5 bedroom House for sale

£2,100,000 SSTC

Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8DB


Oakill Built in the 19th century in the style of John Nash, the house was substantially renovated and reconfigured over the last 5 years. A series of original characterful features remain whilst the refurbishment, undertaken with great attention to detail included the installation of new electrical, plumbing and heating systems as well as new double-glazed windows throughout. The use of high-quality fittings makes for a very comfortable and beautifully finished home. There are generous ceiling heights to the principle rooms providing light and spacious accommodation designed to make the most of the superb views over The Solent to the Hampshire coast. As well as significantly reconfiguring the accommodation, ensuite facilities have been added to all first floor bedrooms and the kitchen has been moved to the seaward side of the house. An Orangery has been added to the western elevation. Extensive landscaping has been undertaken including the addition of a 3 storey detached building including garage, garden room and workshop along with off street parking. A number of terraces offer a series of outdoor dining and seating areas making the most of sea views, sunsets and delightful gardens.

Situated within a Conservation Area, benefitting from superb views of the yacht racing and shipping activity on The Solent. The town's amenities are just a short walk away, including a good range of restaurants and shops and world-renowned sailing facilities. Frequent fast passenger ferry services run to Southampton (crossing in 23 minutes) with onward connections to rail services to London Waterloo and Southampton airport.  


Ground Floor  

Entrance Porch Featuring decorative archway with a pair of arched doors opening to: 

Entrance Hall Running through the house with a series of high arches and a view through the orangery. Coats cupboard with hanging space and heating. A fine period staircase leads to the first floor.  

Drawing Room A stunning beautifully proportioned room with a deep bay window providing wonderful views over The Solent towards Southampton Water. Fine marble fire surround with a log burning stove. 

Kitchen/Dining Room A dual aspect room with two pairs of French doors leading to a balcony with unobstructed sea views. Fitted with a range of built-in cupboards with granite work surfaces and sink unit. A range of integral appliances including a Combi oven, dishwasher, fridge, wine cooler and freezer, whilst set in an alcove is a Rangemaster cooker with an electric oven, five ring gas hob and induction hob with extractor over. There is built-in, heated seating around space for a table from which the views can be enjoyed.  

Orangery Constructed in 2017, a wonderful glazed room with superb views over The Solent. High ceiling and a large roof light with automatic roof vents, and a decorative tiled floor with underfloor heating, a water feature and adjacent rockery. French doors open to the garden. 

Study Flagstone flooring together with an extensive range of built in drawers, shelving and desk. 

Cloakroom Washbasin, WC and heated towel rail. 

Library A dual aspect room with built in cupboards and book shelving. 

Bedroom 5 A double bedroom with shower room ensuite incorporating a large walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. 

Lower Ground Floor Accessed from stairs leading down from the kitchen and separately via stone steps from the entrance hall.  

Utility Room Extensive built-in cupboards with granite work surfaces, butler sink, space for a washing machine and dryer along with a separate fridge and freezer. There is direct access onto the terrace and sea views. Original range cooker set in stone surround. Wine racks and boiler room with pressurised hot water cylinder and Vaillant gas fired boiler.  

Wine Cellar With stone shelving. 

Games Room A versatile room with wide French doors providing sea views and access to the terrace. A decorative fireplace with marble surround. 

Wet Room Walk-in shower, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail.  

First Floor  

Landing A spacious landing lit by a large roof lantern with automatic vents. Airing cupboard. 

Bedroom 1 A large double bedroom with French doors to the BALCONY with excellent views towards Southampton Water. Partially panelled walls. 

Dressing Room An extensive range of built-in cupboards and elegant granite dressing table. 

Bathroom en suite Wooden panelling matching the main bedroom. A large walk-in shower from which the sea views can be enjoyed, a double ended bath set in a granite surround, along with twin washbasins with built-in cupboards beneath, bidet, WC and heated towel rails. 

Bedroom 2 A dual aspect room with sea views and a decorative period fireplace.  

Bedroom 3 A dual aspect double bedroom with both sea views and an outlook towards Northwood Park.  

Shower Room en suite Large walk-in shower, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail. 

Bedroom 4 A double bedroom with Shower Room en suite with walk-in shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail. 

Bathroom en suite Roll top bath, walk-in shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail. 


Garage A three storey detached building with a clock tower floor comprising a double garage with remote control operated 'up and over' door, beneath is a garden room with power, lighting and views over the garden whilst on the lower floor is a workshop/ store. 

Gardens There is a paved driveway for 2 to 3 cars adjacent to the garage with oak pedestrian doors set in a substantial stone wall to either side of the house leading to separate front and rear entrances via illuminated paths.

On the western side of the house is an extensive stone paved terrace from which the view can be enjoyed, with an open fireplace. Steps lead down to a further stone paved terrace across the rear of the lower ground floor with a glazed balustrade and access to a shower room and a store room. Paths lead to a further terrace to the eastern side of the garden from which sea views and wonderful sunsets can be enjoyed. The gardens include terraced lawns together with various beautifully planted borders making for a stunning setting. Adjacent to Baring Road there is a stone building providing a log and bin store. 

EPC Rating D (Scoring 67 close to a C rating which starts from 69).


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

Tenure Freehold 

Postcode PO31 8DB


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

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. 

Wight Agent:

Spence Willard

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

Tel 01983 200880
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