10 bedroom villa for sale

Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, PO38

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An iconic villa, built in 1843 with probably the best views in Ventnor
  • Documented to have been the inspiration for the Italiante design of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's Osborne House
  • Occupied by the same owners for the past 16 years
  • Impressive reception rooms and wonderfully positioned conservatory

Full description

St. Augustine Villa sits on Ventnor's glorious Cascade with views in all directions; the coast and beach to the west, open sea to the south and the dramatic gardens and waterfall of the Cascade to the east.
The villa is probably one of the most photographed buildings on the island due to its stunning sea location.
The historical importance of this property adds another dimension to its story and makes it quite unique. It bears the blue plaque to mark the stay of Alexander Herzen in 1855 - known as the father of Russian Socialism.

The current owners have been in residence for 16 years. All 10 the bedrooms have been updated in recent years and have en-suite bath or shower rooms. Almost all have fantastic sea views.

The magnificent reception rooms are decorated in keeping with the Victorian history of the building, whilst a more recent conservatory has stunning wraparound coast and sea views.

There is a self contained apartment above the villa's garage and an extensive terrace to the south facing side of the property which enjoys superb views across the whole of the bay.
Unusually for Ventnor, there is plenty of parking at the property.

The location offers excellent coastal walks in both directions as well as close proximity to the town.

From the front entrance, imposing double doors to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 20'8 x 7'0
Attractive arched windows, stairs to all floors of the main house. Door to separate w.c. with wash hand basin.

From entrance hall, door to sitting room/study and door to:

INNER HALL: 20'3 x 4'4
With doors to drawing room, dining room and kitchen.

SITTING ROOM/STUDY: 19'11 x 12'8
With stunning sea views to the south and east, seating area. Double doors to south facing terrace.

From inner hall, door to:

DRAWING ROOM: 21'2 x 13'5
An elegant room with fabulous sea views through two sets of double doors to the south facing terrace. Original William IV 'Peace and plenty' fireplace with multi-fuel stove. Picture rail.

From inner hall, door to:

FORMAL DINING ROOM: 23'7 x 15'3
A magnificent room with grand proportions and original features. Doors through to:

CONSERVATORY-BREAKFAST ROOM: 18'11 x 9'1
Breathtaking views of the whole sweep of Ventnor Bay and along the coast to St. Catherine's Point..

From inner hall, door to:

KITCHEN: 18'1 x 9'2 & STORE ROOM: 12'8 x 8'5
A very well equipped kitchen with built-in appliances. There is a window to the east from the kitchen with sea and cascade views.

From kitchen, door through to lobby with utility room, housing two gas central heating boilers. From lobby, door to:

GARAGE: Plenty of storage space as well as space for a car.
From lobby, stairs up to:
First floor landing above garage. Separate 'Coach House' accommodation:

From landing, door to:

COACH HOUSE BEDROOM: 17'7 x 15'1
Great sea views.
From landing, door to:

BATHROOM: 7'6 x 5'7
White bathroom suite, great sea views.

BEDROOMS IN THE MAIN HOUSE:
The guest rooms almost all enjoy superb sea and coastal views. Some rooms have a seating area. The rooms have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower.
BEDROOM 6 is particularly worth mentioning as it is located in the tower of the villa and enjoys stunning views from the top.
BEDROOM 1: 13'3 x 11'8 plus EN-SUITE
BEDROOM 2: 16'4 x 13'0 plus EN-SUITE
BEDROOM 3: 18'4 x 16'0 plus EN-SUITE
BEDROOM 4: 16'0 x 13'6 plus EN-SUITE
BEDROOM 5: 18'2 x 9'10 plus EN-SUITE
IN THE TOWER - BEDROOM 6: 12'4 x 12'4
BEDROOM 7: 16'5 x 14'2

OUTSIDE:
There are areas of garden around the villa, notably the front terrace which has unbeatable views across all of the beach and Ventnor Haven and Cascade. The parking area to the front accommodates 8 vehicles.
The beach and esplanade are obviously on your doorstep and the town centre a short walk away.
For anyone looking for a dry dock for their yacht, Ventnor Haven is literally 30 yards from your front door.

St. Augustine Villa is a one off opportunity and is available chain free.

TO VIEW:
Strictly by appointment only through the vendors sole agents 01 Estate Agents.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Shanklin (3.0 mi)
  • Lake (4.0 mi)
  • Sandown (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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01 Estate Agents, Isle of Wight

17-21 High Street, Ventnor, PO38 1RZ

01983 646053 Local call rate

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17-21 High Street, Ventnor, PO38 1RZ

01983 646053 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Shanklin (3.0 mi)
  • Lake (4.0 mi)
  • Sandown (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

01 Estate Agents, Isle of Wight

17-21 High Street, Ventnor, PO38 1RZ

01983 646053 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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