Seaview, Isle Of Wight £2,750,000
Pier House Constructed in 1898, in an unrivalled plot with 112 metres of direct beach frontage this fine villa was designed to take advantage of the panoramic sea views that extend from Bembridge across the Eastern Solent towards Portsmouth.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors, in addition to a cellar and retains a good range of original features however would benefit from some modernisation.
The principal rooms have extensive, deep windows and there are balconies at first and second floor levels.
Set within delightful gardens of approximately an acre with direct beach access and include a period studio and garage/boat store.
The backdrop of mature woodland to the West of Pier Road, comprising 3.24 acres.
Seaview The house is conveniently located in a highly desirable no-through road a short walk from the village of Seaview. This charming and sought after coastal village developed popularity in Edwardian times and is located on the north eastern coast of the Island, it has a 125 year old thriving yacht club and with easy access from London is a highly popular destination for discerning buyers seeking a coastal home. Seaview has many facilities including the well-known Seaview Hotel and Restaurant, a range of shops, delicatessen, cafes and restaurants. The excellent sandy beaches and surrounding waters are popular for sailing, kite surfing and paddle boarding whilst nearby Priory Bay just beyond Seagrove Bay, is idyllic with its wooded backdrop and Bembridge harbour is two bays away.
The Isle of Wight Situated just off the South Coast, communications are very good with London being accessible within 2 hours. The A3 provides easy access from London to Portsmouth, from where there are a number of car and passenger ferry routes to Ryde (about 2.5 miles) and Fishbourne (about 6.3 miles). Train services lead from London Waterloo directly to Portsmouth Harbour station, from where the catamaran runs.
– Portsmouth to Ryde – a fast catamaran passenger services. Journey time approx. 22 minutes.
– Portsmouth to Fishbourne – a car and passenger service. Journey time approx. 45 minutes.
– Southsea to Ryde – a passenger hovercraft service. Journey time approx. 12 minutes.
The Island benefits from both extensive scenic countryside and coastlines, much of it designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition to being world famous for its sailing and watersports, including the Cowes Week regatta, the Island provides a wonderful environment for an array of outdoor pursuits including beautiful coastal and country walks, riding and mountain biking with numerous golf courses and renowned shoots. There is also an array of historic and other tourist attractions.
Ground Floor An Entrance Hall with adjacent Cloakroom leads to an impressive Reception Hall with a wide bay window providing stunning sea views, a door to the terrace and a staircase to the first floor. A further three reception rooms overlook the sea, including the Drawing Room, a characterful room with deep windows with window seats benefitting from panoramic sea views and an open fireplace. A nicely proportioned Dining Room features an open fireplace, hardwood flooring and a wide bay window with French doors opening to the terrace. A Garden Room/Study also features deep windows taking the view.
A Rear Lobby leads to the Cellar housing the oil-fired boiler, hot water tanks and provides useful storage.
A Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted with a range of vintage units with space for dishwasher and range cooker, whilst the Utility Room provides a sink unit and space for washing machine and dryer along with a side access to the garden. There is a walk-in Larder with slate shelf, a Pantry and a secondary staircase to first floor.
First Floor There are four double bedrooms, a single bedroom, a dressing room, three bathrooms and two balconies. Panoramic sea views are enjoyed from three of the bedrooms on this floor.
Second Floor Providing a further four bedrooms, (three double and one single bedroom), a bathroom and a kitchenette.
Outside The house sits in delightful mature beachfront gardens of approximately an acre, comprising lawns interspersed by mature trees and various borders, sloping down to a hedge adjacent to the sea wall where there is gated access on to the beach. There is a large brick terrace running the width of the house, perfect for al fresco seating and dining whilst taking in the sensational sea views.
Within the gardens there is a basic Boat House/Garage (18’6 x 9’5") served by power and lighting, and a timber clad Studio (17’3" x 7’6") served by power and water along with a Garden Stores and Outside WC. A sea wall with fencing forms the boundary with the beach, to the southern end of which is a private gated access with the remains of a concrete slipway leading onto the beach. In addition, there are double gates at the northern end of the garden leading onto the concrete apron that is situated between the sea wall and inner wall, ideal for storage of dinghies etc.
Part of Pier Road is included as shown on the plan, there is parking for numerous cars adjacent to Pier House. To the west of Pier Road, is an area of mature woodland as shown on the plan. In all the property extends to about 3.24 acres.
Overage Clause There is to be a development uplift clause in place stating that should planning permission be granted for any additional dwelling, 30% of any uplift in land value will be payable to the vendor for a period of 25 years.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Postcode PO34 5BN
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the joint selling agents.
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