Home you can love and leave

By Judy Marriott

Published on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:15


Home you can love and leave

Perceval is a top-class, four-bedroom apartment in Cowes’s Yvery Court complex, overlooking all the racing action on The Solent.


Location: Cowes

Bedrooms: Four doubles

Price; Guide £675,000 (chain free)

Agent: Lancasters

Contact: 01983 209020

TAKE a prestigious Cowes street high up behind the seafront with views over The Solent and start line for sailing events, add plentiful, beautifully finished split-level space and you have Perceval.

Part of the top-notch Yvery Court development in Castle Road, the fabulous four-bedroom home, with its own front door and parking space, offers luxurious lock-up-and-leave living, close to all the town has to offer.

One careful owner since new has left it showhome smart and you can spread out in large rooms, including a wonderful 30ft-long vaulted-ceilinged sitting room, with views in one direction to Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower and in the other to the Royal Yacht Squadron, start line and sea and mainland beyond.

Larger than the average home, the apartment includes a lovely kitchen/dining room with sea views, a superb 23ft-long en-suite master bedroom, from which the sea can be seen, and another en-suite bedroom.

The specification here is sky high, with underfloor heating — including a thermostat in each room — cornice throughout, Khars oak flooring in the sitting room and kitchen/diner, sleek white Roca bathroom suites, complemented by neutral floor and wall tiles, in each bathroom and a stylish Nolte kitchen with granite worksurfaces.

Pristine neutral carpet features in the ground-floor hallway, bedrooms, sitting room and on the short flights of stairs linking each level.

Decor has been kept neutral throughout, with the exception of the master bedroom, painted a soft dove grey.

Just inside the front door is the smallest bedroom, a front-facing room that nevertheless measures 14ft by 11ft.

Next to it is a smart, fully tiled bathroom with a shower over the bath.

The next level up houses the kitchen/diner, with sea views from the dining area through rear windows and doors to a Juliet balcony. Along with its extensive array of cream units and gleaming black worktops, it comes with quality appliances, including a large range cooker, integrated dishwasher and American fridge-freezer.

In the good-sized utility room, with more fitted units, is a washing machine and dryer and tall freezer.

On the next level is a front-facing 15ft by 15ft bedroom and a shower room.

The top floor includes the stunning sitting room with lovely sea views through a spectacular expanse of rear glazing, including an arch-topped window and doors to a Juliet balcony.

A side picture window, added by the owners, frames a glorious vista, centred on the Royal Yacht Squadron and a delightful feature of the room is a recessed area with a porthole-style window.

The large, sloping-ceilinged, top-floor bedroom, with a Velux window and arched front window, has a porthole-style window in its en-suite bathroom.

Down on the lower ground floor is the master bedroom with side sea views and an en-suite shower room.

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