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Fishbourne, Isle Of Wight, PO33 4EU

£1,495,000

Description

FISHBOURNE HOUSE Originally Georgian, now updated in New England Style, from the front windows you can enjoy watching the myriad of ships, cruise liners, and racing yachts including the Americas Cup team who are currently training to wrest the Cup away from the USA in 2017. The house has been immaculately refurbished and the layout of accommodation complements both formal entertaining and comfortable day to day living.



Situated in one of the most convenient and attractive parts of this wonderful island, Fishbourne House is only a short walk to the Portsmouth Ferry making London within easy reach for a day's shopping, or business, without the cost and frustration of parking the car at either end. For those who need to take the car, special residents reduced fares are available all year round and when you return you will be relaxing at home within seconds of exiting the ferry.



As the name implies, Fishbourne House was one of the first houses to be built in the village of Fishbourne. A village, that exemplifies the very essence of what one dreams when the word village is mentioned. The Fishbourne Inn and The Royal Victoria Yacht Club are the heart and soul of this friendly community. There is never any pressure to join in the many activities that spring up throughout the year but you will be included whenever you wish. It may be Christmas or New Year celebrations at the Inn, or monthly Parish Council meetings at the Yacht Club or enjoying a summer party on the Village Green whilst sitting under the magnificent oak tree which regularly gave shelter from the sun to Queen Victoria over a hundred a years ago



For those who enjoy life on the water Fishbourne House has its own mooring which is ideal for a fast Rib. Included in the sale is an almost new 2.6 meter Inflatable with outboard, perfect for getting to the mooring or simply exploring the nearby creeks or perhaps a little fishing? The Marina is only a fifteen minute drive if something a little bigger takes your fancy.



Fishbourne House is not just a home, it is a lifestyle.

 

Accommodation Wooden gates open to a gravelled parking area with space for six cars in front of a double garage/boat house with electric doors.



From here a flagstone path leads to the front door.

 

Reception Hall Oak floor, with stairs rising to first floor. 

Drawing Room With large bay window and glazed west facing double doors opening to a formal courtyard garden. There is a working gas fireplace with Viera 42" plasma screen TV above, fitted shelving and cupboards either side.  

Bedroom/Study With double aspect garden and views over the Solent. Ensuite shower room.

 

Utility Room Housing condensing boiler and Megaflo hot water storage tank, a water softening system. Fitted wall and floor cupboards, a composite work counter with a large sink, Miele washing machine and Miele tumble dryer. 

Cloakroom  

Rear Hall With doors accessing the cellars and the gardens to the south.  

Guest Bedroom Suite Triple aspect and large enough to accommodate a number of beds making it ideal for holidays and children, and an ensuite bathroom with Villeroy & Boch and Hansgrohe fittings, a walk through rain shower, two basins and a bath. 

First Floor From the reception hall stairs rise to a spectacular 1200 sq. ft. open plan first floor living area, maximising the views over Wootton Creek and the Solent with access to both a balcony to the front and an extensive terrace to the rear.

 

The sitting room area has a Firebelly log burning stove with a fitted Panasonic Viera 42" plasma screen TV above and glazed double doors opening to a balcony overlooking the Solent. The kitchen is a fitted Siematic kitchen and has a range of floor and wall mounted units and Miele appliances including a convection oven, microwave oven and plate warming drawer, a Gaggenau dishwasher and a Liebherr American style double fridge freezer with separate wine fridge. The granite topped island has a Miele five burner gas hob with an Elica extractor hood above and a range of drawers and a granite breakfast bar with magnificent views of the Solent. Flowing seamlessly from the kitchen is the dining area with two free standing Siematic glass fronted china cupboards and bi-fold doors opening to the full room width onto a 500 sq. ft. south facing, decked terrace, ideal for alfresco dining, with wonderful sea views and overlooking the gardens 

Dressing Room/Landing With extensive fitted wardrobes and stairs leading to the second floor.





 

Master Bedroom Suite With fitted wardrobes, a Panasonic Viera 42" fitted plasma screen TV and double aspect with views to the south and west and an ensuite Bathroom with Villeroy & Boch and Hansgrohe fittings, walk through shower and granite surfaces.  

Second Floor Bedroom 4, currently used as a study and bedroom 5 separated by a further bathroom 

Gardens and Grounds The gardens and grounds have been extensively landscaped and comprise terraced lawns to the south flanked and interspersed with flowering borders and mature and specimen trees including a number of olives. On the upper terrace there is a fish pond plus an open pavilion incorporating a sunken jacuzzi, to the west there is a formal courtyard garden with laurel hedging and specimen herb beds and olive trees. To the east there is a detached substantial double garage with space for two cars/small boat and workstation. The grounds extend to approximately 0.83 acres including a wooded area to the east incorporating a 10ft garden shed. 

Water Access The property includes 138ft of foreshore to the mean low water mark. This amounts to approximately 0.35 acres upon which there is a floating mooring and there is the possibility of a jetty, subject to necessary planning consents.  

Services Mains water, electricity and gas. Mains drainage. Gas fired central heating. Broadband. 

Fixtures and fittings Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings and garden ornaments may be left at the vendor's discretion.

 

The Isle of Wight Fishbourne lies close to Ryde on the north eastern coast of the Isle of Wight and has a regular ferry service to Portsmouth, taking approximately 40 minutes with adjacent Wootton Creek, providing an attractive setting with mooring facilities. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club and a local pub are within walking distance.



The nearby towns of Newport and Ryde provide a wider range of amenities.



Isle of Wight Council

Tel: 01983 821 000 

Directions From London, take the A3 to Portsmouth and follow signs to the Wight Link ferry terminal. This takes you to Fishbourne. Disembark and on leaving the ferry terminal, turn left onto Fishbourne Lane. Continue around the green straight on. Fishbourne House can be found after approximately 150yds on the right hand side.  

Postcode PO33 4EU 

Viewings All viewings must be made strictly by appointment only through the agents, Spence Willard. 

Important Notice 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.  


Price: £1,495,000
Bedrooms: 5


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Tel 01983 873000
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