Middleton, Freshwater

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  • TWO DETACHED Grade II Listed Thatched Properties
  • 4 Bedroom Farmhouse
  • 2 Bedroom Holiday Cottage
  • Character Stone & Features
  • Just Under Half an Acre Plot
  • Lovely Location
  • Very Large Garage/Workshop
  • Fantastic Opportunity
  • Cottage Currently a Successful Holiday Let

Originally dating back to circa 1700 is a beautifully presented detached farmhouse and a detached two bedroom cottage, both Grade II listed and nestled within the small hamlet of Middleton on the fringes of Freshwater Bay, yet also a short walk to the amenities of Freshwater village. Sheepwash Farmhouse is a beautiful, characterful home which has been extremely well maintained and cared for by the current owners and there are lovely original features which include flagstone floors, exposed wooden beams to the ceilings and some walls, original sash windows and Inglenook Fireplace with bread oven. Though maintaining its cottagey feel the property is deceptively spacious throughout with well proportioned rooms and versatile living arrangements. The gardens are well stocked with an array of flowers, roses and springtime bulbs and is just under and acre in size. Within the grounds you'll find a summer house, car port and workshop/garage which is large enough for multiple vehicles. .

Sheepwash Barn has been restored throughout and retains many character features which include exposed sections of the original stone walls, wooden beams and deep set window sills. Stable doors, wooden floors and the recently upgraded thatch roof are also some of the charm this property has to offer. Due to the sympathetic refurbishment the cottage has undergone there are many up to date benefits too; from having a fitted kitchen, wet room, two wc's, modern electric heating via radiators and deceptively spacious rooms. Currently the cottage is a successful holiday let business with many visitors coming to visit the home year on year. We feel these cottages are a must to view, so please contact the agents in Freshwater on 01983 754 455 to arrange your appointment today.

Please note the street view on Google maps is currently out of date, the garage opposite is no longer operating as a business with the main building having been demolished a number of years ago. Please refer to our drone footage or Google maps satellite image for up to date depiction.

Front door To:

Inner Lobby
Stairs and doors off

Sitting Room (4.80m x 3.61m (15'9 x 11'10))
A lovely snug room with double aspect windows over the garden, 'Charnwood' log burner with stone surround, mantel and hearth, two radiators, wooden ceiling beam, under stairs cupboard.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (4.83m x 3.58m (15'10 x 11'9))
Modern fitted kitchen comprising country style units, plate rack and drawers with work surfaces over, Rangemaster oven with induction hob and Rangemaster extractor hood over, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, inset one and a half bowl ceramic sink with drainer and mixer tap, tiled splash backs, moveable centre island with cupboards under, double aspect windows with window seat under one and exposed wooden lintel over another, tiled floor, door through to:

Lobby area with external door and original flagstone floor, leading through to:

Lounge (4.52m x 4.19m (14'10 x 13'9))
A truly lovely room with fantastic character features including window with deep wooden sill, flagstone floor, exposed wooden beams and Inglenook fireplace with bread oven and log store to the side. Heating to this room is via radiator and the 8.5kw Aga Multifuel burner. There is also a handy cupboard which houses the pre lagged copper cylinder and fitted immersion, stairs off, door to utility and opening through to the dining room. A further door takes you through to another lobby area with flagstone flooring, window and external doorway to the front of the property.

Dining Room (4.17m x 4.04m (13'8 x 13'3))
The dining room is part of the original building and is another fabulous room with double opening doors out to the garden, flagstone flooring, two radiators, exposed wooden beams and window with deep wooden sill.

Utility (2.49m x 1.75m (8'2 x 5'9))
Inset double Butler sink with mixer tap, incorporating separate toilet - with low level wc and window. Door to garden and a further utility/pantry area.

Pantry (2.39m x 1.68m (7'10 x 5'6))
Window to side, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge freezer.

Stairs from Lounge to:

Exposed beam, bookcase, loft access, door which could separate the property into two.

Bedroom 1 (4.85m x 3.18m (15'11 x 10'5))
A lovely bright room with sash window overlooking the garden and out towards Middleton, feature fireplace, exposed wooden beams, radiator, built in wardrobe and built in cupboard with shelving.

