2 bedroom property for sale
The Cliff Path, Bonchurch
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- Superb views over Monks Bay and the English Channel
- 2 Bedrooms + character bunk room
- Easy access to coastal and counrty walks
We understand the Boat House was originally thatched, but now has a cedar shingle roof covering. The property has been sympathetically extended to provide, on the main floor, two double bedrooms (one en suite), a bunk room, shower room/WC and a sitting room, with balcony enjoying superb views over Monks Bay and the English Channel. The kitchen and dining room are located on the lower floor, at beach level. The property’s many features include ‘eyebrow’ windows and porthole windows to some rooms, giving a nautical theme and great character. There is direct access to the beach and cliff path, providing easy access to miles of coastal and country walks. The gardens are well stocked with a variety of shrubs and plants.
A rare opportunity to purchase a former boathouse on the Island’s southern shore. The Boat House was built as a part of the East Dene estate for Admiral Swinburne in the 1850s. Admiral Swinburne was the father of Algernon Swinburne, the famous poet who resided in the village. Bonchurch is famed for its literary connections with Charles Dickens; whilst living at the Winterbourne he wrote ‘David Copperfield’.
Covered porch leading to front door.
Entrance Hall with door opening to:
Sitting Room (23’6” x 11’10” max) Windows to side overlooking the garden and glazed door to front leading on to decked balcony which overlooks the beach in front and having uninterrupted views of the Channel. Stone fireplace with living flame gas fire and flagstone hearth. Wall lights. Door to inner hall. Stairs down to Kitchen.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Kitchen (11’ x 8’10”) Window overlooking garden. Custom built wall and floor cupboards with worktops over, inset stainless steel sink unit, tiled splashbacks, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, electric cooker point and extractor, understairs cupboard housing a hot water cylinder. Tiled flooring. Door to back garden and door to:
Dining Room (14’2” x 10’) Window overlooking the beach and sea. Recessed shelving and built in cupboard. Panelled walls. Electric fire.
A door from the Sitting Room leads into an inner hall. Window to the side overlooking the garden. Linen cupboard. Loft access. Doors to:
Bunk Room (8’6” x 5’1”) Porthole window to the side.
Bedroom Two (13’2” x 8’11”) Window to the rear. A double bedroom with built-in wardrobe.
Master Bedroom (14’7” x 9’) A double room with window to the front overlooking the garden, glazed sliding patio doors to seating area which enjoys fabulous sea views. Built-in wardrobes. Door to:
En Suite Bathroom with suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, WC and vanity basin. Two electric wall heaters, shaver point, heated towel rail and port hole window.
Shower Room fitted with fully tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash basin. Electric wall heater and heated towel rail.
The main, cottage style, garden is to the front of the property and features a colourful variety of planting, including day lilies, dahlia, hollyhocks and roses. There is a patio area enjoying superb sea views, and two herringbone brick and cobbled paths lead through the garden to a brick built potting shed. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with flower borders, seating area and a gate leading on to the beach.
Heating The property is warmed by electric night storage heaters.
Council Tax Band D (review pending).
Services Septic tank drainage. Mains electric & water. Calor Gas.