The Moorings is a four-bedroom terraced house on the seafront in East Cowes, which dates back to the late 1800s and has a wide array of wonderful features. 

It has superb views over both the harbour and The Solent and is within easy walking distance of the town centre and Red Funnel car ferry to Southampton.

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Features include high ceilings with ornate cornicing, stripped varnished floorboards, beautiful patterned plaster ceilings and original fireplaces.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Moorings, East Cowes - Spence Willard - steve thearle

There are stunning receptions rooms.

Perhaps the nautical crowning glory would be the first-floor Cabin Room, added in around 1906, which has panoramic windows to enjoy the sea views, wooden panelling and a frieze complete with galleons. 

The entrance hall features a door with stained glass side panels, while an elegant staircase leads to the upper floors with large storage cupboards underneath. 

The dining room has a high ceiling and wide south-facing bay window, together with a fine original fireplace, while the hobby room has French doors opening to the courtyard garden and an original fireplace. 

The kitchen is fitted with a range of units, including a dresser, plus an  AGA, original floor tiles and a door to the courtyard garden. 

There is also a utility room/cloakroom, plus a handy study.

Upstairs on the first floor, there is a beautifully proportioned drawing room with a south-facing bay window and access to the balcony with fabulous views across the harbour. 

An original fireplace and overmantle mirror creates a focal point and the hand-painted frieze depicts the visible coastline across the water and extends right around the room.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Moorings, East Cowes - Spence Willard steve thearle

There are amazing sea views from the Cabin Room.

The unique Cabin Room makes the most of the magnificent sea views across The Solent to Southampton Water and beyond and has wood panelling, a nautical frieze and double doors to a balcony where sea views can be enjoyed. 

The bathroom was designed by the present owners to complement the nautical theme of the cabin and has a walk-in shower, WC, wash-basin, bidet and an original free-standing bath. Two antique portholes complete the look. 

Bedrooms one, two and three are all double rooms with fireplaces and far-reaching sea views, while the fourth bedroom has a view of the harbour. There is a modern shower room too.

Outside, there is a small enclosed garden at the front of the house, with an easily maintained, walled courtyard garden to the rear.

A gate from the rear gives access to the local free car park. 

LOCATION: East Cowes
PRICE: £695,000
AGENT: Spence Willard
TEL: 01983 200880


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