These dream homes for sale on the stunning Isle of Wight put the Med to shame
‘It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot,’ said Queen Victoria of her estate on the Isle of Wight. We quite agree – the area is absolutely stunning, with natural gorges, waterfalls, striking coastline and craggy cliffs. Not to mention that it’s home to some of the best beaches in the UK, including our favourite spot, Steephill Cove.
You won’t go hungry or thirsty here either, thanks to the local vineyards and breweries, ice cream makers, bakeries and award-winning restaurants – we suggest The Little Gloster in Gurnard.
Whether you’d rather step back in time with the island’s heritage steam train, or stay current with the local music festival, there’s a lot to keep residents occupied. Islanders working in Southampton or Portsmouth even enjoy a leisurely ferry commute to the office!
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Throw in the fact that the Isle of Wight has its own microclimate and enjoys more sunshine than the vast majority of the UK and you can start to appreciate why people love island life!
Homes here sell for an average of £233,477, with the county town of Newport the cheapest place to buy. If you too are after a quiet existence in a beautiful, friendly part of the world then check out our favourite homes for sale here…
Kingfisher Close, Newport
Here’s a fine family home within the popular Carisbrooke Park development in Newport, offering five bedrooms and spacious living accommodation.
Conveniently located for all levels of schooling and within easy access of Newport town centre, the home has also been extended by current vendors to provide a lounge, dining room, study, breakfast room, kitchen and WC on the ground floor with five double bedrooms and a modern bathroom at first-floor level. Well-kept gardens with flowers and shrubs are found at the front and rear of the house, while a driveway leads to a detached garage for secure parking.
On the market for £315,000 with Hose Rhodes Dickson
Seagrove Bay, Isle of Wight
If a home by the water with a beach at your fingertips is what you long for, then this attractive seaside abode should be right up your street. The beach at Seagrove Bay, with its boat-launching slipway and beautiful Priory Bay are both a short stroll away, as is Seaview Village with its Yacht Club, shops and restaurants. A sweet picket fence welcomes you into the property, where a wealth of period features can be found.
This home really retains its character with original skirting boards, wooden flooring, high ceilings, timber sash casement windows and an open fireplace that makes us yearn for cosy evenings at home. However, renovations have ensured that the home now benefits from a modern kitchen and three bathrooms. Five generous bedrooms are an offer, as well as a south-facing front balcony, paved terrace and an enclosed patio garden at the back of the property.
On the market for £550,000 with Spence Willard.
St Helens, Isle Of Wight
Like so many of the homes in this area, West Meades in St Helens has an incredible outdoor space that makes you want to die alfresco all year round. A comfortable, well-appointed three bedroom home, it was remodelled in 2008 to make the most of the available light and views to the south.
We’d say that mission’s been accomplished, for this gorgeous residence is drenched in natural light and is very aesthetically pleasing. Accommodation also benefits from a decked balcony and sophisticated underfloor heating, assisted by a modern solar panel system. If you like a country walk then this is the place for you!
On the market with Spence Willard for £600,000.
Sea House, Isle of Wight
Truly a beach house with a difference, this spectacular home occupies a stunning shoreside location and affords breathtaking views from almost every room, as well as offering residents direct beach access. Throw the doors open and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Solent lapping against the foreshore of Seagrove Bay!
We could waste many an hour here, gazing out to sea. Large families will delight in the huge ground floor reception room, which opens to a large elevated terrace and lawned gardens, in turn giving way to the sandy beach of Seagrove Bay.
Elsewhere, four bedrooms are to be found, three offering ensuite facilities and two of which have access to a full-length glazed balcony.
On the market with Hose Rhodes Dickson for £2,500,000.
Swains House, Isle of Wight
There aren’t many homes in the world that stand in quite such commanding positions as the eight-bedroom Swains House in Bembridge, which overlooks the eastern Solent and allows for direct private access to the beach.
Inside the home is just as grand as vast as you might expect, with a fabulous turning staircase and bi-folding doors that create a fluid indoor/outdoor living space. The mature gardens include a bowling green and garaging and extend to just over three acres, allowing plenty of space for a pool and tennis court, should you so desire.
Keen sailors will enjoy how all principal rooms look out over the water and offer good views of any goings on at Bembridge Sailing Club, one of the premier clubs on the Island.
On the market for £2,650,000 with Biles and Co.
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