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A fine detached Grade II Listed early Victorian 7-8 bedroom house of nearly 6,000 sq ft (Gross Internal Area) with some sea views, close by Ryde School and accessible to the ferries to Portsmouth and Southsea. With consent for two detached houses in the grounds (a 3 and a 4 bedroom unit), the main house is in need of modernisation, upgrading and renovation and itself has consent (if required) to be extended and divided into 3 units.

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A fine detached Grade II Listed early Victorian 7-8 bedroom house of nearly 6,000 sq ft (Gross Internal Area) with some sea views, close by Ryde School and accessible to the ferries to Portsmouth and Southsea. With consent for two detached houses in the grounds (a 3 and a 4 bedroom unit), the main house is in need of modernisation, upgrading and renovation and itself has consent (if required) to be extended and divided into 3 units. The property will appeal to both private individuals looking to restore and create a wonderful period home or to developers seeking to create 5 units of high-quality accommodation in this sought-after area of Ryde. Alternatively a buyer may wish to develop the smaller of the 2 new houses and restore the existing house for personal use.

This elegant 'Gentleman's Residence' is believed to date from around 1850 and is in the style of an Italianate Villa popularised by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort, at Osborne House. Whilst in need of renovation, the property retains many of its original period features including doors, deep skirtings, wide floorboards, fireplaces, timber window shutters, cornicing and plasterwork. In private ownership for nearly its whole life the property was until recently let out. The first floor has views of the sea between the trees.

The property is constructed largely of dressed stone with brick dressings. The roofs are mainly of slate and mostly hipped.

Accommodation
The accommodation is set out on two storeys and in its original form would have comprised the main house for the family and guests - which is the grander Eastern portion and the Western, service wing which included the kitchen, laundry and servants' accommodation.

The Ground Floor
Open Porch with arched opening to central entrance doorway with panelled door in moulded architrave and rectangular overlight.
Lobby with double doors to:
Reception Hall with staircase rising to the First Floor
Sitting Room with fireplace and double doors to:
Drawing Room with fireplace and fine bay window with French Doors opening onto verandah and gardens
Dining Room with fireplace and views over garden
Reception Room 1 with fireplace
Lobby
Cloakroom with w.c.
Kitchen with prep area
Utility Room
Second Utility Room
Reception Room 2
Reception Room 3
Stores

The First Floor
Landing
Bedroom 1 with fine bay window, sea glimpse and Bathroom 'en-suite'
Bedroom 2 with Bathroom 'en-suite'
Bedroom 3 with sea glimpse and Bathroom 'en-suite'
Bedroom 4 with Bathroom 'en-suite' with door to Landing
Rear Landing
Box Room
Bedroom 5
Family Bathroom with sea view
Bedroom 6 with sea view
Bedroom 7
Kitchenette/Bedroom 8

Planning Permissions
1) The Main House, Reference: TCPL/21288/F, P/01659/07 (full details of which appear on the Planning website of the Isle of Wight Council: www.iwight.com/planning/)
On 6th August 2009 planning consent was granted at Appeal for the Demolition of single storey lean-to/flat roofed elements conversion and 2 storey extension to existing house to form three units of living accommodation alterations to vehicular access to include replacement entrance gate posts. This consent (including Listed Building Consent) allows for the creation of 3 residential units in the existing property which is extended to the East.

The proposed accommodation in each unit would be as follows:
Unit 1 (in the grander, Western end) Ground Floor: Lobby, Reception Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Kitchen & Sitting Room. First Floor: Four Bedrooms and Four Bathrooms - all 'en-suite'.

Unit 2 (in the central portion) Ground Floor: Hall, Sitting Room, Study, Kitchen, Inner Hall, Dining Room, Cloakroom with w.c. First Floor: 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bath/Shower Rooms - (shower room 'en-suite' to bedroom 1), separate w.c.

Unit 3 (in the extended eastern end) Ground Floor: Lobby, Kitchen/Diner & Sitting Room. First Floor: Two Bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The consent also provided for alterations to the vehicular access off Queens Road which have been partially carried out thereby maintaining the Consent - subject to the appropriate confirmation of commencement by the Local Planning Authority.

2) The Two New-Build Houses: Reference: TCP/21288/K, P/00180/13 (full details of which appear on the Planning website of the Isle of Wight Council: www.iwight.com/planning) On 4th February 2014 planning consent was granted for the building of 2 detached houses in the rear garden of the property. The proposed accommodation in each house would be as follows:

House 1 ( in the Northern part of the garden) Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Study, Open Plan Kitchen/Diner, Larder, Utility, Cloakroom with w.c., Bedroom 3, Bathroom, Bedroom 4 . First Floor: 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bath/Shower Rooms - (shower room 'en-suite' to bedroom 1). There would be an attached double Garage.

