This is a truly magnificent coastal residence offering extensive living accommodation and stunning views from its commanding hilltop position within walking distance of Yarmouth.

Constructed for the infamous Pearson naval family around 1780, Westhill House is an impressive and substantial property which delivers wonderful Solent views to the north and country views to the south.

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The house has been extended over the years and has benefitted from a later extension which has created a fabulous octagonal turret viewing room with 360-degree windows, providing panoramic views across The Solent and most of the West Wight.

The property is nestled in extensive gardens and grounds including a large driveway that provides off-road parking.

Isle of Wight County Press: The spacious reception rooms have many period features.The spacious reception rooms have many period features.

The property has delightful exterior period features including the veranda, canopy and bay windows.

Inside the dual-aspect drawing room is a magnificent embossed and patterned ceiling, wood flooring and a charming fireplace with a log-burner, as well as French doors to the veranda and wraparound terrace.

A similarly impressive ceiling can be found in the elegant dining room with its ornate fireplace and doors to the garden.

The triple-aspect main sitting room delivers impressive proportions and there is a room leading off which it is understood to have been designed for a band to play during formal events.

Westhill House comprises of incredibly spacious and flexible living accommodation, with the principal rooms benefitting from intricate ceiling cornices, large French doors with original stippled glass and imposing oversized windows.

The ground floor rooms all have high ceilings and many of the original features can be seen around the property, including a cantilever staircase and a useful cellar.

There is an annexe/apartment which has its own full-sized kitchen and would be perfect as guest accommodation, holiday letting potential or for extended family.

Isle of Wight County Press: The stylish kitchen/breakfast room.The stylish kitchen/breakfast room.

The main kitchen/breakfast room includes bespoke modern units housing various appliances, a seating area, and a bay with French doors to the terrace with fine views over the large formal grounds.

There is also a utility room, cloakroom, and a gym.

Upstairs, there are five en-suite bedrooms including an impressive master with a quality fitted dressing room, fabulous bathroom, and balcony with steps to the formal gardens.

The second floor has a viewing tower room with windows offering 360 degree coastal and country views.

There is a raised terrace for dining and entertaining leading to formal sweeping lawns with a pond and trees leading to woodland, a wildlife pond as well as a path to the nearby Fort Victoria beach.

Outside, this coastal plot extends to just over an acre and has formal lawns, woodland and bedding. There is ample parking, garaging and a workshop.

Nearby Yarmouth is a pleasant harbour town with regular ferries to the mainland, plus a selection of locally-owned shops and pubs and attractions including the English Heritage-managed Yarmouth Castle.

There are also pleasant coastal walks nearby, or you could stroll up Tennyson Down to the monument erected for the Isle of Wight's most famous poet laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, or visit his former home at Farringford House.


LOCATION: Yarmouth


PRICE: £1,569,000

AGENT: Spence Willard

TEL: 01983 761005


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