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Altofts Gardens, Ventnor


7 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Ventnor

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  • Imposing Detached Villa
  • Stunning Sea Views
  • South Facing Terrace
  • 6 Bedrooms, 2 Reception Rooms
  • Walking Distance of Town Centre
  • Access to Parking within Private Road

Enjoying an elevated position within the coastal town of Ventnor, Sterlings is a striking and substantial property. Constructed in approx. 1888 this imposing home was named after the Victorian essayist John Sterling and has echoes of Italian gothic influences. The property is sizeable with up to 6 bedrooms and 2 receptions, including an impressive first floor dining hall and many character period details such as interesting windows and usual door latches. Rooms on the south side of the house enjoy far reaching views across the seaside town of Ventnor and to the English Channel beyond. There is a south facing garden to the rear with terrace from which the views can be enjoyed. The potential within the property is huge, it could provide a large family home, a sizeable coastal holiday home or as it previously was run a boutique bed and breakfast.

The property is a short walk into the bustling Victorian seaside town of Ventnor with its coastal walks and rugged shoreline, which has a good range of shops, from well-known supermarket brands to locally owned artesian stores, there are numerous good eateries and the harbour and delightful bay below the town.


GROUND FLOOR A wooden front door in to: 

PORCH with door front garden which is paved with planting. Door to  

LOBBY giving access to the property and out onto the rear garden, a useful space for kicking off coats and shoes. Door to glazed potting area.  


FRONT DOOR into inner hallway, storage cupboard and doors off to; 

MORNING ROOM A well placed second reception room with window into conservatory. Cupboard. Radiator. 

SITTING ROOM A large room to the rear of the house, adjoining the morning room. Attractive fireplace. Window and glazed doors into Conservatory and out onto rear garden. Radiator. Door into  

CONSERVATORY Glazed with doors out into the garden, onto paved terrace. The garden is lawned and surrounded with planting and shrubs. To the rear of the garden is a raised area from which to enjoy the Channel views.  

Door from hallway into: 

BUTLER'S PANTRY Window to side. An ideal room to use as a study or home office handily located in the centre of the house. 

KITCHEN Shuttered windows to front looking out to St Boniface Down. The Kitchen is fitted with a range of wooden wall and base units with work surface over and inset sink. A gas Rayburn to the fireplace is used for cooking and provides hot water via an immersion tank located in the first floor bathroom and central heating. Freestanding oven. Door to under stairs cupboard which provides useful pantry / storage space. A dumb waiter services the first floor Dining room. Doors off to; 

UTILITY ROOM with space and plumbing for washing machine, window to front. Door to; Cloak room window to front, WC. Radiator. 

Walk through room with space for a fridge freezer and storage area. Door to; 

DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM Obscured glazed window to side, bath, basin (light / shaver point over), WC. Radiator.  

Door from kitchen into lobby, stairs to first floor. Radiator. Door to 


Wooden balustrade stairs lead to the first floor landing. Door to; 

DINING ROOM A stunning double height room with beams to the ceiling and large windows looking North on to the imposing St Boniface Downs. A dumb waiter services the dining room from the Kitchen below. This room was formerly known as the painting room as it enjoys the North light. This room has a coal cupboard fireplace. 

A door from the landing leads into an inner hallway with doors off to: 

CLOAKROOM WC and basin. Window to side 

BEDROOM 2 A double bedroom with dual aspect windows, enjoying super views across the town to the English Channel beyond. Radiator. 

BEDROOM 1 1 A double bedroom with dual aspect windows, enjoying super views across the town to the English Channel beyond. Cupboard and built in shelving. Radiator. 

BEDROOM 3 A double bedroom, currently used as a dressing room. Window enjoying sea views. Radiator. 

BEDROOM 7/ STUDY A single bedroom which may be better suited to a study. Window to side.  

SHOWER ROOM Windows to front, basin, radiator. Airing cupboard fitted with shelving and housing the hot water immersion tank. Door to: WC, window to front, radiator. 


Wooden balustrade stairs lead to the second floor landing with door to large loft space. Door to landing with doors off to;  

BEDROOM 4 A double room with windows to side and front, enjoying the super views across the Channel 

BEDROOM 5 A double room with window to front enjoying sea views. Ladder steps up to loft space. Small fireplace. 

BEDROOM 6 A double room with window to front with sea views. Fireplace 

BATHROOM bath with shower over, basin and WC. Fan heater. Door to fire escape to outdoor fitted ladder.  

KITCHENETTE/UTILITY Windows to front. Fireplace. This room has been fitted with some kitchen units and a washing machine, ideal for the occupants of bedrooms on the top floor.  

ATTIC SPACE Ladder steps lead to a large loft space ideal for storage. 

OUTSIDE A small paved terrace at the front of the property provides a space to plant and enjoy sitting out.

To the rear of the property, the Conservatory leads onto a south facing paved terrace with pergola over and out into a lawned garden which is surrounded with fragrant planting lining, a gravelled path which leads to the rear of the garden where there is a gravelled seating area and raised platform from where the views can be enjoyed.

TENURE Freehold 

SERVICES Mains electric, gas, water and drainage. 



Property Ref: 59637_101276032614


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