Burford House, Ryde, Isle of Wight 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 seat 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 a 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.