Property Features

  • Historic Residential Farm
  • 4 Bedroom Period Farmhouse
  • 2 Bedroom Cottage
  • 2 Bedroom Holiday Cottage
  • Further Potential For Additional Holiday Cottages
  • Approximately 9 Acres of paddocks & Gardens
  • Close To Mainland Connections Via Ryde

Brief Description

An historic residential farm comprising a fine 4 bedroom detached period farmhouse, 2 bedroom cottage and a separate holiday cottage, a further holiday cottage in the process of conversion, stables, outbuildings and period Tythe Barn all set in approximately 9 acres of paddocks and gardens. The property is located close to the outskirts of Ryde in the East of the Isle of Wight with excellent car and passenger connections.

Main Description

An historic residential farm comprising a fine 4 bedroom detached period farmhouse, 2 bedroom cottage and a separate holiday cottage, a further holiday cottage in the process of conversion, stables, outbuildings and period Tythe Barn all set in approximately 9 acres of paddocks and gardens. The property is located close to the outskirts of Ryde in the East of the Isle of Wight with excellent car and passenger connections.

As well as the period farmhouse the property offers extensive equestrian and holiday letting facilities in a sought-after location. There is ample opportunity to expand the current income-generating facilities to create additional revenue if so required. Further land is available by separate negotiation.

The current owners have painstakingly restored the property over the years and have converted 2 of the farm buildings The Old Dairy and Fisherman's Lodge. They are in the process of completing works to The Grange, an additional unit. Each offers spacious holiday letting accommodation, providing a healthy income. The stable barn comprises 6 stables together with a tack room, a yard and a large Atcost storage barn. There is a further large period Tythe Barn which once operated as a farm shop and which, together with several other buildings and outbuildings on the site, offer potential for conversion (subject to obtaining the necessary planning and statutory consents) to provide additional holiday letting accommodation.

The Farmhouse, set behind a spacious lawned area, has been improved and updated by the current owners to provide light and airy family accommodation including 4 reception rooms, a modern kitchen, study, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The principal ground floor rooms open onto the formal gardens and patio area with fine views over the surrounding countryside and lake. A single storey area, currently used as a workshop & store, offers potential for use as an Annexe.

The Old Dairy and Fisherman's Lodge are two cottages currently used for holiday letting (although Fisherman's Lodge has unfettered residential use) which have been carefully converted to provide comfortable accommodation for guests to enjoy the beautiful rural setting. There is a healthy reservoir of repeat visitors. A further unit: The Grange, is currently being converted to provide additional separate 1 bedroom holiday accommodation. There is ample parking and plenty of outside space in which to relax and even a private lake. In all the property stands in approximately 9 acres (3.64 ha) of paddocks, orchard and gardens. The land itself, due to its proximity to the settlement of Ryde holds some potential for development (subject to obtaining any necessary statutory consents). Further land is available by separate negotiation.

Farmhouse : Listed Grade 2 and constructed of brick and timber framed elevations beneath a tiled roof. The farmhouse dates from the 17th/18th Century with later additions. It is provided with a wealth of period features including exposed beams, fireplaces and an old bread oven.

Ground Floor:
Entrance Hall
Lounge Sitting Room - With doors to the garden.
Kitchen - Recently refitted with island /breakfast bar.
Dining Room - With doors onto the garden.
Sun Lounge/ Garden Room - With doors onto the garden.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 With access to the balcony
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3 With access to the balcony
Bedroom 4 Leading to balcony
Balcony With views over the garden


There is an extensive garden with mature trees and beds, paved terraces ideal for dining 'al-fresco', an orchard with mature trees including apple, pear, plum, greengage, fig, cherry and cobnut. Ample parking for cars. There is a lake, stocked with fish and views over surrounding countryside.

The Old Dairy (Holiday Cottage sleeps 4) - constructed of stone elevations under a tiled roof.

Ground Floor:

Entrance Hall
Dining Area
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Shower Room

First Floor:

Sitting Room Open plan with countryside views.

