It should also be noted that the premises benefit from planning permission obtained for alterations and change of use to form 7 self-contained holiday units with owners accommodation under planning reference P/01467/12 - TCP/06930/U
Believed to have been built in 1865, The Lawns is a most attractive property offering 13 recently upgraded letting rooms including brand-new beds, mattresses, linen, duvets and bathrooms. The room schedule is currently offered as follows: 4 family rooms, 4 doubles two twins, one single and 2 superior double bedrooms all with modern ensuite facilities. All guestrooms have flat screen digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. The superior rooms are furnished with queen size beds and high quality bathroom accessories including luxury bathrobes and toiletries. One superior benefits from a stand-alone rolltop bath and separate shower cubicle with the other offering a modern spacious shower room. Further versatility is available in that 2 of the double bedrooms opposite each other can form a two-room family suite if required.
The public areas are most impressive and have also been recently refurbished and redesigned. We are advised that new fixtures and fittings include tables and chairs in the dining area, new furniture and a wood burner in the lounge / bar. New cookers, fridges and commercial washing machines/dryers are just some of the considerable investment that has taken place at the premises. There is a bar/lounge making for a comfortable place for guests to relax with high ceilings and ornate coving contributing to the ambience of this elegant room. The adjacent dining room is a versatile shape currently laid to cater for some 30 covers and with views out over the mature guest gardens.
A spacious and extensively equipped commercial kitchen with separate prep room completes the ground floor commercial accommodation.
Owners accommodation: The private accommodation can be either separately accessed from outside or internally by the kitchens and can only be described as "luxury" living quarters. Again considerable investment has taken place in these areas including a new Worcester boiler, underfloor heating and two luxury bathrooms. Perhaps best illustrated by the attached floor plan but can be described as 2 spacious bedrooms with large ensuite facilities, large lounge/dining room (8.4m X 5,5m) and an extensively equipped domestic kitchen including a 5 burner Falcon stove! The owners accommodation further benefits from its own private and fully enclosed garden, laid to lawn with greenhouse, timber stores and a patio area.
Outside: A gravelled car park to the front offers ample guest parking even when the hotel is operating at full capacity. To the rear of the property guests can enjoy their own enclosed mature gardens.
Broadway being the main arterial road linking Ryde and the islands holiday resorts of Sandown and Shanklin. The Lawns is highly visible to passing trade and set amongst other hotels and guesthouses in what is considered an excellent location due to its proximity to local amenities and beaches.
Sandown is a highly popular seaside resort drawing a large number of tourists all year round. The town forms part of the Sandown - Shanklin - Lake conurbation and benefits from rail connections to Ryde Pier head, encouraging further shortstay visitors in addition to those travelling by car. There are long sandy beaches and a variety of tourist attractions, Sandown is a also host to a number of restaurants and public houses providing a good choice of food and entertainment for visitors to the area.
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