Ryde, Isle Of Wight


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 9
Accommodation Comprising Reception Hall & Staircase

4 Substantial Reception Rooms including Drawing Room, Dining Room, TV Room, Studio/Gym/Games Room

2 Master Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms

First floor terrace serving the two master bedrooms with panoramic sea views

7 further bedrooms & 5 ensuite bathrooms

Commercial Kitchen & Pantry, laundry & utility room

Cloakroom & boot room

Private access to beach from walled garden

Gated entrance with ample parking

Garden terrace beach bar

Garden storage

Biskra Beach House Situated just a few moments' walk from the local town of Ryde, this fine waterfront Georgian house retains a wealth of period charm and character, having been a boutique hotel and latterly the home of an iconic British beauty brand.

The attractive building with stone and render elevations benefits from a glorious Solent outlook from all principal rooms and offers a calm, relaxing environment in which to live. Accommodation extends to nine bedrooms, seven of which are ensuite, and a fabulous light-filled drawing room with French doors opening to the walled garden overlooking the sea. With sailboat activity on the water, the mainland southern coast in the background, and views extending as far as Queen Victoria's beloved Osborne House in East Cowes, the setting of this unique house is unparalleled.

Biskra Beach House offers a range of impressive reception rooms and versatile spaces, each with generous proportions, 3 meter high ceilings with ornate cornicing, deep period skirting, sash windows and window shutters. The principal rooms have deep bay windows, classic radiators and fireplaces and the gardens provide a pleasant outlook framing the wonderful sea views beyond.

The property is currently arranged as a characterful and highly refined office building yet retains the ensuite bedrooms of the original hotel. Only minimal reconfiguration would be required to return Biskra Beach House to a residential property. With gated access and plenty of off-street parking, gardens and a commercial quality kitchen, Biskra Beach House lends itself to a variety of options as a residential house, hotel, business premises or conversion to apartments subject to obtaining any necessary statutory consents.

Entrance Columns support a storm porch, framing an impressive front door featuring original brassware.

Reception Hall & Staircase With solid oak wood flooring, arched sash window and window seat overlooking the front. Tongue and groove clad walls and cupboard housing alarm system and consumer unit.

Drawing Room An impressive and grand triple aspect room with French doors opening to the garden and unobstructed views to The Solent beyond. Large open fireplace with stone surround and mantle, and integrated bar with sink and sockets for under unit refrigeration.

Dining Room A reception room of excellent proportions with sea views, semi open to a TV room.

TV Room A cosy room with window seat, window shutters and open fireplace with stone surround and mantle.

Cloakroom & Boot Room

Second Hall & Staircase

Lower Ground Floor

Ladies and Gentleman´s Cloakroom Facilities

Utility/Storage Room

Lower Ground Floor Reception Room Spanning the width of the lower ground floor with French doors opening to the garden. This space is ideal for use as a studio, gym or games room.

Kitchen With benefit of a significant recent investment, there are new kitchen appliances to an industrial hotel standard.

Steps to a Storage and Loading Area A convenient side trades entrance leading to the front of the property, a chilled pantry, plenty of racked storage including a walk-in fridge and plant room. Boiler located in the courtyard outside.

First Floor Beautiful open staircase with hand carved rail, and chandelier over a galleried landing. Two wonderful master bedrooms, each with dressing areas and French doors leading onto a terrace with glorious panoramic views over The Solent and beyond. There are a further four double bedrooms, two of which have high ceilings, picture rails and ensuite bathrooms.

Second Floor The second floor comprises of three double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, all with beautiful sea views.

Outside The house is set back from the road beyond stone and rendered pillars supporting two black wrought iron gates. There is ample private parking to the front of the house, and to the rear is a superb and level walled garden with lavender borders leading to a waterfront terrace overlooking the sea. Private gated access to the beach below, and a terrace beach bar with heating, electricity and water make the gardens a perfect setting for entertaining friends and family, and for enjoying the uninterrupted view of the summer sunsets.

The Isle of Wight Known as the 'Garden Isle' because of its beautiful landscape, the Isle of Wight is home to miles of unspoilt beaches, rugged coastline and glorious countryside.

With over half of the Island designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and over 30 miles of Heritage Coast, it's no wonder the likes of Keats, Tennyson and Dickens all found inspiration here. Indeed, it's clear to see why Queen Victoria said of the Island "it is impossible to imagine a prettier spot".

Exploring the beauty of the Island is easy with over 500 miles of award-winning public footpaths and 200 miles of cycle paths - recently scooping top spot in Lonely Planet's Top 10 World Cycling Routes.

Island Life Minutes away from the 'mainland' but a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to retreat and recharge after a busy week.

With more hours of sunshine than anywhere in the UK, the great outdoors awaits - whether you're interested in learning to sail, exploring Queen Victoria's historic summer home at Osborne, horse riding along sandy beaches, watching the sailing at Cowes Week or enjoying a walk across the cliff-tops, the Island has it all in abundance.

A foodie's heaven with a wide range of local produce including local meats and fresh seafood, cheese, vegetables, garlic and honey. Local dairy farms produce their own award-winning milk, cream and ice creams. The Island is also home to its own on-farm cheese maker - Isle of Wight Cheese Co.; the family run Garlic Farm restaurant and farm shop which produces many garlic products, micro-breweries and distilleries and many other artisan food and drink producers.

The Island has a prosperous future, with increasing numbers of people being attracted to this positive and purposeful community and the relaxed lifestyle it has to offer.

Connections Conveniently located for nearby Ryde School; the car ferry at Fishbourne, Hovertravel services into Southsea and the Ryde catamaran into Portsmouth Harbour with direct onward train services into London Waterloo (1 hour 30 minutes). Excellent walks can be enjoyed along the beach either towards Fishbourne or Appley beach and beyond to Seaview and Priory Bay.

Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is provided by gas fired boiler and delivered via radiators.

Planning Biskra Beach House currently has Class C1/B1 usage as a commercial office headquarters, however planning permission for change of use has been submitted in August 2019 and the property is sold subject to change of use for residential.

EPC Rating D

Tenure Freehold

Postcode PO33 2DL

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.

Arrange viewing 01983 873000

Spencer Willard - Bembridge

Grove House, Sherbourne Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

See all properties from this agent

Send me homes like this by email