An exceptional Bembridge house in a commanding position overlooking the eastern Solent and the sailing activities of Bembridge Sailing Club. Direct private access onto the beach and far-reaching sea views.
Swains House is an exceptional property with one of the very best sea views from any house in the renowned sailing village of Bembridge, at the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight, in a commanding position overlooking the eastern approaches to Spithead and the English Channel. There are excellent connections to the Isle of Wight by ferry, rail and by motorway (A3M to Portsmouth and M3 to Southampton).
The property is an ideal permanent base or second home. The grounds and mature gardens include a long-established Bowling Green/croquet lawn. They are of a sufficient size for a tennis court and swimming pool.
The accommodation is extensive and adaptable, and includes four principal reception rooms, 8 bedrooms in all, 3 existing bathrooms and plumbing and space for 2 more. The house is within walking distance of the village, with its convenient and extensive facilities. There is a private aerodrome on the outskirts of the village.
The principal rooms of the house look out over the Solent and the activities of Bembridge Sailing Club established in 1886 and one of the premier clubs on the Island.
The formal gardens lie to the south, east and west of the house, and comprise several lawns, including an old croquet lawn, surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. To the east is a bowling green, standing above a small cliff which descends, via rocky steps, to a small bog garden, where there is a cascade of water running through the garden from top to bottom, encompassing several ponds. There are palm trees, and other exotic shrubs; rocky steps through the garden lead to a gate opening directly onto the beach.
The grounds to the west are terraced, with a formal lawned orchard avenue, a vine and a kitchen garden.
The outbuildings lie to the north and east of the house and comprise outhouses, garages with a workshop, a boat store, potting sheds and a greenhouse. There is some potential for the conversion of the principal outbuilding to additional accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 3.04