Ventnor, Isle Of Wight


5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 4 Reception Rooms

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An imposing period coastal home with stunning southerly sea views and providing spacious refurbished and versatile accommodation, part of which can serve as a self-contained apartment.

Ventnor, Isle Of Wight   £675,000

This fine detached house was built in 1864 in an elevated position commanding fine views from most rooms over The English Channel. Reputedly it was built for a wealthy sea captain so his wife could view his ship on return passage as it passed on its approach to Portsmouth with a tower at the top with distant views. The property has undergone extensive and sympathetic restoration by the current owners, completed in 2017, resulting in a high-quality home with extensive characterful features and excellently proportioned principal rooms. The majority of the windows were replaced around 2013 with UPVC framed double glazed windows. The recent works including structural diamond drilling overseen by an experienced local engineer as well as new electrics, plumbing and heating systems.

The accommodation is highly versatile with the option for the second floor to work as a self-contained 2 bedroomed apartment with its own independent access from the rear (or it can be accessed from the first floor) allowing the flexibility for this to be let out for holiday lets. There is potential for parking on the drive (currently used as a garden area) and there are a series of terraces on various levels for outdoor dining and seating from which the views can be enjoyed as a low maintenance alternative to a garden.

The property is set in a quiet location just a short walk from the various shops, restaurants and cafes of this popular coastal town with its attractive beach.

In addition, there is a fish market, tennis club and botanical gardens that thrive in the areas great micro-climate and the surrounding area has superb walks amongst a rugged coastline with numerous sandy bays.


Ground Floor Front door with stained glass panels opening to:

Entrance Lobby Tiled floor and a pair of largely glazed French doors open to:

Entrance Hall Wooden staircase to the first floor.

Drawing Room A beautifully proportioned and elegant room with a wide bay window from which the distant southerly views over the English Channel can be enjoyed. Stripped wooden floors. High ceiling with decorative coving and period fireplace with an ornate surround.

Kitchen/Dining Room An attractive dual aspect room with a deep window to the southern elevation providing sea views, along with access to the courtyard. Fitted with a range of built in cupboards with Silestone worksurfaces, inset sink unit with mixer tap and space for Range cooker and fridge freezer. Separate shelved larder cupboard.

Utility Room Silestone worksurface, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and space beneath for washing machine and dishwasher. Cupboards housing twin Vaillant gas fired boilers.

Cloakroom WC and wash basin.

Snug With extensive built-in book shelving and partially glazed door providing side access leading to a raised terrace.

First Floor

Landing Sea views, airing cupboard housing pressurised water cylinder and with shelving. Glazed door to rear courtyard.

Bedroom 1 A particularly large bedroom with a wide south facing bay window with panoramic views over Ventnor and the English Channel. Stripped wooden floorboards.

Bathroom en-Suite Fitted with a central roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and built-in cupboard.

Bedroom 3 A double bedroom currently used as a study with unobstructed sea views.

Bedroom 2 A double bedroom with an adjacent dressing room from which there is access via a lobby to an adjacent terrace giving the versatility for Bedroom 2 to be accessed independently (or for the dressing room to function as an additional seating area).

Shower Room En-Suite Large walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Second Floor Either accessed via an internal staircase from the first floor landing or independently with its own access from the rear via a gated private pathway accessed by the footpath that adjoins the eastern boundary.

Breakfast Room Sink unit and space for a fridge. Seating /dining area and part glazed entrance door to the access path.

Bedroom 5 A twin or double room with a characterful vaulted ceiling and series of Velux windows providing sea views. Store.

Landing With stairs to the first floor and wooden steps up to the tower.

Cloakroom WC and wash basin.

Bathroom Roll top bath, wash basin set in a vanity unit and part glazed door leading to a terrace from which the sea views can be enjoyed.

Bedroom 4 A dual aspect double bedroom with fine sea views incorporating a seating area as well an original arched window providing westerly views.

Third Floor

Tower Room A triple aspect room from which truly distant and panoramic views can be enjoyed with access to an adjacent terrace. Part of the floor to the tower room incorporates a structural glazed panel illuminating the landing below.

Outside Adjacent to the western elevation is a gated area leading onto a tarmac drive with potential to park up to 2 small cars (but is currently used as a garden), from which the steps lead up to a terrace with sea views. Adjacent to the driveway are two stores with vaulted brick ceilings, one of which has a window and space for a dryer or other appliances.

A pedestrian gate and path leads towards the front door where there is a small terrace and further steps lead up the eastern elevation towards a small decked terrace. A footpath leads from Zigzag road up the eastern boundary from which there is gated access and a path to the second floor entrance and this level has its own terrace with sea views.

Postcode PO38 1DD

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

EPC Rating C

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the joint selling agents, Spence Willard.

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