7 bedroom manor house for sale
Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, PO38
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- Hawthorn Dene needs updating as reflecting in this substantial price reduction
- Chain free
- Stunning sea views
- Magnificent original features and accommodation
- A little under 1 acre of gardens, including lawns, mature trees, cliffs and a cave
Hawthorn Dene, formerly Bonchurch Manor, is a terrific family home built on a solid foundation with extensive accommodation. Its size and aspect are perfect for a large family, or a couple of families willing to share or split it; or for a business; or for you to develop (into holiday lets, a guest house, or other uses).
You can move in immediately, although there is some updating and repairs required.
Hawthorn Dene is in one of the most beautiful settings in the U.K.. On the south coast of the Isle of Wight, enjoy a Mediterranean micro-climate, one of the sunniest locations in the country. The house is just 5 minutes walk to the beach, and to the coastal path, which leads to beautiful woodlands.
The house consists of an extensive pitch-pine floored ground floor, with sunny reception rooms leading to the gardens, a large kitchen, and dedicated dining room, together with a highly flexible arrangement of reception rooms, offices and bedrooms on the first and second floor.
The entrance to the house leads to a pitch-pine floored grand hall. The hall runs the full width of the house and contains a working fireplace. The hall leads to the staircase to the first and second floors, to the kitchen at the rear of the house, and to front, the pitch pine floored main lounge and separate dining room. All ground floor accommodation benefit from high ceilings. The main lounge faces south to the gardens and is the width of the main house. Consisting of two working fireplaces, two bay windows, and two garden doors. It is bright from the all day sun, a quite spectacular grand room. The lounge is the social focal point for the ground floor. Perfect for parties, exhibitions, and hanging out with friends.
The dining room is equally grand, with a large bay window to the garden. The dining room is at the end of the hall, and has a door directly to the kitchen. The dining room also has a fireplace, although this needs servicing before use.
The kitchen is fitted with practical commercial kitchen equipment. There is so much room, it itself a great social venue for those who enjoy cooking with friends and family. On the east side of the main building is a boiler room for the central heating, and an orangery at the south east corner, leading directly to the garden. The orangery is currently used for storage, and is in need of repair, but has amazing potential as a studio.
On the first floor, the accommodation is equally grand. To the front of the house, two south-facing rooms, with high ceilings and bay windows. Currently these are used as lounges. Also on the first floor is a small kitchenette, a large double bedroom, and other rooms currently used for storage. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
Moving from the first to the second floor, there is a mezzanine with two rooms to the rear of the house. These are currently used as offices. One of the rooms enjoys an elevated view over Bonchurch towards Ventnor and to the sea. The second floor consists of four double bedrooms and a single bedroom, all with en-suite bathrooms. Three of the double bedrooms face south, with extraordinary views. One double bedroom faces west across the rooftops of Bonchurch to Ventnor and to the sea.
The house is situated on very stable ground, and there is no known subsidence at this, and adjacent properties. Built in the 1830’s, this is a grand Victorian house. Originally the private residence of the family who built it, it has since had numerous uses, from school, to sanatorium, to hotel and B&B. It is now a residence once more, and there is work to do to restore it to its former glory.
This is reflected in the price of £595,000 and is fantastic opportunity for someone looking to build value over time.
Viewing is highly recommended.
SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS At 75m elevation, sea views are panoramic and dramatic. From the gardens and the house you can watch the round-the-island races, ferries, shipping, fishermen, and the weather. With a South East aspect, the gardens are bright and sunny year round. The gardens are a little under an acre over three levels: the front garden consisting of lawns and flower beds, together with the house, on the lower level; a cliff rises 5m to the next level consisting of lawns and another cliff and cave; another rise of 3-5m to the highest level, consists of mature woodland.
Strictly by appointment only through the vendors sole agents 01 Estate Agents.
We have not tested any fixtures, fittings, appliances or services, including any central heating system and we cannot therefore guarantee that these are in working order.
1) Items shown on photographs in these particulars do not imply that they are included in the sale.
2) Tenures are unconfirmed unless stated otherwise.
3) Floor plans are not to scale and are for guidance as to the arrangement of accommodation only.
4) All measurements are approximate.
5) Internal square footage measurements are approximate and do not include hallways, bathroom/shower rooms or WC’S.
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