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Burford House

Ryde, Isle of Wight (Ref. 917394)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Molesey19
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    “Perfect House, perfect location”

    The house is set in an elevated position in the heart of the resort, and a mere ten minutes stroll from the hoverport and Ryde Esplanade station. Shops, pubs and restaurants are all within a five minute walk. The house is very spacious with high ceilings and period features. Although the rooms are set on four floors, they are reached by 5 - 10 comfortable shallow steps. On the lower floor was the well equipped kitchen with a small dinning area, which was ideal for a staggered breakfast. Our ...

    The house is set in an elevated position in the heart of the resort, and a mere ten minutes stroll from the hoverport and Ryde Esplanade station. Shops, pubs and restaurants are all within a five minute walk. The house is very spacious with high ceilings and period features. Although the rooms are set on four floors, they are reached by 5 - 10 comfortable shallow steps. On the lower floor was the well equipped kitchen with a small dinning area, which was ideal for a staggered breakfast. Our ‘chef’ certainly had no problems preparing lavish meals for the twelve of us. There were plenty of washing up liquids, dishwasher tabs, and cleaning equipment supplied, and plenty of external bins for rubbish. Situated next to the kitchen was a separate small lounge with comfortable reclining chairs and numerous books. Next door was the ‘kids’ room with TV and games consoles which our young teens loved to relax. The first floor featured the living room, with bay windows and distant sea views, which could comfortably accommodate eight people on three sofas. It also had a large flatscreen TV with Sky+. Next door was the main dining room with large table that comfortably our whole group. The remaining floors contained the six clean and comfortable beds, one of which had bay windows with sea views, and bathroom/WC facilities. The fitted sheets on a couple of beds seemed a little small, and quickly became loose, but not a real problem. There is a large enclosed rear garden with barbecue facilities. There is no need for a car as there is an excellent network of buses that cover all major resorts and attractions on the Island, plus the Island Railway serves major towns on the east coast. If arriving on foot with lots of luggage, or if you have walking difficulties, then you might want to consider taking the No 9 bus from outside Ryde Esplanade station and travelling just the one stop from where the house is just around the corner. This avoids the fairly steep hill leading up to the house from the esplanade. The owners had done all they could to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable, including supplying a comprehensive information package prior to arrival and extra door keys, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Burford House for a family get together.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A fine example of an 1800’s expansive seaside Georgian villa, set within the conservation area in the traditional seaside town of Ryde.

This spacious four-storey family home is traditionally set out, with the main sitting room and formal dining room at the front of the house.

The sitting room has Sky+ and masses of comfortable seating, and the dining room can comfortably sit 12.

As you walk through the house, to your left you will find the most wonderful kitchen.

The first thing you notice is the pretty garden through the clever positioning of the windows and French doors.

The room is perfectly laid out for cooks, with its central island and gas range oven.

There is also a good size breakfast table, making this a superb family space.

On leaving the kitchen you will pass the reading room, with reclining chairs and French doors into the garden.

Next you will find the children’s snug, with bean bags, Sky+, books, games and toys, and the added bonus of PlayStation and Nintendo Wii.

Through the snug you will find the utility room and then the ground floor shower room.

The first floor has a good size double bedroom and twin bedroom, along with a family bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

Upstairs on the second floor there two large double rooms, one with sea glimpses, while the master bedroom has superb views across the Solent all the way to the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth and beyond.

On the third and final floor there are two twin rooms and the most fantastic bathroom with a whirlpool bath and rainfall shower with steam vent, a real treat at the end of a long day.

The lovely walled garden at the rear has a raised lawn, mature flower beds and a patio area, all protected by the magnificent island-stone walls.

Nowhere in the town is too far from Burford House, which is perfect, as Ryde offers something for everyone.

Enjoy wide sandy golden beaches, with miles of shoreline all the way to Seaview, the marina, boating lake, indoor swimming pool with an opening roof for those sunny days, bowling alley, cinema, arcades, many restaurants, pubs, cafés, boutiques, and antique shops.

If a little pampering is required, pop into the Liz Earl’s shop; Ryde was where this iconic brand was born.

Ryde also has fantastic transport connections so no need for a car; the passenger ferry connects you to the train which will take you down the pier and all the way to Shanklin if desired.

Next door to the train station is the bus station, with buses waiting to take you all the way around the island.

A truly wonderful Georgian villa, perfectly located for year round enjoyment.

Accommodation

Over four floors. Six bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 2 x second floor doubles, 2 x third floor twins. Ground floor shower room with shower and WC. Bathroom with bath, separate shower and basin. Separate WC. Third floor bathroom with whirlpool bath, rainfall shower with steam vent over, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 6). Utility. Dining room. Sitting room (seats 9). Reading room (seats 2). Children’s snug (beanbag seating for 6).

Amenities

  • Pressurised gas combi heating/hot water system
  • Gas range cooker, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x TVs with Sky+, PlayStation 2 & 3, Nintendo Wii, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and toys
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring own beach towels
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for two cars through property gates
  • Additional space for one car in front of gates on the roadside
  • Further unallocated roadside parking available
  • Enclosed raised lawned and planted garden with patio, furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Sorry no smoking and no pets
  • Shops, pubs and beach 8 mins walk. Note: This property has a housekeeping bond of £200 payable before arrival

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

RYDE

Sandown 7 miles; Newport 7 miles.

Ryde, fondly known as "The Gateway to the Island", is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and became popular as a holiday destination in the 1820s. Today, the regular ferry, catamaran and hovercraft services make this lovely resort accessible for all. There’s so much to see and do, catering for all ages and interests within the town and local area including a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the 6 miles of super, gently sloping sandy beaches are ideal for bathing. Along the esplanade there are bowling greens, tenpin bowling, putting greens and children’s rides as well as a boating lake and paddling pool. With many other attractions within easy reach, Ryde provides a superb base for touring this picturesque island.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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