LOUNGE/DINING ROOM WITH 2 FIREPLACES IMPRESSIVE KITCHEN DINER WITH VAULTED CEILING AND DOORS ONTO THE GARDEN UTILITY ROOM CLOAKROOM GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
2 CELLAR ROOMS FURTHER BEDROOMS (1 WITH EN-SUITE) FAMILY BATHROOM GATED DRIVEWAY/PARKING FOR 2 – 3 CARS
ATTRACTIVE LANDSCAPED GARDENS
An interesting opportunity to acquire the former Grade 2 listed former Red Lion public house which has been sympathetically updated and improved by the current owners to make a characterful home.
Records show that there has been a pub on the site since 1740 but it is thought there was considerable rebuilding around 1825. The main building is brick and flint with part tiled elevation under a clay tile roof. Extended and altered over the years. The property is full of character features including an Inglenook fireplace, exposed timbers and a useful cellar.
The Red Lion has an interesting claim to fame, Ian Fleming the creator of James Bond was a resident of St Margaret’s Bay in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. He based some of his stories around East Kent, both Moonraker and Goldfinger mention local landmarks including the Red Lion and the Granville Hotel. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is also based in and around St Margaret’s with the Old Windmill on the cliffe top and the infamous Goodwin Sands featuring in the original book.
The village of St Margaret’s at Cliffe offers local shopping, post office, doctor’s surgery with pharmacy, newsagent/general store, primary school (Ofsted rated as ‘outstanding’) 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, London St Pancras 75 minutes from Martin Mill station (approx. 2 miles).
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises:
Oak front door to;
33’2 x 14’6 (10.11m x 4.42m) A lovely light room with double aspect. Inglenook fireplace (functional) and an exposed brick fireplace to dining area with a wood burning stove, stripped pine floorboards, 3 Victorian style cast iron radiators. Inset downlighters, doors to Cellar, guest bedroom suite, Kitchen and Utility room.
24’6 x 12’9 (7.47m x 3.89m) An impressive room with exposed vaulted ceiling fitted with a range of painted Shaker style floor and wall cupboards with solid Oak worksurfaces. Inset 1 ½ bowl sink. Built in AEG stainless steel oven/ grill, inset AEG 5 ring induction hob with ceiling mounted stainless steel and glass extractor canopy over. Integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Stone tile flooring to Kitchen area and Utility room, pine flooring to dining area, 2 cast iron radiators, glazed double doors opening onto the garden.
12’ x 10’8 (3.66m x 3.25m) Painted Shaker style cupboards with solid Oak worksurfaces, spaced and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, radiator, glazed double door to garden.
WC, hand basin. ‘Ideal’ wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating system and domestic hot water, stone tiled floor, automatic light.
Bedroom 4/ Guest suite
14’9 x 14’5 (4.50m x 4.39m) Bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, double aspect, glazed door to garden and door to;
WC, hand basin, fully tiled walls and floor with wet room style shower recess.
From lounge door to;
2 rooms – Room 1 – 15’ x 12’8 (4.57m x 3.86m)
Room 2 – 14’6 x 8’2 (4.42m x 2.49m)
Good usable cellar, ideal for play/games room. Original outside hatch and barrel shoot.
From lounge/dining room staircase rises to;
Original built in Pine cupboard, radiator, access hatch to loft space.
17’5 x 12’ (5.31m x 3.66m) Painted cast iron fireplace, radiator, Inset downlights, door to;
13’4 x 6’9 (4.06m x 2.06m) WC, hand basin with cupboard under, fully tiled walls and floor, glass shower screen, handheld and rose shower heads, ladder style radiator, inset downlights.
16’10 x 11’ (5.13m x 3.35m) Radiator, inset downlights.
10’ 7 x 9’ (3.23m x 2.74m) Radiator, inset downlights.
13’4 x 8’2 max 5’8 (4.06m x 2.49m max 1.73m) Panelled bath, wall hung wash basin with cupboard under, WC, ladder style tower rail, fully tiled walls and floor with wet room style shower and free-standing glass screen.
Double gates opening to a gravel driveway/parking area for 2/3 cars. Large Sandstone terrace with raised platform, semi-circular steps lead up to a raised paved terrace with further steps up to a lawned area with shrub borders. To the side is a bin storage area, outside WC.
COUNCIL TAX; F
MAINS GAS, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND DRAINAGE.
VIEWINGS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT THROUGH THE AGENTS MARSHALL AND CLARKE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VARIOUS APPLIANCES AND SERVICES HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED BY MARSHALL & CLARKE.
- Price: £680,000
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3