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5 bedroom town house for sale

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Guide Price £695,000

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Tenure: Freehold

This Grade II Listed Georgian property was the former Pilot's house. It underwent a major 2 year renovation and extension by the current owners which was overseen by the Island's Conservation Officer. The sympathetic refurbishment involved stripping the period accommodation back and included installation of new electric, plumbing and heating systems and the use of high-quality fittings such as a Smallbone kitchen and cabinetry along with high quality bathrooms. The accommodation extends over four floors with large living/dining room extension off the kitchen opening into the garden. The house is presented superbly, retaining a wealth of original features such as wooden panelling, (that had been hidden under 14 layers of paint) and a fine period staircase. The modernisation has resulted in a very comfortable home finished to exacting standards with a delightful extensive west facing garden with a modern timber store.

The house is situated in a particularly picturesque part of the Conservation Area of Cowes old town. This highly convenient position is within very easy reach of the town's amenities including the internationally renowned sailing facilities and numerous yacht clubs along with a good range of shops and restaurants. Being a major Island gateway, there is a fast and regular passenger ferry to Southampton within a few minutes walk with a crossing time of about 23 minutes.  

Accommodation Stone steps lead to an attractive Georgian portico with a panelled front door. 

Entrance Hall With period wooden panelling, a limestone tiled floor and elegant staircase leading to the first floor. 

Sitting Room A delightful cosy room with a sash window overlooking Market Hill. A fine cast iron period fireplace within a timber surround with a slate hearth. Oak flooring extends to a study area with a range of build in cupboards and shelving. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Fitted with an extensive range of solid oak Smallbone units including an Island unit with granite and oak worksurfaces. 11/2 bowl sink unit with mixer taps. Integral Miele oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Cupboards with space for washing machine and dryer. Space for range cooker set in a granite clad alcove with an oak surround fitted with extractor.

A glazed roof light runs the length of the room, providing a light space with limestone flooring extending through a wide opening into the living room through which there are views of the garden.  

Living/Dining Room A recent addition to the house, providing a particularly light versatile living space with a vaulted ceiling with windows and French doors across the rear elevation providing an outlook and access to the garden. Built in oak bench seating incorporating storage as well as an extensive range of Smallbone cupboards with adjustable book shelves across one wall. 

Cloakroom Wash basin and WC. 

First floor  

Landing Exposed wooden panelling with staircase to second floor 

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Bedroom 1 A good-sized double bedroom with a wide bay window to the front elevation with views down Market Hill and towards The Solent. Built in cupboards incorporating hanging space, shelving and drawers.  

Shower room ensuite Largely tiled, large walk-in shower, wash basin set in an oak unit with cupboards underneath, wc and heated towel rail. 

Bedroom 2 A double bedroom with built-in cupboard housing direct hot water cylinder and Vallaint gas fired boiler.  

Bathroom ensuite Bath set in a tiled surround with separate shower over, wash basin set in a marble surround with cupboard beneath, wc and heated towel rail. 

Family Bathroom Double ended bath set in a tiled surround with mixer tap and separate shower over, washbasin, wc and heated towel rail 

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Second floor  

Bedroom 3 An attractive double bedroom with views over the harbour entrance and Solent towards Portsmouth.  

Bedroom 4 A large sash window provides an outlook towards Northwood Park 

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Third Floor  

Bedroom 5 Approached by winding stairs this characterful twin bedroom has sloping ceilings and a dormer window from which there are panoramic roof top and Solent views across to the mainland. 

Outside Immediately to the rear of the house there is an attractive west facing stone paved terrace with adjacent raised and well-planted beds providing an attractive setting for al-fresco dining. Wide stone steps with lighting lead up to a largely walled garden comprising of a central lawn with various further borders, paved terraces with views towards Northwood Park. Modern timber summer house/store with adjacent hardstanding and pedestrian access onto Church Road (with vehicular access and parking by negotiation).  

Services Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating. 

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Postcode PO31 7TR 

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the selling agents, Spence Willard. 

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 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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Nearest station

  • Ryde Pier Head (6.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Spence Willard, Cowes

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

01983 200880 Local call rate

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