Freshwater, Isle of Wight


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3

An impressive three-bedroom terraced house that has been developed to a high standard and offers truly stunning central hallway, which is set over two levels which leads to all of the principle rooms. The house is part of Golden Hill Fort, which is a gated residential housing development, located between the historic harbour town of Yarmouth and the village of Freshwater, offering an excellent range of amenities. All three bedrooms are good sized doubles with the master benefitting from a quality shower room en-suite. There are large sash windows and high ceilings allowing for a light and airy feel to the property and premium flooring is laid throughout. The kitchen is fitted with marble worktops, integrated kitchen appliances including; large fridge, large freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a coffee machine. There is an electronic entry system, mood lighting and good heating systems benefit the property. Every detail has been thought of to blend the historic fabric of the building with breath-taking 21st century modern design, luxury and comfort.

History Of Golden Hill fort

Constructed in 1863, about sixty metres above the North West coast of the Isle of Wight, this distinctive hexagonal building had the height, strength and strategic position to help counter what was at the time perceived as a serious threat of attack from across the channel. Together with over 20 other structures in and around the region, the Palmerston defences were used as accommodation for troops manning the forts and batteries protecting the Needles passage. Solidly built with an attractive symmetry that reflected the discipline of the military and with wide ranging vistas across the Solent and Afton Down, Golden Hill Fort was designed to provide the surrounding area with a secure local base in times of war. Now, about 150 years later, this remarkable Grade I listed landmark has been transformed into a series of just 18 spectacular and individual luxury houses. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a home with a genuine sense of history, quality, and space.


The ground floor comprises of a truly impressive sitting room/diner/kitchen with a wonderful red brick having been exposed in parts of the house. A useful and good-sized study is located off the grand central hallway. There is an external door leading to the north-west from the kitchen into a garden area. All three of the bedrooms (all double), enjoy en-suite facilities and the principle bedroom has a large walk-in dressing room. There are premium grade appliances and fittings that have been installed.Underfloor heating on the first floor and hot water are supplied via a gas fired boiler.


Utility Room 6' 0" x 4' 0" (1.83m x 1.22m)


Dining Room 16' 5" x 15' 9" (5m x 4.8m)

Kitchen 12' 5" x 9' 10" (3.78m x 3m)


Grand Lounge 34' 5" x 13' 9" (10.49m x 4.19m)

First Floor


Bedroom 1 14' 1" x 13' 9" (4.29m x 4.19m)

Dressing Room


Bedroom 1 14' 1" x 13' 9" (4.29m x 4.19m)


Bedroom 3 20' 4" x 15' 9" (6.2m x 4.8m)

Family Bathroom


The property has the use of beautiful, landscaped roof gardens affording 360 views across the Solent, English Channel and rolling countryside with plenty of room to relax with family and friends. There are ample places to sit amongst the shrubs and bushes that have been planted which allows for a high level of privacy. There is parking directly in front of the property and the whole development is accessed through two electric, key fob activated gates. The Fort is enclosed by woodland known as Golden Hill Country Park (owned by the Isle of Wight Council and managed by Gift To Nature Trust), which has a network of attractive rural footpaths to enjoy, quite literally on your doorstep.

Holiday Letting

These properties have an excellent track record as a holiday let. Therefore, there is the possibility to acquire this as a second home/investment to provide an excellent income.

Island Access

The Island is well served with transport links to the mainland with the nearest ferry at Yarmouth just minutes away, operating a 25-minute service to Lymington in the New Forest National Park. Car ferry routes also operate from East Cowes to Southampton (55mins) and Fishbourne to Portsmouth (35 mins). Fast catamaran services operate from Cowes to Southampton.


Mains drainage, water, electricity and gas serve the property.


Leasehold 999 years from 2007. Service charge approximately £2,389.00 per annum


Viewing is strictly by appointment with the joint sole selling agents, Spence Willard.

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