- Sought after waterfront location
- Stunning Solent views
- Huge roof terrace (786 sq.ft)
- Balcony and waterfront terrace
- Substantial duplex apartment
- Mooring buoy
- 5 double bedrooms
- Large living/dining room
- Chain free
- 360 virtual tour
A substantial duplex apartment situated in a sought after location on Cowes waterfront with stunning Solent views from the roof garden, balcony and waterfront terrace. Chain free.
Occupying a sought after, and rarely available, location on Cowes waterfront and offering superb Solent and harbour views from most rooms and all outside spaces. The views from the roof terrace are spectacular!
The building was totally refurbished in 2009, resulting in new electrical, plumbing and heating systems as well as the rooms being reconfigured to offer the most of the views and light. The waterfront terrace gives direct access to the water and with a mooring buoy currently allocated to Waterfront House at an annual charge of £69.74 per meter per annum (maximum 7m).
The apartment can either be accessed via a communal landing on the first floor to the open plan living/dining room, or by its own private entrance on the ground floor which opens to the large utility area with internal stairs to the first floor (see floorplan). Storage wouldn't be a problem as the apartment has an extensive basement area.
This stunning duplex apartment comes to the market chain free and early viewing is strongly advised.
Cowes is rich in nautical heritage and an international mecca for sailing, culminating in Cowes Week held in August each year. It has quick access to Southampton via the more modern Red Jet as well as many marinas and sailing clubs dotted along the seafront.
‘The Old Town’ is set on, and around, the High Street where you can find two supermarkets, many boutique shops, pubs and eateries. Historical Northwood House & Park hosts weddings, fairs, concerts and conferences with outside space to enjoy walks. The chain ferry, known locally as 'The Floaty', links Cowes to East Cowes where the Red Funnel car and passenger ferry to the mainland is situated.
Approaching The Property
Waterfront House is situated in the popular Old Town of Cowes and the duplex apartment is situated above an art gallery. As previously mentioned, Waterfront House has the benefit of two entrances, one on the ground floor with a door opening to the large utility area and the more formal entrance (on the first floor) is via a separate communal door on the ground floor with stairs leading up to the first floor landing. From here is a further flight of stairs up to the roof terrace, this is the entrance for the roof terrace and PANORAMIC HARBOUR VIEWS!
Access is via the rear door and opening into a large tiled lobby with storage and space for outdoor paraphernalia, there is a staircase leading up to the first floor, doors to the outside lower terrace and a further passageway. Off this corridor is a second kitchen and utility area which is a huge bonus when entertaining on the large waterfront terrace. This room has a range of cupboards with a work surface over the integral fridge and dishwasher and space/plumbing for washing machine and dryer. In addition, on this floor, there is a cloakroom, a fully tiled wet room and two incredibly bright spacious double bedrooms (one with built in wardrobes) and amazing Solent views that can be enjoyed from bed.
A huge basement (approximately 393sq.feet) is an ideal storeroom for bikes and any sort of watersport equipment: paddle boards, kayaks etc. The entrance is via the lower waterfront terrace and this area also gives you immediate access onto the water itself.
A smart communal stairwell (shared with one other apartment) leads to the first floor landing and the main entrance door to Waterfront House. This opens to a stunning open plan sitting/dining room with direct views over the Solent. Two sets of tri-fold doors open onto the decked balcony, again with great views. An electric awning opens to cover the entire balcony which provides shade as well as protection from the elements. There's also a wall mounted heater to extend the use of the balcony on chilly evenings.
Leading off this very generous sized room, which is a fabulous entertaining space, is a superbly fitted kitchen with a comprehensive range of base and wall units, fitted with integral AEG appliances including a fan oven, a microwave/combi oven and a dishwasher in addition to the Neff six ring gas hob with Neff extractor. The island has more storage cupboards and dual wine fridges beneath the black granite work surface, which is replicated around the rest of the kitchen. There is a freestanding AEG American style fridge freezer within the cream wooden 'shaker' style units.
Also spreading out from the spacious reception room are two airy and bright double bedrooms complete with ensuite shower rooms and built in wardrobes.
A further bedroom, which is extremely versatile and could be adapted into another reception room, has access to the ground floor entrance and is currently a study. There are two double built in wardrobes within this space and direct access into the large fully tiled bathroom with jacuzzi bath and very large walk in shower.
The large roof terrace (approx 775sq.ft) offers outstanding views of Cowes harbour and the Solent beyond. Accessed via a private staircase from the communal first floor landing and served by power, water and lighting, with a stainless steel balustrade and glazed panels surrounding it on 3 sides. The roof terrace is a great place to entertain and gets full exposure to the sun throughout the day and there are few places with equal vistas in Cowes.
Tenure: Leasehold remainder of 999 years from 2009
Council tax band: E
Gas central heating