Rose Cottage, High Street, Bembridge


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A very attractive, unique and elegant Regency residence standing in large secluded gardens in a prime location situated in the heart of the village overlooking the church and the village green. The Grade II Listed home has an interesting history and was once the home of the famous actor and novelist, David Niven, whose mother added the amusingly named 'sin wing' at the rear of the house with two bedrooms and a bathroom allowing her teenaged boys access late at night without disturbing the rest of the household. Over the past 35 years the present owners have occupied the property initially as a second home and these days as a main residence.

Arranged over two floors and offering deceptively spacious accommodation including a large L-shaped sitting room, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a delightful garden room leading to a paved terrace and rear gardens.

Bembridge is one of the Island's most sought-after locations having retained much of its original charm and character and offering a wide range of amenities. Its excellent harbour with marina, mooring facilities and two sailing clubs make it popular with yachtsmen. The village has a superb range of local shops including a butcher, florist, bakery, delicatessen, fishmonger, farm produce shop, cafes and restaurants.


HALL/DINING ROOM 16' 2" x 14' 0" (4.93m x 4.27m) Aattractive bay window with window seating and cupboards under, panelled walls with egg and dart decoration, feature exposed "Greenhart' beams (originally part of Ryde Pier) and parquet flooring. Staircase to first floor and under stairs cupboard.

CLOAKROOM Cloakroom with WC and hand basin.

SITTING ROOM 25' 10" x 10' 2" (7.87m x 3.1m) L-Shaped Sitting Room A large room with open fireplace incorporating a fitted gas fire, shelved recesses with cupboards under and parquet flooring. Door to:

GARDEN ROOM 17' 8" x 12' 3" (5.38m x 3.73m) A lovely sunny room with French doors to the terrace and gardens. Dining area with corner bench seating. Quarry tiled floor and sliding door to:

UTILITY ROOM A range of fitted storage cupboards and 'Belfast' sink. Open plan to:

INNER LOBBY Inner Lobby with built in storage cupboards and secondary staircase to first floor.

BOOT ROOM With floor mounted gas fired boiler, condenser dryer and door to outside.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 3" x 12' 5" (4.65m x 3.78m) A range of handmade fitted units by 'Smallbone Kitchens' including floor and wall cupboards, stainless steel inset sink and granite work surfaces. Built in appliances by Bosch and Miele including dishwasher, washing machine and oven. Gas fired Aga for cooking and separate 2 burner gas hob. Door to:


BEDROOM 4 12' 5" x 9' 11" (3.78m x 3.02m) French doors to terrace and garden. Access to roof storage space with fitted ladder.

INNER LOBBY Inner Lobby with built in storage cupboards.

BATHROOM Comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and WC.

BEDROOM 3 12' 5" x 9' 11" (3.78m x 3.02m) With French doors to terrace and garden.


LANDING Landing with panelled walls

MASTER BEDROOM 16' 3" x 10' 7" (4.95m x 3.23m) A light and airy room on the front of the house overlooking the church and village green. Range of built in wardrobe cupboards.

DRESSING ROOM 10' 9" x 8' 0" (3.28m x 2.44m) Vanity basin with cupboards under. Open to:

ENSUITE BATHROOM Comprising panelled bath with shower mixer attachment, bidet and WC.

BEDROOM 2 13' 4" x 10' 4" (4.06m x 3.15m) Fitted cupboard with shelves and hanging space. Built in cupboard housing the 'Megaflow' hot water storage tank.

FAMILY BATHROOM Comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and large walk in shower cubicle. Built in storage cupboards with hanging space and shelving. Separate WC.

REAR LANDING With secondary staircase to the ground floor.

BEDROOM 5 13' 2" x 5' 1" (4.01m x 1.55m) A single room with built in storage cupboard and shelving.

OUTSIDE To the front of the property is a stone wall and entrance to a large gravelled forecourt with parking for several cars. Gated side entrance with direct access to the large secluded rear garden, enclosed by a brick wall and mature hedges. The garden is mostly laid to lawn with herbaceous beds and borders and a wealth of ornamental trees and shrubs. Summer house and lean to 'Gabriel Ash' greenhouse.

HEATING A gas fired boiler provides hot water and central heating to radiators.


TENURE Freehold

SERVICES Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.

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