Stanhope House is a beautiful period home on the Isle of Wight which has been modernised and has panoramic views of The Solent and Hampshire coast.

It occupies an elevated position in Stanhope Drive in Cowes and is set back a short distance from prestigious Queens Road and the Esplanade.

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Stanhope Drive is a no-through road and the seafront is within 135 metres, from which the town centre can easily be reached via a level walk, with its range of shops, restaurants and high-speed Red Jet ferry service to Southampton.

It's in a perfect position for sailing enthusiasts, as it is close to the yacht clubs and has great views of Cowes Week and Round the Island yacht race start lines.

Isle of Wight County Press: The stunning drawing room. Photo: Steve Thearle.The stunning drawing room. Photo: Steve Thearle.

This attractive period property, built in around 1832, has a particularly fine drawing room with an array of original features including large decorative windows from which the sea views are enjoyed.

This room has high ceilings, a fireplace with marble surround and a range of built-in cupboards and adjustable shelving.

The modern kitchen/dining room and a garden room both open to the south-facing courtyard.

The kitchen/dining room is fitted with a Shaker-style kitchen with a range of integral appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher and range cooker with extractor over, together with granite worksurfaces and sink unit.

There is tiled flooring with underfloor heating throughout the room, including a dining area with built-in bench seating.

The garden room features an attractive seating area with a vaulted ceiling incorporating roof lights and bi-fold doors across the southern elevation opening to the courtyard.

Isle of Wight County Press: The rooms have plenty of character and style. Photo: Steve Thearle.The rooms have plenty of character and style. Photo: Steve Thearle.

The ground floor also features a cloakroom, utility room, shower room and a versatile extension to the rear which can provide either an additional bedroom suite or a further reception room.

Upstairs, there are five bedrooms and three bathrooms on the upper floors.

The first floor includes a dual-aspect master bedroom with wonderful views of The Solent, built-in cupboards and an en-suite shower room.

There are a further three bedrooms, all with sea views, plus a bathroom with a bath and separate shower over, wash-basin and WC.

The second floor is home to bedroom five, which is a characterful room with sloping ceilings and Velux windows with sea views, plus a wet room.

Outside, to the eastern side of the house there is parking for up to three to four cars, while to the front there is a lawned garden enclosed by hedging.

There is an attractive courtyard garden to the rear, enclosed by the original house and extension, which forms an attractive outdoor seating and dining area. There is also a garage.



PRICE: £1,250,000

AGENT: Spence Willard

TEL: (01983) 200880


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