THE GATE HOUSE, UPPER STREET, KINGSDOWN, DEAL, KENT CT14 8EU
GUIDE PRICE: £685,000
SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY, A PERFECT SEASIDE RETREAT
GLAZED LOGGIA RUNNING FULL LENGTH OF THE HOUSE
SITTING ROOM KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM CLOAKROOM/UTILITY ROOM
2 BEDROOMS BOTH WITH ENSUITES
DETACHED GARAGE WITH POTENTIAL TO CONVERT TO FURTHER ACCOMMODATION
PARKING FOR 3 CARS
SUNNY SOUTH FACING PRIVATE & ENCLOSED GARDENS EPC: E
NB. Planning permission has been granted by Dover District Council ref number 19/01224 for the conversion of the existing courtyard area linking the house and the garage into a dayroom/bedroom3. We consider this would be a relatively inexpensive and easy way to create useful extra accommodation.
For those looking for something a little out of the ordinary, a chance to buy a wonderful tucked away seaside home within a stone’s throw of the beach in the sought after old fishing village of Kingsdown.
Believed to date from the mid 1800’s The Gate House was originally 2 cottages forming part of the Kingsdown Park estate buildings for the neighbouring Kingsdown House.
This was the home of William & Elizabeth Curling, wealthy land and ship owners who created a substantial legacy for the village including the building of the village church, rectory, school and village hall. In the 1930’s the house and grounds became a holiday park. In the 1980’s the house and outbuildings were sold off separately and converted into individual houses. At this time The Gate House was completely remodelled and extended including a glazed loggia running along the full length of the building providing extra accommodation and taking full advantage of the southerly aspect allowing light to flood into the building through 4 wide archways. As part of the remodelling an impressive new staircase was constructed which sweeps dramatically from the main living room to the first floor.
The current owners have further improved the property including a refitted kitchen, en-suites and building a detached garage which offers potential to be linked to the main house to create further living accommodation (see NB above).
The house sits on a corner plot hidden from view by walls and laurel hedging giving privacy and seclusion yet the location is just 50 metres from the beach and just a few minute’s walk to the 3 local pubs, shops and school. A perfect seaside retreat.
KINGSDOWN is a former fishing village of charm and character and offers a range of leisure activities. In the village there is a small selection of shops and amenities including a Newsagent/Post Office, Hairdresser, Butcher, three Public Houses, the Church of St Johns and a Primary School (rated outstanding by ofsted). Recreational activities include water sports and fishing along with Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Course. A further three Champion golf courses are a short drive away including Royal St Georges in Sandwich (venue for the British Open). The historic coastal town of DEAL has a good variety of shopping and leisure facilities yet still retains much of its character as a former maritime town. DOVER, with its docks and cross-Channel services, is seven miles away, offering fast access to the Continent and fast Rail Link access to London St Pancras travelling from the nearest station at Walmer (1hr 15mins).
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises;
Pair of gates opening to parking space, 3 steps up to glazed entrance doors opening to a
GLAZED LOGGIA running full length of the house, 4 double radiators, 4 sets of arched top double doors with lattice shutters opening to the garden. Wood burning stove, 3 wide archways open to:
painted timber panelling to one wall, corner curved fireplace with real flame gas log effect fire, range of built in cupboards and book shelves, inset downlights, TV point, double radiator.
A fourth arch opens to:
Fitted with a range of natural and painted wood floor and wall cupboards with polished granite work surfaces. Inset 1½ bowl sink, arched window framing a lovely view of the old Clock Tower and sea glimpses. Built in ‘Hotpoint’ double oven/grill with peninsular unit with inset 4 ring gas hob. Inset American style fridge/freezer with ice maker and cold water dispenser , pull out larder units, contemporary style vertical radiator, inset downlights, chimney breast with inset glass fronted real flame log effect gas fire.
At the end of the glazed loggia is a built in semi circular desk and shelving and a mirrored archway leading to a coat hanging area with arched doorway to:
Wash hand basin, WC, worktop with space and plumbing under for washing machine and dryer, double radiator, built in cupboards, ‘Potterton’ wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, pressurised hot water cylinder, low opening to under stairs wine cellar, ladder style chrome radiator/towel rail, inset downlights.
From dining room an impressive sweeping staircase with polished mahogany handrail and spindles with circular domed ceiling with inset starlights rises to:
LANDING: Painted timber panelling, radiator, inset downlights, access hatch with ladder to boarded roof space, arched doorways to:
2 Arched windows, inset downlights, TV point, radiator, sliding glass doors concealing built in wardrobes and walk-in Dressing Room with built in shelving and hanging rails.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Wall hung wash basin, mirror fronted cabinet and shaver point, WC with concealed cistern, walk in curved glass shower cubicle.
Wardrobe/hanging space, inset downlights, 2 arched windows, radiator, sliding glass door:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Walk in curved glass shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level toilet suite, radiator, inset downlights.
Parking space for 2 vehicles leading to:
DETACHED GARAGE Arched double timber doors, 2 built in tool lockers with roller shutter doors. Opening at the rear leading to a small courtyard area with log store.
In addition the main entrance double gates open to a further parking space and built in store cupboards. The enclosed gardens enjoys a sunny and sheltered southerly aspect arranged on 2 levels, at the lower level is a block paved path, grassed area, paved seating area and raised flower planters. A gate and 5 steps lead up to a raised area of garden enclosed by laurel hedging and decorative balustrade, mainly grass with paved area and summer house, palm tree, shrub borders, pretty view of the Clock Tower.
COUNCIL TAX BAND ‘B ’
GAS, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND DRAINAGE
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH THE AGENTS MARSHALL AND CLARKE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VARIOUS APPLIANCES AND SERVICES HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED BY MARSHALL AND CLARKE
- Price: £685,000
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: Yes
- Status offer line: SSTC