Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Ryde - DORANES
2-sleeper With Beautiful, Spacious Lounge, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath + Shower Facility
Doranes luxury Victorian flat: plush self-catering apartment on ground floor level for discerning couple; part of an 1844 Victorian Grade 2 Listed building.
It is a six minute walk to the High Street in Ryde, boasting pubs, restaurants, Chemist, Supermarket, clothing and gift shops. This upmarket flat is set in the heart of Ryde, conveniently located for access to the esplanade with its glorious, sandy beaches, ice-rink and bowling alleys.
Doranes is only a ten minute walk to the beach, train station and hovercraft; forty metres to a bus stop providing access to most parts of the island.
Beautiful, spacious lounge with bay-window and original Victorian fire-place
Very comfortable, high quality double bed, overlooking well maintained, south-facing garden with original stone wall
Fully equipped, compact kitchen with all modern appliances, including fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing-machine, microwave, electric cooker and oven
Large enamelled, cast-iron bath with over-head shower facility, toilet and wash-basin
Nb. Also suitable for semi-disabled persons
The front of the building boasts off-road parking for one vehicle.
This charming holiday flat is full of character and offers the opportunity to really enjoy a care-free stay on this most exquisite English island, with all you could possibly need, being close at hand!
HISTORY: This flat is part of a Grade 2 Listed 1844 Victorian residence, which was owned by wealthy families with live-in servants.
In August 2010 the present owners, Vyvyan and Lynn Richards, undertook the massive project of restoring this badly neglected building to its former glory.
Besides replacing most of the ground level flooring with original Victorian pine, introducing adequate sub floor ventilation, painting and decorating, they also restored 3 of the 6 Victorian fireplaces, making use of original tiles, surrounds and metal inserts.
In July 2011 the twelve-month project was completed.
No pets (except official guide dogs)
- not suitable for children
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- pets not allowed