TOWER House is an imposing period coastal home with stunning southerly sea views, which provides spacious refurbished and versatile accommodation, part of which could serve as a self-contained apartment.

This fine detached house was built in 1864 in an elevated position and was thought to have been built for a wealthy sea captain so his wife could view his ship on its return passage as it passed on its approach to Portsmouth.

The property has undergone extensive and sympathetic restoration by the current owners, resulting in a high-quality home with extensive characterful features and excellently proportioned principal rooms.

The front door at Tower House has stained glass panels, while the drawing room is an elegant room with a wide bay window, stripped wooden floors, a high ceiling with decorative coving and period fireplace with an ornate surround.

The dual-aspect kitchen/dining room has sea views and access to the courtyard. It’s fitted with a range of built-in cupboards with silestone worksurfaces, inset sink unit with mixer tap and space for a range cooker and fridge/freezer.

The ground floor also includes a utility room, cloakroom and a snug with extensive built-in book shelving and partially glazed door providing side access leading to a raised terrace.

The first floor has sea views from the landing, while the master bedroom has a wide south-facing bay window with panoramic views over Ventnor and the English Channel, plus an en-suite bathroom with a roll top bath.

There are two further double bedrooms on this floor, one of which has an en-suite shower room and dressing room.

The second floor can either be accessed via an internal staircase from the first floor landing or independently with its own access from the rear, so this floor could be used as a self-contained apartment or holiday let.

It has a breakfast room with a sink unit and space for a fridge, two double or twin bedrooms with sea views, a separate cloakroom with a W.C. and wash basin and a bathroom with a roll-top bath, wash-basin set in a vanity unit and part-glazed door leading to a terrace from which the sea views can be enjoyed.

Finally, the third floor tower room is a triple-aspect space from which truly distant and panoramic views can be enjoyed with access to an adjacent terrace.

Outside, there is a tarmac drive with potential to park up to two small cars, with steps leading up to a terrace with sea views. There are are two stores with vaulted brick ceilings, one of which has a window and space for a dryer or other appliances. There is a small front terrace and further small decked terrace to the side.

Spence Willard: £675,000.