GALLIERED HALL KITCHEN/DINING ROOM
1ST FLOOR OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM WITH VAULTED CEILING AND BALCONY
4/5 BEDROOMS (2 WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOMS) BATHROOM DOUBLE GARAGE WITH STUDIO ROOM OVER
DRIVEWAY/PARKING FOR SEVERAL CARS DELIGHTFUL WILDLIFE GARDENS OF APPROX 1 ACRE EPC: C
A rare chance (the vendors family have owned the site since 1898) to acquire a light, airy, modern house in a wonderful location enjoying tranquillity and lovely views over the adjacent National Trust land, in an area of outstanding natural beauty and part of the National Heritage coastline. ‘Upper Freedown’ was completed in May 2007. Maximising on its lovely location, with the main living room located on the first floor to take full advantage of the beautiful views over farmland rolling down the valley to the iconic cliff tops. The house was manufactured in Sweden using high density, slow-grown pine and then assembled on site by the Swedish build team. The outer walls are lime rendered block work. There is a high level of insulation throughout the build including triple glazed windows and doors. Underfloor central heating throughout with engineered oak flooring downstairs (with the exception of the kitchen and bathroom (which are tiled) and carpets upstairs. In addition, there is a heat recovery and ventilation system.
The village of St Margaret’s at Cliffe offers local shopping, post office, newsagent/general store, primary school and churches, whilst The Bay itself is sheltered for bathing, fishing, sailing etc. The cliff top to either side of The Bay is mainly in the care of the National Trust and offers delightful walks. There are golf courses at nearby Kingsdown and Deal with St George’s at Sandwich (the venue of the British Open). The Cathedral City of Canterbury offers an excellent shopping centre together with leisure interest, theatres and county cricket. Excellent links to the continent via the Port of Dover, the Channel Tunnel and Eurostar from Ashford and London (St Pancras), 75 minutes from Martin Mill station (approx. 2 miles) or 65 minutes from Dover.
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises;
Oak front door with glazed panels to;
GALLERIED ENTRANCE HALL
13’6 x 9’ (4.11m x 2.92m) Down lights, under stairs cupboard.
28’ x 11’5 widening to 14’5 (8.53m x 3.48m widening to 4.39m)
A lovely light triple aspect room with double doors opening from the dining area to the garden. Fitted with a range of white lacquer fronted floor and wall cupboards with slate effect work surfaces, inset 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink, built in ‘Bosch’ double oven/grill, inset 5 rings ‘Bosch’ gas hob with extractor canopy/light over. Integrated dishwasher and fridge, recess for ‘Worcester’ gas fired combination boiler supplying underfloor heating and hot water, inset downlights, tiled floor, (oak flooring to the dining area).
From hall, double doors to;
14’ x 5’ x 13’6 (4.39m x 4.11m) double doors to garden, 4 wall light points, telephone point.
13’6 x 12’5 widening to 17’8 (4.11 x 3.78m widening to 5.38m) Built in wardrobe, telephone point, door to;
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
8’6 x 5’ (2.59m x 1.52m) double width shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, tiled floor, shaver light point.
13’ x 11 (3.96m x 3.35m) Lovely view over the garden across fields to the channel, door to shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
9’2 x 5’3 (2.79m x 1.60m) Double width shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, WC, down lighting, tiled floor, connecting door to hall.
9’3 x 7’7 (2.82m x 2.31m) Built in cupboards tiled floor. ‘Villavent’ ventilation and heat recovery unit.
From hall oak & walnut staircase with inset lighting rises to;
Opening to an impressive LIVING AREA 25’6 x 22’2 (7.77m x 6.76m) with full height vaulted ceiling, triple aspect with magnificent views over rolling fields and channel beyond. Range of built in bookcases, window seat and double doors opening onto a BALCONY.
From landing doors to;
17’4 x 11’ (5.28m x 3.35m) Built in wardrobe, double aspect.
10’4 x 13’2 widening to 17’4 (3.15m x 4.01m widening to 5.28m) Double aspect with magnificent views over rolling fields to the Channel, window seat with storage lockers under, built in wardrobe and cupboards access to door to eaves.
10’6 x 8’ (3.20m x 2.44m) Panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, double width shower cubicle, WC, access door to eaves.
Gravel drive/parking area for several vehicles.
22.5 X 22’ (6.83 X 6.71m) Electric up and over doors, light and power.
Timber steps to the side of the garage leading up to;
22’ X 13’6 (6.71m X 4.11m) Carpeted throughout, lovely views over rolling fields to the channel.
The house sits in the middle of gardens of approximately 1 acre (STS) a haven for wildlife including a wildlife pond. Mainly grass with low maintenance natural style planting, enclosed by hedging and trees. The eastern border abuts the iconic rolling cliff top farmland leading down to the cliff edge approximately ½ mile away. To the rear of the house is an interesting part walled raised terraced area (the remains of the original ‘Upper Freedown’ which was demolished to make way for the new house). Beyond this is a large grassed area providing ample room to create a tennis court or maybe a swimming pool.
As you enter the village from the Dover/Deal Road take the second turning on the left (Kingsdown Road) continue down Kingsdown Road. The road becomes a single lane/track – continue for approximately ¼ mile. ‘Upper Freedown’ is the second house on your right-hand side.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: E
MAINS GAS, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND DRAINAGE
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH THE AGENTS MARSHALL & CLARKE
- Address: Saint Margaret's at Cliffe, England
- Price: £1,150,000
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Status offer line: SOLD