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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
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Inglewood

Situated on the southern fringe of the coastal village of St Lawrence, the property has a commanding position, providing superb far-reaching views across the surrounding rugged coastline and to the English Channel. There is pedestrian access to the coastal path and Binnel Bay along with access to numerous other coves and bays nearby. Being the most southerly house of the village, Inglewood offers the ultimate in seclusion and tranquillity with the panoramic southerly views encompassing one of the most picturesque parts of the Island’s south coast.

Constructed in 1887 as the Estate Manager’s house for the Old Park Estate, the house was then owned by German industrialist William Spindler who moved to St Lawrence for his health. Spindler was instrumental in the development of the Old Park Estate, Undercliff area and philanthropic projects that included the installation of piped water to Whitwell.

Designed to make the most of the southerly views, most rooms have dual aspects with large windows to take in the surrounding landscape and far-reaching views across the English Channel. The house is not listed, although retains many of its attractive original features, and now benefits from double glazing throughout along with the extensive modernisation that took place approximately seven years ago. A largely glazed contemporary garden room was also recently added making the most of the views.

Set in grounds of about 1.1 acres the property benefits from a modern oak framed car port/garage and a further detached workshop/garage, whilst the largely lawned gardens have an array of trees and shrubs and make for a stunning setting from which the diverse views can be enjoyed.

THE LOCALITY
The bustling hillside town of Ventnor is less than ten minutes’ drive to the east with its sandy beach and plethora of pubs, restaurants and independent shops. Local eateries include The Seapot for a picnic bench crab sandwich on the water, or the award-winning Smoking Lobster, True Food Kitchen at Castle Haven and The Bonchurch Inn is a favourite pub for locals and visitors alike.
A short distance from Ventnor seafront, at the Western side of the town, one can stroll through the beautiful award-winning Victorian Ventnor Park which has a bandstand for outdoor events in the Summer, this park leads onto the famous Ventnor Botanic Gardens at the Undercliff, where the town’s micro-climate can be truly appreciated in a 22-acre sub-tropical paradise. A short walk from here lies Steephill Cove, home to the popular ‘Crab Shed’ and one of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets, renowned by those in the know as one of the most relaxing beaches on the Island.
Access to the Island is by ferry, either from Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington. There are good rail connections to all of the port locations, with trains from London to each being around two hours. Vehicle-carrying services arrive at East Cowes, Fishbourne and Yarmouth. Each ferry port is approximately a 30-minute drive to the property.

ACCOMMODATION

GROUND FLOOR
HALLWAY Approached by a partly glazed original front door and decorative stone porch on the southern (front) elevation of the house, original staircase and understairs cupboard.

CLOAKROOM Washbasin and WC.

SITTING ROOM With downland views to the rear and seasonal sea glimpses to the west. There is a double-sided wood burning stove and an opening to:

LIVING ROOM With southerly sea views and wood burning stove with decorative surround. A pair of partly glazed doors open to:

GARDEN ROOM An attractive, largely glazed room with an aluminium roof and roof lights providing exceptional coastal views. Bi-fold doors open to a south facing terrace. Built-in blinds. This recent addition has been built to a high standard and is well-insulated for use all year round.

DINING ROOM A beautifully light, dual aspect room with superb southerly sea views. Original fireplace with tiled and timber surround housing wood burning stove.

KITCHEN A range of base and wall cupboards with ceramic sink and solid timber worksurfaces. Space for dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. Part-glazed door to garden.

UTILITY ROOM Worksurfaces, wall mounted boiler. Hanging area for coats.

FIRST FLOOR
LANDING

BEDROOM 1 A dual aspect room including a bay window providing views over the English Channel. Original fireplace with timber surround.

DRESSING ROOM With built-in hanging rails.

SHOWER ROOM EN-SUITE Tiled throughout. Shower, wash basin, with illuminated, heated mirror above, and heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 2 A light, dual aspect room with superb coastal views and built-in cupboards.

FAMILY BATHROOM Bath, separate shower, wash basin, with illuminated, heated mirror above, and heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 3 A dual aspect double bedroom with built-in cupboards and downland views.

STUDY/BEDROOM 4 Downland and sea views. Access to eaves storage.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a driveway lined with various trees and shrubs and opens to a parking and turning area. Adjacent to this is an attractive oak-framed DOUBLE CAR PORT with adjoining GARAGE, as well as a further DETACHED GARAGE/WORKSHOP which is served by power and lighting. In all, the grounds extend to approximately 1.1 acres and whilst largely laid to lawn, the current owners have transformed part of the garden to provide easily maintained flower beds with stone borders, a vegetable patch, fruit cage and large Greenhouse. There is also a POTTING SHED and storage area out of sight. The sea facing elevation has an extensive paved terrace with two small steps to a newly decked area that leads from the garden room.

SERVICES Mains water, electricity, shared private drainage system. LPG central heating.

EPC Rating F

COUNCIL TAX Band G

TENURE Freehold

POSTCODE PO38 1XR

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.