A luxury hotel that wouldn’t look out of place in a fairy tale has gone on the market for £1million.
The stunning Windcliffe Manor, dating back to 1838, is nestled in the pretty seaside resort of Niton Undercliff on the Isle of Wight and enjoys spectacular views of the coast.
It was snapped up at auction for £750,000 by current owners Ric and Maggie Hilton, who spent six months lovingly transforming it into a luxury romantic getaway.
The property, which was formerly called Windcliffe Manor, is now up for sale and has been put on the market for £1million
A new extension of a conservatory at the back of the property has been transformed into a breakfast and dining room
The front elevation of the manor, which includes a Cinderella-style carriage sculpture
Now a boutique hotel called Enchanted Manor, it now boasts 10 luxury bedroom suites with four-poster beds, a one bedroom self-contained separate owner’s apartment, a dining room/billiard room, commercial kitchen and a conservatory.
Mr and Mrs Hilton’s whimsical interior design was inspired by the artwork of English fantasy artist and sculptor Josephine Wall.
The hotel also has an additional guest room, which is currently used as an intimate venue for weddings.
The romantic theme also spills into the outside spaces with impressive fairy-tale gardens, Chinese pergolas, cosy booths, a summer house and a Cinderella-style carriage sculpture.
One of the 10 luxury bedrooms in the hotel. They feature four-poster beds and are decorated in a fantasy art style
The current owners, Mr and Mrs Hilton, spent six months transforming the property into a luxury romantic bolthole
Another of the 10 luxury bedrooms on the property. Guests generally give the hotel very positive feedback on TripAdvisor
Grand designs: One of the luxury bathrooms, which includes a shower and a free-standing bath
The reception area of the Enchanted Manor. The whimsical interior design was inspired by the artwork of English fantasy artist and sculptor Josephine Wall
Loved-up couples wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life can also unwind in a covered hot tub or take advantage of treatments in a separate room used as a spa.
Enchanted Manor gives prospective owners an opportunity to take advantage of the idyllic setting for their venture and enjoys excellent TripAdvisor reviews.
A detached dwelling, which comes with its own BBQ hut and private woodland area, is available via separate negotiations.
The hotel also has an additional guest room, pictured, which is currently used as an intimate venue for weddings
The new serenity lounge in the Enchanted Manor, which allows guests to unwind. There is also a hot tub and the hotel offers spa treatments
The owners’ eye-catching refurbishment also included a billiard room, featuring this beautiful table
Current owner Mr Hilton said: ‘We wanted to do something new together, and after buying a rundown restaurant and turning it into a special Victorian tearoom/restaurant and then building a luxury stone thatched B&B we had no intention at that stage of buying anything else.
‘However, friends kept urging us to come and look at Windcliffe Manor as it was called then, and although it was very run down and unloved, as soon as we walked through the door we both knew it was where we should be.
‘We looked at each other and said how enchanting it was and that was the beginning of the creation of our Enchanted Manor.
The property also comes with a self-contained separate owners’ apartment, which has one bedroom
The living room inside the owner’s apartment is just as fairy-tale-like as the rest of the property
The bathroom inside the self-contained owners’ apartment. The detached dwelling, which comes with its own BBQ hut and private woodland area, is available via separate negotiations
The current owners of the Enchanted Manor, Ric and Maggie Hilton, who have decided to sell up and put the property on the market
‘At the time, we had no idea how we would be able to buy it, but because of what we had done in the past with businesses our bank manager had faith in us and lent us the money.
‘We have lovingly restored the old manor and created a very special haven for couples looking for somewhere different from run-of-the-mill accommodation for a romantic break or celebration, in a friendly atmosphere with first-class facilities in luxurious but unique surroundings.
‘We have recently been granted a wedding licence, which covers the next three years, and also won the best wedding venue on the Isle of Wight.
‘The location has always been a big attraction too – within walking distance of the village amenities, including local shops and school, as well as two lovely local pubs.’
Natalie Miley, a senior manager at Fine & Country Isle of Wight, which is marketing the property, said: ‘We are overjoyed to have the opportunity to market such a unique and romantic boutique style hotel nestled in the heart of Niton.’
The rear garden of the Enchanted Manor. The romantic theme also spills into the outside spaces with impressive fairy-tale gardens, Chinese pergolas, cosy booths and a summer house
The owners say the hotel is a very special haven for couples looking for somewhere a bit different
Magical vista: The hotel enjoys spectacular views of the coastline on the Isle of Wight
Natalie Miley, a senior manager at Fine & Country Isle of Wight, which is marketing the property, said: ‘We are overjoyed to have the opportunity to market such a unique and romantic boutique style hotel nestled in the heart of Niton’