This static houseboat on stilts is situated over Bembridge Harbour in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its nautical décor and wonderful views, this holiday property, with the owners conveniently located next door, is ideal for those wanting a seaside retreat. The fenced decking area around the front, back and one side of the house boat with table and chairs is great for watching the boats come in and out of this sheltered picturesque harbour. Just ½ mile away is a stone and pebble beach, with sand dunes and great views out over the Solent. The village of Bembridge offers a small host of shops, pubs and restaurants which have fresh local crab on the menu. The impressive Bembridge Lifeboat Station is situated at the end of a long pier at Lane End Beach, 1¾ miles, which is dog-friendly. Just over 1 mile away from the property is the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight. It was built around 1700 and it last operated in 1913, but still has most of its original machinery. There are many scenic walking routes including the National Trust area of Culver Down, 5 miles. Opposite Heyvon at St Helens Duver, there is National Trust land and also opposite the houseboat there is RSPB land for bird watchers. Other attractions to visit include Dinosaur Isle Museum, home to the island’s fossil and geological heritage, 6 miles. Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park, is 17 miles. The island can also be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Outdoor pursuits include cycling, riding, sailing, golf and fishing. Beach ½ mile. Shop ¾ mile, pub/restaurant ½ mile.
Property # 1922279