Bonchurch, Isle Of Wight

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
The Lilies

The sought-after coastal village of Bonchurch gained its popularity in the Victorian era when the area's appealing microclimate combined with the dramatic southerly coastline led there to be many fine houses and villas built, with many renowned writers of the era such as Dickens and Swinburne frequenting the area. The picturesque village retains a pub and the 11th Century church and footpaths provide access to various bays including Monks Bay and excellent coastal walks. The adjoining town of Ventnor has a series of beachfront bars and restaurants, a fish market, a well-regarded 'free school', a popular tennis club and the renowned Botanic Gardens.

The Lilies is believed to have been built in around 1850 and provides a substantial stone residence with spacious accommodation over three floors, designed to make the most of the wonderful southerly views over its gardens and towards the English Channel. There are a series of good reception rooms facing south over the gardens and the property retains a range of period features with light, spacious accommodation. Benefitting from a secluded south-facing garden, and with a driveway providing parking for a number of cars, the property occupies a prime elevated position within the village.


A carved stone arch with a stained-glass panel above leads to the front door which itself has stained glass panels and opens to:

Entrance Hall

A spacious entrance to the house with original staircase leading to the first floor with oak newel post and handrail.

Sun Room

A stunning reception room with windows across the southern elevation from which wonderful views of the garden and English Channel can be enjoyed. This characterful room has wooden flooring, a built-in bench seat, extensive glass fronted cupboards as well as access to the garden.

Sitting Room

A south facing reception room with French doors opening to the garden and providing sea views along with original window shutters. Gas fire set in a wooden fire surround.

Drawing Room

An impressive room with high ceilings, generous proportions and great views over the garden as well as over the sea. French doors with original shutters open to the garden. Open fireplace with marble surround and decorative ceiling.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Fitted with an extensive range of base and wall cupboards with granite worksurfaces and a range of integral appliances including oven, hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Ceramic 1½ bowl sink unit with drainer.

Garden Room

A further kitchen with a range of pine fronted units with worksurfaces. 1½ bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap and with space for both a range cooker and American style fridge freezer. A pair of French doors open to the garden


Tiled flooring.


Wash basin & WC.


Garden Room

Formed between the rear of the house and stone retaining wall with a perspex roof, this enclosed space has been used as a snooker room and there is a recently installed gas fired boiler.


Stone steps lead down to a wine cellar with wine bins.



With roof lantern and linen room housing twin direct hot water cylinders and with wooden slatted shelving.

Bedroom 1

A spacious double bedroom with southerly sea views. Fireplace with wooden surround and a range of built-in wardrobe cupboards.

Bathroom En-Suite

Bath, shower, wash basin, WC, bidet and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2

A spacious double bedroom with southerly views, wash basin.

Bedroom 3

A further double bedroom with feature fireplace which is largely tiled and with a carved wooden surround. Steps lead to a seating area within the bay window from which the sea views can be enjoyed.

Shower Room

Shower, wash basin and WC.

Dressing Room

Extensive shelving.

Bedroom 4

A double bedroom with an easterly outlook over the gardens.

Bathroom En-Suite

Bath with separate shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 5

A dual aspect double bedroom with southerly sea views.

Shower Room En-Suite

Shower, wash basin, WC and bidet.



A spacious room with a wide window providing panoramic southerly sea views.

Bedroom 6

A characterful room with wooden clad sloping ceilings and two Velux windows along with a walk-in dressing room.

Shower Room

Shower, wc and wash basin


Bedroom 7


A pair of wrought-iron gates mounted on old stone gate pillars open to a gravelled drive providing parking for a number of cars. Beautifully secluded gardens lie to the south and east of the house, with a large south facing lawned garden from which the sea views can be enjoyed, fringed by well-stocked borders, making for a highly attractive and private setting. To the rear of the garden, a cliff and retaining wall rise forming an attractive backdrop and making for a particularly sheltered location. There is a

small ornamental pond in addition to a greenhouse and timber store.



EPC Rating



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


PO38 1NU


Situated on Bonchurch Shute, The Lilies lies approximately 100m to the east, (uphill) of the Bonchurch Inn.


Strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard


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.

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