4 bedroom detached bungalow for saleWorsley Road, Gurnard
Offers in Excess of £950,000
Full descriptionA delightful 4 bedroom property with Sea Views, extensive grounds (about 1.02 acres) and beach frontage a short walk from both the Sailing Club and shops in the pretty shoreside village of Gurnard, close to Cowes. The property has recently been upgraded to provide a high standard of accommodation. With cedar-clad elevations and a shingle roof the property stands on a wooded cliff above Gurnard Bay commanding views across the famous waters of the Solent and across to the Beaulieu River and the New Forest coast beyond. Situated amongst mature trees it looks out along Gurnard Bay providing a vantage point for the spectacular Solent sunsets. The garden has lawned areas interspersed with flower beds and mature specimen deciduous trees which provide an ideal habitat for the Island’s rare red squirrel, woodpeckers, foxes, badgers and numerous birds. A path meanders through mature woodland to the shore where a sheltered beach provides opportunities for safe bathing and boating. Cowes is but a short distance to the East with its excellent communications and ferries to London.
Entrance Hall - with Airing Cupboard
Sitting Room - with wood-burning stove and folding terrace doors to deck
Kitchen - with fitted units, full height roof and folding terrace doors
Bedroom One - with folding terrace doors to deck
Shower Room ‘en-suite’ with walk-in shower, WC and basin
Bedroom Two - with glazed doors to deck
Cloakroom - with WC and basin
Family Bathroom - with bath and shower over and basin
Bedroom Three - with fitted cupboards
Bedroom Four - with fitted cupboards
Services and Heating
We are informed that the following mains services are connected to the property (subject to the conditions and stipulations of the relevant utility companies) electricity, gas, water and foul drainage. The heating system is provided by a gas-fired boiler via radiators.
Council Tax: Band F Amount Payable 2011/12: £2,103.50 (There is currently a 10% discount available for properties used as second homes).
The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight, situated off the South Coast of England, is becoming an ever-more popular location for second and permanent homes. Originally made popular by Queen Victoria, who had her maritime residence at Osborne, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent; for Cowes Week; for its beautiful coastline including sandy beaches and The Needles; spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours. There are now many more facilities than once were the case, Sainsbury, Tesco and M&S all now have a presence as have other national chains. Communication and transport links are excellent; regular car ferries connect with the national motorway network and fast catamarans have connections via Southampton and Portsmouth to direct trains to London Waterloo which can be reached within 2 hours of leaving the Island shore. Government-funded schools are numerous and independent schools thrive on the Island with some children attending prep and public schools on the mainland. Leisure opportunities abound - walking, riding, paragliding, hang-gliding, team sports - including a cricket academy - as well as sailing, wind surfing and other water sports. Good transport links enable day trips to the shopping centres of West Quay, Southampton and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.
Gurnard is a popular coastal village which lies about 1.5 miles to the west of the premier yachting town of Cowes. Within the village there are local shops, inns, church, local primary school and its own sailing facilities including the recently rebuilt and extended, thriving Gurnard Sailing Club. The Island’s main shopping and administrative centre of Newport is about 5miles distant.
Cowes is host to Cowes Week, one of the most famous sailing regattas in the world, the pinnacle of the racing calendar. It is followed by events such as Little Britain and the Powerboat Festival. The Round the Island Race, with over 1500 entries, is a spectacular sight in June and each week throughout the year there is activity on the water. There are many Yacht clubs in Cowes including the Royal Yacht Squadron. Cowes town has a wide variety of shops and facilities. There is a medical centre, dentist and veterinary surgery in the town. There is a choice of primary schools, two middle schools and a high school.
Tenure & Possession, Fixtures & Fittings
The property is offered Freehold with vacant possession on the whole upon Completion. The seller does not include in the sale any fitted carpets, curtains or blinds, nor are any gas or electrical appliances included, however connected, or any other fixtures, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation.
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