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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

Bank House is immediately adjacent to the prestigious Royal Solent Yacht Club and within minutes’ walk of many excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bijou shops, the famous The George Hotel, the harbour, and the ferry (approximately 30 minutes from Lymington and on which residents receive a substantial discount).
Originally built as a bank in 1935 by Lloyds Bank, the property still benefits from much of its old character and features, including the original strong room which still exists on the ground floor, complete with security gates.
Bank House is an imposing, two-storey detached property, on an extensive, prime site in one of the most desirable towns in the country. It currently comprises a good-sized 3-bedroomed first-floor apartment above a charming antique shop (subject to a lease with a 6-months’ Landlord’s option to break). The shop and apartment have their own separate entrances. The property offers a great opportunity for a significant extension on the large site, subject to planning.
There is planning permission for two ensuite double-bedrooms in the large loft, with a spacious rear balcony overlooking The Solent. The extension would also provide on the first floor open plan living with kitchen, dining and lounging areas and two further double bedrooms, one ensuite and a separate family shower room, creating a good-sized 4-bedroomed maisonette.

Ground Floor

The ground floor, has access directly onto The Square and comprises a retail area with 3 rooms leading off, including the old strong room, and a WC with wash hand basin.

First Floor

Access to the apartment is via the side gate and ground floor lobby. From here stairs lead up to a landing and passage off which are a good-sized living room (with large bay window overlooking The Square and The Solent), a large kitchen, three double-bedrooms, (all with sea views), a bathroom and an additional washroom and WC.

Exterior

To the rear of the large garden there is a substantial gated carpark, with electric car charging point, and which can comfortably accommodate 4 cars, including manoeuvring space. There is a right of way to this in perpetuity over the Yacht Club’s gated access road. Outside the garden fence, but within the curtilage of the property, there is an area of land currently licensed to the yacht club.

Planning Permission

Planning permission was granted on 7th September 2023 for a loft conversion to include new dormer windows and removal of the chimney; new balcony with balustrade and staircase; and a new bay window to north elevation overlooking The Solent. For full details of this please contact our Yarmouth office or use Reference numbers: – 23/01175/HOU to locate the file on the Isle of Wight Council Planning Portal.

Ground Floor Lease

The ground floor trading as Bank House Antiques Emporium and is let on a 3-year, full repairing and insuring lease dated 23rd November 2021 at a rent of £8,000 pa exclusive subject to a landlord’s option to break on 6months’ notice.

First Floor

This is currently unlet, but we are advised that it could potentially command a rent of approximately £40,000 pa as a holiday let and £55,000 pa on completion of the extension.

Licence

A 5-year licence expiring on 31st March 2027 to the Yacht Club giving the non-exclusive right to use the land between the garden fence and boundary of the curtilage of the property for the purpose of temporary parking of cars or boats in consideration of 5 free memberships of the Royal Solent Yacht Club.

Tenure

Freehold subject to the ground floor lease and a licence for the use of the exterior perimeter land to The Royal Solent Yacht Club. A copy of the lease and licence is available from our Yarmouth office.

Services

All mains’ services are connected to the property.

EPC Rating

C.

Council Tax

Band D.

Postcode

PO41 0NJ

Viewings

All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangements with the sole letting 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.