- Substantial Historic Property
- 5 Bedrooms Over 3 Floors
- Private Garden
- General Modernisation Required
- Basement/Cellar Rooms
- Many Lovely Features
– Substantial Historic Grade II Listed Property
– Sought After Location in Bonchurch
– Direct access to the bottom of Shore Road onto the Coastal Path
– Private Garden and Large Communal Grounds
– General Modernisation Required
– Basement/Cellar Rooms
A hidden gem in the quintessential coastal village of Bonchurch, well known for its literary connections. Grade II listed, 2 Undermount is approached via an impressive stone tunnel, hewed through a rock outcrop of the Undercliff; rumoured to be created to provide Queen Victoria with a grand entrance if she was to visit. The cottage itself is steeped in history, originally a farmhouse occupied the site. Sir and Lady Pringle; Lady in Waiting to the forementioned queen, bought the property in 1851 when it was rebuilt and improved. The charming 5 bed property is packed with some wonderful architectural details reflective of the period, such as: Minton Victorian tiles, mullion windows, stain glass windows, original solid wood staircase. These features would be further enhanced by some sympathetic refurbishment. The gardens are charming, each property having a private garden which opens up onto a large communal lawed area, surround with mature trees and shrubs and the distant sound of crashing waves. To the rear of the grounds meandering steps lead down to Shore Road and onto the beach between Horseshoe Bay and Monks Bay.
ENTRANCE HALL 14′ 6" x 13′ 8" (4.42m x 4.17m) An impressive entrance façade with unusual lanterned windows and attractive glazed arched doors,opening into:
A grand and spacious entrance hall which enjoys high ornate ceilings, decorative Minton tiled floor and large impressive wooden fireplace with stove. Doors to: Cloakroom, down to Basement and through to Inner Hall.
KITCHEN / SITTING ROOM Currently arranged as an inner hallway, Kitchen and Sitting Room, possibly partitioned into this arrangement in recent years. This layout may benefit from rearranging to give a more open plan living subject to any planning requirements.
Inner Hallway with doors leading into both:
KITCHEN 12’6 x 9’11 – Fitted with a range of base units and matching wall cupboards. Single stainless steel sink unit along with plumbing for automatic washing machine. Built in oven and hob over. Space for upright fridge and freezer units. Double radiator. Glazed door leads into:
SITTING ROOM 17′ x 13’7 – A large attractive room with fireplace, again benefitting from the proportions indicative of this age of property,high ceilings with period detailing, an unusual and attractive feature within this room is a box bay window which incorporates double doors opening onto the pretty gardens. The ceiling of the bay is wood lined and intricately carved and detailed.
FIRST FLOOR Wide ornate carved wooden stairs give a feeling of grandeur as it leads to the first floor. The spacious landing is lit by a large impressive stained glass window located on the half landing, the window is decorated with flower emblems and wording scrolls, leaded and set into an impressive stone mullion window. As in the grand entrance the ceiling is high and elaborately deocrated.
3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, BATHROOM and SHOWER ROOM are located on this floor. The rear bedrooms enjoy views across the pretty gardens and may have sea glimpses in the winter months.
BED 1 – 14’2 x 13’10
BED 2 – 17’7 x 10’6
BED 3 – 13’10 x 12’6
SECOND FLOOR A wooden stairway leads from the rear of the first floor landing to the second floor.
A STUDY AND 2 FURTHER ATTIC BEDROOMS are located on this floor. The attic space is spacious and quirky with some interesting period details. The study overlooks the garden and enjoys a very pretty arched window.
STUDY – 22’0 x 13’5
BED 4 – 20′ x 7′
BED 5 – 14’4 x 13’6
BASEMENT Door into under stairs cupboard and steps down to basement and a suite of open store/workrooms.
HEATING The Vaillant gas fired boiler is located in the cupboard in the hall.
OUTSIDE The gardens at Undermount are a joy. To the fore of the property and surrounding the unusual and impressive tunnel the area is mostly wooded with a sunken path giving access through the grounds at an adjacent house onto the coastal footpath. The drive provides parking outside the property. Each property has a private area of garden to the rear of the property, which is lawned with well planted screening. This opens onto a large communal garden with numerous mature trees and well planted deep border, reminiscent of gardens at Grand period property. To the rear of the garden is a winding path which leads to Shore road and gives access onto the coastal path and the rugged beaches of the South Wight.
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