Barton Estate, Whippingham - Price on Application SSTC
Originally forming part of the Barton Manor Estate before being purchased by Queen Victoria in 1845, this former Gamekeepers lodge steeped in history and brimming with charm sits within 28 acres of stunning woodland and significant water frontage overlooking Palmers Brook. Viewings are strictly by appointment only.
- Rare Opportunity
- Coastal Location
- Stunning Sea and Countryside Views
Originally forming part of the Barton Manor Estate before being purchased by Queen Victoria in 1845, this former Gamekeepers lodge steeped in history and brimming with charm sits within 28 acres of stunning woodland and significant water frontage overlooking Palmers Brook.
Kings Quay Cottage is understood to have been built in 1862 and extended for the personal use of Queen Victoria in 1867 to provide a private office in the North wing as well as accommodation for her Lady in waiting. The private office has changed very little and enjoys stunning Solent views from the large picture bay window.
Constructed of brick and part tiled hung elevations beneath a slated roof. The property is situated at the end of a private lane flanked by woodland extending from Cliff Copse down to Palmers Brook ( see attached plan) designated SSSI area homing an abundance of wildlife and enjoying a stunning coastline.
Palmers Brook is a small inlet found on the North side of the Island between the River Medina and Wootton Creek. The Islands principle town of Newport is within a 20 minute drive. Local amenities can be accessed by the nearby town of East Cowes with mainland ferry links.
ENTRANCE PORCH Slated storm porch with bench. Part glazed front door to:
ENTRANCE HALL Engineered oak flooring. Cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine, window to rear elevation giving sea views. Radiator. Staircase to first floor landing.
LIVING ROOM 14' 1" x 12' 4" (4.29m x 3.76m) To the front and side aspects are original sash windows with views to the woodland and Solent. Dual fuel stove inset a fireplace made from recycled stone from the original sea wall. Victorian panelled feature ceiling. Engineered Oak flooring. Radiator. Opening to:
CONSERVATORY 18' 10" x 12' 4" (5.74m x 3.76m) Architecturally designed Conservatory, designed to take full advantage of the far reaching sea views across the Solent to the Spinnaker Tower. Laminate flooring. Doors leading to the rear garden and woodland.
DINING ROOM 13' 0" x 12' 2" (3.96m x 3.71m) Original windows to front and side elevations. Engineered oak flooring, oil-fired Rayburn. Storage cupboard. Radiator. Door to:
KITCHEN 13' 0" x 6' 6" (3.96m x 1.98m) A range of wall, floor and drawer units with worktops over. Integral Neff oven, microwave and hob. Built in dishwasher. Ceramic Butler sink. Original sash, windows to rear aspect giving sea views. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to:
INNER HALLWAY Forming the connection between the main house and Queen Victoria's North Wing. Casement windows to front elevation. Part glazed door to the side garden. Ceramic tiled flooring. Door to:
BATHROOM Comprising a panelled bath with shower over. Hand basin and WC. Radiator. High level arched feature original windows. Original ceiling plaster detail. Electrical consumer unit.
SECOND ENTRANCE This second entrance was said to be Queen Victoria's personal entrance to access her office. Slated storm porch with a large part glazed Victorian door complete with original embossed door handle.
BEDROOM 3 8' 5" x 8' 4" (2.57m x 2.54m) Said to be the sitting room of a former lady in waiting. A double room with casement windows to side elevation. Radiator. Fireplace.
QUEEN VICTORIA´S STUDY 14' 0" x 10' 5" (4.27m x 3.18m) With many original features still present including a large, picture bay window that allows far reaching Solent and countryside views. Original ceiling plaster detail that mimics similar designs seen at Osborne House. Dual fuel stove inset a fireplace with marble surround.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Original sash windows to the rear aspect giving sea views. Porthole style feature window to the front elevation. Wooden balustrade and spindles.
BATHROOM Comprising; shower enclosure, hand basin, bidet and WC. Sea views can be seen through original sash windows to rear aspect. Airing cupboard housing Hot Water Cylinder. Radiator.
BEDROOM 2 13' 0" x 10' 8" (3.96m x 3.25m) A double bedroom with original casement windows to front elevation. Built in cupboard. Radiator.
BEDROOM 1 14' 1" x 12' 3" (4.29m x 3.73m) A double bedroom with built in wardrobes, drawers and a cupboard. Triple aspect with a modern double-glazed window to rear giving sea views to Portsmouth and beyond. An original sash window to the side elevation enjoying views of the surrounding woodland. Original sash window to front elevation. Radiator.
Door from First Floor Landing with stairs leading to:
ATTIC ROOM 14' 3" x 12' 8" (4.34m x 3.86m) Previously used as two bedrooms. Original sash window to front and back elevations, enjoying a higher viewpoint of the sea. Rooms to the front and rear separated by the chimney breast. Ceiling panelling. Two radiators.
OUTSIDE The property and land are accessed via a private lane that is flanked by the land. The gravel driveway leads not only to the house but to garages and various outbuildings. Gravel pathways lead to both the main entrance and Queen Victoria's entrance and the lawn wraps around the house.
GARDEN STUDIO Windows to front with sea views. At the back of the studio is a unit housing the water tanks and pumps. Power and light.
GARDENS Trees line the immediate garden and across the acres of land. The sea and beach can be viewed and accessed from here along with the woodland, walks and outbuildings.
SERVICES Oil central heating, private water system, private drainage with septic tank.