Wonderful accommodation, fabulous views and minutes from the town and sea front, this amazing house has it all. The perfect location to enjoy brisk walks and cosy country pubs - no more winter blues!
The elegant accommodation combining a mix of period and contemporary style is arranged over a ground and 4 upper floors connected by a magnificent spiral staircase.
The spacious entrance reception is a perfect for entertaining and leads to a sitting room with comfortable seating for 10 and access to the rear patio.
The formal dining room on the first floor has a beautiful period fireplace, wooden floors and seats 10.
The well planned and fully equipped kitchen has ample work space for extensive cooking and seating for 8.
The 5 double bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and can be arranged with either king size double or twin single beds or a mix of both. Quality linen and bath towels and fitted wardrobes providing ample storage space.
The 3 fully tiled en-suite shower rooms have large vanity mirrors,lighting and shaver points. The massive family bathroom has a roll top bath, separate shower and twin hand basins and shares the same landing as bedroom 3 offering private use if prefered.
Bedroom 3 is the master bedroom with a balcony offering awe inspiring views over Cowes harbour and the Solent.
Outside, the vehicle hardstand has parking for one car and security point for cycles. Parking for up to 3 additional cars is available on request.
The west facing walled patio garden has dining table, chairs, awning and barbecue with seating for 10. Wonderful for alfresco dining.
The top floor landing has a 'ship's ladder' leading to a roof lobby and the 'crow's nest' roof terrace. The terrace provides spectacular views of the Solent as far as the mainland and up the River Medina to the south downs.
18 Castle Road enjoys a superb position in a quiet location overlooking the town of Cowes. Everything is close by, the Redjet high speed passenger ferry, sea front, shops, restaurants and marina are all just a few minutes walk away. Cliffhanger is the ideal base for holiday makers, yachtsmen or corporate guests. It's prime position close to the seafront offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy year round activity in the harbour and Solent with unrivalled views of cruise liners and other shipping as they pass Cowes. The yacht marina and famous yacht clubs, such as the Royal Yacht Squadron and Royal Ocean Racing Club, are a short walk.
Osborne House, home to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, is open all year round in East Cowes. Carisbrooke Castle, where Charles I was imprisoned is outside Newport, the capital of the island.
For nature lovers, New Town Creek Nature Reserve and the surrounding coastal walks offer visitors the chance to see many different birds and insect species. Further afield, there is the monastery of Quarr Abbey; the Garlic Farm, known for its garlic remedies; Yarmouth Castle, built by Henry VII to protect the Solent against the French and the Needles Battery, built in the mid 18th century.
Being situated in such a central location a car is not necessary and if one wants to visit other parts of the island car and cycle hire are available in the town. At any time of the year Cliffhanger offers an ideal destination. Guests can enjoy year round sailing, mountain biking, golf, walking, country sports and other recreational pursuits.
This charming period house is immaculate. The bathrooms and kitchen are of a very high standard and luxury carpets are fitted throughout except for the ground floor which is tiled, with under-floor heating. The kitchen is also tiled with under-floor heating and new kitchen units, appliances and oak worktops. The elderly, infirm and children are all most welcome but as the accommodation is over 5 floors and the rear patio is terraced we ask visitors to sign a disclaimer.
Pets are welcome too providing they are kept on the ground floor and kitchen. Dogs can be exercised in Northwood Park at the back of the house where there are also tennis courts, children's play area and magnificent Turkey Oak trees.