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

01983 219967
commercial@spencewillard.co.uk

Cowes Office
Cowes Office
Spence Willard Commercial

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

01983 200880
cowes@spencewillard.co.uk

Cowes Office
Charles Spence
Charles Spence
Tanya Hill
Tanya Hill
Spence Willard team
Emma Bradley
Zadie Margham
Zadie Margham
Natalie Miley
Natalie Miley

Sherbourne Street
Bembridge
Isle of Wight
PO35 5SB

01983 873000
bembridge@spencewillard.co.uk

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

Spence Willard Freshwater
Jason Siviter
Jason Siviter
David Langford
David Langford
Sarah Kujawa
Sarah Kujawa

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
Bob Bickersteth
Katinka Stampa Orwin
Katinka Stampa Orwin
Contact

The Summer House
Believed to have been built around 1860’s, this substantial semi-detached period home was significantly remodelled in 1998 with a rear extension in around 2006. It retains an array of period features whilst providing characterful, light accommodation that makes the most of both the sea views to the front and the attractive south facing rear garden. The extensive refurbishment involved installation of new electric, plumbing and heating systems. There is living accommodation and bedrooms on each floor with the main more formal reception rooms being on the first floor whilst the largely open-plan kitchen living room is on the ground floor opening to the gardens.

As well as parking for three cars, the house has unrivalled views across The Solent to the Hampshire Coast and direct access onto the seafront. The delightful mature rear garden is a real feature and includes various south facing terraces.

This superb and sought-after location allows easy access to the amenities of Cowes, with the town centre being a level walk of around 1/2 a mile along the seafront, where there are a good range of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the high-speed Red Jet service to Southampton. Cowes is world-renowned for its sailing with its prestigious yacht clubs and is easily accessible from London. Walks to the west along the seafront lead to the village of Gurnard and popular sailing club.

ACCOMMODATION

Entrance Hall
A spacious entrance with an ornate staircase.

Bedroom 1
A double bedroom with a wide bay window providing views to the Hampshire Coast.

Bathroom En-suite
Bath with tiled surround, mixer tap and shower attachment. Separate shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2
A double bedroom with a wide bay window providing panoramic views over The Solent.

Shower Room En-Suite
A large walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Kitchen/Living Room
A wonderful open-plan living space that opens to the south facing garden. The kitchen area comprises an extensive range of cherrywood fronted cabinets with integral appliances including a combination oven, two oven gas fired Aga and dishwasher with space for a fridge freezer. There are granite worksurfaces and a 1½ bowl sink unit. The kitchen area with its tiled floor opens to a superb living space with vaulted ceiling and two sets of French doors open to the south facing terraces, which with Velux windows, makes for a particularly light living space.

Utility Room
Cupboards, sink unit, space for washing machine and fridge. Coat hooks.

Bathroom
Bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail

FIRST FLOOR

Drawing Room
An elegant room opening to the landing with spectacular views over The Solent to the Hampshire Coast, and with double doors to a Juliet Balcony. Period fireplace with timber surround and built-in cupboards and book shelving to either side.

Dining Room
A beautifully proportioned room with a matching fireplace to that in the drawing room and with wonderful sea views.

Study
Built-in desk and series of cupboards with book shelving, incorporating a concealed sink unit with drinks cabinet and fridge.

Bathroom
Bath with separate shower over and shower screen, wash basin, WC and linen cupboard.

Bedroom 3
A double bedroom with a low-level door leading in to:

Bedroom 5
(which in turn can be accessed from the secondary staircase). A single bedroom.

Bedroom 4
A dual aspect room currently used as a twin bedroom with a part glazed door leading out to the garden.

Outside
To the front of the property is a block paved parking area with two exit points on to Queens Road, providing parking for three cars. To the rear of the property are a series of flagstone paved terraces which face south. Steps with lighting lead up to a principally lawned garden with a variety of well-stocked borders and mature trees including Magnolia and Olive, and there is a further paved seating area. This forms a delightful setting for the property and to the far end of the garden is a Timber Garden Store. Adjacent to the terrace is a Boiler Room housing a direct hot water cylinder and recently fitted gas fired boiler.

The wide path along the eastern side of the garden (separated by a fence) is principally owned by The Summer House which has a vehicular right of way (for a small vehicle) for Carlton Cottage and The Summer House in addition to 3 other neighbours having a pedestrian right of access over it and the eastern side of the driveway to front of The Summer House.

LOT 2 CARLTON COTTAGE GUIDE PRICE £650,000
Carlton Cottage is available as a separate Lot offered initially to the purchaser of The Summer House.

The cottage accessed from Queen’s Road (through double gates adjacent to The Summer House) has been beautifully refurbished and is currently used by the vendor to provide income as a holiday let; but could equally be used as overflow accommodation for visitors of The Summer House. The property comprises:

Ground Floor
Entrance Door in to the:

Open-Plan Kitchen Dining Living Room
A beautifully light, triple aspect room with kitchen fitted to one end with granite worksurfaces over and sink with drainer. Integral oven with four ring hob and extractor over, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. A breakfast bar provides space for dining and separates the kitchen area from the spacious seating area with views over the front garden and to the Solent beyond.


A door from the Open-Plan Kitchen Dining Living Room opens to a small lobby with stairs up to the:

First Floor

Bedroom 1
A large, double bedroom with built-in cupboard housing hot water tank. Four Velux windows provide views to Cowes Esplanade, the Solent & Hampshire Coast.

Bedroom 2
A double bedroom with French doors opening to the terrace and providing Solent views.

Bedroom 3
Currently used as a twin room with French doors opening to the rear garden.

Shower Room
Fully tiled walk-in shower, wash basin on vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail. Demisting mirror with lights fitted above wash basin.

Shower Room 2
Walk-in shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside To the front of the property steps lead up to a paved terrace perfect for seating and dining and as the property is elevated from Queen’s Road has views of the Solent. There is a garden mainly laid to lawn with some mature shrubs and plants that slopes down to a gravelled area. A pathway extends around the side of the house to the rear of the property and provides a further entrance to the property as well as spaces for a more private seating area.

The cottage is accessed from Queen’s Road through double gates adjacent to The Summer House. A driveway leads to Carlton Cottage where there is a turning point and parking for a small car.

Tenure
Freehold

Post Code
PO31 8BW

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

EPC
Rating D – The Summer House
Rating B – Carlton Cottage

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.