Cowes, Isle Of Wight


7 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

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A substantial house situated within the Old Town a short walk from the Red Jet ferry.

Cowes, Isle Of Wight   £850,000

Glenholme House is a large (3,250 square foot) family home with accommodation extending over four floors, with a walled garden and off-street parking space. Located in an elevated position within the ‘Old Town’, near Northwood Park with its tennis courts, Glenholme is just a few minutes’ walk from the Red Jet Ferry terminal with frequent crossings, (about 22 minutes) to Southampton. The various yacht clubs, marinas, range of local shops, restaurants and bars within this world-renowned centre of yachting are equally easily accessed.

With fantastic entertaining space, catering facilities and a south facing terrace in the garden, this is a house with flexible accommodation that can accommodate large groups of people. It has an established history of generating considerable sums for short lets for the various sailing regattas. Furthermore, planning permission was given to allow alterations to the top floor to create a master suite or simply to enhance the superb harbour views.

This is a rare opportunity to own an easy to maintain, ‘lock up and go’, modernised family home within a stunning Victorian period townhouse, in a prime location. Well-loved by its current owners, Glenholme House is ready to move into. It is well maintained with double-glazed wooden windows to the front and annual servicing on all plumbing and electrics. This kind of property rarely comes to the market in the heart of Cowes and is a ‘must-see’ opportunity.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall The wonderful wide entrance hall is accessed via the original panelled front door with stained glass fan light above. Ornate tiled floor, staircase to first floor and coats cupboard housing twin boilers.

Drawing Room A beautifully proportioned and light room with an open fireplace with marble surround. A wide bay window with outlook towards St Mary’s Church.

Sitting Room A further nicely proportioned room with a wide bay window and a gas fire set in ornamental surround.



Built in cupboards.

Lower Ground Floor

Kitchen/Living Room A superb living space formed from a largely glazed extension with three sets of doors opening to the garden. The kitchen comprises a range of units with sink, work surfaces, Smeg oven, microwave, and range cooker with extractor over. Oak flooring flows through a wide opening to the living room providing particularly light and spacious living space for both seating and dining areas. An adjacent utility area has a double sink, space for a full sized and a slimline dishwasher, further cupboards. Wine store/cold room with cooling units.

Laundry Room Cupboards, space for washing machine/dryer.


Rear Lobby with side access

First Floor


Bedroom 1 A beautifully proportioned room with period fireplace and views towards St Marys Church, shower room en suite.

Bedroom 2 A double bedroom with period fireplace and shower room en suite.

Bedroom 3 Views over the harbour entrance.

Bathroom Double ended bath, wash basin, WC, cupboards and period fireplace.

Second Floor A further 4 bedrooms, (three double bedrooms and one single room) with a shower room. Great sea views to the rear.

Outside To the rear of the house is an attractive south facing walled garden with a large paved terrace ideal for outdoor dining (adjoining the living room), beyond is an gravelled area leading to a timber decked terrace shaded by olive trees, all creating a pleasant, easily maintained setting. Adjacent to the house is a single parking space from which a gated pedestrian side access leads passed a area suitable for bin storage, onto the rear garden.

Planning Permission was been granted in 2014 (and is now expired) to alter the second floor accommodation, enlarging bedrooms six and seven and introducing French doors and ‘Juliet Balconies’ to both rooms. Planning application reference P/00405/14-TCP/1417/F.

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

Council Tax Band F

Postcode PO31 7TW Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the agent Spence Willard

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