutral décor and contemporary units. The dark, granite worktop compliments the light cupboards and beige travertine flooring. An exposed stone wall, wooden beams and window frames, harmonise beautifully with the original section of the property.
The central breakfast bar has a granite worktop with an incorporated teppanyaki and griddle plate. Storage cupboards and drawers are integrated beneath and above is a bar pendant with hanging lights. The kitchen also contains an integrated fridge, dishwasher, wine fridge and range cooker with extractor. A white, enamel sink with chrome, swan neck mixer taps, is set into the worktop and sits beneath the expansive window with views to the rear garden. Additional useful features in this fabulous room include a shelved walk in larder, wall lights, tiled splashback, a dresser and under unit air vents provide heating.
3.38m x 3.25m (11’1 x 10’8)
An open plan space with a window to the rear garden, it is currently being used as a sociable study area which also contains a radiator, chandelier ceiling light and wall hung display cabinet.
3.91m x 3.07m max (12’10 x 10’1 max)
Situated to the side of the kitchen, this light, bright section of the recent extension, is an informal dining space with French doors to the garden. The neutral décor and travertine floor continues into this area which also contains a radiator and ceiling light.
5.36m x 4.34m (17’7 x 14’3)
Stepping up into the 17th century section of the property through an open arch, this comfortable drawing room contains a striking oak parquet floor and inglenook fireplace with a multi fuel log burner, original bread oven and stone hearth with wood beam. With its exposed stone walls and wooden ceiling beam, the room is full of character and enjoys wonderful countryside views from its dual aspect bay windows with deep hardwood sills. A wooden door with side windows opens into an entrance porch then out to the front door of the property. The parquet flooring continues into the stone porch which contains side windows, coat hooks and a light.
6.40m x 4.34m (21′ x 14’3)
Entering through a wooden door from the drawing room, the authentic features continue in this impressive dining area. These consist of the original flagstone floor, thick stone walls, wooden ceiling beam, gun cupboard and recessed stone fireplace, now containing a multi fuel log burner. The large bay window enjoys fabulous views and has a deep sill with radiator beneath. Lighting is provided by four, wall spotlights and a three spotlight pendant.
The stairs are accessed from the lobby and are carpeted with wooden skirting boards. The landing has neutral décor, exposed stone, a radiator, ceiling light and smoke alarm. An open archway with white balustrade overlooks the kitchen, allowing lots of natural light to fill this space.
6.71m x 4.60m max (22′ x 15’1 max)
This fabulous double bedroom is part of the original building and enjoys fabulous, exposed stone walls. Other features include two radiators, a neutral carpet, dual aspect windows and French doors which open to a Juliette balcony with wonderful, far reaching views.
This good sized bathroom is fully tiled with stylish, beige floor tiles and large, white wall tiles with decorative stripe. The double glazed window, with roller blind, looks out towards the rear aspect and allows in lots of natural light. The white, traditional style bathroom suite consists of a low level, dual flush toilet, pedestal sink and a classical, freestanding bath with shower attachment. The chrome shower has a semi-circular enclosure and other useful features include a mirror, heated ladder towel rail and chrome pendant light with four spots.
4.01m x 3.00m (13’2 x 9’10)
Decorated with a wallpapered feature wall and beige carpet, this bright, double room has plenty of storage provided by double built-in wardrobes. The two windows, with farmland views, have a radiator beneath.
5.92m x 3.81m (19’5 x 12’6)
Another good sized, double room with wonderful, exposed stone walls. It contains four built in cupboards, lots of shelving and beige carpet. The dual aspect windows, with radiators beneath, have views to the swimming pool and surrounding countryside.
A fresh, neutrally decorated bathroom, fully tiled with a traditional style white bath, toilet and pedestal sink. A chrome shower is set within a large enclosure and the rear aspect window has a deep, tiled sill. The room is heated by a large, ladder style towel rail and the room also contains smart beige floor tiles and a chrome pendant ceiling light with four spots.
5.23m x 2.59m (17’2 x 8’6)
This double bedroom has wall lights, extensive storage space in an under eave cupboard and a window to rear aspect with radiator beneath.
2.31m x 2.01m (7’7 x 6’7)
The clever use of under eave space provides a study area with ample room for a desk and filing cabinets. It also contains strip lighting and a window with a deep wooden sill.
4.27m x 4.06m (14′ x 13’4)
This large bedroom has dual aspect windows with roller blinds, a radiator, pendant ceiling light and more extensive under eave storage space.
This fully tiled room contains a classic, white bathroom suite. The bath has a brass shower attachment and is wood panelled which matches the brass heritage taps on the pedestal sink and wooden toilet seat. There are also ceiling and wall lights, a radiator, a beige tiled floor and large airing cupboard with water tank within the room.
The fabulous gardens and farmland surrounding the property cover an area of around 11 acres. They are sectioned by locally quarried stone walls and are an interesting mix of open fields, lawns, mature planting, a pond with high waterfall and block pathways. The rear garden has steps climbing to its various levels which make the most of the beautiful, far reaching views. An ideal garden for alfresco dining and relaxing, it also has the added luxury of an outdoor heated swimming pool with solar cover and a hot tub. The pool area is surrounded by a stone paved terrace where there is also a summer house containing a sink, worktop, cupboards and lighting.
A range of stone outbuildings provide great potential for conversion and lie to the west of the property. The block of outbuildings are comprised of a shed, large barn, two single stables and a double stable. The barn has two opposing pairs of cart doors, a concrete floor, power and lighting. The stables also have lighting, power, concrete floors and windows. The adjacent driveway has sufficient space for parking numerous vehicles.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding, versatile property in an enviable location.
Council Tax Band: G
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