A Grade II listed house with barns for conversion in Merstone on the Isle of Wight
A five bedroom house, renovated to a very high standard and set in eight acres of land with lakes and tennis courts, in a quiet rural location near Merstone on the Isle of Wight. The property also includes an extensive range of outbuildings with planning permission for conversion to holiday units
Merstone, Isle of Wight
Little Budridge Farmhouse is an exquisite and historic house that has been restored to an exceptional standard. The property has an extensive range of outbuildings and is set in grounds of about 8 acres in a quiet yet accessible rural location.
The house is Grade II listed and has been subject to a major restoration, which has been carried out to the highest standards with great sensitivity and attention to detail. It sits in an elevated position with extensive vistas across the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The accommodation includes an entrance hall, inner hall, cloakroom, WC, study, dining room, drawing room, kitchen / living room, utility room, five bedrooms, three en suites, wet room and bathroom.
The Old Dairies are situated to the south of the house. These former farm buildings are accessed by a separate vehicular access off Budbridge Lane.
Dairy one (15.7m x 8.3m)
Sympathically re-roofed with slate-blue polyester-coated traditional corrugated steel and roll-top coping. The concrete floor and livestock stalls remain with potential as a substantial garage/ boat store or indoor swimming pool / gym / party barn.
Dairy two (10.8m x8.33m)
With cartshed extension. An ideal workshop / store. Dairy 2 has planning consent for conversion into residential use, subject to a 52 week holiday use restriction.
The workshop and granary (7.1m x12.9m)
A block built barn with adjacent granary adjoining the original chalk / stone wall and further lean-to building and small enclosure. The block built barn and granary has consent for conversion to one 3 bedroom unit, currently subject to 52-week holiday use restriction. Two further farm buildings adjoin to the South.
A substantial stone barn (approx. 32 x 9m)
In need of total repair and re-roofing but with great potential. There is planning consent P/00860/12 - TCPL/31109/A dated 9th August 2012 to convert the stone barn into three houses that are currently subject to a 52-week holiday use restriction (2 x 3 bedroom units and 1 x 2 bedroom unit).
Planning Consent was granted for all holiday units to be held in separate ownership to the main house on 4th Sept 2013 (P/00889/13 - TCP/31109/D ). There is potential for current Planning status to be changed in favour of full residential consent for these former agricultural buildings at Little Budbridge Farm. In addition it is understood that as the farmstead operated as an agricultural unit, there is potential to utilise permitted development rights for residential development up to 450m2 or up to three residential units under recently introduced legislation for prior approval.
The gardens have been terraced, landscaped and enclosed in new bespoke wrought iron parkland fencing, with matching entrance gates beyond which are lakes and a grass tennis court.
The property is set beside a quiet "no through" lane within a picturesque rural location, yet is easily accessible to Newport, (four miles) with mainland ferry links to Portsmouth six and a half miles away at Fishbourne.
Ryde School is also easily accessible at about eight miles away.
Guide price for the whole £1,695,000 SOLD