Situated just outside the peaceful village of Chale near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight is this converted 'tin tabernacle'. A fascinating property mixing vintage 1970s furnishings with magnificent period features, quirky decor and modern updates to create the perfect balance of style and elegance. Step into the property and find yourself in a small vestibule area with space for coats and boots, through a set of original doors is the spectacular open-plan living space with mezzanine floor. Wood-panelled throughout, this room could easily appear dark, however, it is illuminated by a number of original windows, in particular by a colossal feature window at the front of the property. Underneath this window is a sitting area with a number of retro sofas and arm chairs arranged next to a free-standing woodburner. Around the corner is a table football game and a further number of chairs and vintage accessories. At the other side of the room is a dining area and through a set of doors is a beautiful red and cream 'English rose' style 1950s kitchen, complete with all the modern facilities needed for cooking up a delicious meal. In the centre of the room there is a door leading to a large bathroom featuring a luxurious sunken bath, sat in what was the baptismal font. Above this room are two mezzanine-level double bedrooms, both furnished in the property's signature retro-cool style. Attached to the property is the old 'Sunday School Annex', in which there are a further two bedrooms; one room with bunk beds and another with zip and link beds that can be either a double or two twins. There is also a large shower room with spacious walk-in shower. The garden can be accessed through a patio door between the kitchen and annex. This outdoor space offers a decked courtyard with outdoor seating, a grassed space and a BBQ area with tree seat and Indian Summer inspired 'sit-outerie'. The property lies just outside the village of Chale, a small settlement consisting of a number of houses and a fantastic pub serving tasty home-made fare. A short drive away is the popular seaside resort of Ventnor, a traditional Victorian town with thriving local art scene. Visit one of the town's galleries or numerous independent shops selling items created by local artisans. This property perfectly balances period features with retro furnishings and modern accompaniments, epitomising the cool, laid-back aesthetic that is common on the Island. It makes an ideal place to stay for families or group of friends looking for an original and interesting base, close to the popular towns and attractions that the Isle of Wight has to offer.
Four bedrooms: 2 x double (on mezzanine floor), 1 x double zip and link bed, 1 x bunk bed. Bathroom with bath, double basin and WC. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Living space with sitting and dining areas.
Amenities for Rental
Calor gas central heating with wood burner
Cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
TV, WiFi, bluetooth speakers, selection of games, books, DVD player & DVD's
Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
Off-road parking for two cars
Decked courtyard garden with out door seating, grassed area, 'wilderness garden', BBQ area with tree seat and sitting area
One well-behaved pet allowed
Sorry, no smoking
Pub within 10 minute walk
Shop 2 miles.
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