The lovely views of Cowes from the large deck at 3 Baring Drive, Cowes.
Agent...Watson Bull and Porter
WHEN taking in the sea air and admiring a wide sail-dotted Solent panorama from a long, elevated deck at Cowes you could almost feel as if you were on board ship.
However, the decking stretches about 40ft or so across the back and along one side of a lovely light-filled three-bedroom home in a wonderful spot off prestigious Baring Road.
Tucked-away, 3 Baring Drive has magnificent views across the famous waters and its large deck provides fantastic outside space where the owners eat, relax and spend most of their time in summer.
Added by the owners, who also substantially extended the detached 1960s property after buying it 16 years ago, the deck created an extra dimension enabling them to make the most of the glorious views.
Double doors can be opened to the deck from the airy 21ft-long kitchen letting sea breezes waft in and the lovely lofty-ceilinged sun room, another addition used for dining, also has deck access.
Extensive glazing right across the back of home — in a bedroom, the kitchen, spacious living room and sun room — provide glorious views over the entrance to Southampton Water.
The terraced, lawned back gardens extend to an orchard area with a footpath down to the seafront.
Even the home’s single garage, with a workshop below, has amazing sea views and next to it is a car port and parking area for around four cars.
Steps lead through terraced gardens with lawned areas, colourful beds and borders to the entrance door opening to a hall with doors to a side-facing double bedroom with neutral decor, fitted wardrobes and a spacious bathroom.
This houses a large shower cubicle as well as a bath, vanity handbasin, WC and airing cupboard.
Wide steps descend from the entrance hall to a lower hall with a porthole window looking through the sitting room to the sea.
Neutral decor emphasis the airiness of the spacious sitting room with wonderful wide sea views and continues into the adjacent 18ft-long sun room with a solid, high-pitched ceiling and more fabulous Solent views.
The kitchen, with an array of limed oak units and contrasting dark worktops is a joy to work in with wonderful sea views as a backdrop and space for a table next to doors to the deck.
It comes with a gas and halogen hob, a double electric oven, a fridge, freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher.
Tiled flooring continues from the kitchen into a lobby which has access to a rear porch and is open to a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer and a shower room off.
Bedroom three with spectacular sea views is situated next to the utility room.
At the end of the lower hall is double-sized bedroom one with fitted wardrobes, storage and a dressing table.