A view to a thrill at townhouse

By Judy Marriott

Friday, April 25, 2014


A view to a thrill at townhouse

70 Granville Road, Cowes, has been extensively upgraded. Picture by Jennifer Burton.


Location: Cowes

Bedrooms: Four doubles

Price: £330,000

Agent: Lancasters

Contact: 01983 209020

FOUR floors of beautifully refurbished space, graced by period features, makes for lofty living par excellence at a townhouse a short walk from the heart of Cowes.

Number 70, Granville Road, with sea glimpses and a rear outlook over the town, has been extensively upgraded over the past three-and-a-half years.

Its attractive accommodation, with four double bedrooms and three reception rooms, has been boosted with a conservatory linking the home to the garden.

This is positioned off the lower ground floor kitchen, which features butcher’s-block worktops, while at the top of the house is another show-stopping room.

It is a large, opulent bathroom with the imposing centrepiece of a roll-top, cast-iron bath, a pretty, period cast-iron fireplace and a traditional-style radiator — a feature that can be found in most rooms.

Other period details include ceiling roses, picture rail, cornices and cupboards.

As well as interior work, the owners have landscaped the sun-trap back gardens — a good area for a property five minutes from the town centre.

Beyond the paved area adjoining the house, featuring a small blossoming tree, are two neat lawned levels with blue painted sleeper edges descending to the lower level, where there is a shed.

An enclosed, gravelled garden fronts the house, which is entered via a glossy black door to a long porch with period quarry tile flooring and plenty of storage.

A door leads to steps down to the back garden.

In the sunny sitting room, which has a large window providing a sea glimpse, are polished wooden floorboards, picture rails, a ceiling rose and a handsome period-style fireplace with a gas fire.

A matching fireplace features in the master bedroom opposite, with sumptuous cream and purple decor, a ceiling rose, cornices and ornate period corner shelf unit.

Off the lower ground floor lobby are folding doors to a snug, a cloakroom with WC, handbasin and tiled flooring and the kitchen.

This room’s glossy cream units, with matching central island with seating and storage, are complemented by tiled flooring. There is a gas hob, extractor and electric oven plus an integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine.

Next door is the conservatory with matching flooring and a garden outlook.

On the first floor is a separate WC and two bedrooms, each with stripped wooden flooring. A large fireplace with tiled insert is the focal point of bedroom two, which has rear sea glimpses, and front-facing bedroom three.

With gently sloping ceilings, top floor bedroom four has rear sea glimpses and panoramic town views.

Its varnished floorboards and fireplace matches those in the bathroom, where there is dramatic black tiling, deep red walls and a white suite with a rainhead shower over the bath.

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