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5 bedroom town house for sale

Cowes, Isle Of Wight

Withdrawn from Market £699,950

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Situated within a prime position within Cowes, this elegant, historic building located within the heart of Cowes. Formerly owned by Sir Max Aitken the property is understood to have historically owned by the Ratsey sail makers who had the adjacent sail loft. The upper floors of accommodation and roof terrace benefit from stunning views over the harbor entrance, Solent and Hampshire coast beyond. The property is Listed Grade II and the residential accommodation extends over three floors, providing five bedrooms and a largely open plan living space.

The house would benefit from some modernisation and includes some dilapidated store rooms to the rear of the shop unit (which were formally manager's accommodation for the shop.) The property offers further potential for extension, subject to the necessary consents and aspects require modernisation. The shop unit brings in a useful rental income, currently £10,500 per annum.

Cowes is world renowned for sailing with the principal yacht clubs and marinas being a short walk from the property, as are a good range of shops and restaurants. The high speed Red Jet ferry service to Southampton takes about 22 minutes and is about 150 metres walk from the property. 


The House  

Ground Floor  

Hallway with staircase and inner hall leading to stores.  

First Floor  

3 double bedrooms all with built in cupboards. Bathroom with airing cupboard and separate WC.  

Second Floor  

A spacious reception room providing seating and dining areas with siding glazed doors to the balcony and windows to either side provide panoramic views over The Solent and harbor entrance. Oak flooring and log burning stove with ancient beam over. A wide decked balcony provides a superb vantage point with steps leading down to the roof terrace which has ample space for seating and dining with views of the Solent.  

Kitchen Fitted with a range of cupboards with Bosch oven, gas hob. Outlook over the High Street and wide opening over the work surface to the dining area.  


Third Floor  

2 double bedrooms both with sliding doors to a balcony and with superb sea views across to the Hampshire coast, shower room and store room. 


Stores To the rear of the shop there are two store rooms and the bathroom which were once part of a managers flat but are now redundant and in need of refurbishment.  

TENURE Freehold 

RETAIL UNIT A prime retail space with a store, currently let out at £10,500 per annum. 

Services Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating to the residential accommodation.  

Postcode PO31 7AJ 

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents:

Spence Willard, Pimento House, Number One The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight


Important Notice: 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard and Waterside Properties in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.  

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Added on Rightmove:
18 November 2016


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