The White Villa sits high above the beach at Shanklin with direct access onto the exclusive East Cliff Walk. From this highly desirable location the house enjoys uninterrupted sea and coast views and towards Brighton on a clear day. Very few properties have this stunning outlook and the owners of The White Villa have designed their home to really maxmise this aspect. There is a first floor sun terrace which runs the full width of the property and a conservatory style reception room below which also spans the width of the house with its wall of huge windows. The property is Victorian and retains some lovely original features whilst having been brought right up to date to provide a contemporary & luxurious lifestyle.
It is just a 10 minute walk to the town centre and the railway station. Shanklin Theatre and many restaurants are a similar distance away. Shanklin Bay has sailing, deep sea fishing and rowing clubs and probably the best children and adult activities on the island. Shanklin is definitely one of the most picturesque towns in the UK which is why the locals decided to make use of it and turn it into a popular seaside resort. The houses in the centre of Shanklin are absolutely amazing, it almost feels like you’re in a fairytale. However, the story is different on the seafront – The UK's BEST clean, sandy beaches and numerous water sport activities for all generations. There is even a golf court installed near the beach! Tourists also like to visit the so-called Shanklin Chine – amazing gorge with marked paths which over night becomes magical thanks to colorful lights set throughout the gorge.
Shanklin Bay has sailing, deep sea fishing and rowing clubs and probably the best children and adult activities on the island, with long sandy beaches and blue sea which has become increasingly popular with the surfing community as an alternative to Cornwall. The beach also has a blue flag award.
24' 0'' x 15' 0'' (7.31m x 4.57m)
From the Porch with exterior electric lantern lights, leaded light and stained glass windows. Double doors lead into the entrance hall with elegant staircase to first floor. Whitewashed floorboards throughout most of the house, giving a spacious light and luminous feel. Ornate ceiling rose, dado rail and radiator. Opening to inner hall and further rooms.
36' 0'' x 18' 0'' (10.96m x 5.48m)
Divided into three parts with the living room and bar leading through an original archway to a conservatory space beyond. There are ceiling roses, dado rails and three radiators, with feature fireplace.
36' 0'' x 16' 0'' (10.96m x 4.87m)
Running the width of the property with a wall of windows to the fabulous sea views, among the best on the Island, and double sliding patio doors to the garden and terrace. At one end of the conservatory, a large opening takes you through to the dining room.
23' 9'' x 12' 8'' (7.23m x 3.86m)
Situated at one end of the house with access to the kitchen and bar area, again having the fabulous sea views.
25' 0'' x 15' 0'' (7.61m x 4.57m)
A stunning fitted kitchen with white base and wall units with soft closing drawers and doors and solid black Star Galaxy granite worktops. Central island unit, space with gas and electric for very large range type cooker with built-in extractor above, butler sink with mixer tap and granite drainer, built-in dishwasher, inset ceiling lights. High level windows to side and further fully glazed door to useful enclosed courtyard garden. The kitchen can also be accessed from the rear utility room.
12' 5'' x 9' 3'' (3.78m x 2.82m)
Windows to front, door to sitting room.
Also on the Ground Floor:
Study: 9'1 x 6'0
Separate w.c. and wash basin: 7'1 x 5'6
Bedroom with en-suite shower room: 12'8 x 10'5
Utility/laundry room with plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer: 10'11 x 9'11
Ironing/sewing room: 10'7 x 9'9
Boiler room: 12'5 x 6'6
Ground Floor THREE ROOM ANNEX with shower room with w.c. and wash basin.
Also a door to a useful large pantry and store room: 22'00 x 9'0(max) which reconnects with the kitchen and has two further doors to the courtyard and side garden.
On the first floor:
Split level landing with views through to the sea and roof terrace. There are three bedrooms to the south-facing front of the property - all of these have en-suites and two have direct access via glazed double doors and the third via a glazed single door onto the stunning roof terrace with superb sea views.
MASTER BEDROOM: 16'9 x 13'4 with en-suite & dressing room room
Wonderful south facing sea views through the large glazed double doors to roof terrace.
EN-SUITE: 13'4 x 6'0 (max)
Luxurious bathroom with free-standing claw foot bath, very large power shower with marble wall and glass on three sides. Concealed fittings. W.C. Heated towel rail-radiator.
From en-suite, door to:
DRESSING ROOM: 13'4 x 8'3
A room with doors from landing and en-suite bathroom.
BEDROOM TWO: 16'4 (into bay) x 14'6 (max)
Another large bedroom with fabulous sea views. Large glazed double doors to roof terrace.
EN-SUITE: Shower, pedestal wash basin, w.c.
BEDROOM THREE: 13'0 x 10'10
Windows and glazed door to roof terrace with stunning sea views. Radiator.
EN-SUITE: shower, w.c. and wash basin.
ROOF TERRACE: 36'0 x 8'3
Fantastic sea views, plenty of space for sun-bathing, entertaining etc. There is a further very large sun deck to the side of this terrace.
BEDROOM FOUR: 15'8 x 11'4
With side window sea views.
EN-SUITE: shower, wash basin & w.c.
BEDROOM FIVE: 14'0 x 11'0
With EN-SUITE shower, wash basin and w.c.
BEDROOM SIX: 12'9 x 7'4
With EN-SUITE shower, wash basin and w.c.
Upper Floor Annex:
BEDROOM with dressing room and en-suite shower room, w.c., wash hand basin.
LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM, SEPARATE BATHROOM AND W.C.
This accommodation would be ideal for family members or perhaps for live in staff. There are outside stairs down to the courtyard below.
There are beautifully maintained areas of garden all round the property and on the south side wonderful sea views can be enjoyed from the terrace and lawn. A gate with white pillars leads you out to the cliff path from where there are a choice of walking routes, plus the handy Shanklin lift, taking you directly to the glorious white sandy beach below. At the front is ample parking and space for boats and a garage which means a large number of vehicles can be accommodated.