A beautiful old rectory on the Isle of Wight with sea views, formal gardens, woodland, and equestrian facilities has come onto the market

New to the market is the Old Rectory, a period property which sits in an elevated position on the edge of St Helens, just eight miles from Cowes, with far reaching views over its own grounds to the Solent. The house has been completely renovated and the interior space connects the sitting, dining and drawing rooms while outdoors is reached through four sets of French doors in the drawing room which make the most of the views.

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The property was built in 1900 and retains many period features. It has an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, cloakroom, boot and room. The house has seven bedrooms, two en suite with four further bathrooms and a playroom.

Outdoors the gardens have been beautifully maintained and feature a heated pool, formal garden, cutting garden, an orchard, woodland plantation, paddocks and a post and rail-fenced ménage. There are also garages and a boat store as well as a games room outdoors.

The Isle of Wight is a haven not just for sailing but also for fans of good weather and relaxed surroundings. St Helens is a popular town in a good location and has excellent shops and amenities, with more extensive services available at Bembridge just over a mile away. The high-speed passenger ferry to Portsmouth takes just 15 minutes and departs from Ryde around three miles from the house.

The guide price is £2.5m. For further information, contact Knight Frank on 01962 850 333 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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