Norton, Isle of Wight

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Bedrooms: 6
Constructed for the infamous Pearson naval family around 1780 originally under a thatched roof, Westhill House is an impressive and substantial property which delivers wonderful Solent views to the north and country views to the south. There are significant room proportions and an abundance of period features throughout the residence. The house has been extended over the years and has benefitted from a later extension that has created a fabulous octagonal turret 'viewing room' with 360-degree windows providing panoramic views across the Solent to the mainland and most of the West Wight.

The property is nestled in extensive gardens and grounds including a large driveway that provides off road parking. It has delightful exterior period features including the veranda canopy and bay windows. Inside the dual aspect drawing room is a magnificent embossed and patterned ceiling, wood flooring and a charming fireplace with a log burner as well as French doors to the veranda and wraparound terrace. A similarly impressive ceiling can be found in the elegant dining room with its ornate fireplace and doors to the garden. The triple aspect main sitting room delivers impressive proportions and there is a room leading off that it is understood to have been designed for a band to play when formal events took place at the property.

Westhill House comprises of incredibly spacious and flexible living accommodation, with the principal rooms benefitting from intricate ceiling cornices, large French doors with original stippled glass and imposing oversized windows. The ground floor rooms all have high ceilings and many of the original features can be seen around the property, including a cantilever staircase and a useful cellar system providing plenty of storage. There is an ANNEX/APARTMENT which has its own full-sized kitchen and would be perfect as guest accommodation, holiday letting potential or for extended family coming to co-habit seeking their own space with separate entrance.

The main KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM includes bespoke modern units housing various appliances, a SEATING AREA, and a bay with French doors to the terrace with fine views over the large formal grounds. There is also a UTILITY ROOM, CLOAKROOM, and a GYM.

Off the GALLERIED LANDING is a CLOAKROOM, a LAUNDRY ROOM and FIVE EN-SUITE BEDROOMS including a truly impressive MASTER with a quality fitted DRESSING ROOM, fabulous BATHROOM, and balcony with steps to the formal gardens. There is access to the second floor where there is a VIEWING TOWER ROOM with windows offering 360 degree coastal and country views.

There is a raised TERRACE for dining and entertaining leading to formal sweeping lawns with a pond and trees leading to woodland, a wildlife pond as well as a path to the nearby Fort Victoria beach.


This wonderful coastal plot extends to just over an acre and comprises of formal lawns, woodland, and bedding. There is ample parking on the southside of the house, and garaging. A workshop is located halfway down the garden.


All main services are connected to the property.


Freehold. The house is not listed.

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All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard. The Square, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0NP.

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Spence Willard - Yarmouth Office

The Square, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

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