About this property
Stunning THREE bedroom period apartment
En-suite to master
Sought after & desirable location
Located within a stunning, historical building
Private communal grounds
Peaceful and secluded setting
Garage and allocated parking
Close to excellent travel links
Close to town centre & beaches
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION This stunning THREE/FOUR bedroom apartment is located in an imposing and elegant building, of huge architectural and historical relevance to the locality, within an extremely sought-after and desirable area. " Buckland Grange" is a grand period building, built of natural stone and brick with a stunning front elevation. Immediately you step into this unique and distinctive property you instantly feel part of its rich past and local heritage. With parts of the building originating back to the 12th century, the property is one of the oldest in Ryde, having once been the private summer residence of the Count and Countess of Stroganoff, circa 1860. The property is positioned within its own grounds close to Spencer Road, in a tranquil and secluded setting, but also in close proximity to the bustling town centre, excellent mainland travel links, and the award wining sandy beaches of Appley and Ryde Esplanade. Lovely walks can be enjoyed from the property through "Ladies Walk" to the pretty Binstead Holy Cross church and Quarr Abbey. The apartment has been extensively renovated and refurbished by the current owners, with great care having been taken to preserve the fullness of its considerable character and charm. A cleverly sympathetic blend of the retention of original period features, packed with architectural interest and detail, are perfectly complemented by a contemporary design scheme throughout, and sophisticated styling and décor. The accommodation comprises: private entrance and hallway with stairs to the first floor, a large lounge, kitchen/diner, dining room (4th bedroom) , bathroom, and hallway with a spiral staircase to the top floor. Upstairs consists of a small landing and three good sized bedrooms, with en-suite facilities to the master bedroom.
APPROACH Approached from Spencer Road, Buckland Grange has its own ornate gated entrance, and is located in its own private grounds surrounded by well established gardens. This impressive and imposing building contains five separate apartments, with number 4 having its own entrance to the side elevation.
ENTRANCE PORCH Wood clad entrance porch. Large window to the side aspect. Stairs lead to the first floor apartment. Cupboard housing utilities.
LOUNGE 16′ 0" x 13′ 10" (4.9m x 4.22m) The stairs enter a spacious and elegant lounge with two large dual aspect windows providing a huge source of day light. An open fireplace with white wood surround and mantle provides the central focal feature. Sea glimpses are commanded from the rear elevation window.
KITCHEN/DINER 13′ 9" x 12′ 10" (4.2m x 3.93m) Stepping down in to the generous dual aspect kitchen space though a white wood door, plenty of natural light floods in from three windows with deep sills. Exposed wooden beams enhance the period charm and character. . A range of modern floor and all units with ontrasting work surfaces. Integrated electric oven and hob, with extractor unit over. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Ample space for a family dining table.
INNER HALL A white wood door opens from the kitchen into a hallway, with doors off to the bathroom and dining room, and from which a turning staircase ascends. An arched recess in the wall and a thick wood ceiling beam at the base of the stairs both provide attractive features. Large storage cupboard.
BATHROOM Two deep silled windows to the front aspect. White suite comprising bath with shower over, wc and wash hand-basin. Heated towel rail. built-in cupboard.
DINING ROOM/4TH BEDROOM 13′ 11" x 10′ 7" (4.26m x 3.25m) Many potential uses, such as an extra bedroom, study, or ancillary accommodation. Brick feature fireplace with wood surround. Window to front elevation. Ample space for a large family dining table.
2ND FLOOR LANDING A winding staircase leads to a floor situated in the roof space. The landing has immense character with a stunning gothic style window, balustrades and built-in cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM 18′ 0" x 13′ 9" (5.5m x 4.2m) With sloped roof and window set in a deep recess, this large dual aspect bedroom contains a large built-in under-eaves cupboard, and is full of period character and charm. Door to en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE En-suite facilities with shower enclosure, wc and wash hand-basin.
BEDROOM 2 14′ 2" x 13′ 0" (4.34m x 3.97m) A further good size room with sloped ceiling and recessed window, and wooden door leading to steps which enter the third bedroom. Built-in wooden wardrobes.
BEDROOM 3 14′ 1" x 13′ 9" (4.3m x 4.2m) Steps up in to bedroom 3 which is another large double bedroom, recessed window, and a built-in cupboard with shelf.
OUTSIDE GARDENS & PARKING The secluded communal grounds surrounding Bucklands Grange are comprised of a vast paved area to the front for guest parking and a block of garages with allocated parking in front. Mature trees and fencing enclose the building whose south facing gardens enjoy a sunny aspect, and a mix of areas for planting and seating.
TENURE Leasehold. Balance of 999 years from Dec 1972. Share of freehold
SERVICE CHARGES Approx £1000 PA
COUNCIL TAX Band "C".
HEATING Electric heating. (Gas is supplied to the property)
STORAGE Communal cellar storage.