An exquisite period lodge that has been extensively refurbished, occupying a quiet picturesque setting with superb views over The Norris Castle Estate and to The Solent.
Norris Lodge This historic property which is listed, Grade II, was built as one of the lodges to Norris Castle and is believed to originate from around 1920. Situated in a quiet location just within the gated entrance of The Norris Castle Estate, there is an outlook from most rooms towards the listed parkland and towards The Solent. The amenities of East Cowes are nearby, including a Waitrose store, marinas, car ferry to Southampton and a ‘floating bridge’ into West Cowes.
The Norris Castle Estate borders The Osborne Estate, which is owned by the National Trust and there is also a golf course. The Norris Estate also has Royal connections with the castle having been visited by the Prince Regent, later George IV in 1819 and subsequently by Duchess of Kent with her daughter who became Queen Victoria. The Norris Estate was sold in 2015 and it is proposed that the Castle itself will become a luxury hotel and prestigious wedding venue. It is currently proposed the main access to the castle will be via Springhill.
The comprehensive and sympathetic refurbishment of the lodge has retained its original character and features and involved the renewal of electrical, plumbing and heating systems, along with installation of a new kitchen and shower room, floor coverings and complete redecoration. Newly installed hardwood windows match the original eye-catching design.
Hall Original front door with decorative fanlight over.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room A characterful room with a wide bay window fitted with a new kitchen featuring base and wall cupboards and solid oak worksurfaces. Integral dishwasher, oven, hob and extractor. Large built-in cupboard suitable for housing fridge/freezer/microwave. Access to Lobby with part glazed door to garden. Cupboard housing wall mounted Vaillant gas fired boiler.
Cloakroom WC and wash basin.
Sitting Room A triple aspect room with wide bay window providing wonderful country views. Decorative fireplace, oak flooring and French doors opening to the garden. Original staircase with antique pine treads leads to the first floor.
Landing Outlook over the garden.
Bedroom 1 A good-sized double bedroom with wonderful views over the listed parkland of Norris Castle and towards The Solent. Built-in cupboard.
Bedroom 2 A further double bedroom, also featuring a bay window. Walk-in cupboard with window.
Shower Room Well fitted in a contemporary style with corner shower, wash basin with cupboards beneath, WC and heated towel rail.
Outside A gravelled parking area provides private parking for a couple of cars, beyond which is a paved terrace and a largely lawned garden enclosed by stone walling and mature hedging from which there are wonderful views over the parkland and towards The Solent. To the far end of the garden, stone steps lead up to a raised terrace forming an al fresco dining area. There is also a basic timber store/former garage and shed.
Postcode PO32 6AZ
Services Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Gas central heating.
Council Tax Band C
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard.
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