House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Recently modernised and equipped to a high standard, the open plan house has underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators upstairs provide comfortable accommodation in 5 well-proportioned bedrooms. Set on three levels Highfield takes full advantage of its enviable rural location. The entrance at the middle level brings you to the centre of the house with a wide glass sided staircase taking you up to the first floor or down three steps to the main reception area.
The spacious lounge and dining room area provides plenty of room for ten people to dine and relax in comfort. You can enjoy Sky + on our wide screen TV, watch a film from our DVD library, have some fun playing a tune on our baby grand piano, or sit by the wood burning stove on a winter night. You can access the internet on our wifi or simply look out to the downs across open farmland from the large south facing windows, which flood the room with sunlight. The galleried landing to the first floor overlooks the main sitting area, and contains the library area with plenty of books, dvds, and local tourist information. French doors lead into the adjacent high ceilinged conservatory with another dining table and seating. The conservatory has double doors out to a decked area and the garden with a large picnic table that will accommodate ten people. A charcoal barbecue is available for cooking on warm summer days and nights. For those occasional wet days we have a small pool table on the landing, and a table tennis table in the garage to keep the chilldren entertained.
A further set of doors lead from the conservatory to the newly fitted luxury kitchen. The central feature is a large island unit with an induction hob and hood over, a range of tall units incorporate the fridge/freezer, pull-out larder, built-in microwave and electric oven, and a long u-shaped worktop provides plenty of workspace, with a built in dishwasher and sink unit under the kitchen window which overlooks then next door field. A door leads through to a utility room with washing a machine, condensing dryer, and access to the garden and clothes line.
One twin bedroom and one double, both with ensuite showers, lead from the entrance hall, there is also a separate cloakroom with toilet and washbasin. A further twin room is just three steps down at lounge level just off the main dining area. The staircase takes you up to the large galleried landing. On this level there is a third twin bedroom with views towards Tennyson Down, the newly fitted family bathroom which has a bath with a separate overhead shower and toilet, and next to this is the generously proportioned master bedroom. This delightful room has its own ensuite with a large walk-in shower, basin and toilet. The morning sun shines through the window overlooking the adjacent countryside, a set of French doors open onto a balcony overlooking the top part of the conservatory, with a wrought iron spiral staircase taking you down to the ground floor.
Highfield is a contemporary split level detached property with glorious views over the beautiful West Wight countryside. Wellow is a small rural village just three miles from the historic town of Yarmouth with its shops, pubs, restaurants and ferry to the mainland. Facing south on elevated ground, with a field on one side and a footpath on the other, the house is spacious, bright and sunny, perfect for rest and relaxation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton, Nearest railway: Lymington Pier|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Further details outdoors||
The gardens have south sloping terraced grassed areas with views across farmland to the distant downs running along the south coast of the island, there are lots of trees and shrubs round the boundary with fencing and gates to the main entrance. There is a decked area outside the conservatory, making the most of the southern sunny aspect and the downland views. A large picnic table accommodates all ten guests and a barbecue is provided for cooking and eating in the sunshine. Five cars can be parked in the drive leading up to the house.
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight is a special destination for visitors all year round. There are numerous holiday attractions during the summer months for every taste and every age.
The world famous yachting centre at Cowes or the historic town of Yarmouth provide lots of opportunities to enjoy activities on the water, and the beautiful unspoilt downs of the heritage coast from the Needles to Niton offer unique walking and cycling opportunities at any time of year.
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Wellow is a quiet village three miles from Yarmouth and two miles from Shalfleet and the Newtown nature reserve. There is a great family pub just a mile away, the Hamstead trail footpath runs by the side of the house, and some lovely beaches at Brook and Compton ten minutes drive away.
Yarmouth has three pubs and several restaurants, the annual Old Gaffers festival (referring to the boats taking part) is a weekend not to be missed, when the whole town is in party mood.
This area of the island offers a multitude of outdoor activities, the Hamstead Trail, next to the house, is a footpath leading directly to the south coast over Tennyson Down and in the other direction to the wonderful National Nature reserve of Newtown providing access in both directions to a network of footpaths and cycle routes which cross the island. There are a number of good beaches around the West Wight; our favourites are at Compton, popular with surfers on the south coast, and Totland beach, which has a restaurant overlooking the beach. Yarmouth is the a very popular boating centre, offering safe sailing and kayaking on the river Yar for novices, fishing trips, sailing and high speed rib rides from the main harbour.
Freshwater is within a 15 minute drive and this has a variety of shops and a small supermarket. The lovely coastal town and renowned sailing centre of Yarmouth is within 5 minutes drive and this has an excellent range of restaurants as well as a small historic castle. There is plenty of off road parking for visitors cars.