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Introducing 'The Hideaway', a lovingly restored retreat set between infinite horizons
The Hideaway exhibits all the charm of a traditional rural cottage whilst featuring a stylish contemporary interior. The project, completed in spring 2010 was a perfect opportunity to create a charming coastal retreat offering couples everything they could wish for in a romantic break by the sea.
There are 4 absolutes:
a stunning location: boundless beauty to be discovered in oceanside and country walks
two beautiful secluded gardens with wonderful sea views and a little secret....
a delightful open plan cottage with a rustic seaside meets modern interior
Finally...... Absolute guaranteed peace.
STYLE AND ROOMS
Taking the lower stable door entrance, downstairs is an open plan bedroom leading into the shower room. Both rooms feature unique decorative features with the focus on an array of mood lighting to create the atmosphere which best suits your mood. A powerful rain shower is housed behind a walkaround screen and is decorated with a falling Moroccan Mosaic and beach stones. The slate flooring has underfloor heating to complete a fully beautiful shower experience.
Going upstairs, the open plan living area features high vaulted ceilings with a traditional stable door leading out to the middle terraced garden.
Working with the pitched roof, again the emphasis is on different lighting mediums. Four windows facing three different orientations include a glass sided dormer looking south west along the coast. Internal lighting includes various overhead and floor lamps complimented by a Charnwood logburner for cosy winter nights snuggled by the hearth. The kitchen, fitted into the lower eaves is cute and compact whilst providing for a weeks stay.
From the upper level lounge, walk out to the Hideaway’s sun trap - a cosy paved area with a dining area ideal for enjoying a glass of wine whilst catching the late afternoon sun.
When it is too hot, climb the steps to the Victorian walled garden cooled by a mid summer sea breeze. Relax on the upper deck and admire the views looking south over the Hideaway and out to sea. ’The Nun’s Rest’ - the ruin to west of the garden was a chapel used by the Nuns when East Dene was a convent at the beginning of last century. The window is typical of the gothic style used throughout the estate, its twin can be seen in Carmel, again with a southerly aspect a little further up the lane.
Stunning. ‘The Hideaway’ is set down a private lane on the south coast of the Isle of Wight in 6 acres of privately owned land. The Undercliff is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is famous for its unique microclimate, offering year round temperatures milder than anywhere else in the UK.
Follow the cliff path down to Monks Bay, a beautiful sheltered sandy beach, safe for bathing. The offshore breakwater to the west is the perfect place to cast a fishing line out to sea. At low tide hundreds of rock-pools are exposed, home to many small fish, prawns and crabs. When the tide comes in float over the rocks with a mask and snorkel – you will be amazed at what you see.
Explore the wooded area to the east of The Hideaway known as The Landslip. As with the rest of the Undercliff, the Landslip has been sculpted over the last 10 000 years by erosion and landslides giving rise to a distinctive landscape onto itself. The unique coastal path will lead you from rugged cliff top through enchanting woodland and open glades with views far out to sea. Climb the steps cut into the cliffs known as ‘The Devils Chimney’ where smugglers stashed their hauls from wrecked ships hundreds of years ago.