Westwood House stands in its own grounds of about 6 acres. The property was built and created for the managing director of a renowned Cowes ship building company, Samuel White in 1910 as evidenced in a date in the stonework above the front porch. The house was also once owned by a well known rock star as his family home. From the front of the house there is a superb outlook along an attractive valley and then out across The Solent. From the south side of the house there is a lovely aspect over the formal gardens to the countryside beyond.
The house offers spacious, well appointed accommodation, ideal for a family or a quiet retreat. Most of the original features are retained in the house, including many fireplaces and stained glass in the art nouveau style, and there are some elaborately moulded ceilings, original tiles and interesting carvings.
The Reception hall is a spacious room leading to the Garden Room with doors to the terrace and garden. The Drawing Room has a brass fireplace with a tiled surround with an unusual 5 sided bay window looking over the garden with a door to the terrace. This room has a convenient Butler's Kitchen and Cloakroom adjacent. The Parlour and Dining Room both have views over the garden and many original features. The comfortable Kitchen/Breakfast Room is in the heart of the house with Playroom close at hand.
The owners of the house commissioned the swimming pool complex for the millennium. This was built by Stonham Construction, a well respected local building company. The Gym leads to the complex which includes, sauna, steam shower, changing room, Jacuzzi and the indoor swimming pool itself. Leading from the complex is the office/studio with kitchen area and bathroom.
The Master Bedroom suite on the first floor has wonderful views, dressing room, en-suite bathroom and the use of a separate WC.
White painted double gates lead to a gravel drive which sweeps past expansive grassed areas studded with a variety of trees leading up towards the house. Brick pillars surmounted by statues of lions flank the large gravelled parking area at the front of the house.
A branch of the drive leads off to the west where there are buildings which include a 2 timber fronted double garages, a timber workshop/garden store and a helicopter/boat storage hanger.
The main garden lies on the south side of the house, where there is broad gravel terrace overlooking a beautiful sunken formal garden with an ornamental pond. Set in the wall of the house above this terrace is a most interesting sun-dial. Stone steps lead down from the terrace to the garden, which has shaped lawns with walling, borders and gravel pathing. There is a central spring-fed lily pond with fountain ringed by stone coping and urns. On the west side, near the outbuildings, is an area for a kitchen garden. The garden as a whole is ringed by a variety of attractive trees. The grounds at the front of the house have expansive grassed areas planted with a lovely variety of trees and young spinneys.
In all the property extends to about 6.61 acres.