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6 bedroom house

Birmingham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight


Anne McDine

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It is always so exciting to be given the opportunity to see a property like this one – with so much potential and opportunity. The views are just beautiful and perhaps one of the most surprising things about it (apart from how big it is) is the garden – which is full of amazing plants – just needing to be tended and loved again. Not only that – but a garage and parking, In the middle of Town. What a bonus!

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I love the feel and flexibility of this wonderful home, which has been lived in and loved for over 60 years by the same family. Positioned in the centre of the vibrant Cowes town, opposite the Corinthian Yacht Club, the home is wonderfully placed for all the local amenities and has a prime spot to take advantage of the magnificent views of the harbour and the Solent. The size of the house is so surprising, as it goes back a long way and extends over three floors, creating six double bedrooms and two sitting rooms, as well as a kitchen; breakfast room and a cosy snug/bedroom on the ground floor. In addition, the property has a shop frontage, which opens up the possibility of a super commercial premises on the ground floor, with the large residential accommodation above it. As if this were not enticing enough - there is the additional bonus of side access to a large rear garden, which extends to back on to Westhill Road, where there is gated access to the parking and large garage. Although in need of some upgrading and modernising, the home is warm and welcoming, with hugely appealing and exciting potential, in a fabulous central location.
Glazed entrance door into:

Entrance hallway:

With stairs to first floor with cupboard under and doors to:

Former shop:

24'3 x 13'6 (7.39m x 4.11m) - With large windows to front and separate entrance door.


14'3 max x 11'6 (4.34m max x 3.51m) - With attractive cornicing and picture rail; built in dresser style cupboard to chimney recess and glazed door to rear garden.

Breakfast room:

12'11 x 10'11 (3.94m x 3.33m) - With window to side and built in dresser to one wall. Archway and step up to:


12'7 max x 10'8 max (3.84m max x 3.25m max) - A good sized area with a range of wall; drawer and base units and windows to side and rear. The room is arranged over split levels with door to garden at the side.
Stairs to:

First floor landing:

Over split levels, with stairs to second floor and doors to:

Sitting room:

17'4 max x 16'8 max (5.28m max x 5.08m max) - A wonderfully large and bright room with handsome cornicing and picture rails. Bay windows to front offering glorious views over the Marina to the Solent.

Bedroom six:

11'7 x 8'10 (3.53m x 2.69m) - A double room with pretty feature fireplace and windows to side. Built in wardrobe.

Bedroom two:

12'9 + cup x 11'7 (3.89m +cup x 3.53m) - A large double room with fitted wardrobes; lovely feature fireplace and further built in cupboard to chimney recess. Window to rear.

Bedroom four:

11'9 x 11'0 max (3.58m x 3.35m max) - Another double room with built in wardrobes and window to rear offering a leafy outlook to the garden.


Fitted with bath with shower over; wash hand basin and hi-level ornate and very unusual W.C. Opaque window to side and built in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
Stairs to:

Second floor landing:

With steps up to attic area; fitted cupboard to one wall and doors to:

Bedroom one:

16'3 x 14'5 + cup (4.95m x 4.39m +cup) - A wonderfully large and light double room with two built in wardrobes and windows to front offering a magnificent Solent view over the Marina. Beautiful feature fireplace.

Bedroom five:

11'7 x 10'2 max (3.53m x 3.10m max) - Another double room with lovely period fireplace; built in wardrobe and windows to side.

Bedroom three:

12'8 x 11'7 (3.86m x 3.53m) - A large and light double bedroom, again with beautiful feature fireplace; built in wardrobes and window to rear.
Stairs to:

Attic room:

25'11 max x 17'7 max (7.90m max x 5.36m max) - With angled ceilings, this super extra area has windows to side and further window to front offering yet another glorious Solent view.


The home has side access leading to the garden which has a lower patio area and steps leading up to a long lawned garden with mature shrubs and trees including a Fig and very pretty Acer. To the top end are sheds and log cabin as well as a:


15'1 x 12'5 (4.60m x 3.78m) - Accessed from Westhill Road with a hardstanding to the front, providing parking. The detached garage has power and light as well as double front opening doors.

These particulars are issued in good faith, but do not constitute representation of fact or form any part of any offer or contract. The Agents have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and room measurements are given for guidance purposes only. Where maximum measurements are shown, these may incude stairs and measurements into shower enclosures; cupboards; recesses and bay windows etc.

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Disclaimer: Floor Plan measurements are approximate and are for illustrative purposes only. Whilst we do not doubt the accuracy of the floor plan, we make no guarantee, warranty or representation as to the accuracy and completeness of the floor plan. You or your advisors should conduct a careful, independent investigation of the property to determine to your satisfaction as to the suitability of the property for your space requirements.

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