Alverstone Manor is a fine coastal residence boasting unrivalled sea views, landscaped gardens and spacious accommodation.

Situated in Luccombe Road in Shanklin, it was constructed in around 1870 from local Island stone.

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It is understood the property was built for Lord Alverstone who, in an illustrious career, served as MP for the Island, Lord Chief Justice for England and Master of the Rolls.

In recent years, the house was home to a small independent Island school before its comprehensive restoration back to a beautiful family home.

The scale and quality of the house refurbishments are impressive with beautifully proportioned reception rooms and bedrooms all enjoying sea views where there are generous ceiling heights and fine features ranging from ornate tiled floors, deep skirting, original fireplaces and architraves.

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There are a number of beautiful reception rooms.

The reception hall is impressive and there are multiple grand reception rooms including a music room, library, dining room and drawing room, plus five bath or shower rooms.

The lower ground floor is home to wonderful family spaces including a luxurious open plan kitchen/dining room with a handcrafted arrangement of bespoke wooden units, a marble worktop with a butler sink, an integrated dishwasher, a gas-fired Aga and hot plate companion, a large breakfast bar and a built-in fridge and freezer.

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The stunning kitchen.

There is also a TV/games room and a study which would be perfect as a home office.

A covered balcony wraps around the property to take in the magnificent sea vista.

The gardens are beautifully landscaped extending toward the cliff top and incorporate a substantial driveway in addition to extensive garaging, a pool and pool house.

The grounds extend to 1.33 acres with dog-proof fencing on all sides and remote operated gating to the front and side. There are further outbuildings in the rear yard, including a store, potting shed and gardeners’ WC.

Alverstone Manor is situated on the edge of picturesque Shanklin Old Village, adjacent to Rylstone Gardens and moments from the cliff steps leading down to Shanklin’s beaches.

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There are panoramic sea views.

The amenities of Shanklin, including a range of shops, restaurants and theatre are a short walk away.

A train service to Ryde provides access to passenger ferry services to Portsmouth, connecting with trains to London, the entire journey time taking about two-and-a-half hours.

There are also plenty of beaches, bays and coves nearby and stunning walks on the Luccombe and Wroxall Downs or along the coastal paths.

LOCATION: Shanklin


PRICE: £2,500,000

AGENT: Spence Willard

TEL: 01983 873000


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