5 bedroom House for sale

£1,850,000 SSTC

Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AL

Description

Vernon House This exceptional coastal home provides beautifully modernised accommodation, retaining a wealth of original features and now featuring high quality fittings installed as part of a sensitive and tasteful renovation. It is one of the earliest houses in the area and during its lifetime has been owned by several naval families and in the 1930's was bought by wealthy widow Ann St. Hill Brock, of the famous Brock's Fireworks family. The main accommodation is set over two storeys but the lower ground floor currently provides excellent storage, though it has great further potential. To the rear is a walled courtyard providing ample parking and a brick built stable building, whilst to the front of the house is a superb large terrace benefiting from unobstructed sea views.



Occupying an enviable coastal location just steps from the long stretch of beaches, whilst being a short walk along the seafront to Seaview with its Yacht Club, shops and restaurants. Equally Ryde to the East has high speed passenger ferry and Hovercraft services to Portsmouth and Southsea and also has a range of shops, restaurants and a well-regarded private school.



The main features of the refurbishment included:



• Completely re-wired in 2008-2009 with 5 amp lamp lighting circuits with either antique wall lights or Porta Romana fittings.



• Completely re-plumbed in 2008-2009, including upgraded water main and pressurised water cylinder, whilst a new gas central heating boiler was installed in 2016 serving refurbished original cast iron radiators and under-floor heating to en-suite bath/shower rooms.



• Original conservatory roof refurbished and its covering completely renewed in heavy grade natural lead. Main roof overhauled in 2009.



• Beautifully crafted bespoke kitchen cabinetry with plenty of heavy duty pan/crockery drawers and storage cupboards including a shallow larder style cupboard; High quality appliances by Fisher & Paykel, Siemens and De Dietrich.



• Very high quality bath/shower rooms with British made tap and shower fittings from Lefroy Brooks, Perrin & Rowe or Barber Wilson; Cast iron roll top baths; Fired Earth tiles.



• Decorated in eco-friendly paints from Farrow & Ball or Little Greene Paint Company, in chalky off-whites with pale muted accent colours



• Original wooden floors re-laid, sanded and treated to create a gentle look and a relaxed, beach vibe; To the ground floor boards were finished with a lime-coloured wax varnish; To the first floor boards were painted in pale Farrow & Ball floor paint. 

Raised Ground Floor  

Entrance Lobby Original double doors with Regency glazed panels leading through to; 

Entrance Hall Lovely wide hall with original stripped wooden floor, treated with a light 'limed' effect wax polish. Elegant sweeping Regency staircase, with mahogany handrail, and tall sash window above. Recessed door to cellar, with high level storage cupboard above. Original cornicing.  

Sitting Room A beautiful dual aspect room, with stunning views of The Solent. Two pairs of original Regency glazed French doors leading out to the conservatory, including their original, rare sliding shutters which recess into the wall, and casement window to the side. Open fireplace with stone hearth, and second (decorative only) fireplace with painted mantelpiece. Alcove cupboard with Sky point and plenty of sockets for TV equipment. Original stripped wooden floor, treated with a light 'limed' effect wax polish. Original cornicing and picture rail with plate rack.  

Study Tall Georgian glazed sash window with lovely views of the beach and the Solent, towards the village and the yacht club. Open fireplace with original painted mantelpiece. Original cornicing. 

Cloakroom Victorian hand basin, WC. Picture rail. Casement window.  

Kitchen/Living Room A wonderful dual aspect room, with stunning views of the Solent. A pair of original Regency glazed French doors lead into the conservatory, including their original, rare sliding shutters which recess into the wall, and tall sash window to the rear. Open fireplace with Georgian style painted mantelpiece. The bespoke hand-built kitchen has a range of painted, handle-less cupboards and drawers, incorporating two Fisher & Paykel Pyrolitic self-cleaning multi-function ovens, five-burner gas hob, extractor hood, Fisher & Paykel three dishwasher drawers and large stainless steel Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer with water and ice machine, deep pan drawers and shallow larder cupboard and Silestone 'Yukon' quartz composite worktops. 

