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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
Bob Bickersteth
Contact

Description

An impressive three-bedroom terraced house that has been developed to a high standard and offers truly stunning features and set over two levels with large principal rooms. The house is part of Golden Hill Fort, which is a sought-after gated residential housing development, located between the historic harbour town of Yarmouth and the village of Freshwater, offering an excellent range of amenities. All three bedrooms are good-sized doubles all of which benefit from en-suite facilities and built-in wardrobes. There are large sash windows and high ceilings allowing for a light and airy feel to the property and premium flooring is laid throughout. The bespoke kitchen is fitted with large worktops, integrated kitchen appliances including large fridge, large freezer, and dishwasher.
There is an electronic entry system, high quality lighting and good heating systems benefit the property. Every detail has been thought of to blend the historic fabric of the building with breathtaking 21st century modern design, luxury, and comfort.

History Of Golden Hill Fort

Constructed in 1863, about sixty meters above the Northwest coast of the Isle of Wight, this distinctive hexagonal building had the height, strength, and strategic position to help counter what was at the time perceived as a serious threat of attack from across the channel. Together with over 20 other structures in and around the region, the Palmerston defenses were used as accommodation for troops manning the forts and batteries protecting the Needles passage. Solidly built with an attractive symmetry that reflected the discipline of the military and with wide ranging vistas across the Solent and Afton Down, Golden Hill Fort was designed to provide the surrounding area with a secure local base in times of war. Now, about 150 years later, this remarkable Grade I listed landmark has been transformed into a series of just 18 spectacular and individual luxury houses. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a home with a genuine sense of history, quality, and space.

Accommodation

The ground floor comprises of an impressive lounge/sitting room and a separate diner/kitchen with wonderful red brick having been exposed in parts of the house. All three of the bedrooms (all double), enjoy ensuite facilities. There are premium grade appliances and fittings that have been installed. There is an attractive hallway and two separate coat/storage cupboards. A quality ground floor w/c and wash hand basin has been fitted. All of the rooms enjoy wonderful high ceilings and are of large proportions.

Outside

The property has the use of beautiful, landscaped roof gardens affording 360 views across the Solent, English Channel and rolling countryside with plenty of room to relax with family and friends. There are ample places to sit amongst the shrubs and bushes that have been planted, which allows for a high level of privacy. There is two allocated parking spaces directly in front of the property and the whole development is accessed through two electric, key fob activated gates. The Fort is enclosed by woodland known as Golden Hill Country Park (owned by the Isle of Wight Council and managed by Gift To Nature Trust), which has a network of attractive rural footpaths to enjoy, quite literally on your doorstep.

Holiday Letting

These properties have an excellent track record as a holiday let. Therefore, there is the possibility of acquiring this as a second home/investment to provide an excellent income.

Island Access

The Island is well served with transport links to the mainland with the nearest ferry at Yarmouth just minutes away, operating a 30-minute service to Lymington in the New Forest National Park. Car ferry routes also operate from East Cowes to Southampton (55mins) and Fishbourne to Portsmouth (35 mins). Fast catamaran services operate from Cowes to Southampton.

Services

Mains drainage, water, electricity, and gas serve the property.

Council Tax

Band F.

Tenure

Leasehold 999 years from 2007. Service charge approximately £3,686.72 per annum. Peppercorn Ground rent per annum.

Viewings

Viewing is strictly by appointment with the joint 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.