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(£407/sq. ft)

4 bed detached house for sale
Melville Street, Ryde PO33

4 beds
2 baths
5 receptions
1,841 sq. ft
Not available
Council tax band:
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Points of interest

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Dover Park Primary School0.2 miles
  • Ryde Hoverport0.2 miles
  • Ryde Esplanade0.3 miles
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School0.4 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Stunning period home
  • Large walled gardens
  • Grade 2 listed
  • Sea views
  • Garaging
Set within beautiful walled gardens this impressive house boasts wonderful period charm and retains much of its original character and features with sash windows and shutters, original doors, deep skirting boards, picture rails and original kitchen stove, a large porch and entrance together with its bow fronted rear elevation and views to The Solent. Grade II Listed and believed to be constructed in approximately 1829 Lansdowne Cottage maintains its original form and class yet provides a particularly comfortable four-bedroom family home which has been lovingly maintained by the current owners. The gardens make for an excellent backdrop and offer plenty of space with sunny aspect and privacy. Inside there is a good balance of well-proportioned reception rooms, all with high ceilings and garden views while there is generous sized bedrooms on the first floor including a principal bedroom with bow window bay and sea views.

Lansdown Cottage is a mere 5-minute walk the seafront and beach and a 3 min walk to Monkton Village with its range of cafes, small shops and pub. The amenities of Ryde town center including a range of shops and restaurants and cafes together with high-speed ferry services are all within easy walking distance. There are frequent crossings on the passenger ferry service to Portsmouth (taking about 20 minutes) and to Southsea on the hovercraft (taking about 12 minutes). Linking via Portsmouth a train to London Waterloo takes approximately 1hr 50mins. Ryde also has a large sandy beach, popular for swimmers and kite surfers as well as having a small marina.


Ground Floor

A large entrance porch with arch topped door and windows offering plenty of space for boots and hanging coats.

Dining Room
A light room with an open fire beneath a timber mantle. Large sash window overlooking the front garden, high ceilings, picture rails and built-in bookcase.

Drawing Room
With open fire and a pair of French doors within the deep bay overlooking the rear gardens. Functioning full height window shutters.

Study/Family Room
With window shutters and doors to the garden, this is a room of excellent proportions.

A particularly unique but attractive space with plenty of light through dual aspect windows and roof light. The kitchen occupies a Victorian extension to the original house and comprises a range of under-counter and shaker-style units with a green gas fired aga, integrated fridge and butler sink.

Breakfast Room
Situated off the kitchen, this forms an ideal dinning space also housing Thomas Powell (decommissioned) range oven and polished wooden floor.

Utility Room
A functional space with butler sink, wall-mounted boiler, laundry cupboard and space and plumbing for a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Shower Room/W.C.
With tiled walls and floor and comprising shower, heated towel rail, large pedestal wash basin and W.C. Airing cupboard.

First Floor
Stairs with hand carved wooden banister and sash window on a half landing rise to a galleried landing where there are four excellent sized double bedrooms all with sash windows and garden views. Bedrooms 1 and 2 enjoy a view of The Solent and the principal bedroom has a bow fronted bay with floor to ceiling windows and integrated wardrobes. There is also a large family bathroom.

Lansdowne Cottage sits centrally within its plot and landscaped walled gardens extend to the front and rear, creating a particularly attractive setting. The gardens are largely laid to lawn with planted borders and a large, paved patio achieving a southerly aspect. There is a range of storage provided by a coal shed within the courtyard off the kitchen in addition to a garage and store with vehicular access from Bellevue Road. A greenhouse currently housing a grape vine trained toward the house is an excellent feature though is in need of restoration. The garden is extensive and ideal for outdoor dining, entertaining and with space for families to enjoy. The garden also benefits from a summer house to the rear with southerly aspect

Mains electric, gas, water and drainage, the property is heated via gas fired boiler and delivered via radiators.

The property is offered Freehold

PO33 2AN

All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents Spence Willard.

Important Notice
1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.

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