En-Suite (2.36m x 1.91m (7'9 x 6'3))
Low level toilet, hand wash basin, quadrant shower cubicle with electric shower, part tiled walls, heated towel radiator, window overlooking garden.

Bedroom 2 (4.75m x 3.18m (15'7 x 10'5))
Two windows, two built in wardrobes, radiator, feature fireplace.

Bedroom 3 (4.17m x 4.04m (13'8 x 13'3))
Triple aspect windows, radiator, built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 4 (2.54m x 2.39m (8'4 x 7'10))
Built in wardrobes, exposed wooden beam, window and radiator.

Bathroom (2.29m x 1.60m (7'6 x 5'3))
Modern bathroom comprising white suite, pedestal hand wash basin, P shaped bath with shower overhead and screen, original exposed wooden beams, radiator, window.

Sheepwash Farmhouse boasts a large garden, which is enclosed by a mixture of stone walling, hedging and fencing, mainly laid to lawn and stocked with a good variety of established plants, trees and shrubs. There is a lovely paved patio terrace and gravelled area perfect for BBQ's and enjoying the sunshine, mature flower beds with pink and red roses, springtime bulbs and camelia's. There is also a pretty goldfish pond found in front of the summerhouse (15'6 x 12'3 / 4.72m x3.73m) which boasts power and light and is a lovely place to sit and relax. Within the grounds is a substantial Garage/Workshop which measures a huge 60'11 x 20'00 (18.57m x 6.10m), has power, light, an electric roller door to the front, four windows and two pedestrian doors. Adjacent is an open fronted car port with security light. A vehicular right of way over a driveway leads to the Farmhouse's gated private driveway to the rear which provides parking and access to the outbuildings. There is also a further area to the front of the property which can be used for additional parking for one vehicle.


Council Tax
Band F


Doors to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (4.72m x 2.92m (15'6" x 9'7"))
Country style with range of wall and floor mounted units and solid wood worktops over, plumbing for washing machine, space for electric cooker with extractor over, space for fridge, inset 1 1/2 ceramic sink and drainer with wooden double glazed window over, tiled splash backs, radiator, wooden double glazed window to rear, space for table and chairs, opening to:

Lounge/Snug (4.55m x 2.87m (14'11" x 9'5"))
A lovely snug room with exposed beams and exposed sections of the original stone wall, wooden double glazed window to rear with deep set sill, wooden floor, stable door, loft hatch, radiator, steps up to:

Inner Hall
Loft access, wooden floor, doors off.

Bedroom 1 (4.37m x 2.36m (14'4" x 7'9"))
An impressive room with high ceiling and lovely high window with deep sill and exposed stone, another window to the rear with deep sill, radiator, wooden floor, connecting door to bedroom 2.

Bedroom 2 (3.28m x 2.18m (10'9" x 7'2"))
Wooden floor, exposed original wooden 'beam', high ceiling, door to front, vertical radiator.

Separate wc
Exposed wooden beam, wooden floor, low level wc, pedestal hand wash basin, tiled splash backs, extractor fan

Shower Room
Walk in shower cubicle with mixer shower and tiled surround, heated towel ladder, low level wc, pedestal hand wash basin, window to rear with deep set sill, tiled floor.

Sheepwash Barn benefits from having it's own courtyard style dining area which is enclosed by stone wall and gated front access and which also incorporates the parking area. There is also a section to the rear of the cottage which gives access to the stable door leading to the lounge and has a shingled bedding area.

The parking is within the courtyard and is accessed through double gates.

Freehold -
There is a covenant in place for Sheepwash Barn which only allows holiday letting/holiday home use for 52 weeks of the year and not to be used as a primary residential dwelling.

Services to both properties are unconfirmed oil central heating (Farmhouse), electric, water and mains drainage and telephone line.

Agent Notes
Our particulars are designed to give a fair description of the property, but if there is any point of special importance to you we will be pleased to check the information for you. None of the appliances or services have been tested, should you require to have tests carried out, we will be happy to arrange this for you. Nothing in these particulars is intended to indicate that any carpets or curtains, furnishings or fittings, electrical goods (whether wired in or not), gas fires or light fitments, or any other fixtures not expressly included, are part of the property offered for sale.

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Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9NX
County: Isle of Wight
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 31246875
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