The Lilies is a stunning and substantial Victorian villa occupying a secluded, elevated position with far-reaching southerly sea views within the highly sought-after village of Bonchurch.

This coastal village was frequented by renowned writers of the era such as Charles Dickens and Algernon Swinburne and it retains a pub, the Bonchurch Inn, and the 11th Century church and excellent coastal walks.

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The Lilies is believed to have been built in around 1850 and provides spacious accommodation over three floors, designed to make the most of the wonderful southerly views over its gardens and the English Channel.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Lilies in Bonchurch has plenty of period charm.The Lilies in Bonchurch has plenty of period charm.

The property retains a range of period features with light, spacious accommodation.

A carved stone arch with a stained-glass panel leads to the front door, which also has stained glass panels and opens into the entrance hall.

The sun room has wonderful views of the garden and English Channel.

The sitting room has French doors opening to the garden and providing sea views, together with original window shutters.

The impressive drawing room has high ceilings and great views over the garden and the sea, as well as French doors with original shutters, an open fireplace with marble surround and decorative ceiling.

There’s a kitchen/breakfast room fitted with an extensive range of units with granite worksurfaces and a range of integral appliances including oven, hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

There is a further garden kitchen with a range of pine-fronted units with worksurfaces and space for both a range cooker and American-style fridge/freezer.

There’s also a cloakroom, a gym, a garden room and a wine cellar.

Isle of Wight County Press: There are sea views from most of the rooms.There are sea views from most of the rooms.

On the first floor, bedroom one is a spacious double with sea views, a fireplace with wooden surround, a range of built-in wardrobe cupboards and an en-suite bathroom.

Bedrooms two and three are double rooms and the latter has a fireplace. There is a shower room and dressing room too.

Bedroom four is a double room with an en-suite bathroom, while bedroom five has sea views and an en-suite shower room.

The second floor has a study with sea views, plus two more bedrooms and a shower room.

Outside, a pair of wrought-iron gates mounted on old stone gate pillars open to a gravelled drive with parking for several cars.

Secluded gardens lie to the south and east of the house, with a large south-facing lawn with sea views, fringed by well-stocked borders.

To the rear of the garden, a cliff and retaining wall form an attractive backdrop. There is also a small ornamental pond, a greenhouse and timber store.

The Lilies is a short drive to the cosmopolitan town of Ventnor, which is often described as the 'English Mediterranean' and 'Mayfair by the Sea'.

Ventnor is home to the world-renowned Ventnor Botanic Garden, as well as lots of great places to eat out and the ever-popular Ventnor Fringe Festival.

LOCATION: Bonchurch


PRICE: £1,600,000

AGENT: Spence Willard

TEL: 01983 200880


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