A handsome Georgian country house

Originating from around 1760, Godshill Park House was built as one of the ‘home farms’ of the Appuldurcombe Estate on the Isle of Wight. Extended around 1860, the Regency front was added at this time.

The house is Grade II listed and has generously proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights and large windows, most of which have far reaching views over the gardens and open countryside. In all the property extends to approximately 3 acres.

Period features include flagstone floors and an attractive staircase leading up from the hall. The principal rooms are all accessed from the hallway: to the left is the drawing room which features a fine period fireplace and a large bay window with french doors opening on to the eastern rose garden. The formal dining room and the kitchen/breakfast room lie to the right of the hallway. The kitchen overlooks the rear garden to the hills beyond, as does the study/sitting room which, like all the principal rooms, has an open fire.

Upstairs, the spacious master suite features an east-facing balcony, an adjoining dressing room/study and an en suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms and a bathroom in the main house (with potential to extend the accommodation into the adjoining lodge subject to the necessary consents).

The Lodge has been refurbished and offers three bedrooms and living accommodation; it is currently operated as a holiday rental.

Three acres of gardens are very pretty: lawns lie to the front of the house whilst to the rear of the house is the large flagstone terrace and some lavender beds which create a south-facing seating area overlooking the gardens and surrounding downland. There is an impressive array of trees and shrubs including an ancient Mulberry tree. A stone-walled garden is largely laid to lawn, with planted borders and a further seating area – the upper level would work very well as a paddock. To the west of the house is a useful range of period outbuildings including the former stables and a further single garage adjacent to the drive.

Godshill Park House is located near the village of Godshill which has a village shop and a primary school.  With the improved A3 providing faster access from  London to Portsmouth, and ferry links to Fishbourne or Ryde, the Isle of Wight is now highly accessible. The Portsmouth to Fishbourne car ferry takes approximately 45 minutes and there are high speed ferry services from Portsmouth to Ryde and Southampton to Cowes which take just a quarter of an hour.

The guide price is £1.725m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01962 850 333 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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