Originally built circa 1886, and then enlarged and restored in 1909, this charming, historical, and UNIQUE, FIVE BEDROOM converted church hall was initially built as a memorial to the locally revered Reverend Edgar Summers, hence its name! The property is located in a prime and popular village location and offers flexible and well proportioned accommodation with original Victorian features and church inspired architecture. Immediately you step in to this unique property you instantly feel part of its rich history and local heritage. Thought to have been used by the Home Guard during the Second World War, and also a school dining hall, the previous owners undertook a full award winning conversion in 2000 transforming the property in to a really fabulous family home.
Summers Hall is now a modern day home complemented and enhanced by many of the original features of the Church Hall such as exposed wooden ceiling beams, minstrels gallery which overlooks the main living space, and stained glass window features. The property further benefits from driveway parking for three vehicles and an enclosed private garden with decked area. The historic village of Brading is one of the oldest towns on the Island with many properties still to this day being of huge architectural and historical relevance to the Isle of Wight. Brading has a good range of local amenities, and is a short drive from the coastal resorts of Ryde and Sandown.
Located just off the High Street, the property has a driveway to the front elevation with parking for three vehicles. Ornate gates located to both side elevations provide access to the rear garden. The original arched wooden entrance door, with a plaque denoting its local history and relevance, leads to the entrance porch.
A spacious porch convenient for hanging coats and storing shoes. Original Victorian tiled floor. Hatch to turret above with original Second World War gun racks in situ. Access to utility room.
A dual aspect utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine. Gas combination boiler. Utility meters.
Directly entered from the porch, the bright and spacious kitchen benefits from two windows to the side elevation that provide a huge source of light. There is a Farm-house style range of fitted floor and wall units with a solid wood work surface, incorporating a butler sink and mixer tap. Recessed under counter spot-lights. Space for a large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Integrated double oven and electric hob with extractor unit over. Red brick wine rack. The dish washer, washing machine and fridge-freezer are all included within the sale.
Arched doorway to dining room.
A large dual aspect dining room that provides a hugely sociable living/entertaining space. Double French doors provide access to the side of the property and the rear garden. Ample space for a large family dining table.
Wooden doors to: Bedroom, en-suite shower room and living room. Large under stairs cupboard. A door at the end of the hallway provides access to the side elevation and rear of property.
A double bedroom with window to the rear elevation. Door to en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE WET ROOM
Recent newly-installled en-suite wet room with suite comprising wash hand-basin, wc , and walk-in shower. Heated towel rail. Additional door giving access to hallway. Frosted window to the rear elevation.
A very impressive and sociable living space , this very spacious vaulted room benefits from original exposed wooden beams, with ornate chandelier fitting. The room is overlooked by a minstrels gallery with a spiral staircase providing access. This wonderful room proves to be the real heart of this family home, offering numerous permutations and versatility for its layout and the location of furniture and furnishings. A huge source of day light is provided from three large windows to the front elevation and a further three large windows to the side elevation. Now the perfect party room, this room was the original central meeting accommodation of the Church Hall.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Wooden spindle staircase from the hallway leads to the first floor landing with vaulted ceiling. Doors/access to: Four bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, family bathroom, and the minstrels gallery.
A family bathroom with suite comprising wash hand-basin, low-level wc, and panelled bath with vintage-style mixer tap and shower attachment. Window to rear aspect and Velux window.
A spacious bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, and two Velux windows. Access to en-suite bathroom and access to the minstrels gallery which overlooks the living space.
Suite comprising corner bath, low level wc, and wash hand-basin. Heated towel rail.
A dual aspect double bedroom with vaulted ceiling. Windows to side and rear aspects and Velux window.
A bright room with sloped ceiling. Windows to side and rear aspects, and Velux window.
Two windows to the side elevation. Velux window. Access to loft. Sloped ceiling.
A fully enclosed and secluded rear garden. Access provided from gated entrances to either side of property. Lawn area with decked seating area. Range of mature shrubs and plantings. Large timber shed with lighting and power. Separate enclosed area for hanging washing and dustbins.
Off-road driveway parking for three vehicles to the front of Summers Hall.
All mains connected.
Gas central heating.