Situated within Bonchurch village, this attractive stone cottage is the original wing of a large Victorian mansion, built for Queen Victoria’s lady-in-waiting. 

Within walking distance of the beautiful, rugged coastline of Bonchurch and its quaint old St Boniface Church, this home is a delight to discover.

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Number 5 Undermount is a Grade II-listed cottage and is approached via a stone tunnel, thought to have been built for visits from Queen Victoria. 

The property is laid out over two floors and has been designed to grant upside-down living to its occupants. It benefits from the high ceilings and attractive character features, including stained and etched glass doors, window shutters, decorative architraves and skirting.

It offers allocated parking, accessed through the private drive and the stone tunnel which leads from the village road. 

Isle of Wight County Press: 5 Undermount, Bonchurch Village Road, Bonchurch - Spence Willard THEARLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Few properties are accessed via a tunnel - but this one is!

On entering the property, there is a spacious hallway which offers access to three bedrooms and a ground-floor bathroom and south-facing terrace. 

The master bedroom is a spacious room with a large en-suite with modern shower cubicle and fittings. This room also benefits from a door which leads out to the east-facing courtyard — a lovely space in which to enjoy the morning sun. 

Bedrooms two and three are both served by a beautiful bathroom, which has been fitted with an attractive claw-footed bath and has stylish modern fittings.

The first floor accommodation is perfect for entertaining with a large sitting room, which has a high ceiling and open marble fireplace and original arched double doors which lead off into a good-sized kitchen/diner. 

The kitchen has ample space for a dining table and offers attractive hand-painted units, in keeping with the heritage of the building.

Isle of Wight County Press: 5 Undermount, Bonchurch Village Road, Bonchurch - Spence Willard

The kitchen has plenty of character.

The courtyard is bordered by a beautiful stone wall which offers privacy to the property’s residents, and there’s a large storeroom, which is ideal for storing garden furniture or watersports equipment. 

From the front of the property there is a private, gated path which leads out to a secret gate giving access to the old church and the beach.

From here a seaside walk along the revetment leads through to Ventnor Esplanade, to enjoy a meal in one of the many eateries which sit along Ventnor seafront.

In the other direction, the coastal path leads to Luccombe village and on to Shanklin, which offers wonderful country walks with an abundance of history.

LOCATION: Bonchurch
PRICE: £395,000
AGENT: Spence Willard
TEL: 01983 200880


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