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3 bedroom detached house for sale


Guide Price £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fine modernised period house
  • Set in delightful gardens
  • Sea views from first floor
  • Short walk from seafront
  • Parking
  • 4 receptions
  • 3 bathrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Snug, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Conservatory, Utility Room, 2 Cloakrooms, Principal Bedroom with Study, Balcony and Bathroom en-suite, 2 further Bedrooms with Bathroom en-suite. Mature gardens of 0.55 acre and outbuildings.

The property is set in an elevated position a short walk of about 500m from the seafront and with panoramic sea views from the second floor balcony. The house is just over half a mile from the centre of Cowes, world renowned for its sailing activities. There area good range of shops and restaurants as well as a high speed ferry service to Southampton (taking approximately 20 minutes). Walks along the sea front either lead into town, passing The Royal Yacht Squadron or towards Gurnard with its sailing club and beachside eateries. There is also a golf course nearby.

Mimosa Lodge is believed to originate from around 1850 and was refurbished to a high standard in 2001/2002 by well respected local builders J R Buckett & Son. These comprehensive works included renewal of electrical, plumbing and heating systems and alterations to the layout of the house to provide a really good quality and comfortable home that has been modernised sympathetically retaining an array of original features. The accommodation is set over 3 storeys with the principal entrance to the front of the house leading into a spacious entrance hall on the first floor. The reception rooms are found on both the ground and first floors. There are 3 bedroom suites, each with their own bathroom, with the principal suite occupying the second floor having a balcony and panoramic sea views. The elegant drawing room has high ceilings and a bay window overlooking the garden, with the adjacent snug having access into the garden. The mature gardens to the rear of the house are beautifully planted and form a wonderful setting.



Stone steps up to ornate Entrance Porch with cooper roof, part glazed door and side panels. Part glazed panelled inner front door to:

Entrance Hall A spacious entrance to the house with wooden flooring, elegant period banisters and handrail. Staircases to both ground floor and second floor. Coats cupboard with hanging space and shelving.

Cloakroom Pedestal wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Drawing Room Gas fire set in an ornate marble surround. A wide bay window overlooks the gardens. Decorative coving. Built-in cupboard with display shelving and arched opening to:

Snug A dual aspect room with a sash window overlooking the front garden and a pair of French doors opening to a decked terrace on the southern elevation. Extensive built-in book shelving and cupboards to one wall. Walk-in storage cupboard with hanging space and shelving.

Bedroom 2 Overlooking the front garden and with sea glimpses. Period fireplace with marble surround with built-in cupboards to either side.

Bathroom en-suite Bath, tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, wash hand basin set in a granite surround with built-in cupboards underneath, WC. Heated towel rail and extractor fan.


Hallway With part glazed stable door to the front elevation, with the original ornate coloured tiled flooring, extending to a wide tiled hallway with staircase off, incorporating an under-stair cupboard. Further storage cupboard housing electricity fuses.

Cloakroom Wash hand basin with cupboard beneath, WC.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Fitted with a good range of built-in base and wall cupboards with granite worksurfaces over. 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap inset. Integral Neff dishwasher and space and plumbing for an American style fridge, built into a further range of cupboards. Central island unit incorporating further cupboards part with a granite worksurface and part with a beech worksurface. Space for range style cooker with extractor over. Oak flooring and tiled splashbacks. A pair of glazed doors open to:

Conservatory Built in around 2002 of a wooden framed double glazed windows under a metal framed, double glazed roof, with electric roof vent. Wooden flooring and a pair of French doors opening to the garden. This high quality bespoke conservatory provides a wonderful space to enjoy views over the garden. There are also concealed radiators, built-in cupboards and down lighters.

Utility room Cupboard housing a direct hot water cylinder. Twin Vaillant gas fired boilers serving hot water and central heating. Base cupboards with worksurface over and with a sink unit with mixer tap. Fitted water filtration system. Space and plumbing for washing machine, extractor fan.

Sitting Room A wide bay window incorporates French doors opening to the terrace and garden beyond. Brick fireplace with Jotul woodburning stove with an ornate wooden surround and mantel shelf. Built-in book shelving and cupboards beneath.

Bedroom 3 A further double bedroom with an additional dressing area fitted with a good range of built-in cupboards and book shelving and with a window overlooking the gardens.

Bathroom en-suite Panelled bath set in a marble shelved surround. Wash hand basin set in a matching marble surround and with cupboard beneath. Tiled shower cubicle. WC, heated towel rail and extractor fan.


Approached by a staircase with turned banisters with a hardwood hand rail, which opens to an impressive bedroom suite with partially sloping ceilings, comprising:

Bedroom 1 Windows and doors open to the rear elevation, providing panoramic sea views over The Solent as well as access to the balcony. Built-in cupboards and opening to study area with a sloping ceiling incorporating velux window. Door to under eaves storage area.

Balcony With wooden decking with superb views over the garden and The Solent beyond.

Bathroom en-suite Fitted to a high standard incorporating a bath with mixer tap and shower attachment with adjacent marble shelf, wash hand basin set in a marble surface with cupboards beneath, WC. The room is fitted with an array of built-in cupboards. Heated towel rail.


The gardens are a particular feature providing a stunning setting for the house. They extend to approximately 0.55 acre (0.225 ha.) and attract an array of wildlife including Red Squirrels. Such a secluded and attractive setting is rarely found within Cowes.

From Baring Road, a pair of period cast iron gates open to a York stone paved path and stone steps lead to the entrance porch. Wide steps lead down to a further door providing access onto the ground floor. The front of the property is enclosed by mature hedging and Blue Mimosa trees. A driveway with a five bar gate leads to a parking area adjacent to the house and on past an array of trees and well planted borders to a further parking area for numerous cars, adjacent to the outbuildings.

Immediately to the rear of the house is a large paved terrace, accessible from both the conservatory and sitting room, providing a superb outdoor dining and seating area overlooking the gardens and with outside lighting. Adjacent to the conservatory is a Wisteria clad pergola. The gardens comprise of beautifully planted borders with gravel paths leading through lawns to a central pergola where a mature bay hedge forms a division with a lower garden, which also includes further lawns and well planted borders. There are an array of mature trees and specimen plants including Mimosa, Wild Cherry and a Wisteria tree.


Carport/garden store Constructed of timber comprising: a carport, store room 2.7m x 3.5m with internal wooden cladding and a workshop/garden store 3.5m x 2.03m Beyond the outbuildings are a timber framed greenhouse and beds with Raspberry plants with some young fruit trees adjacent. To the side of the garden are 2 small stone gravestones dating from the early 1900's made for 2 dogs, Toddles and Bocie.

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

Directions From Queens Road proceed along towards Egypt Point and turn left up Egypt Hill. At the top of Egypt Hill turn right onto Baring Road and Mimosa Lodge will be found on the right in just under 200 meters.

Postcode: PO31 8DW

Strictly by appointment with the sole agent Christopher Scott:
Pimento House, Number One The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QJ.
Tel: 01983 200880


Christopher Scott for themselves and the vendor of this property whose agents they are give notice that:

i The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.
ii All descriptions, references to condition, necessary permissions for use and occupation
and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchaser should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact and must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness and accuracy of each of them.
iii No person in the employment of Christopher Scott has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 April 2011

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