Cowes, Isle Of Wight

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
The Summer House

Believed to have been built around 1860's, this substantial semi-detached period home was significantly remodelled in 1998 with a rear extension in around 2006. It retains an array of period features whilst providing characterful, light accommodation that makes the most of both the sea views to the front and the attractive south facing rear garden. The extensive refurbishment involved installation of new electric, plumbing and heating systems. There is living accommodation and bedrooms on each floor with the main more formal reception rooms being on the first floor whilst the largely open-plan kitchen living room is on the ground floor opening to the gardens.

As well as parking for three cars, the house has unrivalled views across The Solent to the Hampshire Coast and direct access onto the seafront. The delightful mature rear garden is a real feature and includes various south facing terraces.

This superb and sought-after location allows easy access to the amenities of Cowes, with the town centre being a level walk of around 1/2 a mile along the seafront, where there are a good range of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the high-speed Red Jet service to Southampton. Cowes is world-renowned for its sailing with its prestigious yacht clubs and is easily accessible from London. Walks to the west along the seafront lead to the village of Gurnard and popular sailing club.


Entrance Hall

A spacious entrance with an ornate staircase.

Bedroom 1

A double bedroom with a wide bay window providing views to the Hampshire Coast.

Bathroom En-suite

Bath with tiled surround, mixer tap and shower attachment. Separate shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2

A double bedroom with a wide bay window providing panoramic views over The Solent.

Shower Room En-Suite

A large walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Kitchen/Living Room

A wonderful open-plan living space that opens to the south facing garden. The kitchen area comprises an extensive range of cherrywood fronted cabinets with integral appliances including a combination oven, two oven gas fired Aga and dishwasher with space for a fridge freezer. There are granite worksurfaces and a 1½ bowl sink unit. The kitchen area with its tiled floor opens to a superb living space with vaulted ceiling and two sets of French doors open to the south facing terraces, which with Velux windows, makes for a particularly light living space.

Utility Room

Cupboards, sink unit, space for washing machine and fridge. Coat hooks.


Bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail


Drawing Room

An elegant room opening to the landing with spectacular views over The Solent to the Hampshire Coast, and with double doors to a Juliet Balcony. Period fireplace with timber surround and built-in cupboards and book shelving to either side.

Dining Room

A beautifully proportioned room with a matching fireplace to that in the drawing room and with wonderful sea views.


Built-in desk and series of cupboards with book shelving, incorporating a concealed sink unit with drinks cabinet and fridge.


Bath with separate shower over and shower screen, wash basin, WC and linen cupboard.

Bedroom 3

A double bedroom with a low-level door leading in to:

Bedroom 5

(which in turn can be accessed from the secondary staircase). A single bedroom.

Bedroom 4

A dual aspect room currently used as a twin bedroom with a part glazed door leading out to the garden.


To the front of the property is a block paved parking area with two exit points on to Queens Road, providing parking for three cars. To the rear of the property are a series of flagstone paved terraces which face south. Steps with lighting lead up to a principally lawned garden with a variety of well-stocked borders and mature trees including Magnolia and Olive, and there is a further paved seating area. This forms a delightful setting for the property and to the far end of the garden is a Timber Garden Store. Adjacent to the terrace is a Boiler Room housing a direct hot water cylinder and recently fitted gas fired boiler.

The wide path along the eastern side of the garden (separated by a fence) is principally owned by The Summer House, and The Summer House in addition to 3 other neighbours have a pedestrian right of access over it and the eastern side of the driveway to front of The Summer House.

Post Code

PO31 8BW


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


Rating D


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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