A hidden shoreside gem with own foreshore in the heart of the sailing action for Cowes with panoramic views over The Solent, harbour and Marina.
Britannia House Britannia House, is a stunning shore side property having the benefit of its own foreshore and occupying an exceptionally convenient and private location in the heart of the sailing action for Cowes. Adjacent to the Red Jet ferry terminal it offers stunning views over The Solent, harbour and Marina.
Offering the ultimate in convenience, this beautifully presented and individual three storey Grade 2 Listed property sits at the seaward end of a terrace built on the Quay in Cowes harbour and benefits from superb views from every room having views from all three sides of the property, north and east out towards the harbour entrance over The Solent from Southampton to Portsmouth and to the south the Yacht Haven and River Medina.
The property incorporates the adjacent foreshore, ownership of foreshore is unusual and it is thought that Britannia House may be the only property in Cowes to have such a benefit. Historically there was planning permission for a small quay to be installed along the northern elevation of the property which expired in 2013 but which the vendor believes would have no problems in gaining permission again. Britannia House provides a surprisingly quiet and private haven from the hustle and bustle of Cowes Town Quay, stepping through the door it offers peace and tranquility as well as spectacular views.
The property was converted from a pub in the late 1980s and offers spacious accommodation and has the benefit of double glazing throughout. Britannia House is in the heart of Cowes just off the High Street with shops, bars, restaurants and sailing facilities and conveniently has immediate access to the Red Jet fast passenger ferry to Southampton.
Accommodation The front door opens to a striking entrance lobby with floor to ceiling windows providing panoramic views over the harbour entrance and The Solent, giving a real wow factor. French doors lead to an adjacent 2.5 width pontoon which the present owner has permission to use. Tiled flooring extends through glass French doors into:
Reception Room Good sized reception room presently used as a study and reading room with an elegant staircase rising to the first floor. Built in cupboard housing computer, wireless router and printer and an under stairs cupboard housing a hot water tank and emersion heater. Views over The Solent to Southampton Waters.
Shower Room Tiled throughout with a shower, wash basin and WC.
Dining Room A well-proportioned dining room has a china cupboard and French doors to a large tiled roof garden with attractive balustrading overlooking The Yacht Haven and River Medina.
Sitting Room A light and airy, well-proportioned room with a large bay window providing plenty of light and panoramic sea views as well as a second window with views towards The Yacht Haven. French glass doors lead into the;
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Fitted with an extensive range of built-in white gloss cupboards with steel furniture and appliances incorporating twin AEG multifunction ovens, microwave and coffee maker and a gas hob with extractor over, AEG dishwasher, space for American style refrigerator with ice maker. Superb views over the harbour entrance to the north and also over The Solent to the east towards Portsmouth. Tiled floor and French doors lead to a further roof terrace with matching tiled floor and unrivalled Solent views to the north and East.
Lobby With airing and broom cupboard also housing gas combination boiler, leading to a staircase to;
Landing With hatch access to roof space.
Bedroom 1 A light double aspect room with fantastic views over the harbour entrance and Solent to the east and from a second window to The Yacht Haven and the river to the south, with built in wardrobe and cupboards and opening to:
Bathroom With jacuzzi bath set in tiled surround, washbasin and WC.
Bedroom 2 A double bedroom overlooking the marina and River Medina with built in wardrobes.
Shower Room Tiled shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and cupboard. Views over the harbour and Solent to the north.
Outside There is a large south facing roof terrace at first floor level approached through the dining room with tiled flooring with views towards The Yacht Haven and River Medina and a further roof terrace approached from the kitchen overlooks the harbour entrance and Solent to the north and east. An area of foreshore is owned immediately to the north where planning permission was granted for a small quay to be built, although this has expired the vendor believes it is not likely that there will be any problem when reapplying. All licenses were also applied for and were granted.
Tenure A 999 year leasehold with a share of the freehold.
Services Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas fired central heating.
Postcode PO31 7AR
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents.
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