This charming three-bedroom family home was formerly the headmaster’s house at the old Gatten and Lake Primary School in Shanklin.
Located in the highly sought-after Howard Road, the property has retained the character of this historic development and has been sympathetically refurbished to a high standard, to include high ceilings, traditional rolled-top radiators and high skirting boards to reflect the era in which it was originally built.
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The accommodation comprises of a spacious modern kitchen/ diner of around 23ft in length, with a breakfast bar and built-in appliances, which is a sociable space in which to gather the family around for a meal or a cup of tea and cake.
The stylish kitchen/diner is the ideal place for family members to gather round.
There is also a comfortable lounge overlooking the garden, which is the perfect place to relax for a quiet moment, plus a handy utility room and a separate WC downstairs.
Stairs lead to the first floor, where there are two double bedrooms, plus a slightly smaller third bedroom and the family bathroom, which also has an overhead shower.
Other benefits include double-glazed windows and doors, gas-fired central heating and the remainder of the building warranty.
Outside, the property benefits from a delightful south-facing garden to the front of the house and a low maintenance patio to the rear.
The garden consists of a lawn area with a selection of mature shrubs and flowers, as well as two nature ponds, and it is perfectly private.
A driveway providing off-road parking can be found to the front of the property.
This family home is in an enviable location, just moments from the cliff path, which is a pleasant stroll in either direction and offers glorious views of Sandown Bay and easy access to the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin.
The idyllic location and low maintenance nature would make this an ideal family home, or an easy lock up and leave holiday home for those seeking all of Shanklin’s amenities.
Shanklin is about a 15 to 20-minute drive from the Island’s capital town of Newport and it takes about the same length of time to drive to Ryde or Fishbourne for the nearest mainland ferry links.
It also possible to take a train from Shanklin to Ryde and Shanklin is also well-connected for the Island’s bus services, so it is a perfect base from which to explore the Island.
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