Lowenva

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  • TypeBungalow
  • LocationSt. Marys
  • Price £395,000
  • Bedrooms3

Property Overview

FORMERLY THE HOLIDAY HOME OF PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON, AND NOW ON THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIXTY YEARS, LOWENVA IS A DETACHED BUNGALOW EXCELLENTLY LOCATED IN AN ELEVATED POSITION ON THE EDGE OF HUGH TOWN. THE HOUSE, WHICH IS NOW IN NEED OF MODERNISATION THROUGHOUT, ENJOYS EXCELLENT NATURAL LIGHT AND OCCUPIES A SUBSTANTIAL PLOT, WITH SEA VIEWS FROM THE GARDENS.

The accommodation comprises reception hall, lounge, kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom. Outside: Gardens on all sides. PRICE REDUCED

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  • TypeBungalow
  • LocationSt. Marys
  • Price£395,000
  • Bedrooms3

Full Description

DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION

Lowenva is situated in an elevated position on Church Road, just 500m from Hugh Town, the tiny “capital” of St Mary’s with its shops, schools, banks, Post Office, harbour and many other amenities. 

Formerly the holiday home of Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and until recently the island home of his late widow, Lady Wilson, Lowenva was built for the family in 1959. It is of cavity block construction, having Reformite stone exterior, and a pitched shingle roof.

Although the house does not enjoy sea views, the large lawned garden does. However, a modest extension out towards Church Road, would afford sea views, subject to the necessary consents. 

The property generally enjoys excellent natural light levels, catching the sun all day. It is now in need of modernisation throughout, with potential for conversion of the roofspace to extend the accommodation – a perfect blank canvas to create a bespoke home.
 
Viewing recommended.


ACCOMMODATION

Dimensions are approximate. The condition and operation of appliances or services referred to have not been tested by Sibleys Island Homes and should be checked by prospective purchasers.

The property is approached via a private road leading on to Church Road. Gated path to front door opening into:

RECEPTION HALL, L-shaped, having coats cupboard. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Loft hatch to large attic space. Doors to all the main rooms:

LOUNGE  4.80m x 3.37m
A bright, well-proportioned room, with picture window looking across to the airport. Serving hatch from kitchen.

KITCHEN  3.77m x 2.75m max, 1.87m min
A dated kitchen, having large double drainer sink unit, and a range of wall and base units. Fitted double storage cupboard. LARDER CUPBOARD. View across to the golf club and Harry’s Walls. Serving hatch to lounge. 

BEDROOM ONE  4.06m x 3.39m
A bright, dual-aspect room, overlooking the front garden. Built-in double wardrobe.

BEDROOM TWO  3.05m x 2.73m
A bright, dual-aspect room with two single wardrobes built-in.

BEDROOM THREE  3.39m x 2.30m

BATHROOM  1.98m x 1.77m
Fitted with a panelled bath having Mira electric shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled wc. Mechanical and natural ventilation.


OUTSIDE

Lowenva has gardens on all sides, laid to lawn, extending approximately 0.18 acres. Two sides are bounded by well-tended Pittosporum hedges, whilst the road frontages have granite walls and are screened by mature Agapanthus and Hydrangea beds.

Within the garden is a modest garden shed.
 

SERVICES
We understand that Telecom, mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage are all connected to the property. 

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Council of the Isles of Scilly, Town Hall, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LW. Tel: 01720 422537.

The property is assessed for Council Tax under Band “F”, under reference 10697, having a charge for the 2018 / 2019 year of £2,063.04. In addition, water is charged at the current rate.

TENURE
We understand the property is owned freehold. NOTE
Applicants are requested to make appointments to view and conduct negotiations through the Agents. No responsibility can be accepted for any expense incurred by fruitless journeys. Sibleys Island Homes for themselves and for the vendors or lessees of this property whose agents they are give notice that:
  • the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract;
  • all descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and all other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them;
  • no person in the employment of Sibleys Island Homes has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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