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Waterside House
72a High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7RE

01983 200880
cowes@spencewillard.co.uk

Charles Spence
Charles Spence
Spence Willard team
Emma Bradley
Tanya Hill
Tanya Hill
Zadie Margham
Philip Weeks
Gaynor Owen

Sherbourne Street
Bembridge
Isle of Wight
PO35 5SB

01983 873000
bembridge@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard team
Sam Branston
Hannah Cook
Hannah Cook
Lauren Taylor
Charlotte Branston
Charlotte Branston

The Square
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NP

01983 761005
yarmouth@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard Yarmouth
Spence Willard team
Duncan Willard
Lesley Samson
Lesley Samson

The Old Bank
Tennyson Road
Freshwater
Isle of Wight
PO40 9AB

01983 756575
freshwater@spencewillard.co.uk

Jason Siviter
Jason Siviter
David Langford
David Langford
Cynthia Robertson

The Square
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NP

01983 761005 opt 2
lettings@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard office
Laura Homes
Alice MacNab
Alice MacNab
Henrietta MacLean
Henrietta MacLean

40 St James' Place
London
SW1A 1NS

020 7839 0888
london@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard London office
Bob Bickersteth
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Pitts Keep

Designed to make the most of the superb south facing setting and views, the property was originally believed to have been built in the 1830s, as a two storey villa and now comprises a unique single storey home with light and characterful accommodation. Occupying delightful grounds, the property is currently laid out with a stunning sitting room and two principal bedrooms benefitting from the southerly sea views, and the remainder of the accommodation situated around an attractive central courtyard. Planning consent
has been granted for a superb two storey extension with a high quality design, replacing and enlarging the eastern side of the house and incorporating the current courtyard. There is parking for 2 cars as well as a garage, whilst the grounds extend to about 0.6 acre and include a beautifully planted front garden along with various south facing terraces whilst an upper garden reached via a series of steps and paths through the wooded slope to the rear provides breathtaking views over Bonchurch, and far across the English Channel.
Situated in the sought-after coastal village of Bonchurch, to the very south of the Island and benefitting from an excellent microclimate, the area developed popularity in the Victorian era and was regularly visited by the likes of Charles Dickens, whilst many impressive Victorian villas were built which combined with the natural beauty and sea views to form a delightful setting. The Bonchurch Inn and St Boniface Old Church are a short walk away. Nearby Monks Bay provides an attractive beach whilst there are superb coastal walks including to nearby Ventnor, where there are a good range of shops, bars and restaurants as well as spectacular Botanical gardens. Pitts Keep benefits from an elevated setting on a highly sought-after quiet no through road.

ACCOMMODATION
ENTRANCE HALL A panelled and glazed front door set in a carved stone arch opens to this characterful room with an exposed beam, window shutters and wooden floor.

SITTING ROOM A superb south facing room with a high ceiling and French doors opening to the southern elevation providing views over the English Channel. There is exposed stonework and a wood burning stove set on a stone hearth.

BEDROOM 1 An impressive room with bi-fold doors with windows above, combined with high ceilings making a particularly light double bedroom with southerly sea views and direct access to a terrace ideal for taking in your surroundings.

BEDROOM 2 A dual aspect double bedroom with sea views, as well as an outlook over the courtyard to the rear.

BOOT ROOM To the rear of the hallway is a largely glazed lobby with access to the courtyard, providing a boot room with sliding timber door opening to a shower.

KITCHEN Fitted with a range of built-in cupboards with worksurfaces and a twin ceramic sink unit. Integrated oven and 4 ring induction hob with extractor over, space for slimline dishwasher and fridge.

CLOAKROOM Wash basin and WC.

REAR LOBBY Timber flooring.

BATHROOM A modern suite comprising a roll top bath with mixer tap and shower over, wash basin, and WC together with a series of built-in cupboards.

BEDROOM 3 A double bedroom with a southerly outlook over the courtyard. Sliding glazed door to:

CONSERVATORY Large timber framed glazed doors slide open to the courtyard, tiled floor and glazed door to the rear elevation providing access to steps leading up to the garden as well as an adjacent covered store to the rear of the house.

UTILITY CUPBOARD Space for washing machine.

OUTSIDE There is PARKING for 2 cars adjacent to which there is a SINGLE GARAGE. Attractive stone walling encloses the front garden and 2 pedestrian gates open to paths leading through the delightful front garden to the house. Beautifully planted and centred around a lawn this provides an attractive south facing setting. A TERRACE extends along the southern elevation of the house from which the sea views can be enjoyed whilst paths lead to both the front door on the western elevation and to the courtyard accessed around the eastern side of the house and this provides a wonderful area for al fresco dining and entertaining with steps leading up to a sun terrace immediately to the rear of the house with sea views.
From both sides of the house steps and paths meander up the verdant sloping garden through an array of trees and shrubs to a spectacular upper garden elevated much higher than the house on a plateau providing an entirely private and secluded area from which spectacular and panoramic views over the surrounding coastline and English Channel are enjoyed, making for an exceptional space. Enclosed by a rock face to the rear this sheltered upper garden includes a modern large timber SUMMER HOUSE and various seating areas enjoying the views. Stone steps lead up to a gated access onto Leeson Road.

PLANNING Planning consent was granted on 5th October 2022 for the demolition of the side extension and conservatory, for the construction of a largely two storey extension to provide an impressively designed additional living accommodation as well as an enlarged sun terrace to the rear and reinstatement of castellations. The extension provides up to 4 additional bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a new kitchen with the flexibility to be adapted. LPA Ref No: 22/01422/HOU.

POSTCODE PO38 1NT

EPC Rating F

SERVICES Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating.

VIEWINGS All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing (“information”) as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.