A one-bed first-floor apartment in a beautiful, historic Isle of Wight cottage is on the market, with Trigg and Co, for £179,950.

Described by the agent as 'charming', the flat sits inside Arthur Cottage, on York Avenue in East Cowes.

The building is Grade II listed and dates to when Queen Victoria frequented the Isle of Wight - had it been today, she would be have been your neighbour!

As you might expect, it boasts character and period charm and sits metres from the English Heritage-run estate of Osborne, once Victoria and Albert's home-by-the-sea.

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  • Location: East Cowes
  • Beautiful character property
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Plenty of parking and large communal grounds
  • Chain free
  • Agent: Trigg and Co (01983 525710)

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Sold as a leasehold, with a share of the freehold, the flat has undergone some careful and considerate modernisation in recent years.

It offers easy access to pubs, schools and local shops, including Waitrose.

A short chain-ferry ride across the River Medina transports you to the sailing mecca of Cowes, though East Cowes boasts its own marina too.

Superb links to the mainland, via the Red Funnel vehicle ferry to Southampton, are a feature.

Isle of Wight County Press: Bright and airy bedroom.Bright and airy bedroom. (Image: Trigg and Co.)

Isle of Wight County Press: The communal garden and property beyond.The communal garden and property beyond. (Image: Trigg and Co.)

The new owner can plan riverside and coastal walks and enjoy nearby beautiful surrounding countryside.

Outside, a communal garden, well-kept private driveway, garage and plenty of parking are an added bonus.

The property is bright, light and airy and has a spacious, open plan lounge/diner.

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