6 bedroom character property for sale

St. Boniface Road, Ventnor

Sold STC £429,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Fabulous Location
  • Stunning Sea and Rural Views
  • Stone Built Victorian Residence
  • Masses Of Character Throughout
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Ensuites
  • Plenty of Parking
  • Extensive Mature Gardens
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Chain Free & Freehold

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This imposing period home enjoys superb views of both the English Channel and St. Boniface Down from a commanding position above Ventnor's town and beach.
Built on a grand scale, 6 St. Boniface Terrace is a substantial stone built Victorian residence which sits proudly above the town of Ventnor and offers far reaching views across the sea from a prime position.
The grandeur and history of this impressive home are evident in a wealth of original features which include open fireplaces, coving, picture rails and deep skirting boards, but perhaps the most notable of these is the exquisitely curved mahogany staircase sweeping up from the stately entrance hall. The generously proportioned rooms are set out over four floors with huge bay windows from which to enjoy the panoramic sea views to the front and the equally spectacular views of the Downs to the rear. From the main reception room a wrap-around conservatory opens out onto a raised terrace and from this south-west facing vantage point the property really soaks up the sun with light flooding into the high ceilings of the 36ft reception rooms.
The extensive accommodation offers six bedrooms, five of which are en-suite with either bath or shower rooms and there is the added flexibility of separate access to the lower ground floor so that part of the accommodation could be separated off.

A spacious driveway to the front provides parking for 4 cars.

The large landscaped rear garden combines a variety of secluded areas of terracing, lawn and covered seating from which to enjoy the wooded backdrop of the National Trust land beyond and this protected landscape, which abuts the rear garden, climbs steeply up to the highest point on the island, St. Boniface Down. The unique geography of this location provides an extremely sheltered environment as it blocks the north winds and helps to create Ventnor's famous Mediterranean micro-climate so that plants such as banana and palm trees flourish here. Ventnor Botanic Garden is testament to this special climate which is home to lizards and a herd of Mediterranean goats.

Ventnor itself is one of the island's most vibrant towns with its large popular beach and Esplanade, and its ever-growing gastronomic reputation. Fresh fish, crab and lobster are landed daily at Ventnor Haven and can be bought at the Haven Fishery. The arts and music scene in the town are buzzing with creativity so there is something on offer throughout the year in the way of culture and entertainment.
Ventnor's tennis club is also just moments away with all-weather floodlit hard courts and the local scenery with its cliff and downs walks is hard to beat offering the best of both coast and mountainous terrain to be found on the island.

Details of accommodation:
From St. Boniface Road, steps lead up to the gated front terrace with plenty of space to sit outside in this south facing sun-trap and watch the sea and the cruise ships as they head out across the Channel.
A covered entrance porch invites you through the solid front door with its brilliantly coloured stained glass window depicting a ship's anchor. Once inside the imposing entrance hall, coloured light filters through this window and onto the polished wooden floor.

ENTRANCE HALL:
A magnificent entrance hall with dado rail and coving, which is present in the main reception spaces and bedrooms throughout the property. There is more than ample space here for coats and boots and on your right are two stripped wooden doors with elaborate stucco porticos leading through to the open plan double reception rooms.
A large arch takes you to the inner entrance hall with the elegant curved staircase to the first floor and a further staircase leads down to the lower ground floor rooms. There is also a wall mounted electric storage heater.

RECEPTION ROOMS: 18'2 X 14'5 AND 18'6 X 14'0
These two grand rooms with their stunning period features have been opened up as one and run from the front to the back of this home giving you the option to enjoy a 36ft entertaining space, or to separate the rooms if desired and make two distinct spaces for a cosy alternative. A central archway with stripped wooden folding doors enable this flexibility. The front part of this huge reception room has a marble open fireplace with cast iron insert and antique tiled hearth. Doorway through to the suntrap conservatory with further windows either side of these.
The rear part of the reception rooms has a very large bay window looking across the rear garden with lovely views up to the downs.

CONSERVATORY-SUN ROOM:
Wonderful sea views from this fully glazed lookout room which wraps around the original front bay window bringing southern light and warmth into the property. There are doors out to the front raised terrace so you can watch the ships throughout the seasons.

