A lovely characterful period Grade II listed detached house situated in the conservation area in the centre of the village in a lane leading off the High Street, conveniently placed for local shops, church, pubs and highly regarded primary school.
The earliest part of the house fronting Cripps Lane is believed to date from 1750 with later additions in the 18th & 19th centuries. Early records indicate that it was used as the Head Teacher’s house for the adjoining Cliff House School (now the Cliffe Hotel and adjoining flats). It has an interesting but practical layout of rooms with plenty of space for everyone, be it a large family or entertaining friends.
The village of St Margaret’s at Cliffe offers local shopping, post office, doctor’s surgery with pharmacy, newsagent/general store, primary school, health club with swimming pool 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 some 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), high speed train to London takes 75 minutes from Martin Mill station (approx. 2 miles).
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises:
Panelled front door to;
14’9 x 13’6 (4.50m x 4.11m) Painted brick fireplace (functional) double radiator.
14’10 x 13’8 (4.52m x 4.17m) Double aspect, 2 radiators, built in book shelves, ‘Stone Minster’ style fireplace (functional), 2 wall light points, connecting door to: SITTING ROOM
From Hall door to;
13’ x 11’3 (3.96m x 3.43m) Built in corner cupboard and shelving, radiator, black & white ‘Amtico’ tiled floor. Connecting door to kitchen/breakfast room and door to;
24’2 x 10’ (7.37m x 3.05m) widening to 16’6 (5.03) into the bay. A lovely light room with double aspect and French doors onto the garden, fireplace (functional) with built in shelving and cupboards three radiators, built in shelved cupboard, 2 wall light points.
141 x 11’5 (4.29m x 3.48m) Fitted with hand made painted cabinets with solid oak work surfaces, made by the ‘Plain English Design’ double bowl Belfast sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, central Island/breakfast bar. Gas fired ‘AGA’, integrated fridge/freezer, cupboard housing ‘Vaillant’ wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water, door to; outside side path and half glazed door to;
9’7 x 4’7 (2.92m x 1.40m) door to garden and door to;
WC and wash basin.
From dining room door to;
From hall staircase rises to;
25’10 x 15’4 (7.87 x 4.67) (originally 2 rooms) Double aspect with bay window overlooking garden, 2 double radiators. Fireplace with cast iron grate, built in wardrobes, 2 wall light points, connecting door to bedroom 2 and door to;
13’ x 7’3 (3.96m x 2.21m) panelled bath, WC with concealed cistern, wash basin with cupboard under, heated towel rail, radiator, shaver point.
13’8 x11’8 (4.17m x 3.56m) Radiator, door to galleried landing leading to Bedroom 1
11’6 x 11’ (3.51m x 3.35m) Radiator.
12’10 x 11’6 (3.91m x 3.51m) Double aspect, radiator, access hatch to loft space.
13’1 x 5’ (3.99m x 1.52m) panelled bath with wall mounted shower over, glass shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, shower point, airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder.
WC, wash hand basin, radiator.
Pretty cottage style gardens to the side and rear, mainly lawn with flower beds planted with an interesting variety of established plants and shrubs. Seating area, covered eating area, raised vegetable beds, fruit trees.
NB. Permission has been granted for the removal and replacement/relocation of the side garden wall (fronting Cripps Lane) to create a parking area for two vehicles.
Ref No: Dov1800241
COUNCIL TAX BAND: G
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- Price: £650,000
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: Yes