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6 bedroom detached house for sale
Entrance hall. Large open plan sitting room and dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. Study
Master Bedroom Suite. 1 Further Guest Bedroom Suite. 4 Further Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Family Shower Room. Dining Terrace. Roof Terrace. Balcony Terrace
Crew Bunkroom. Wash Down Shower Room. Laundry Room. Extensive Store Rooms. Workshop. Boiler Room. Wine Cellar. Large Garage and Boat Store. Hardstanding boat park with 3 ton crane. Shared Pontoon Mooring, with over 20 metres for private use of the house
First Floor Flat Accommodation
2 Bedrooms. Open plan kitchen and reception room. Bathroom
Office Space (B1 Use Class)
63.14 sq. meters of Office Space. Kitchen and WC
Total Square Feet 8741 Sq ft (812 Sq m)
The Old Post Office is without doubt one of the more significant properties in Cowes and what sets it apart from many other impressive properties on the Island is its direct access to the water. With all principal reception rooms and bedrooms having spectacular views out over The Solent it is both a perfect waterfront family and weekend holiday home.
Whilst having been extensively refurbished and renovated, particular care has been taken to retain the original features of the house. These include excellent ceiling heights, open fireplaces, and original sash windows. These, together with the comforts of modern fixtures and fittings, come together beautifully to create a very comfortable house in a prime position on the River Medina.
The Old Post Office is also a wonderful house for entertaining. The large open plan sitting/dining area that links via double doors to the fabulous conservatory and through to the terrace creates a magnificent entertaining space; perfect for spring and summer parties out on the terrace. Moreover, with 5 guest bedrooms and the additional 2 bed first floor apartment there is ample accommodation to cater for a large number of family members and guests.
There is a further roof terrace and terrace balcony; great spots to catch the evening sun and to watch the passing boats.
The lower ground floor is particularly useful. This includes a Wash Down Shower Room, Laundry, a Crew Bunkroom, Workshop, Wine Cellar and a number of Storage Rooms.
The large garage and boat store has ample storage for cars, boats, and all watersport and fishing equipment. Furthermore, the boat store runs directly out onto the hardstanding boat park which has a 3 ton crane that gives direct access onto the water.
The pontoon mooring, which is shared with the adjacent house, has 20 meters of private use to the northern side; a true premium in central Cowes.
The main house is available by a separate Lot with a guide of £2,850,000.
First Floor Flat Accommodation
A separate self contained 2 bedroom apartment sits at the front of the house on the first floor which could add a capital investment and secondary income stream. Furthermore, the apartment could be very easily re-introduced into the main part of the house offering further guest accommodation.
Office Space (B1 Use Class)
At the front of the house, below the apartment sits 63.14 square foot of Office Space which adds a further capital investment and secondary income stream. Again, the offices could be very easily re-introduced into the main part of the house subject to the necessary planning consent.
2 bedroom apartment and 63.14 square meters of office space available by a separate Lot with a guide of £400,000.
Mains electricity, water and drainage.
Fixtures and fittings
All items usually known as tenantsí fixtures and fittings, whether mentioned or not in these sale particulars are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Such items include all fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, domestic electrical items, garden equipment, statuary and machinery.
Yarmouth 12 miles, Southampton Town Quay 23 mins by passenger ferry, Southampton Town Quay 60 mins by car ferry, London 80 miles and 1hr 20min by train from Southampton Central (Distances and times approximate)
Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD. Tel: (01983) 821000
Council Tax Band: G
By Red Jet Hi-Speed Foot Passenger Service (Terminal 2, Southampton Town Quay, SO14 2AQ): Arriving at the West Cowes terminal of the Red Jet high speed passenger ferry walk onto the High Street and turn right and The Old Post Office is found on the right after just under 200m.
By Vehicle Ferry (Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, SO14 2AL): Arriving from Southampton into East Cowes by the Red Funnel car ferry take the floating bridge into West Cowes. From here follow Medina Road into Mill Hill Road and take the 5th turning on the right into Victoria Road. Follow Victoria Road to the end and turn right onto Park Road. Take the 3rd turn on the left into Union Road (just after the entrance to the Car Park). Proceed along Union Road straight into Market Hill and The Old Post Office is found straight in front of you at the bottom of the hill. If there is no on street parking in the vicinity follow the road around to the left and there is parking on The Parade just under 200m away.
Viewings: All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the joint selling agents.
MISDESCRIPTIONS ACT 1991
Spence Willard 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 Spence Willard has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.