Fisherman's Lodge (Holiday Cottage sleeps 4 also has unfettered residential use) - constructed of brick, stone and timber elevations under a tiled roof.

Entrance Hall
Dining/ Sitting Room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2

The Grange (Holiday Cottage sleeps 2)
The accommodation (when completed) will include: Sitting Room, Bedroom, Kitchen/Diner, Bathroom.

The Tythe Barn A large period barn constructed of clapperboarded elevations under a part slated and part corrugated metal roof. This barn has previously been utilised as a farm shop.

Red Brick Stable Barn Constructed of brick elevations under a slated roof and comprising 6 loose boxes and tack room with adjoining yard/grooming area.

Modern Atcost Storage Barn Steel portal framed building with block stock walling and a fibre cement roof. Used for storage.

The Old Piggery Barn A single story building with potential for conversion to additional holiday letting accommodation (subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents).

The Old Piggery A single story piggery.

Boundary with Smallbrook Lane
A nearby developer is widening Smallbrook Lane by about 10-11 metres and is acquiring that strip from the frontage of Smallbrook Farm. As part of these works a new improved boundary fence & wall will be erected to a height of 2 metres and a new pair of close-boarded timber entrance gates will be fitted. Full details & drawings available upon request.

Tenure, Fixtures & Fittings

The property is offered freehold, with vacant possession on the whole upon completion. The seller does not include in the sale any gas or electrical appliances however connected, or any other fixtures, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars or form for forming part of the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation.

Service & Heating

We are advised that the following main services are connected to the property (subject to the conditions and stipulations of the relevant utility companies): mains electricity, gas and water. Foul drainage is to two private systems. One traditional and one 'Klargester Unit'. Heating in the Farmhouse is provided by a gas-fired boiler via radiators.


The Old Dairy has formal consent for holiday use. An application has been made for a certificate of lawful use for holiday use of Fisherman's Cottage and The Cottage.


Leave Ryde heading South on A3055. At the traffic lights turn right onto Smallbrook Lane and stay right. Proceed over the bridge and the property is immediately on the left.

Council Tax

Band F amount payable 2018/19: £2,664.76


Ryde is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and has an array of fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, pubs, restaurants, a sea front promenade, marina, shops and entertainment. Ryde has 6 miles of beaches and shallow coastal waters which is ideal for swimming. Reaching almost half a mile, Ryde Pier is one of the oldest piers in the country. This is considered the gateway to Ryde as the Wightlink Catamaran operates from Portsmouth to the end of the pier and there is also a direct train from the pier through to Shanklin.
To the East of Ryde there are the popular sailing villages which include, Seaview, St Helens and Bembridge. To the West of Ryde is Newport which is the main shopping district with many popular high street shops.

The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight, situated off the South Coast of England, is becoming an ever-more popular location for permanent and second homes. Made popular by Queen Victoria, who had her maritime residence at Osborne House, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent; Cowes Week; its beautiful coastline including sandy beaches and The Needles; spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours. There are now many more facilities than once was the case- Sainsbury's, Tesco, M&S and now Waitrose all have a presence as have other national chains. Communication and transport links are excellent:- regular car ferries connect with the national motorway network and fast catamarans have connections via Southampton and Portsmouth with direct trains to London Waterloo, which can be reached within 2 hours of leaving the Island shore. Government-funded schools are numerous and independent schools thrive on the Island with some children attending prep and public schools on the mainland. Leisure opportunities abound:- walking, riding, paragliding, hang-gliding, team sports, wind-surfing, sailing and other water sports, rugby, football (Newport Football Club) cricket, bowling and golf clubs. Good transport links enable day trips to the shopping centres of West Quay, Southampton, and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth .

Viewing Arrangements Viewing is by appointment only with the Sole Agents Biles & Co. Contact us via telephone 01983 872335 or via email at sales@bilesandco.co.uk to arrange a viewing.


Please contact us on 01983 872335 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.


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