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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

Oak Cliff Place
Situated on the north coast of the Island, just west of Wootton Creek, the property benefits from a quiet and private mature setting, and great coastal walks can be enjoyed directly from the property. Nearby Wootton Bridge has a range of local shops, restaurants and a Spa Hotel, as well as mooring facilities and the Royal Victoria Sailing Club on the eastern side of the Creek. The car ferry from Fishbourne to Portsmouth is about 2 miles by road whilst more extensive facilities are available at nearby Ryde.

In 1865 The Rev. Edward Croften purchased the land to build the house and was built shortly afterwards known as Oak Lawn, with an interesting array of subsequent owners including Colonel Cuthell, Lady Eve Wemyss and Rear Admiral Reginald Hutton.

The house has some superb period features with the principal rooms having high ceilings and large windows giving a particularly light and spacious feel and making the most of the views over the grounds and Solent. Further period features include original floorboards throughout much of the ground floor, decorative coving and picture rails as well as a number of impressive period fireplaces. The house was extensively modernised in around 2009, including a new roof, and new plumbing, heating and electrical systems, as well as extending the bedroom accommodation into a second floor. New bathrooms were installed throughout, many of which have underfloor heating, and double glazing has been inserted to the majority of the wooden windows.

The property has been successful holiday let in recent years.

The mature grounds provide a wonderful, secluded setting with wonderful woodland and gardens including the heated swimming pool and tennis court along with the added attraction of direct beach access.

The Isle of Wight and Getting Here
Only 23 miles by 13 miles, and a short sea crossing from the mainland, the Island has a unique atmosphere boasting many attributes, not least of which is its slower pace of life and its own microclimate. It enjoys unspoilt villages and fine seaside resorts with many miles of impressive coastal scenery. With safe sandy beaches, it is a place for sailing, windsurfing and swimming, ideal for both young and old.

There are many ways of crossing The Solent to the Island. If travelling by car there is a choice of three routes all with frequent services: including, Portsmouth to Fishbourne (45 minutes). If travelling on foot there is a fast and frequent catamaran service from Portsmouth to Ryde (15 minutes) and a similar service from Southampton to Cowes (23 minutes), both connecting with regular mainline train services to London Waterloo. There is also a hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde, taking 10 minutes. To the west of Bembridge there is a small private aerodrome and Southampton Airport is also within easy reach, on the mainland.

The Island is an international sailing mecca with many events throughout the season. The most famous is Cowes Week. In addition, there are many premier yacht and sailing clubs including nearby Royal Victoria Sailing Club.

ACCOMMODATION

Entrance Hall
Approached via a pair of high doors, a spacious entrance with a deep bay window and a period fireplace. The hallway extends around to the impressive main staircase, under which there is an ideal space for a desk looking out to sea.

Drawing Room
An elegant room with high ceilings, original mirror and decorative architrave. Period open fireplace and two sets of large, glazed doors opening to the conservatory and providing views to the Solent.

Conservatory
A wooden, double glazed structure with tiled flooring and doors to the garden providing an excellent vantage point over The Solent.

Sitting Room
A beautifully proportioned light room with a southerly aspect and a bay window providing views over the grounds. Period fireplace. Currently used as a games room.

TV Room
Built-in cupboards

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Cloakroom
Ornate tiled flooring, wash basin and WC.

Inner Hall
With secondary staircase to first floor, as well as steps down to the cellar.

Kitchen/Dining Room
A particularly light room benefitting from views over both the front and rear gardens and Solent. Fitted with an extensive range of Mark Wilkinson shaker style units with both maple and granite worksurfaces with twin sink units. Integral oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, two oven electric Aga with extractor above. Doorway to the driveway, as well as wide French doors opening to

Utility Room
Doors to both front and rear elevations and with built-in cupboards, Butler sink, washing machine and dryer, as well as space for a secondary cooker and new American style fridge freezer. Store Room. Adjacent is a lean-to

Boiler Room
(4m x 3.1m) Housing boiler and water tank.

FIRST FLOOR

Landing

Study
With a deep window providing wonderful sea views.

Bedroom 1
A double bedroom with sea views.

Bathroom En-Suite
Large walk-in shower, roll top bath from which the sea views can be enjoyed, twin wash basins and WC.

Bedroom 2
A spacious double bedroom with a southerly outlook over the gardens. BATHROOM Bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.

Bedroom 3
Southerly views over the gardens.

Bathroom En-Suite
Bath, separate shower, wash basin and WC. A doorway from the main landing leads to the eastern end of the house where a staircase leads down to a continuation of the first floor and a further staircase leads up to the second floor. The remainder of the first floor comprises:

Bedrooms 4,5 & 6

All double bedrooms with great views over the gardens and Solent along with a BATHROOM, with bath with mixer tap and separate shower attachment over, wash basin and WC.

SECOND FLOOR
A series of characterful rooms with sloping ceilings and enjoying both views over the gardens and Solent, comprising BEDROOMS 7 & 8 and a BATHROOM with bath, shower over, stone wash basin set on a marble topped period dresser and WC.

Cellars
Three adjacent rooms with power and lighting.

OUTSIDE
The property occupies secluded and private grounds of approximately 4.5 acres. A driveway meanders past lawns and mature trees to a turning circle in front of the house where there is extensive parking. To the eastern side of the grounds there is a TENNIS COURT and HEATED SWIMMING POOL (re-lined in 2022) enclosed by fencing with an extensive paved terrace and a POOL HOUSE/CHANGING ROOM with an adjacent plant room housing filtration equipment and with an adjacent Air Source Heat Pump.

To the seaward side of the house there is an extensive sandstone paved terrace, ideal for outdoor seating, dining and entertaining from which the sea views can be enjoyed with steps leading down to a lawn. Mature woodland extends around much of the property with some fine trees including Oak and Scots Pine. Within the rear garden steps lead down to a path that leads through the woodland to the beach, where the property extends to the high-water mark. There are the remains of a metal structure, which was once a landing stage.

CONTENTS
The majority of the furniture and contents are to be included in the sale but will exclude certain items including paintings and personal items.

SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.

TENURE
Freehold

EPC Rating
E

POST CODE
PO33 4JR

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.