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Quarr, Isle of Wight

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Added on 19/08/2021
Spence Willard, Cowes
6,894 sq. ft.
(640 sq. m.)

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Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Believed to have originated from the late 1700's, the majority of the house was built around 1850 and provides extensive, light accommodation totaling around 6763 square feet with beautifully proportioned rooms. It is alleged that in 1870, the impressive entrance porch was added in preparation for a visit by Queen Victoria. In 1939 the house was requisitioned by the Canadian Army and in the 1950's it was a guest house. The house now provides a wonderful family home within secluded gardens. 

Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to Quarr Abbey this largely wooded coastal area has recently re-emerged as a highly sought-after area for discerning buyers seeking a coastal home, on account of both being quiet yet with excellent access to mainland ferry links. In addition to some substantial period houses, mainly built in Victorian times there have been some high quality new coastal homes built in recent years.

The coastal town of Ryde also provides a range of shops, a marina, Ryde School and a superb sandy beach at Appley. 

The Isle of Wight
Situated just off the South Coast, communications are very good with London being accessible within 2 hours. The A3 provides easy access from London to Portsmouth, from where there are a number of car and passenger ferry routes to Ryde and Fishbourne (both about 2.5 miles). Train services lead from Portsmouth Harbour station, from where the catamaran runs direct to Gatwick Airport and London Waterloo.
- Portsmouth to Ryde - a fast catamaran passenger services. Journey time approx. 22 minutes.
- Portsmouth to Fishbourne - a car and passenger service. Journey time approx. 45 minutes.
- Southsea to Ryde - a passenger hovercraft service. Journey time approx. 12 minutes. 

The Island benefits from both extensive scenic countryside and coastlines, much of it designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition to being world famous for its sailing and water sports, including the Cowes Week Regatta. The Island provides a wonderful environment for an array of outdoor pursuits including beautiful coastal and country walks, riding and mountain biking with numerous golf courses and renowned shoots. There is also an array of historic and other tourist attractions. 


Entrance Porch
Forming an impressive covered entrance with a series of brick arches and flagstone flooring. A pair of doors open to an Inner Lobby and a further pair of doors open to the:  

Entrance Hall
A stunning entrance to the house with a wide, carved wooden staircase leading to the upper floors and an array of period decorative features. 

Drawing Room
A beautifully proportioned and elegant room with a wide bay window overlooking the gardens and woodland beyond, with high ceilings with decorative coving. Ornate fireplace, incorporating decorative mirror, with gas fire inset. 

Dining Room
A stunning south-facing room with high ceilings and wooden panelling to the lower walls and a decorative side board. Stunning fireplace with carved coat of arms.  

Built-in book shelving, window seat overlooking the drive and ornate fireplace. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Fitted with an extensive range of base and wall cupboards with granite work surfaces and a range of integral appliances including a double oven, Neff ceramic hob with extractor over, fridge and dishwasher. Oak flooring and French doors leading to the terrace with views of the garden. 

Family Room
Woodburning stove set in a brick fireplace, exposed beams. Views over the rear garden. 

Coat hanging space, WC, wash basin. 

Utility Room
Built in cupboards, sink, space for washing machine, dryer and wall-mounted gas-fired boiler. Storage cupboards. 

Rear Hall
Covered lobby and log store. 

TV Rroom
Overlooking the rear garden, open brick fireplace. 

Boot Room
Coat hooks and access to the driveway. Secondary staircase to first floor. 

A dual aspect room, overlooking the gardens with adjacent WC and wash basin. 

Extensive split-level landing  

Bedroom 1
A dual aspect room with west facing bay window, incorporating window seat, with wonderful views over the mature grounds. 

Bathroom En-Suite
Fully tiled with a large bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, walk-in shower, wash basin set in a series of cupboards, WC and heated towel rail.  

Bedroom 2
A particularly spacious bedroom with period fireplace and southerly aspect. 

Dressing Room
Fitted with an extensive range of built-in cupboards.  

Bedroom 3
A large double bedroom with ornate ceiling and wonderful views over the gardens. 

Approached from steps accessed from the hallway with wine bins as well as further cellars accessed externally. 

The house is approached via a driveway that leads through electric gates leading to a gravelled turning and parking area and a substantial and detached 4 car garage (41'2 x 25'9) which is stone and brick built, incorporating 2 pairs of electrically operated up-and-over doors. External steps leading to extensive, versatile space above with kitchenette and shower room, recently refurbished, an ideal rumpus room, gym office etc.

The principal gardens lie to the rear of the house where there is an extensive stone paved terrace with wide steps leading down to sweeping lawns with a stone wall, beyond which is a further lawned garden bordering mature woodland, (with gated access towards Quarr Road and the coastal path).

The Summer House, situated adjacent to the terrace has a kitchenette, sink, fridge and built-in cupboards and an adjacent WC. French doors opening to the terrace providing a stunning place for entertaining and watching the sunsets.

To the eastern end of the garden is a large detached annex which has recently been refurbished and provides a unusually spacious living room, bedroom and shower room.

In all the property extends for approximately 3.5 acres. 

Mains water, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating. Private drainage. (Mains drainage connection available). 

PO33 4EH  

Strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard. 

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Quarr, Isle of Wight


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Ryde Esplanade Station1.6 miles
  • Ryde St. Johns Road Station1.7 miles
  • Ryde Pier Head Station1.7 miles
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Spence Willard, Cowes

Waterside House, 72a High Street, Cowes, PO31 7RE

Spence Willard is a privately owned independent Estate Agency set up in 2012 to offer quality sales and lettings across the Isle of Wight. Our in-depth knowledge of the local property market and unbridled passion for the Isle of Wight enables us to work tirelessly hard to offer a first class service to buyers and sellers.

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