Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Guide price

Bedrooms: 15
St Andrews Constructed in the 1830's as a private house known as St Andrews Villa, with the top floor added around 1900. The property has an entry in Pevsner's Buildings of England series. For much of the 20th century it was a Doctors' surgery and home. It became a hotel in the 1960s, and the current owners took possession in 1996 and continued hotel operation, then subsequently as a bed and breakfast until downscaling significantly in semi-retirement. As illustrated on the floorplan the accommodation extends over 4 floors. The ground floor and first floor accommodation have particularly good ceiling heights whilst the lower ground floor has natural light to all rooms. The current owners have made many improvements over the years including a reconstructed conservatory, new kitchen and partially new roof, UPVC double glazing throughout and two modern Vaillant gas fired boilers, each serving two floors. There are now opportunities for new owners to make their own adaptations and improvements in order to make a stunning family home or guest house. The vendors recently obtained pre-application advice from the local planning authority regarding a change of use to residential use which was positive, a copy of the advice is available from the selling agents and an application for change of use to residential is to be made.

Situated within the Conservation Area of Ventnor, in close proximity to The Royal Hotel this is a particularly sought after area where the elevated position provides unobstructed southerly sea views whilst the seafront, coastal path and town's amenities are just a short walk away.

Ventnor has a good range of bars, restaurants and shops with an esplanade running along the Blue Flag sandy beach with adjacent fish market. In addition, the nearby Botanical gardens thrive in the areas great micro-climate whilst the surrounding area has superb walks amongst a rugged coastline with numerous sandy bays and downland.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall with Cloakroom and compact Office Area leading into a Reception Hall with high ceilings and staircases off to the first floor and lower ground floor.

A spacious, south facing reception room currently provides a Dining Room with 2 large openings, (once incorporating French doors) leading into a Conservatory extending right across the southern elevation from which stunning panoramic southerly views over the gardens and English Channel and with access to the garden. There is an adjacent Sitting room with a series of built-in cupboards also opening into the conservatory.

Part of this floor provides an annexe with Sitting Room, Bedroom and Bathroom with side access to the garden, (understood to have been sub-divided from what was previously a dining room).

First Floor

A spacious Landing and 5 Bedrooms Suites, 3 of which are on the rear elevation with excellent sea views, with the other two on the front elevation having picturesque views over the surrounding principally period buildings and towards the downland.

Second Floor

Providing a further 5 Bedroom Suites again with three on the southern elevation with wonderful sea views.

Lower Ground Floor

Accessed from the ground floor hallway or from external steps to the front elevation comprising Kitchen/breakfast room fitted with an extensive range of built-in cupboards with worksurfaces, twin bowl sink unit and separate sink with space for cookers and dishwasher with central island with breakfast bar.

In addition, there is a well appointed Bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower, wc and basin, a Study, Two bedrooms a Store Room and Sitting Room with an extensive range of built in cupboards. To the front elevation is a passageway with perspex roof where there is space and plumbing for washing machines and dryers leading to a store area below part of the parking area at street level.


To the front of the property is parking with drive extending along to the eastern side of the house where the front entrance is located. In all the property extends to approximately quarter of an acre with the principal gardens being to the south of the house and forming a stunning feature. Immediately adjacent to the conservatory is a level lawn garden providing a superb outdoor seating area in which truly panoramic views of the Channel can be enjoyed as well as views towards the beach itself. The gardens slope down the hill and are planted with a superb variety of flowering shrubs and specimen trees with various paths meandering towards stone steps to a gated entrance at the bottom of the garden which leads onto the public footpath providing easy access to the seafront and coastal path. There are two wooden garden stores, a greenhouse.


Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating by two separate boilers.


St Andrews - Rating C

Annexe - Rating D


PO38 3SU

Council Tax/Rates

Currently the property is rated as Band A Council Tax - with an annual payment of £1288.91. It is also assessed for Business rates (but small business relief applies so no business rates are payable at present).


All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the 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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