Mount Prion in Cambridge Road, East Cowes, is a Victorian villa offering plenty of spacious accommodation in a convenient location close to the seafront. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Location: East Cowes
Bedrooms: Six doubles
Agent: Fox Estate Agents
Contact: 01983 292929
WHETHER you want a comfortable home for a large or extended family or fancy providing bed and breakfast, imposing Mount Prion close to East Cowes seafront can accommodate you with ease.
The detached Victorian villa stands close to the seaward end of appealing Cambridge Road and has views across the harbour entrance and to the sea from its generous six-bedroom space.
As four of its large double bedrooms are en-suite and the other two share a shower room, the property lends itself to bed and breakfast use. Owners wanting privacy can shut off the two bedrooms with a shower room between them by closing a door off the upstairs landing.
Equally the extended villa — bearing its name and the date mark 1869 above a pretty upstairs arched-topped window — can swallow up a family in comfort.
The two big en-suite downstairs bedrooms, looking across the entrance to Cowes Harbour, are ideal for elderly family members or young adults.
Beyond is a superb kitchen/dining room open to the lounge leading out to a rear terrace.
The utility room off the kitchen is as spacious as many people’s kitchen.
With double glazing and gas central heating, Mount Prion has easy on the eye neutral decor throughout and neutral carpet to most of the ground floor, the stairs, landing and bedrooms.
The good-sized, mostly wall-enclosed back garden with a terrace, lawns and shed gets the afternoon and evening sunshine.
At the front is a neatly block-paved parking area with space for several cars.
The front door, beneath a covered, pillared area opens into the entrance hall with space for coats. Doors off lead to two front-facing bedrooms, each with a harbour view through a front bay window and an en-suite bathroom with white suite.
A further door opens to the reception area with a handy WC next to stairs to the first floor.
Both the spacious lounge and dining areas have double doors to the sunny rear terrace.
A smart and extensive array of white Shaker-style units in the kitchen is complemented by a blue and white-tiled splashback and there is a gas range cooker with an extractor above.
Next door in the kitchen, with abundant natural light coming in through side and rear windows, are units matching those in the kitchen plus plumbing for a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
A rear window on the spacious upstairs landing with a large airing cupboard has a garden outlook and side sea glimpse.
Off this part of the landing are bedrooms one and two each with views of the garden and to the sea and an en-suite bathroom with the same attractive white suite as those in the rest of the house.
A door opens to a small landing leading to a shower room and bedrooms three and four, both with a fireplace and a bay window framing harbour views.