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6 bedroom House in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Guide Price £750,000

Ventnor office.
Built of island stone in 1876, this handsome property is situated on Park Avenue overlooking Ventnor’s beautiful park. Melville Lodge was at one time the vicarage for St. Catherine’s church and is the epitome of the grand Victorian villa.

In the last three years the current owners have lovingly restored this period property, sparing no expense and retuning Melville Lodge to its former glory - notably cleaning the original island stone and re-pointing the entire building with natural lime mortar.

The verandah to the front with its decorative woodwork and glass canopy frames the architecture of building, linking the house to the terrace and lawn. There are large bay windows, original sashes and detailed fretwork under the eaves which creates a balance with the delicate design of the verandah below.

The interior is equally elegant with high ceilings, restored ornate cornicing, ceiling roses, deep skirtings and a wealth of marble and cast iron fireplaces. The dιcor has been brought up to date with stripped and polished floorboards and a simple clean colour palate which allows the craftsmanship of the original features to speak for themselves.
The current owners have opened up one side of the ground floor to create a 35ft kitchen-dining room and there are two further large reception rooms and a further sitting room on the ground floor.
Upstairs, there are six bedrooms in total - four (one en-suite) and a family bathroom lead off the lofty and ample main landing and two further double bedrooms lead off the half landing. An additional living room, shower room serve these bedrooms to the back of the house which also has a utility room on the ground floor.

Outside, gardens with terracing, lawns and exotic planting surround the property and there is a large driveway and separate garage.
From the front verandah, wood front door with etched glazed panels into:

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: 7’1 x 6’4
Dado rail, cornice (which continues throughout the house), ceiling rose, stripped wooden floor and half glazed double doors into:

ENTRANCE HALL: 20’6 x 7’0
An imposing entrance hall with staircase to first floor, stripped wooden floor and all previously mentioned original features. Doors off to all downstairs rooms of the main house, radiator.

From hall, door to:

LIVING ROOM: 20’6 x 15’1
Large bay with sash windows to front with views across the lawn, large marble fireplace with tiled hearth and currently housing a Vermont Castings multi-fuel burning stove. Cornice, ceiling rose and two radiators.

From hall, door to:

KITCHEN-DINING ROOM: 34’9 (into bay) x 14’6
Large bay with sash windows to front with views across the lawn, sash window to rear and two further sash windows to side. Marble fireplace with slate hearth, three radiators. Stripped floor and LED down-lights.
A fitted kitchen with large bespoke central island unit and a range of base, wall and glazed units. Oak work-tops and tiled splash-backs. Large bespoke fitted dresser. Chimney breast with tiled surround, extractor fan and space and power for a large range style cooker. Belfast sink with mixer tap, built-in washing machine and dishwasher. Cupboard housing Worcester boiler. Door to rear lobby with dimpled glazed back door to rear garden.

From rear lobby, door to further hall and door to:

SITTING-DINING ROOM: 14’10 x 10’5
Two sash windows looking out to the rear garden. Radiator. Plenty of space for dining table and chairs.

From further hall, door to:

UTILITY ROOM: 9’4 x 7’3
Sash window to rear garden. A range of base and wall units, granite effect work-tops and tiled splash-backs. Space and power for fridge.

From further hall, door to:

SEPARATE W.C.
With exposed floorboards and fitted with w.c. and wall-mounted wash hand basin with tiled surrounds. Opaque window to the rear.

From further hall, stairs up to FIRST FLOOR with under-stair utility cupboard.

From main front entrance hall, door to:

RECEPTION THREE/FORMAL DINING ROOM: 18’8 x 14’7
Another large bay to side with sash windows. Picture rail, ceiling rose, cast iron fireplace and two radiators.

From hall, door to:

SEPARATE W.C. 7’1 x 4’4 (max)
Pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., radiator and access to extensive cellar.

CELLAR:
Comprising three rooms - i) 19’ x 14’ approximately ii) 10’7” x 6’8” iii) 20’2” x 14’7” All rooms enjoy full head height.

From main front entrance hall, stairs up to:

HALF LANDING:
With door to:

TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS (5 & 6) AND SHOWER ROOM to the rear of the house.

Landing with sash window to side and loft access. Door to:

BEDROOM FIVE: 14’0 x 9’2
Sash window to rear with garden views, wash hand basin, radiator.

From landing, door to:

BEDROOM SIX: 10’6 x 7’9
Sash window to rear with garden views, wash hand basin, radiator.

From landing, door to:

SHOWER ROOM:
Fully tiled with glass brick ‘window’ to side aspect.

From main half landing, further stairs to:

MAIN FIRST FLOOR LANDING: 19’3 x 7’0
With original stained glass skylight window with natural light from further Velux window in attic space above, radiator and doors to four bedrooms and family bathroom.

From landing, door to:

MASTER BEDROOM EN-SUITE: 20’6 (into bay) x 14’1
Sash window to front overlooking the garden and park beyond. Stripped wooden floorboards, radiator.
Door to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with free-standing Victorian style cast iron bath with central mixer tap and shower-head attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash-back and low level w.c. Radiator. Exposed floorboards. Access to loft space. Sash window to the front. Separate door out onto the landing

From landing, door to:

BEDROOM TWO: 15’11 x 14’5
Stripped wooden floorboards, marble fireplace with cast iron insert. Radiator.

From landing, door to:

BEDROOM THREE: 14’18 x 14’11
Large sash window to side, cast iron fireplace, radiator.

From landing, door to:

BEDROOM FOUR: 14’7 x 7’7
Sash window to rear, built-in cupboards, radiator.

From landing, door to:

BATHROOM: 10’6 x 6’6
Sash window to side, claw footed free-standing bath with mixer taps, low level w.c. Radiator. Pedestal wash hand basin.

OUTSIDE:
Access is via double wrought-iron gates onto driveway providing parking for several vehicles. The driveway continues along the side of the property to a detached garage (15’2” x 10’0”) with double doors, light, power and two windows to the side. A gate provides access to the rear of the property and the entrance into the annexe. Outside tap. The rear garden has a spacious level lawn that is slightly raised, flower beds, pond and rockery. Steps lead up to a higher decked terraced area providing an ideal sunny spot with space for table and chairs. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with established borders. Outside tap. Footpath leads to the tiled veranda which extends across the front of the property. 

TO VIEW:
Strictly by appointment through the vendors sole agents 01 Estate Agents.

DISCLAIMER
We have not tested any fixtures, fittings, appliances or services, including any central heating system and we cannot therefore guarantee that these are in working order.
1) Items shown on photographs in these particulars do not imply that they are included in the sale.
2) Tenures are unconfirmed unless stated otherwise.
3) Floor plans are not to scale and are for guidance as to the arrangement of accommodation only.
4) All measurements are approximate.
5) Internal square footage measurements are approximate and do not include hallways, bathroom/shower rooms or WC’S.


Front


Verandah


Entrance hall


Kitchen


Breakfast dining


Kitchen


Drawing room


Bedroom one


Bedroom one


En-suite to bedroom one


Bedroom two


Bedroom five


Bedroom six


Rear elevation


Garden


Front


Front