Dining Room Another dual aspect room with a beautiful view of the Solent to the front. Tall, Georgian glazed sash windows to the front and rear. Storage cupboard to alcove.  

Conservatory Running along the entire front of the house, with stunning views of the Solent and with doors to the terrace. A beautiful original timber roof, believed to have been constructed by a boat builder, with a lead covering renewed in 2009. Glazed along three sides, with a day bed to one end providing a lovely area to sit on a windy day. Laundry area to the other end, with space for washing machine and tumble dryer and plumbing for a laundry sink.  

First Floor  

Landing Beautiful galleried landing with fabulous natural light from the staircase window. Pair of original arches, each leading through to the bedrooms at either end of the house.  

Family Bathroom With large walk-in shower cubicle, Fired Earth retro metro tiles, bespoke glass shower door with polished Nickel fittings, hand basin, free-standing cast iron roll top bath with ball and claw feet, high level WC. All tap/shower fittings by Perrin & Rowe in polished Nickel. Panelled section with vanity shelf. Heated towel rail. Recess with glass display shelves. Recessed halogen downlights. Georgian glazed sash window.  

Bedroom 4 Lovely, leafy view up hill. Original cast iron fireplace with painted mantelpiece. Recessed halogen downlight. Georgian glazed sash window. 

Master Bedroom Stunning, panoramic views of the Solent. Splay bay with sash windows. Original picture rail. Fitted wardrobe and cupboards, matching pair of doors leading through to; 

En-Suite Bathroom Free-standing cast iron roll top bath with ball and claw feet, shower over, hand basin, WC with concealed cistern. Brass Lefroy Brooks tap fittings, shower by Barber Wilson. 'Wet-room' floor tiled in pale Travertine limestone with under-floor heating. Panelled section with vanity shelf and recess, with fitted, mirror-fronted vanity cupboard over. Recessed halogen downlights.  

Bedroom 3 Stunning, panoramic views of the Solent. Splay bay with sash windows. Original fitted wardrobe to alcove (shallow). Original cast iron fireplace with painted mantelpiece. Original picture rail. Recessed halogen downlight. 

Bedroom 2 Stunning, panoramic views of the Solent. Splay bay with sash windows. Original picture rail. Doorway leading through to; 

En-Suite Shower Room With large walk in shower cubicle, Fired Earth iridescent glass mosaic tiles, bespoke glass shower door with polished Nickel fittings, hand basin set into wash stand with pale Travertine stone top, WC. All tap/shower fittings by Lefroy Brooks in polished Nickel. Heated towel rail. Recessed display shelves. Recessed halogen downlights. 

Bedroom 5 Georgian glazed window with lovely views along the Duver, over the beach and the Solent, towards the village and the yacht club. Original cast iron fireplace with painted mantelpiece. Recessed halogen downlight. 

Lower Ground Floor The basement rooms have been stripped back to bare brick and stone walls, with first fix wiring for lighting and power in place, ready for the next stage of works (or can be finished to order subject to negotiation).  

Hall Staircase with stone steps and iron handrail, leading up to raised ground floor. Understairs recess. Openings to all rooms.  

Room 1 Dual aspect with windows to side and overlooking courtyard garden. Original fireplace flue. 

Room 3 Window looking into light well. 

Room 5 Sash window opening into well below conservatory, with light grill in stone roof. Leading to Wine cellar with original stone wine bins. 

Room 2 Sash window overlooking courtyard garden. Original fireplace flue. 

Room 4 With door out to small gravelled courtyard and passage to Springvale Road. 

Gravelled courtyard With outside store (under conservatory) and outside WC (redundant, beneath terrace). 

Outside Enclosed by an old stone wall and extending right across the front of the house and to the side is a large terrace, with the beach as its back drop with breath-taking views of The Solent. With reclaimed island stone paving, and gravelled sections, flower beds with box plants, agapanthus and lavender making for a stunning outdoor seating and dining area. To the rear of the house is a gated parking area providing ample parking and a brick outbuilding being the former stable with great potential.  

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

Postcode PO34 5AL 

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
Bembridge Office Grove House, Sherbourne Street Bembridge PO35 5SB

Tel 01983 873000
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