House 2 ( in the Eastern part of the garden) Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Study, Open Plan Kitchen/Diner/Hall, Larder, Cloakroom with w.c., Bedroom 2 with Bathroom 'en-suite', Bedroom 3 with Shower Room 'en-suite' First Floor: 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bath/Shower Rooms - (shower room 'en-suite' to bedroom 1).

Section 106 Agreement
This Planning Consent for the Two New Build Houses (Ref: TCP/21288/K, P/00180/13) was subject to a S.106 Agreement: A Planning Obligation under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 dated 30th January 2014 was entered into by the Applicant and the Isle of Wight Council. The provisions are that certain repair and preservation works to the existing Victorian House are required to be carried out EITHER within 18 months of the occupation of the first of the two new houses to be built and occupied OR within 18 months of the Sale or Disposal or all or part of the Rear Land (the site of the consented Two New Build Houses) should all or part of the Rear Land be sold or disposed of before or during construction of the consented Two New Build Houses. A copy of the S.106 Agreement appears on the Planning website of the Isle of Wight Council: www.iwight.com/planning/
Prospective purchasers should take professional advice on the planning situation, particularly upon any aspects upon which they seek to rely and including the accuracy of the above summary of the provisions of the S.106 Agreement which needs to be read in its entirety.

Subdivision Lotting and Timing

The Property is offered as a whole but individual offers/proposals for the constituent parts may be considered. Consideration of interest will be in the light of the provisions of the S.106 Agreement (dated 30th January 2014) and the intention of the Seller to sell the whole property. For example an offer for Plot 1 (for House 1 of the Two New Build Houses) may be considered but exchange of contracts on that part is likely to be conditional on a simultaneous sale of the remainder to a 3rd Party or Parties.

The marketing campaign commencing July 2017 is intended to culminate in best offers by close of business on Monday 2nd October 2017. The Sole Agents on behalf of the Seller reserve the right to amend the Lotting and Timing at any stage.

Council Tax

Band G - Amount payable 2017/18 - 2,873.57

Directions

Ryde is well signed from the County Town of Newport and from the Ferry terminals at East Cowes and Fishbourne. If approaching from Newport/Binstead proceed through the village of Binstead and at the Traffic Lights turn left into Queens Road. the property will be found on the left hand side before Ryde School.

Tenure & Possession, Fixtures & Fittings

The property is offered Freehold, with vacant possession on the whole upon Completion. The seller does not include in the sale any gas or electrical appliances, however connected, or any other fixtures, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewing Arrangements

Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents Biles & Co. To view this property please contact our Isle of Wight office on 01983 872335

Services and Heating

We are informed that the following mains services are connected to the existing property (subject to the conditions and stipulations of the relevant utility companies) electricity, gas, water and foul drainage. The heating system is provided by a gas-fired boiler via radiators, supplemented with Myson radiators. Services including foul drainage will need to be adapted and provided for any development or subdivision of the site.

The Isle of Wight, situated off the South Coast of England, is becoming an ever-more popular location for permanent and second homes. Made popular by Queen Victoria, who had her maritime residence at Osborne, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent; for Cowes Week; for its beautiful coastline including sandy beaches and The Needles; spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours. Sainsburys, Tesco, M&S, Waitrose, Lidl and Aldi all now have a presence as have many other national chains. Communication and transport links are excellent; regular car ferries connect with the national motorway network and fast catamarans have connections via Southampton and Portsmouth with direct trains to London Waterloo which can be reached within 2 hours of leaving the Island shore. Government-funded schools are numerous and independent schools (Ryde School and Priory School) thrive on the Island with some children attending prep and public schools on the mainland. Leisure opportunities abound - walking, riding, paragliding, hang-gliding, team sports, sailing, wind surfing and other water sports, rugby, football (Newport Football Club) cricket and golf clubs. Good transport links enable day trips to the shopping centres of West Quay, Southampton and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.


Ryde is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and has an array of fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, pubs, restaurants, a sea front promenade, marina, shops and entertainment. Ryde has 6 miles of beaches and shallow coastal waters which is ideal for swimming. Reaching almost half a mile, Ryde Pier is one of the oldest piers in the country. This is considered the gateway to Ryde as the Wightlink Catamaran operates from Portsmouth to the end of the pier and there is also a direct train from the pier through to Shanklin. To the East of Ryde there are the popular sailing villages which include, Seaview, St Helens and Bembridge. To the West of Ryde is Newport which is the main shopping district with many popular high street shops.