For Sale

Recently Viewed

The Prince Consort Ryde

Prince Consort, Ryde, PO33 2DL







£600,000 0 Bedrooms

Property description

Within the majestic PRINCE CONSORT, the FREEHOLD of the building is now offered for sale with the benefit, subject to conditions, of two planning consents for conversion/part conversion of 2 storeys (the UPPER AND LOWER GROUND FLOORS) to include a stunning 371 sq.m. (4,000 sq.ft.) apartment. The new owner will have the option as to which consent to pursue. Right on the sea front commanding breathtaking sea views, with mainland ferry links just minutes away plus the fabulous beaches and town amenities nearby.

Interested potential buyers are advised to make their own enquiries with the Local Planning Authority, the Isle of Wight Council. Tel: 01983 823552. Website:
For the legal pack, please log on to:

History: - Enjoying a stunning location on the seafront at Ryde, overlooking the Solent, the Prince Consort building was formerly known as the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and was built at a cost of £4,500 and completed in 1847, with the foundation stone having been laid by Prince Albert in the spring the previous year. Unable to enter the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, which was a male-only establishment, Queen Victoria effectively set up the Royal Victoria Yacht Club as a rival.

The Yacht Club was based in the building until 1966, after which it has had a varied history, having initially traded as a restaurant. In more recent years, the two upper floors have been converted into stunning apartments enjoying wonderful views and the convenience of a town centre location, while the two lower floors have served a number of commercial uses, including more recently as a call centre with numberous offices.

Information Of Interest: - * Beautiful architecture and fabulous proportions
* Upper Ground Floor: The Grand Reception and adjacent Veranda measure up to 68ft in width
* Planning Approval to create substantial 4000+sq ft 5 BEDROOM apartment
* Lower Ground Floor: Offering excellent commercial income potential
* Commanding breathtaking panoramic views of the busy Solent scene and mainland beyond
* Private formal walled garden: large lawned area, flag mast and parking for numerous cars/boats
* Constructed of stone under slate roof with colonnade of 10 Tuscan columns
* Yards from catarmaran/hover terminals; Less than 10-20 mins to Portsmouth/Southsea
* Minutes to the marina, the long stretch of beautiful beaches and great town amenities
* The Royal Coat of Arms displays both Prince Albert and Queen Victorias crests

Outside: - A large 68ft elevated terrace (commanding super sea views) with steps down to very private LAWNED GARDEN (with Flag Pole) enclosed via tall stone wall with double opening gates. Large driveway providing off-street parking for numerous vehicles/boats - accessed via the adjoining car park, subject to a licence arrangement.

Planning: - Planning Permission has been granted by Isle of Wight Council under Ref: P/01130/15 dated 29th April 2016, for proposed internal and external alterations to include replacement of access gates, to refurbish lower ground floor offices and to convert part of the lower and upper ground floors to a residential unit (revised scheme) (revised description), subject to conditions.

Planning Permission has been granted by Isle of Wight council under Ref: TCP/24772/W P/00380/18 for conversion of the upper ground floor into a single residential unit and refurbishment of ground floor offices, subject to conditions.

Tenure: - The FREEHOLD is to be offered with the first floor and penthouse level apartments sold on a long leasehold basis, paying a combined ground rental of £200 per annum and contributing to the management and maintenance of the building. Both sold on a 999 year lease from 1st December 2005.

Directions: - From Ryde Pier, walk approximately 150 yards in a westward direction to the entrance of the Prince Consort.

Energy Performance Certificate: - The property has a Commercial EPC Rating of C(60)

Conditions & Legal Pack: - Available from

Viewings: - Viewings can be arranged via Seafields sales team on 01983 812266 or e-mail

Disclaimer: - Floor plan and measurements are approximate, not to scale and for use as a guide only. Appliances have not been tested by Seafields Estates Ltd and all details are not to be taken as statement of fact.


Address Prince Consort, Ryde, PO33 2DL Town Ryde Postcode: PO33 2DL
Bedrooms: 0 Price: £600,000

01983 812266

Seafields Estate, 18-19 Union Street
Ryde, Isle of Wight
PO33 2DU

Useful Links
Privacy Policy
Ryde Vector, Isle of Wight