Cowes, Isle Of Wight

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6

Mariners is one of the oldest houses on Queens Road, built in around 1824 for King George IV's Surgeon General, which allowed the King to be attended by his doctor when staying in Cowes. The property is Listed, Grade II and retains a wide array of original features and was substantially extended in around 2001 to provide versatile accommodation that serves as a useful and spacious addition to the elegant accommodation of the original house, (with the potential of creating a self-contained annex if desired). In all the property extends to about 5,048 square feet (469 meters squared). There are fine, unobstructed sea views across the Solent to the Hampshire Coast from the principal rooms and parts of the garden, whilst the house also benefits from a driveway providing parking for a number of cars in addition to a double garage.

Mariners also benefits from attractive, secluded gardens, including lawned gardens to both the front and rear, in addition to south and west facing terraces.

The unrivalled location within the Conservation Area is about 200m from the Royal Yacht Squadron and benefits from superb views of the yacht racing off Cowes as well as other shipping activity on The Solent. The town's amenities are just a short walk away, including a good range of restaurants and shops and world-renowned sailing facilities. Frequent fast passenger ferry services run to Southampton, (crossing in 23 minutes) with onward connections to rail services to London Waterloo and Southampton airport.

Ground Floor

A decorative porch with part glazed front door opening to

Entrance Lobby

With a part-glazed inner door to:

Entrance Hall

With original staircase with elegant hardwood handrail and understairs cupboard.

Drawing Room

A beautifully light room with a curved bay window incorporating French doors opening to the garden and with views over The Solent. Open fireplace with carved marble surround and built-in bookshelving and cupboards to either side.

Dining Room

A formal dining room with curved bay window to the front elevation from which the sea views can be enjoyed,. Superb marble fire surround.


Fitted with a range of base and wall cupboards with worksurfaces, sink unit, integral double oven, hob with extractor over and space for dishwasher.

Rear Lobby

With space for fridge, coat hooks and adjacent walk-in pantry with built in shelving.

Breakfast Room

A dual aspect room with an outlook to the garden and French doors opening to:


An Amdega conservatory, facing south and west, overlooking the gardens and with sea glimpses. Two sets of French doors lead out to the adjacent terrace and garden beyond.


Tiled throughout with wash basin and WC.

Rear Hall

Approached from the driveway, tiled flooring and access to both the original house and extension.

Utility Room

Sink unit, space for washing machine and dryer. Coat hooks, tiled flooring and cupboard housing electricity meter etc.


With a westerly orientation and glazed door to the terrace, this versatile room has an extensive range of built-in cupboards and book shelving, along with an understairs cupboard.

First Floor


Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and with slatted shelving.

Bedroom 1

To the front elevation is an attractive arched window incorporating a fan light with superb views across to the Hampshire Coast, this double bedroom has built-in cupboards and dressing area with sink.

Bathroom En-Suite

Tiled throughout with a partially sunken bath, large shower, bidet and WC.

Bedroom 4

A double bedroom with unobstructed sea views.

Bedroom 3

A spacious dual aspect double bedroom with built-in cupboards and sea views.

Bedroom 2

A dual aspect double bedroom with a bay window providing sea views in addition to a southerly outlook over the rear garden.

Bathroom En-Suite

Tiled throughout with a bath, shower, bidet, WC and sink unit.


Featuring a white suite comprising a bath with separate shower over, wash basin, WC and tiled throughout.

A separate staircase to the rear of the house provides access to:

Bedroom 5

A large, dual aspect double bedroom with sea views and a good range of built-in cupboards.

Shower Room En-Suite

Large shower, wash basin and WC.

Linen Cupboard

Fitted with an extensive range of slatted shelving.

Bedroom 6

A spacious double bedroom with sea glimpses and a good range of built-in cupboards. Westerly sea views.

Shower Room En-Suite

Shower, wash basin and WC.

Second Floor

3 Attic Rooms

Accessed via a winding staircase from the main first floor landing as shown on the floorplan providing extra bedrooms / crew rooms with sloping ceilings and sea views to either side.


The property has a mature evergreen hedge along the frontage with Queens Road with a pedestrian gate with a stone path leading to the front door and a pair of wooden gates opening to a tarmac driveway and parking area that leads up the eastern side of the house to the Double garage with electrically operated up and over door, power and lighting. Boiler Room/Store Situated to the rear of the house and accessed from the terrace/garden, this useful store also housing twin Vaillant gas fired boilers.

To the front of the house there is a lawned garden with well-planted borders and various mature shrubs including a Magnolia, and the lawn extends around the western side of the house to a stone paved terrace extending around the conservatory to a sheltered seating area with wide steps leading up to a further dining terrace from which there are sea views.

Steps lead up to the lawned south facing garden enclosed by mature trees and shrubs forming a secluded setting from which the sea views can also be enjoyed. There is a timber summer house/garden store served by power. To the eastern side of the house steps lead up from the driveway to the rear garden and on to a pedestrian gate on Trinity Church Lane to the rear (where there is a timber boundary fence). In all about 0.32 acre.


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



Post Code

PO31 8BQ


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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