Rose Cottage is Grade II-listed and was once the home of the famous actor and novelist, David Niven.

It is a very attractive and elegant Regency residence, which stands in large secluded gardens in a prime location in the heart of Bembridge.

It is a highly unique home — not least because David’s mother added the amusingly named ‘sin wing’ at the rear of the house with two bedrooms and a bathroom to allow her teenage boys access late at night without disturbing the rest of the household.

The present owners have lived here for 35 years and have ensured the house has been well looked after.

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Rose Cottage is arranged over two floors and offers spacious accommodation including a large L-shaped sitting room, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a delightful garden room leading to a paved terrace and rear gardens.

The ground floor has a large hall/dining room with an attractive bay window with window seating, panelled walls with egg and dart decoration, exposed Greenhart beams which were originally part of Ryde Pier and parquet flooring.

The large L-shaped sitting room has an open fireplace and parquet flooring with a door to the garden room, which has French doors to the terrace and gardens.

The stylish kitchen/breakfast room has a range of handmade fitted units by Smallbone Kitchens, plus a stainless steel inset sink and granite worksurfaces. There are built-in appliances by Bosch and Miele including a dishwasher, washing machine and oven. There is also a gas-fired Aga for cooking and a separate two-burner gas hob.

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The stylish kitchen.

The ground floor also includes a cloakroom with a WC and hand-basin; a utility room, an inner lobby and a boot room, as well as the self-contained rear wing.

The rear wing has two bedrooms, each with French doors to the terrace, plus an inner lobby and a bathroom with a panelled bath, pedestal wash-basin and WC.

Upstairs on the first floor, the master bedroom has a range of built-in wardrobes and is a light and airy room with views over the church and village green.

The master bedroom also has a dressing room with a vanity basin and an en-suite bathroom featuring a panelled bath with a shower mixer attachment, bidet and WC.

Bedroom two is a double room and has a fitted cupboard with shelves and hanging space, while this floor also has a single bedroom, again with built-in storage.

There is also a family bathroom with a panelled bath, pedestal wash-basin and large walk-in shower cubicle. There’s a separate WC too.

Outside, there’s a large gravelled forecourt with parking for several cars and a gated side entrance with direct access to the large enclosed and secluded rear garden.

LOCATION: Bembridge
PRICE: £885,000
AGENT: HRD Country Homes
TEL: 538090

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