A rare opportunity to buy a hidden gem; tucked away down a lane that turns into a bridle path, this property is on the edge of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Chale Green on the southern part of the Island
With only one neighbour and positioned away from main roads it makes this property a quiet retreat in an unique location, with business potential
- 4.23 Acre smallholding
- Fabulous Channel and countryide views
- Kitchen / Diner / Family Room with Aga
- Double aspect lounge with multi-fuel burner
- Five bedrooms +
- Huge attic room
- Substantial four room annex / studio
- Surrounded by beautiful gardens
- Private paddock
- Barn and selection of outbuildings
- Orchard and pond
This stone built property, dating back to 1781, is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of fabulous views out across the surrounding countryside to the English channel and as far as Tennyson down the Needles and beyond.
Gladices is a wonderful family home offering flexible accommodation and the opportunity to live the “Good Life”. The current owners have been in residence for twenty one years and ran an organic smallholding.
Sadly as retirement has now beckoned and the existing owners’ family has moved away, they are reluctantly now looking to move on, leaving this wonderful home for another family to enjoy.
The useful annexe building has 2 rooms and a kitchen, with a toilet /washroom and is currently used as a home gym and therapy room, but it is a versatile space with potential for B and B accommodation / home office / extended family.
There is a large open barn, and several sheds including potential for further refurbishment of some of the older buildings if required, including the pig sty.
The house is surrounded with a mature cottage garden full of herbs, a greenhouse and raised beds for veg. With water being a topic close to a grower’s heart, a very useful feature is a replenishing well on the property and a large underground brick-lined water reservoir providing additional water from the water butts for livestock and the garden.
The orchard area is planted with a variety of fruit trees and there is a small pond that attracts the wildlife. The paddock area has been used for growing organic hay in the last few years but is a versatile space which could be used for a variety of smallholder’s animals with a stream crossing the bottom edge of the boundary.
The property is adjacent to an ancient woodland on one side with a footpath running through to the neighbour’s woodland, farm and down towards the coast. They have a small deer herd – it’s a wonderful sight watching them grazing on the hillside from the bedroom window in the morning.
The current owner has sympathetically refurbished the property using natural materials wherever possible throughout. There are solid oak floors and flagstones on the ground floor and a solid maple floor in bedroom two.
The house is heated by the oil fired 4 door AGA and the house is always warm. During the winter when required we use the multi-fuel burner in the living room. There are electric heated towel radiators in the bath and shower room which we have never used! It’s always warm enough. No other heating seems necessary; since the house has 18 inch solid stone walls and faces south we get lots of sun and the house is warm in winter and cool in summer. The Georgians seemed to know what they were doing!. Also Gladices has been insulated everywhere possible.
There was a back boiler on the multi-fuel burner serving a radiator in the utility room but that is no longer in use, although the radiator is still there.
The solar which is on the roof of the large barn provides nearly free electricity.
Although it is tucked away in Chale Green it is walking distance to the bus stop and a well supported village shop which also offers a café and post office. In Chale village is the church, a pub with accommodation and petrol station / garage.
There are many nearby walks and bridle paths to enjoy, especially the coastal road with its cliff top footpaths and Whale Chine shoreline, approx a mile away.
Half glazed door, supersized coat cupboard and tiled flooring
Kitchen / Diner 21’04” x 15’01”
Triple aspect room arranged around four-door Aga with lots of room for the largest of family tables. An extensive range of floor and wall mounted units match a bank of larder cupboards and incorporate a corrian sink unit with recessed drainer, dishwasher and solid oak flooring
Lounge 21’04” x 13’05”
Windows to the front and rear, cast iron multi-fuel burner and solid oak flooring. A built in window seat offers a lovely view across the gardens.
With fabulous views out across the gardens to the countryside channel and needles beyond. French doors onto the rear patio.
Stairs off to the first floor with storage below, original flagstones and feature brick wall. French doors leading to the sun room.
Fully tiled shower cubicle and wash basin
Window to the front, low level WC and hand basin
Large useful area, storage units and with plumbing for a washing machine etc, fabulous sea and country views towards the Needles
Further hidden staircase to the attic room and airing cupboard
Bedroom one 12’06” x 11’04”
This south facing bedroom benefits from beautiful views of the garden, countryside and the sea beyond
Bedroom two 12’3″ x 10’6″
This south facing bedroom has a solid wood maple floor with two built in cupboards with maple wood tops. There is a window to the front garden with beautiful views of the countryside towards Whale Chine and the channel
Bedroom three 11’02” x 9’05”
Window to the side with garden view and built in wardrobe
Bedroom four 12’06 x 9’06”
This room has two windows one with channel views and built in wardrobe
Bedroom five 9’06” x 6’09”
Window to the front with channel views, built in wardrobe. This room is currently used as a study
Large rolled steel bath with mixer shower, pedestal wash basin and low level WC, electric towel rail, window to the rear.
Attic Room 31’11” x 10’03”
Accessed via a fixed staircase, this huge space has windows to two aspects and wonderful views and 3 large storage cupboards running the length of the room. This is versatile accommodation as it can be used for additional bedrooms, living area, workroom or playroom.
Separate from the main house this multi-purpose building is completely self-contained and along with its own private terrace has beautiful views out towards the needles.
With low level WC and wash basin. A shower cubicle is in place but not currently tiled or connected.
Patio door out onto raised platform with additional seating area and spectacular sea and countryside views. Full range of fitted cupboards, with sink and electric hob. There is also of plenty of room for additional furniture.
Double doors that open from the kitchen area into the room that is currently utilised as a home gym.
Picture window with outstanding countywide and distant sea view towards the needles. Currently used as a studio.
The gardens that surround Gladices have been beautifully planted and have evolved to offer formal lawns, cottage gardens and packed herbaceous borders, as well as a meadow, orchard, vegetable garden and it even has its own well.
There are several buildings scattered across the property including a barn, pig pen with run, old stable barn, greenhouse and a selection of sheds.
Sheltered paddock surrounded by mature hedges and gated.
- Solar water heating is included in the sale
- Solar mains electric is to be negotiated
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