Brighstone, Isle Of Wight


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5

Believed to have been built around 500 years ago as a pair of farm workers cottages, Drapers was reputedly also used by smugglers over the years. This detached grade II listed cottage retains many characterful period features with accommodation over three storeys in addition to a stone barn and a detached garage. Situated within a garden of approximately 0.3 of an acre, partly enclosed by old stone walls there are some downland views from the house and garden as well as some views towards the English Channel from an attic bedroom. Typical of the period the principal reception rooms have a wealth of exposed beams with limited ceiling heights in places. The property was last occupied approximately 4½ years ago and is need of significant renovation and modernisation. It has not come onto the market for over 40 years.

Drapers is situated on the western fringe of this popular village, within a mile of the beach. There is a well-stocked village shop offering local produce, the Three Bishops pub, doctors surgery, tennis club and a well-regarded primary school. The are great country and coastal walks accessible from the property through the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Entrance Hall

Tiled floor.

Sitting Room

A characterful, triple aspect view with ancient beams to the ceiling, inglenook stone fireplace, built-in cupboards, window seat and views over the garden.

Dining Room

A dual aspect room with substantial ancient beams, fireplace with stone surround (sealed) with door to former bread oven.


Large windows overlook the garden and a part glazed door leads to the terrace. A range of wooden fronted units with worksurfaces, 1½ bowl ceramic sink unit, oven and tiled flooring.

Utility Room

Door to outside, built-in cupboard. Butler sink. Hot water tank with immersion heater.

First Floor


(With two separate staircases to the attic rooms) Linen cupboard.

Bedroom 1

A good sized double bedroom with dual aspects overlooking the garden with a southerly sea glimpse. Built-in cupboard and sealed fireplace.

Bedroom 2

A double bedroom with built-in cupboard and outlook over the garden.


Bath with tiled surround with electric shower over, wash basin and WC.

Bedroom 3

A single bedroom with storage alcove.

Attic Rooms

Bedroom 4

A characterful room with sloping ceiling, exposed timbers with downland views to the north.

Bedroom 5

Exposed timbers, views to the south coast of the Island and English Channel.


The garden is largely enclosed by old stone walling and extends to approximately 0.3 acre. The driveway leads into the garden to the south of the house with a Garage (5.7m x 3.46m) Block built, slate roof, power and lighting. Situated nearby is a Stone Barn, (5.13m x 4.86m) an old building with a corrugated roof

The largely lawned garden of around 0.3 acre includes a variety of trees and shrubs and there are some views of the surrounding downland. Stone built outhouse with WC.


Mains water, electricity. Private drainage. Some electrical heating (which has not been tested).



EPC Rating

Not required due to Grade II Listing.


PO30 4BT


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

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.

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