A superbly located and stunning family home with ancillary accommodation, in all extending to 7,000 sq.ft. set within extensive gardens, with views of the eastern Solent and access to Swains Beach.
Ground Floor Drawing Room | Study | Sitting Room | Kitchen with Large Dining Room/Breakfast Room | Playroom | Cloak Room | Boot Room | Laundry Room | Gymnasium
First Floor 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
Second Floor 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom
Cottage Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room | Sitting Room | 3 Bedrooms | Bathroom | Dedicated Parking and Gardens.
Outside In all about 2 Acres (0.77 Hectare)
Outbuildings | Landscaped Gardens | Dining Terraces | Bandstand/Bar | Share of 4 acre beachfront Meadow | Beach access
The Island Only 23 miles by 13 miles, and a short sea crossing from the mainland, the Island has a unique atmosphere boasting many attributes, not least of which is its slower pace of life and its own microclimate. It enjoys unspoilt villages and fine seaside resorts with many miles of impressive coastal scenery. With safe sandy beaches, it is a place for sailing, windsurfing and swimming, ideal for both young and old.
Travel There are many ways of crossing The Solent to the Island. If travelling by car there is a choice of three routes all with frequent services, including: Portsmouth to Fishbourne (45 minutes). If travelling on foot there is a fast and frequent catamaran service from Portsmouth to Ryde (15 minutes) and a similar service from Southampton to Cowes (23 minutes), both connecting with regular mainline train services to London Waterloo. There is also a hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde, taking 10 minutes. To the west of Bembridge village is a small private aerodrome. Southampton Airport is also within easy reach, on the mainland.
The Island is an international sailing mecca with many events throughout the season. The most famous is Cowes Week. In addition there are many premier yacht and sailing clubs including nearby Bembridge Sailing Club and Brading Haven Yacht Club.
Bembridge The Village has a good range of small shops for everyday needs, including an excellent fishmonger with freshly caught fish, a farm shop, a butcher, delicatessen and several good restaurants. A more comprehensive range of shopping facilities is available in the county town of Newport (13 miles) and the nearby town of Ryde (7 miles). Located close to the eastern most point of The Island, Bembridge Harbour has extensive mooring facilities and two sailing clubs and there are wonderful coastal walks and sandy beaches accessible directly from the property. There are shallow beaches, perfect for swimming, kite-surfing and beach-combing.
Pier House Pier House enjoys a prime coastal position on a highly sought after lane with glorious views over gardens and out to sea. The house benefits from high quality finish throughout, with nearly all rooms enjoying the magnificent views.
Originating from around 1920 the current owners have sympathetically renovated the house, retaining many original features, but also introduced modern comforts and high quality fittings. New wooden framed double glazed windows have been installed throughout, together with new pressurised hot water systems and plumbing together with a completely upgraded electrical infrastructure. Limestone flooring has been laid to much of the ground floor as well as cladding to the external rendered walls and new rosemary tiles to the main house roof. Reconfiguration to provide en-suite facilities to the main bedroom suites and a highly versatile and impressive living space make for a very comfortable family home with excellent capacity for entertaining.
Boasting an exceptional all around package, Pier House offers extensive and beautifully presented family accommodation with a modern spacious layout and the benefit of a three bedroom self-contained adjacent cottage that can be used for letting income or as ancillary accommodation.
Entrance Hall With views through to the rear garden and sea. Oak floors, fireplace.
Sitting Room A fabulous and particularly light dual aspect room with floor to ceiling windows with garden and Solent outlook. Exposed beams reclaimed from the old Seaview pier. Two fireplaces, one housing a contemporary wood burning stove. Access to the terrace and gardens.
Inner Hall Book shelving and access to small under stair wine cellar.
Study A well-proportioned room with garden and sea views, French doors to the terrace.
Play Room Stone flooring, built in storage.
Utility Room Range of built in cupboards, solid timber work surface, sink, space and plumbing for fridge/freezer and washing machine. Linen store with shelving and extensive hanging space.
Boot Room Coat hooks, bench seat and shelving.
Kitchen / Dining Room A superb open-plan dual-aspect living space overlooking the garden and sea with 30ft dining room leading to a well-appointed kitchen arranged around a large island and breakfast bar. Hand-made kitchen units and oak worktops, incorporating a double stainless steel sink, four oven gas fired Aga, two dishwashers. Excellent views of the garden, stone flooring throughout and two pairs of French doors opening onto the terrace. A separate breakfast area has two sets of French doors to the courtyard garden.
Drawing Room An impressive 700sq ft room with a contemporary log burning stove on a stone hearth, high ceilings and sliding glazed doors to the courtyard. The oak flooring is suspended over an empty indoor swimming pool, which remains intact beneath.
Shower Room / Changing Room
Plant Room Valliant boiler, filter and Calorex dehumidifier/heater for the pool.
Gym Complete with scaffold frame, high ceilings and access to the courtyard.
Boiler / Drying Room Housing a Vaillant gas fired boiler and an excellent drying facility.
First Floor Featuring original structural timbers with seagrass carpets throughout. Landing with two linen stores.
Master Bedroom With garden views, an excellently fitted dressing room and a panelled bathroom en-suite with high quality fittings including a large bath and shower.
Two further bedroom suites Comprising large bedrooms, with plenty of built in wardrobe storage and en-suite shower rooms.
Second Floor A further three double rooms, well-proportioned and two of which have views out to sea.
Bathroom With panelled bath, with shower attachment over, vanity unit wash basin and W.C.
The Cottage A self-contained cottage attached to the main house with its own driveway and allocated garden. Approached via an attractive courtyard garden with an open fronted veranda.
Hallway With storeroom.
Kitchen / Dining Room With a range of kitchen units and oak worktops, two oven gas fired Aga, separate electric oven with hob, space for dishwasher/washing machine.
Sitting Room A nicely proportioned dual aspect room with log burning stove on stone hearth with oak beam over. Stone floors and tongue and groove panelled walls. Two sets of French doors open to the garden.
First Floor Spacious landing, three double bedrooms, all with built in storage, one of which enjoying sea views. Bathroom with panelled bath and shower over, vanity unit wash basin, heated towel rail and W.C.
Outside Pier House sits amid immaculately landscaped gardens that extend to approximately 2 acres. A gravelled driveway provides ample parking. There is an extensive stone paved terrace adjacent to the house with a covered seating area overlooking the gardens and sea, ideal for entertaining. Lawns interspersed with trees extend towards the sea, providing a stunning setting with private access directly to the beach through the meadow.
Extending to approximately 4 acres and bordering the beach, the meadow is jointly owned with the three surrounding properties, is protected and cared for to maintain the views and access to Swains Beach.
A recently built bandstand with decking and a bar within the gardens provides another great entraining space with westerly outlook. To the far end of the garden is a large workshop/ garden store of timber construction with a covered area for outdoor dining and with fireplace facing south, with large greenhouse and vegetable garden beyond.
An enclosed courtyard occupies the space between drawing room and kitchen, with covered dining area. Bin and log stores adjacent to Swains Lane.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Central Heating provided by gas fired boiler. There are gas fired Aga’s in the main house and in the annexe.
Tenure Freehold. The meadow is jointly owned with three other properties.
Postcode PO35 5ST
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