ST MARGARET’S BAY – GUIDE PRICE: £395,000

A rare chance to acquire a detached character cottage situated on top of the famous ‘White Cliffs’ set in large terraced wooded gardens running down the South Foreland Valley.

CHARACTER DETACHED COTTAGE, LOVELY CLIFF TOP LOCATION WITH LARGE WOODED GARDENS RUNNING DOWN THE SOUTH FORELAND VALLEY ADJOINING NATIONAL TRUST LAND.

ENTRANCE HALL     SITTING ROOM  

INNER HALL        KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM       2 BEDROOMS   BATHROOM    SHOWER ROOM

DOUBLE GARAGE WITH OVERHEAD STORE ROOM              OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING

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DESCRIPTION

A rare chance to acquire a detached character cottage situated on top of the famous ‘White Cliffs’ set in large terraced wooded gardens running down the South Foreland Valley.  

One of two adjacent timber cottages built as holiday homes in the early 1900s’, White Cliffe Cottage has been extended and updated over years with the current owners carrying out a comprehensive programme of remodelling and improvements including new floors, re-plastering, new high quality kitchen, bathroom & shower room, new boiler & radiators plus landscaping of the garden. The cottage now offers a tastefully refurbished home ideal as a holiday home or those looking to make their permanent home in the beautiful & dramatic cliff top location.  

The cottage can be approached either via the road leading up to the South Foreland Lighthouse or from the lower ‘Beach road’ which gives access to the garage with steps up to the property. The wooded garden setting is a particular feature of the property sloping down the valley with a series of grassed terraces with paved seating areas linked by steps leading down to a parking area & garage. A wooden walk way and bridge give access to a storeroom above the garage which would make an ideal home office, playroom or studio. 

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 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:

Panelled front door with glazed fanlight to; 

HALL

Decorative tiled floor, cast iron radiator, coats cupboard. 

SITTING ROOM

12’4 X 11’6 (3.76m x 3.51m).  Painted timber fireplace with wood burning stove, engineered oak floor boards, cast iron radiator, T.V. point. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

14’3 x 9’2 (4.34m x 2.79m). A lovely double aspect room with view over the garden and glazed double doors opening to a large sun terrace. Fitted with a range of ‘shaker’ style floor and wall cupboards with Corian work surfaces, inset sink, ‘Miele’ stainless steel oven, oven/microwave, integrated ‘Miele’ dishwasher, space and plumbing for washing machine, integrated ‘Bosch’ fridge/freezer, inset ‘Neff’ ceramic hob and stainless-steel extractor canopy/light over.  Tiled floor, under unit and kickboard lighting, cast iron radiator, T.V. point. 

From sitting room door to;  

INNER HALL

Engineered oak floor boards, cast iron radiator, staircase to 1st floor and door to; 

BATHROOM

9’9 X 7’3 (2.97m x 2.21m)   Panelled bath with wall mounted shower over and glass shower screen. WC, wash hand basin with cupboard under.  Tiled to bath area, tiled floor, contemporary style vertical cast iron radiator, inset downlights. 

From inner hall staircase to; 

FIRST FLOOR 

Landing doors to; 

BEDROOM 1

11’9 X 16’ (3.58m x 4.88m) into eaves (restricted headroom). View over the cliff tops with distant views of the headland, contemporary style cast iron radiator. 

BEDROOM 2

11’4 x 12’9 (3.45m x 3.89m) into eaves (restricted headroom). Double aspect with French doors to Juliet balcony, view over cliff top and distant view of headland, TV point, cast iron radiator. 

SHOWER ROOM

9’2 x 7’5 (2.79m x 2.26m). Double width shower cubicle, wash hand basin with cupboard under, WC, contemporary style vertical cast iron radiator, airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder, access hatch to roof space. 

OUTSIDE 

Paved terrace with steps down to level grassed area with; further steps lead down to further grassed terraces and steps down to: 

PARKING AREA

Double gates with vehicular access from Beach Road 

DOUBLE GARAGE/STOREROOM

20’ x 19’ (6.10 x 5.79m). Twin double doors, built in work bench, water tap. Timber walkway bridge leading to: 

OVERHEAD STOREROOM

19’ x 10’ (5.79 x 3.05m) into eaves. Plastered walls, built in cupboards. 

DIRECTIONS

Driving through St Margaret’s At Cliffe proceed towards the sea, at the top of Bay Hill take the 2nd turning on the right (St Margaret’s Road) after approximately 500m take left hand fork down for approximately 50m then bear right onto Goodwin road. Continue along through a cattle grid at the end of this track turn left and continue past the Lighthouse (on your right) the road bears left running along the top of the Cliffe, you will pass 2 properties on your right and then 2 on your left. Continue to a sign on the left ‘White Cliffe Bungalow & White Cliffe Cottage’ park here and walk down the drive. At the bottom of the drive you have a pedestrian right of way past White Cliffe Bungalow with a gate and steps leading down to White Cliffe Cottage.

 COUNCIL TAX BAND:  C

 MAINS ELECTRICITY, OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING 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

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  • Price: £395,000 
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  • Status offer line: SOLD