UTILITY-KITCHEN ROOM: 9'11 X 8'7
A large utility room with ceramic tiled flooring and glazed double doors and further window to the rear garden with lovely views up to the Downs. Mediterranean blue painted fitted base and wall units and a one and a half bowl ceramic sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and space and power for a large fridge-freezer. With the addition of a cooker, this would make an excellent ground floor kitchen with stunning outlook to the garden. From the Entrance Hall there is also a separate WC.

CLOAKROOM:
With an antique WC with high level cistern.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR:
Stairs lead down from the main entrance hall to this very spacious area of accommodation.
The flooring is possibly original flagstones which have been painted. There is a large hall and alcoved games room with LED ceiling lighting and a doorway leads into the dining room and a separate WC with wash basin.

A doorway leads to the:
KITCHEN: 13'3 X 12'2 APPROX.
This large kitchen has a window to the front into a light well, LED ceiling lights and partly flagstone and partly polished wooden floor. There are tongue and groove walls in an attractive muted grey-green and a beautiful fitted kitchen with granite worktops, space and gas for a range style cooker set into a chimney breast with a tiled wall behind. There is a built-in dishwasher and space and power for a large fridge-freezer. A breakfast bar also has a granite top and there is a Belfast sink with a malachite/green granite drainer. There is a real sense of history in this room and so too in the dining room which it opens through to and which backs onto the lower rear garden through glazed double doors.

DINING ROOM: 15'0 X 13'3
Again the flooring is both flagstones and polished wooden floorboard with a chimney breast and glazed double doors to the rear outside storage area with steps up to the main rear garden.
There is ample space for a very large dining table and chairs.

FIRST FLOOR:
There is a half landing with attractive original arched window to the rear with views of the garden and downs beyond.

CLOAKROOM:
Antique high level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a frosted window to the rear.

MAIN FIRST FLOOR LANDING:
With three beautiful high level stained-glass windows to the rear and doors to four of the bedrooms. There is also a wall mounted electric storage heater and linen cupboard.

MASTER SUITE WITH SEA VIEWS, BALCONY AND EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 13'4 X 12'4
A large south facing bedroom with a door to private stone balcony with excellent sea views. There is also an en-suite shower room with Triton shower and sliding door, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and extractor fan.

BEDROOM 2 WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 13'6 X 13'4
A large double room facing the rear of the property with a box bay window enjoying views up to the Downs across the rear garden. There are built-in wardrobes and an electric wall mounted heater.
En-suite shower room with frosted bay window to the rear, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC and extractor fan.

BEDROOM 3 WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 12'8 X 8'4
A smaller bedroom with a fireplace, window with great sea views and an en-suite bathroom. Currently set up with bunk beds. En-suite bathroom with wooden floorboards, LED ceiling lights. A corner bath with telephone style shower attachment and tiled splash-back, and a pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. There is also an extractor fan.

BEDROOM 4: 8'4 X 8'0
A single bedroom with a front facing window with sea views. Built-in cupboards, a vanity unit with wash hand basin and a wall mounted electric storage heater.

SECOND FLOOR:
Second floor landing with doors off to bedrooms 5 and 6 and door to loft space.

BEDROOM 5 WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 15'10 X 12'11
A front facing double room with window enjoying fine sea views to the south and west. Wall mounted electric heater. Some sloping areas of ceiling, built-in cupboard, and en-suite shower room with shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Extractor fan.

BEDROOM 6 WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 13'4 X 10'7
With fireplace, large window to the rear enjoying terrific views of the downs and the garden below.
Built-in cupboards and wall mounted electric storage heater. En-suite shower room with Triton shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and extractor fan.

OUTSIDE:
There is a large rear garden with mature trees and shrubs and thoughtfully designed terraces and seating to make the most of the vertiginous views above this property to the Downs. A substantial circular wooden summerhouse with tiled roof and open sides ensures a weatherproof entertaining space. There is a further wooden shed at the end of the garden where open fencing gives the impression that the garden continues into the rolling woodland.

The layout of this beautiful home makes it a versatile space to suit a variety of requirements, whether one large family home or a holiday property with scope for an annex. Whichever arrangement, the outstanding quality of this building will always add to the enjoyment of the place and its stunning location.

Council Tax Band E
Energy Efficiency Rating TBC

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16 February 2018

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  • Lake (3.7 mi)
  • Sandown (4.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Shanklin (2.6 mi)
  • Lake (3.7 mi)
  • Sandown (4.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Susan Payne Property, Isle of Wight

East Quay, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight, PO33 4LA

01983 646017 Local call rate

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