7 bedroom House for sale


Wootton Bridge, Isle Of Wight, PO33 4NP


Ground Floor Reception Hall – Drawing Room – Sitting Room – Dining Room – Garden Room – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Study – Butler's Kitchen – Boot Room – Play Room – Utility Room- Shower room – Orangery with indoor barbeque kitchen – Games Room

Indoor Pool Complex with jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and changing rooms 

First Floor Landing with Study Area- Principal Bedroom Suite with dressing room and bathroom - 6 further bedrooms - 4 further bathrooms 

Outside Offices providing a potential annexe-2 Double garages- workshop- tractor shed and boat store  

Gardens and grounds of approximately 6.6 acres 

Westwood House Westwood House was built in 1910 for the Managing Director of renowned Cowes ship building company, Samuel White. The house was also owned by Mark King of Level 42. Set in magnificent mature grounds, the principal rooms all benefit from southerly views over formal gardens and the countryside beyond. The house is approached via a long, private driveway leading through parkland to a large gravelled turning/parking area. The house provides beautifully appointed and spacious accommodation with many original features remaining including fireplaces and stained glass in the Art Nouveau style. There are a number of elaborately moulded ceilings to the principal rooms. When the house was built it is likely to have had open views to the north over Kings Quay and The Solent, which can still be enjoyed during the winter months. 

Situation The Isle of Wight has very good connections with London being accessible within 2 hours. The A3 provides easy access from London to Portsmouth, from where there are a number of car and passenger ferry routes to the Island. Train services lead from London Waterloo directly to Portsmouth Harbour station, from where the catamaran runs. Westwood House is well-located for access to mainland ferry links:

Portsmouth to Fishbourne (approx. 2.5 miles) – a car and passenger service. Journey time approx. 45 minutes.

Southampton from East Cowes (approx. 3 miles) - car and passenger ferry service approx. Journey time 1 hour.

Portsmouth to Ryde (approx. 4.5 miles) – a fast catamaran passenger services. Journey time approx. 22 minutes.

Southsea to Ryde – a passenger hovercraft service. Journey time approx. 12 minutes.

The Island benefits from both extensive scenic countryside and coastlines, much of it designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition to being world famous for its sailing and watersports, including the Cowes Week regatta, the Island provides a wonderful environment for an array of outdoor pursuits including beautiful coastal and country walks, riding and mountain biking with numerous golf courses and renowned shoots. There are also an array of historic and other tourist attractions, including nearby Osborne House.

The property occupies an attractive rural location about a mile from the north coast of the Island on the fringe of Wootton Bridge. Wootton Bridge has a range of local shops, with more extensive shopping in East Cowes, Newport and Ryde. There are nearby sailing and mooring facilities on Wootton Creek, East Cowes & Cowes and public schools in Ryde and Whippingham.  


Ground Floor The house is accessed via an Entrance Hall with an impressive central staircase, fireplace, oak flooring, ornate ceiling and has access through the garden room to the formal gardens.

The spectacular Drawing Room is triple aspect with ornate ceiling and impressive original fireplace along with an outlook to the south and with access to the garden. An adjacent Sitting Room with decorative plasterwork to the ceiling has a large south facing bay window with distant country views and an original fireplace. To the western end of the house is a butlers kitchen with hob, oven, dishwasher and built in units to conveniently serve these reception rooms.

The large formal dining room also has a wide window providing southerly views over the gardens and beyond, has a fine decorative plasterwork ceiling and fireplace housing a jet master gas fire in an elaborate surround. A large Kitchen/Breakfast room has a woodburning stove and access to the garden, and there is a study, boot room, play room, utility room, shower room and two cloakrooms.

To the eastern end of the house and forming a link with the pool complex is an orangery now subdivided to provide a further seating area with inside Barbeque kitchen including a griddle, hob, kitchen units with granite worksurfaces and extractor with French doors to the garden and an adjacent gym/ games room, great for entertaining.

Commissioned for the Millennium the Pool complex is an impressive addition to the eastern end of the house comprises a substantial indoor swimming pool with extensive tiled surround designed for year-round use and with access to the garden, also providing sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, changing room and plant room.

Adjacent to the pool complex is the self-contained office/studio area comprising 2 rooms as per the floorplan which has its own kitchenette and bathroom with potential as an annexe, subject to the necessary consents.  

First floor A spacious landing also provides a study area whilst the master bedroom suite has a dressing room, en-suite bathroom and wonderful views, including seasonal outlook over Kings Quay and The Solent. There are a further 6 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms.  

Outside A gated and gravelled driveway sweeps through the grounds, flanked by grassed areas with potential to provide paddocks and interspersed by mature trees making for a delightful and private setting. The drive culminates in a large parking and turning area to the front of the house with a spur to the west, leading to a range of timber outbuildings including two double garages, a workshop/garden store and a boat store. The principal, formal gardens lie to the south of the house and comprise a large gravelled terrace overlooking the sunken gardens with ornamental pond and a series of shaped lawns, borders and gravelled paths. The central lily pond with fountain includes various garden statues and urns.

There is lapsed planning consent for helipad, landing and hangar.

In all, the property extends to approximately 6.6 acres (2.67ha.)  

Postcode PO33 4NP 

Services Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage. Gas fired central heating and two private wells. 

Tenure Freehold 

Note 4 original chandeliers and garden statuary are available by separate negotiation. 

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

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 Savills 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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