Situated just metres from the waters edge, St Veronicas is a particularly attractive period property with character, offering substantial and versatile family accommodation.
Originally a fisherman’s cottage, the building dates back prior to the 1800’s with further additions added towards the latter part of the 18th Century. Used as a holiday retreat by the Sisters of the Passion of Jesus, it was the Nuns who gave the house its present name. St Veronica has been carefully renovated to an exceptional standard and is beautifully presented throughout. Constructed of island stone, the house has a pretty cottage appearance and boasts an array of period features. These include original oak doors set within gothic pitched frames, oak wall cladding and staircase, banister and rail. Arranged over 3 floors, the property offers excellent family accommodation with 6 well-proportioned bedrooms all with en suites, most of which have fantastic sea views.
The property is superbly located being only metres from the beach and coastal paths. There are a range of shops nearby on Lane End Road, whilst the village centre has a butcher, florist, bakery, fishmonger, farm shop and pharmacy in addition to cafes and restaurants. Bembridge Harbour has extensive mooring facilities and two sailing clubs, whilst there are also numerous beaches in the area. The Fast Cat and Hover Craft, providing high speed passenger links to Portsmouth, is located in Ryde being approximately seven miles away.
Snug Original oak clad walls and fireplace mantel above a red brick fireplace housing a multi-fuel burner.
Sitting room Cosy family room with partially clad oak walls and large inglenook fireplace, with a Charnwood multi-fuel burner set on a tiled hearth.
Dining room Generous sized and characterful room having exposed stone wall and oak flooring, with plenty of space for a large family dining table and French doors overlooking the rear courtyard.
Kitchen Newly renovated and tastefully finished modern kitchen with a full range of shaker storage units, beneath solid wood work surfaces incorporating a 1.5 bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap over. Large multi-fuel range cooker with electric extractor over, integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave oven. Split stable door and windows overlook the rear courtyard.
Utility room / Annex living area
Providing additional storage space and shelving. Plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer and auxiliary fridge/freezer. Small living area, ideal for table/chairs.
Bedroom 6 / Annex Built in storage and en suite shower room with WC, benefitting from a dedicated side entrance – this space has been used as and could provide a self contained 1 bedroom annex with kitchenette and small living area.
First floor Accommodation includes four double bedrooms all tastefully finished and well presented with en suite bathrooms comprising panelled bath with power shower over, WC, wash basin and heated towel radiators. There is a partial sea view from all four bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 A substantial suite with superb views over Bembridge beach and its landmark Lifeboat Pier and across to the mainland.
En suite bathroom comprising bath with power shower over, WC, wash basin and heated towel radiator. Full planning permission has been achieved for a dormer window/roof off the bathroom and a Juliette balcony to the front elevation further enhancing the spectacular views.
Outside A stone paved driveway provides parking for several cars and an enclosed walled garden terrace to the rear offers a tranquil and private setting for outdoor dining. Side access to annex and main house and with a storage shed to the rear.
Services Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas. Heating is provided by gas powered boiler delivered by radiators.
Postcode PO35 5TB
Planning Planning application TCP/28874/B – P/00763/14 was achieved on 25th July 2014 for additions to the second floor bedroom to include a dormer window on the rear elevation and roof light on the front elevation.
Status Formerly arranged as a Bed and Breakfast, St Veronica has since undergone a comprehensive renovation and refurbishment. The property has been granted a ‘change of use’ to revert to a residential dwelling.
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents.
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