Property Features

  • Period Property Dating back to 1552
  • Detached Stone Thatched Cottage
  • Cottage Garden
  • Conservatory
  • Inglenook Fireplace
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Close to Coast
  • Pretty, Rural Location
  • Wood-burning Stove
  • Downstairs Bedroom & Shower Room

Brief Description

A charming detached 4 bedroom thatched, stone cottage dating back to 1552 with a pretty cottage garden in a beautiful rural location not far from the Islands spectacular Southwest coastline, which can be glimpsed from the front of the cottage.

Main Description

A charming detached 4 bedroom thatched, stone cottage dating back to 1552 with a pretty cottage garden in a beautiful rural location not far from the Island's spectacular Southwest coastline, which can be glimpsed from the front of the cottage.

The property has a wealth of period features including an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and an old bread oven. A modern kitchen, bathrooms and recently installed central heating have brought the character home up-to-date.

Outside there is off road parking and a very pretty cottage garden, partly walled with pond, workshop and terrace accessed from the large conservatory overlooking the garden.

The accommodation is described in the floorplans and photographs and more particularly below.

From the front path, through thatched open porch and solid wood front door to:


Entrance Hall stairs up to first floor, stone floor and under stairs storage cupboard.

Living Room good-sized Inglenook fireplace with exposed brickwork and arch-shaped bread oven. Wood-burning stove. Ceiling beams and beamed partition to:

Dining Area

Kitchen fitted with a range of base and wall units, work surfaces, built-in single oven, built-in Bosch electric hob and extractor hood above. One-and-a-half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Integrated washing machine. Laminate wood effect floor. Double doors to:

Conservatory with flagstone flooring and a mature dessert grapevine trained across the roof.

Study / Dining Room with built-in cupboards and shelves.

Further Hallway with stone floor, stable door to front garden.

Shower Room with flagstone flooring, shower, basin, w.c., ladder tower rail and built-in cupboards.

End Room / Bedroom 2 with two Velux windows, fireplace with attractive chimney breast, brick hearth and cupboard to side.


Landing with loft access

Bedroom 1 with loft access

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4

Bathroom with window to side, free-standing claw foot bath on a marble base. Telephone style shower attachment, w.c. and cabinet with hand basin, built-in cupboards and heated towel rail.


To the front of the cottage is a driveway with hard-standing providing parking for at least two cars. There is a wood store to the side. The garden has a high wall with iron gate at the side. Within the wall are well laid-out areas of lawn, an ornamental fish pond, planting beds and terracing. There is also a workshop/garden shed with power and light connected.

Services and Heating

We are informed that the following mains services are connected to the property (subject to the conditions and stipulations of the relevant utility companies) electricity, water. The heating system is provided via a bulk LPG gas-fired boiler (2015) via radiators. Foul drainage is to a private system (septic tank).

Tenure & Possession, 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 as forming part of the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation.

Council Tax

Band F - Amount payable 2018/2019 - £2,554.04

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, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent; for Cowes Week; for its beautiful coastline including sandy beaches and The Needles; spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours. Sainsburys, Tesco, M&S, Waitrose, Lidl Aldi and Asda all now have a presence as have many 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 (Ryde School and Priory School) 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, sailing, wind surfing and other water sports, rugby, football (Newport Football Club) cricket and golf clubs. Good transport links enable day trips to the shopping centres of West Quay, Southampton and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

Chale is a popular village on the south coast of the Island about 10 miles from the Island's main shopping and administrative centre of Newport. The village has its own church, local inn, farm shop, garage with shop and bus services into Ventnor and Newport. It is close to the famous south west coast of the Island which is formed by sandy beaches beneath dramatic cliffs.


Take the A3055 (The Military Road) West from Chale and take the first right into Southdown Lane. At the T junction onto Pyle Shute and turn right. The property is the third one on the right-hand side.

Viewing Arrangements

Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents Biles & Co. To view this property please contact our Isle of Wight office on 01983 872335


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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Biles and Co endeavour to maintain and display accurate details of properties in photographs, film, descriptions and floorplans on the internet. However, these are intended only as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection and by taking appropriate professional advice.

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