6 bedroom House for sale

£1,200,000 SSTC

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1EB


Built in the 1870's in the Gothic style, the house provides light and spacious accommodation with generous ceiling heights. There are many fine features ranging from ornate tiled floors, decorative panelled internal doors, fine fireplaces and original architraves. The gothic tower, ornate porch, original wide carved staircase all add to the appeal. The house underwent extensive refurbishment in the 1990's including replacing the roof and the superb orangery by Marston & Langinger was added. With its south facing gardens, fine southerly views over Ventnor to the English Channel along with gated drive with extensive parking and double garage it makes for a wonderful coastal home.

Situated in an elevated position within the attractive coastal town of Ventnor, with its own Blue Flag beach, there are a good range of bars, restaurants and shops. In addition, there is a fishery, tennis & cricket clubs and the inspired Ventnor Arts Club as well as the renowned botanic gardens that thrive in the area's great micro-climate. The surrounding area has superb walks amongst a rugged coastline with numerous sandy bays, some with eateries such as Steephill Cove. Macrocarpa Road is a private road rarely used by passing traffic and provides easy access into the town, a short walk away. 


Entrance Porch Approached by stone steps and with a tiled floor. The large, original front door opens to:  

Entrance Lobby With adjacent Cloakroom with wash basin, WC and ample space for hanging coats.  

Entrance Hall Stone fireplace, tiled floor and high ceilings featuring an architrave. A fine original wide, carved, wooden staircase rises past a large partially stained glass window to the first floor.  

Drawing Room A beautifully proportioned dual aspect room with a decorative architrave and a wide bay window providing southerly views over the garden and sea beyond. Fine open fireplace with marble surround and hearth. Arched opening into the circular base of the tower and glazed door to the garden.  

Study French doors to the veranda providing southerly views over the garden and English Channel.  

Dining Room An elegant and spacious room with French windows to the terrace and adjacent orangery, sea views, fireplace with marble surround.  

Orangery A superb and versatile room facing south and west with wonderful sea views, double glazed windows, fitted blinds generous ceiling heights, tiled flooring and French doors opening to the garden.  

Pantry Original built-in dresser featuring glass fronted cupboards and a thick marble work surface with cupboards beneath. Tiled flooring extending to:  

Kitchen Gas-fired 4 oven Aga, twin sink unit with mixer tap with a series of further free-standing base units.  

Utility Room Tiled flooring, coat hooks, gas-fired Potterton boiler. Rear hallway with access to outside and steps down to the Cellar and a secondary staircase to the first floor.  

Laundry Room Butler sink and space for washing machine.  

Larder Adjustable shelving 

Study 2 Built-in cupboards and outlook over the driveway.  

Cellars Comprising 4 rooms including a store, with natural light, a wine cellar with slate shelved wine bins and 2 further stores.  

FIRST FLOOR Galleried landing  

Bedroom 1 A spacious double bedroom with curved alcove forming part of the tower, panoramic southerly views over the garden and English Channel.  

Bathroom en suite Roll top bath, wash basin set in a marble surround with cupboards beneath and WC.  

Bedroom 2 A dual aspect double bedroom with period fireplace, panoramic sea views extending across to St Boniface down.  

Shower room en suite Walk-in shower, wash basin, WC.  

Dressing Room Sea Views 

Bedroom 3 A west facing double bedroom, airing cupboard housing hot water tank and airing cupboard with slatted shelving.  

Bathroom Bath with mixer tap, wash basin and WC


Bedroom 4 Outlook towards downland to the rear, original fireplace with stone surround and under-eave storage. 


Bedroom 5 Single bedroom with built-in shelving. 

Bedroom 6 Double bedroom with coastal views.Steps lead up to two attic rooms one being a storeroom and the other a cinema room with adjacent library with shelving.  

Steps lead up to two attic rooms, one being a storeroom and the other a cinema room with adjacent library with shelving.  

Outside A pair of substantial hardwood gates set within the original brick and stone gate pillars open to an extensive, gravelled driveway with turning circle overhung by a wonderful mature weeping beech tree. Adjacent is a substantial brick-built double garage with up and over door.

The principal gardens lie to the south of the house with a series of terraces overlooking the gardens and having panoramic views of the sea beyond. A veranda, with climbing roses and original Royal Doulton China column, wraps around part of the southern elevation. The lawns extend down to beautifully planted borders surrounding the garden with various trees and shrubs including an array of palms making for a stunning setting. To the western side of the house is a walled vegetable garden, with steps up to an orchard, with an assortment of fruit trees including apple, green plum and cherry, along with a greenhouse and compost bins. To the rear of the house there is a further walled courtyard garden, stone paved with a large fig tree, providing access between the utility area and driveway.  

Postcode PO38 1EB 

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

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

Spence Willard  

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Cowes Office, Pimento House Number One The Parade Cowes PO31 7QJ

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