Go up in the world with this penthouse

By Judy Marriott

Published on Friday, January 27, 2012 - 11:09


Go up in the world with this penthouse

13 Grantham Court, Cowes, is a prestige apartment with superb views over The Solent. Picture by Jennifer Burton.






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Fantastic close-up views of sailing events, with the western Solent stretching away, prove west is best at a waterside home in Cowes.

Positioned in a prime position on the western side of the prestigious Grantham Court development, number 13 is a lofty penthouse apartment with a magnificent, far-reaching sea and shoreline outlook.

The two-storey home scores top marks for location, as it overlooks a stretch of water where competing yachts and catamarans create a colourful spectacle during Cowes Week and other events by coming close in to the shore to beat the tide.

Princes’ Green, with its Victorian shelters, is a popular vantage point for watching sailing events and forms the foreground of the wonderful views from the apartment and its two balconies.

All three bedrooms and the living room are orientated towards the ever-changing scene, with cruise ships and other vessels passing by.

Ideal for relaxing with a drink while taking in the scene, admiring vivid sunsets and enjoying the sea air is a balcony off the living room with space for a small table and chairs.

On the floor above is the master bedroom with a clever, cabriolet-style Velux window opening to create a standing-room-only balcony with lofty views across The Solent.

Built in 1996, the apartment has had just one owner and comes with assets not all the apartments at Grantham Court have.

As well as two allocated parking spaces in the undercroft parking area, it has its own store room, which has power and light and is ideal for stashing sailing gear.

All apartments have the use of communal gardens, with a large sea-facing terrace, and communal areas, including a lift, are smartly presented.

In the apartment’s own entrance hall is a security entry phone control, a storage cupboard and further cupboards.

Cornice with dentil detail continues from here into the long lounge/diner, with large, double-glazed sliding doors opening to the balcony and providing glorious sea views.

Through an opening off the dining area is the kitchen, fitted with a range of pale wall and floor units, worktops and with a built-in gas hob, electric cooker, microwave oven, a washing machine and dishwasher and an integrated fridge-freezer.

Looking out over the Western Solent is double-sized bedroom two, with a built-in wardrobe, and bedroom three/study.

Also downstairs is a bathroom with fully-tiled walls, a spa bath, vanity handbasin and WC with concealed cistern.

Off the upstairs landing is a large walk-in cupboard and the good-sized master bedroom.

This room has built-in wardrobes with mirror-fronted sliding doors along one wall, a security entry phone control and lots of natural light coming in through two big Velux windows, one of them opening to create a balcony with superb sea views.

In the en-suite shower room, with fully tiled walls, is a multi-jet shower unit, a vanity washbasin, WC with concealed cistern and bidet .

The apartment is available on the balance of a long lease and has a share of the freehold.

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