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5 bedroom house

Castle Road, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight


Megan Baker

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It’s not often I am totally bowled over by a house but I am proud to admit I am totally smitten with this fabulous property. The owners have poured their heart and souls into the careful, total renovation of this historically important house. This includes adding a completely sympathetic two storey extension to the rear, with careful details even down to matching the windows and fitting cast iron rain water goods. Whilst many period houses are a compromise on modern living, this one seamlessly blends the two with bright, double aspect rooms. I can just imagine sitting enjoying the last of the day’s sun on that wonderful verandah!
I can’t wait to start showing people around – just to see if they have the same reaction as me (I really didn’t want to leave).

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This handsome detached colonial style period property has been extensively and most sympathetically restored by the current owners over recent years to include a substantial two storey extension to the rear. The house oozes character but is filled with light and has a great blend of period charm and modern convenience. The elegant original windows (the property is Grade II listed) have been refurbished and fitted with fine profile secondary glazed units whilst the new part has matching sealed unit double glazing. Warmed by gas central heating with victorian style radiators, the accommodation comprises two reception rooms with open fireplaces/wood burning stove, a superb, very large family kitchen/dining room to the rear with a range of bespoke oak cupboards and useful utility room with small study and shower room off. On the first floor, a split level landing leads into five very good sized double bedrooms with the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room and a luxurious family bathroom servicing the other rooms.
The house is set conveniently close to the town centre yet very tucked away within its own large, level lawned gardens which extend to all sides. There is a sunny stone terrace, gazebo covered hot tub and plenty of parking. A large, newly built detached garage has an integral store and a fabulous games/cinema room above. WE HAVE ALL FALLEN HEAD-OVER-HEELS FOR THIS UTTERLY UNIQUE HOUSE!
Glazed entrance door to...

Entrance hallway:

A bright, elegant introduction to the home with carved balustrade staircase and panelled doors to...

Drawing room:

15'7 max x 15'2 (4.75m max x 4.62m) - A beautifully proportioned room with large open fireplace as the focal point. Picture rail and front facing window.

Sitting room:

16'2 x 10'3 (4.93m x 3.12m) - A comfortable family room with a bright double aspect and pretty wood burning stove.

Kitchen/dining room:

24'6 max x 17'4 max (7.47m max x 5.28m max) - Forming a sociable heart to the home, this fabulous extended L-shaped area has kitchen and dining areas divided by a wide oak framed opening. The dining space has plenty of room for a large family table and a gorgeous original W.Hurst & Son cast iron Camelot range with built in cupboards to either side. The kitchen area is fitted with a beautiful range of bespoke oak cupboards and a dresser with features including pull-out baskets, granite worktops, oak breakfast bar and Belfast sink. Integrated appliances include a five burner induction hob, double eye level electric oven with warming drawer, larder fridge and dishwasher. The room is filled with light with a window and stable door to the rear and french doors leading out to the side terrace.

Utility room:

15'10 max x 6'9 max (4.83m max x 2.06m max) - A good sized, useful area with fitted cupboards, window and door to rear and space for appliances. Wall mounted gas fired boiler and doors to...


7'1 x 5'4 (2.16m x 1.63m) - A handy space with window to side.

Shower room:

7'9 x 3'0 (2.36m x 0.91m) - With glazed shower enclosure, WC and compact wash hand basin. Opaque side window.

First floor landing:

A lovely split level area with access to loft and panelled doors to...

Bedroom one:

19'3 x 11'0 (5.87m x 3.35m) - Another very well proportioned extended room which forms a decadently large master suite. The double aspect room has windows to the side and rear, pretty feature fireplace and door to...

En-suite shower room:

9'9 x 3'3 (2.97m x 0.99m) - Wide glazed shower enclosure, WC and wash hand basin set in vanity units. Opaque rear window.

Bedroom two:

15'7 x 11'2 (4.75m x 3.40m) - Another well proportioned double bedroom which enjoys the morning sun through its rear facing window. Pretty fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom three:

13'6 plus wardrobes x 11'5 (4.11m plus wardrobes x 3.48m) - A large double room with front window, period fireplace and built in cupboards.

Bedroom four:

10'10 x 10'2 plus wardrobe (3.30m x 3.10m plus wardrobe) - An attractive double aspect room with built in cupboard.

Bedroom five:

10'3 x 9'11 (3.12m x 3.02m) - A fifth elegant double bedroom with front facing window and built in wardrobe.

Family bathroom:

13'1 plus entrance x 5'4 (3.99m plus entrance x 1.63m) - A perfectly luxurious bathroom to complete the wonderful accommodation. Centrally positioned claw foot slipper bath, separate shower enclosure, wash hand basin and WC. Opaque rear window and built in linen cupboard.


The house is centrally positioned within beautiful, level gardens. The front part-enclosed verandah is the icing on an already very impressive cake and forms a super spot to enjoy the afternoon sun. Lawns surround the property with well maintained hedging to screen, a very sunny stone terrace leading out from the kitchen and gazebo covered hot tub to the rear. Tidily created and planted brick raised beds incorporate a bench.


A wide gravelled area provides parking for several cars and gives access to the garage. Double gates lead through to the garden.


19'5 x 14'10 (5.92m x 4.52m) - A newly built, coach house style building which matches beautifully with the original property. The garage has a storage area within the space measuring 19'5 x 6'1.

Games/cinema room:

20'11 x 10'8 (6.38m x 3.25m) - An external staircase leads up to this great room above the garage and forms useful log storage below. Three velux windows set in sloping ceiling.

These particulars are issued in good faith, but do not constitute representation of fact or form any part of any offer or contract. The Agents have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and room measurements are given for guidance purposes only. Where maximum measurements are shown, these may include stairs and measurements into shower enclosures; cupboards; recesses and bay windows etc.

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Disclaimer: Floor Plan measurements are approximate and are for illustrative purposes only. Whilst we do not doubt the accuracy of the floor plan, we make no guarantee, warranty or representation as to the accuracy and completeness of the floor plan. You or your advisors should conduct a careful, independent investigation of the property to determine to your satisfaction as to the suitability of the property for your space requirements.

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