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Elegant Isle of Wight villa

Villa Amanti was built around 1844 in the conservation area of Ventnor, in a remarkable seafront location. The house has recently been completely refurbished, although many original features have been retained including some window shutters, cornicing, and tiled flooring – the amazing cantilevered staircase has also been fully restored.

Inside the main house offers an impressive reception hall which leads through to the drawing room and dining room, both of which have fireplaces and also French windows which provide outstanding sea views. The kitchen is bespoke. Upstairs are five bedrooms and three bathrooms; a balcony extends along the front of the first floor and is accessed by French doors from two of the bedrooms and the study.

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The principal bedroom suite lies on the second floor, and has doors opening onto a balcony with a wooden decked terrace which has far-reaching southerly views. The two bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is located below on the lower ground floor.  

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Outside the house has an attractive garden in front with outdoor seating and Mediterranean planting, while the rear courtyard is paved with local stone.

Ventnor is a buzzing location on the south coast of the Isle of Wight with high-quality dining, a fresh fish market and a pretty small harbour just a short walk away; the area also boasts an impressive microclimate.

The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01962 850 333 or visit

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