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Hamstead, Isle of Wight, PO41 0YE



Set in large grounds, Woodcote Cottage is an 18th Century cottage and later extension, Grade II listed with commanding fine views of The Solent and mainland. The coastal footpath adjoins the grounds and offers miles of unspoilt walking. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a retreat in magnificent surroundings on the edge of the Hamstead Estate. The Estate was once owned by John Nash - one of the most fashionable and influential architects of the Regency period, a friend of the Prince Regent, who is understood to have designed this cottage as well as landmark properties such as Buckingham Palace and the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Woodcote Cottage has a rich and interesting history and it's the only surviving cottage of this era on the Estate.

Located within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and approximately 1.5 miles from the nearest public road, it offers a fabulous level of peace and seclusion, teaming with wildlife and stunning views. It is a large plot, which extends to approximately 1.5 acres which, in addition, is understood to have possessory title of a further section of woodland of approximately an acre.

Woodcote Cottage occupies a truly remarkable and secluded location. A sympathetic modernisation programme has taken place by the current owners over the past few years which have enabled flexible living accommodation with income potential in part of the house, if required. Further to this a recently lapsed planning permission (TCPL/11055/E, P/01576/13) could be be renewed or altered (subject to obtaining a renewed planning consent). This permission allowed for a major alteration of the property together with a detached garage/outbuilding. There are currently four bedrooms, three of which enjoy stunning sea views, a sitting room, study, large utility room, store room, good sized kitchen diner, a bathroom and a separate shower room.

The attractive and historic harbour town of Yarmouth, with its excellent sailing facilities, shops, restaurants and mainland ferry terminal, is approximately 4 miles away. The County town of Newport is approximately fifteen minutes' drive, as is Cowes. The property benefits from direct access to the Isle of Wight coastal footpath with Newtown Nature Reserve a short walk from the property. The drive through the Hamstead Estate leading to the property is a truly stunning drive of around 1.5miles, includes access on a bridge over part of Newton Creek.

Outside there is a detached garage, mature and well-kept gardens, fine oak trees and a formal lawn to the front of the property. An attractive terrace is located just in front of the cottage on the southern façade.

The modern extension has had structural movement, but this has not prevented the current owner's enjoyment and usage of this accommodation.

There are moorings available close to the property in Newtown Creek, subject to application and availability to the National Trust.


TENURE Freehold with possessory title on an area of adjacent woodland.  

SERVICES Mains water and electricity serve the property. Private drainage.  

VIEWINGS All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the selling 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: £695,000
Bedrooms: 4


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Yarmouth Office Spence Willard, The SquareYarmouth PO41 0NP

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