HALL LOUNGE DINING ROOM KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM
UTILITY ROOM SHOWER ROOM/CLOAKROOM STUDY BEDROOM 5
CONSERVATORY MEZZANINE/STUDY AREA UTILITY CUPBOARD
PRINCIPLE BEDROOM SUITE WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
3 FUTHER BEDROOMS FAMILY BATHROOM
SINGLE GARAGE MACHINE STORE
JUST OVER AN ACRE OF GARDENS
DECOMMISSIONED COLD WAR NUCLEAR BUNKER EPC:D
A unique opportunity to purchase a superbly located detached house set in just over an acre in arguably one of the best locations in the area.
Lomea is situated at the very end of The Droveway bordering National Trust land on 3 sides and enjoying outstanding views over fields and cliff tops to the Channel.
The property has a very interesting history. Built originally in the 1950’s as a guard house for a Cold War Nuclear Bunker. This was decommissioned in the 1960’s and the building was acquired by the neighbouring farmer and converted to a house. In the mid 1970’s it was purchased by the village GP then purchased by his eldest son who has now reluctantly decided to move on.
Over the years much work has been carried out to improve the house and garden, most recently a complete rebuilding of the first floor to provide 4 double bedrooms, one with an en-suite and a family bathroom. All bedrooms have doors onto a lovely balcony and enjoying delightful views, in addition a large conservatory was constructed. Included in the sale is the decommissioned Nuclear bunker. Whilst it could be converted to a variety of uses (subject to the usual consents) potential purchaser should be aware that it would require considerable expenditure to do so.
The village of St Margaret’s offers local shopping, post office, newsagent/general store, pubs, 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 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), 75 minutes from Martin Mill station (approx. 2 miles).
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises:
Glazed double entrance doors to;
Tiled floor, concealed radiator, glazed double doors to;
Double aspect with superb views over the National Trust land and Cliff tops to the Channel. Marble fireplace with wood burning stove, concealed radiators, glazed door to side garden, 4 wall light points, TV point.
Fitted with a range of beech fronted floor and wall cupboards with blue laminated worksurfaces, inset 1½ bowl stainless steel sink, ‘ESSE’ gas fired range cooker, stainless steel extractor canopy light over, inset 4 ring ceramic hob, integrated fridge/freezer, double radiator, doors to Lounge and Hall.
Beech fronted floor and wall cupboards, inset stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, door to;
SHOWER/ CLOAK ROOM
Shower cubicle, hand basin, WC, fully tiled walls and floor, ladder style radiator/towel rail.
STUDY/ BEDROOM 5
Double radiator, door to;
Lovely view over garden and National Trust land to the Channel. Double doors to Hall.
From Kitchen door to;
A large room ideal for entertaining, bifold door to rear garden, double door to side garden, sliding door to;
Glass and stainless-steel staircase to;
MEZANINE/STUDY AREA- built in bookshelves.
Landing, inset downlights.
Handbasin, plumbing for washing machine.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE
Double doors to balcony giving superb views over the Valley to the Channel, Porthole window, 2 built in wardrobes, inset downlight, access hatch with ladder to boarded loft space.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Shower cubicle, WC, hand basin with drawers under, heated towel rail, fully tiled walls and floor, underfloor heating, inset downlights.
Double doors to balcony, built in wardrobe, inset downlights.
Double doors to balcony, inset downlights, built in wardrobes, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and water softener.
Double doors to balcony, built in wardrobes, inset downlights, porthole window.
Panelled bath with wall mounted shower, glazed shower screen, WC, hand basin with drawers under, tiled walls and floor, under floor heating, heated towel rail, shaver/light unit, Velux window.
Wall mounted ‘Potterton’ gas fired boiler, door to;
TIMBER TOOL SHED
The property is set in just over an acre of established gardens, mainly lawn with a variety of established trees and shrubs. Double wrought iron gate opens to a gravel driveway/parking area for several vehicles. To the side and front are lawns interspersed with a variety of planting and mature trees including Scots pine. A gate leads directly onto The National Trust owned land offering access to a superb network of walks over the cliffs to the neighbouring village of Kingsdown and down the coastal path to the beach. To the rear is a large sloping lawned area enclosed by conifer trees with a path winding through a small woodland area with gravel stream, ornamental stone, and painted wooden bridges
The bunker comprises a series of rooms accessed from a tunnel leading off from the house out under the National Trust owned Cliff tops. In total the floor area is approximately 10000 square feet (929m2).
Whilst it does offer potential for other uses, subject to consents, potential purchasers should be aware the cost of conversion would be substantial.
COUNCIL TAX BAND ‘ G ‘
MAINS GAS, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PRIVATE 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: £1,250,000
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Status offer line: SSTC