Ventnor, Isle of Wight £397,500
3 Cliff Mansion A unique opportunity to acquire a particularly spacious three-bedroom apartment on the second floor of this impressive looking former hotel in Bonchurch. Sympathetically converted into apartments, Cliff Mansions is a particularly characterful building with, original sash windows and stone elevations beneath a slate tile roof. The apartment shares its entrance staircase with only one other resident and occupies the entire second floor, meaning there is plenty of light in all rooms through large timber sash windows with all principal rooms achieving glorious and far reaching sea views over the English Channel. Following an architect’s refurbishment, the apartment offers an exceedingly comfortable layout with three excellent bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large open plan kitchen dining room, utility room and a further loft space providing ancillary accommodation and storage. The quality of the internal spaces is exceptional with all period features remaining including high ceilings and original skirting, doors and door alcatraves, complimented by vintage style radiators and a well-appointed bathroom, shower room and kitchen among other modern additions. Cliff Mansions enjoys the use of a terrace and well-tended lawned garden with sea views and a dedicated parking space.
Cliff Mansion is situated in the enchanting village of Bonchurch which is steeped in history and largely comprising early Victorian stone villas, on the southern slopes of St Boniface Down and with various sandy bays below including Monks Bay. Nearby is the excellent Bonchurch Inn, whilst Ventnor’s town center is also within a short walk providing an array of shops and restaurants as well as beachfront cafes and a fish market. The delightful Botanical Gardens have a range of sub-tropical plans that thrive in the area’s excellent micro-climate.
Entrance Timber doors open to a glazed staircase shared with one other apartment rising to the first floor. Access to the apartments is through a composite door with dedicated stairs with carpet runner.
Hallway A wide hallway runs the length of the property with high ceilings and spot lighting.
Plant cupboard Housing wall-mounted gas fired boiler, water cylinder with emersion heater and electric consumer unit.
Coat Cupboard With plenty of hanging storage.
Pantry/Utility Sash window and worktops with storage under and integrated fridge.
Bathroom A good-sized family bathroom with twin bowl vanity unit sink, heated towel rail, panelled bath with shower and W.C.
Shower Room Recently fitted with wash basin, large mirror and shelving, shower and W.C.
Kitchen/Dining Room Large double doors open to a well-appointed kitchen with open plan dining area. The kitchen incorporates a full range of under-counter and high level wall-mounted storage units, a fridge/freezer, semi integrated washing machine and tumble dryer with space and plumbing for a dishwasher and five ring range cooker with stainless steel extractor over a 1.5 stainless steel bowl sink with mixer tap, mirror and tiled splash backs.
Loft Access to a large loft cavity with carpeted floors via a pull down cantilevered timber staircase. Power and light is laid on in the loft with an additional loft storage compartment beyond and there is a Velux window giving access to the roof and natural light.
Bedroom 3 A good sized double room with large sash window.
Bedroom 1 A particularly generous bedroom with high ceilings and superb sea views, plenty of built in wardrobe storage.
Sitting Room Well-proportioned room with seagrass carpets and large bay window with outlook over treetops to the sea.
Bedroom 2 A large double bedroom with high ceilings and sash windows framing glorious sea views.
Outside Situated in front of Cliff Mansions is a large elevated garden enjoying sea views and glorious southerly aspect. There are well-tended borders with a stone wall surround and various hedging to enable privacy among the residents.
Parking There is ample parking with a dedicated space and capacity for visitors to park on the driveway or on the roadside of Bonchurch Shute.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is provided by gas fired boiler and delivered via radiators.
Tenure Leasehold with a balance of a 999 year lease from 2018. A managing agent is appointed but maintenance and insurance are arranged separately between the three owners. Maintenance to the garden requires approx. a £300pa contribution from Apartment 3.
Postcode PO38 1NU
Viewings Strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents Spence Willard
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