SUBSTANTIAL CHARACTER HOUSE LOVELY LOCATION WITH VIEWS OVER THE SOUTH FORELAND AND TO THE SEA.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM UTILITY ROOM CELLAR/STOREROOM
SAUNA WET ROOM CLOAKROOM
STUDY/ENTRANCE LOBBY L- SHAPED SITTING/DINING ROOM
5 BEDROOMS BATHROOM PARKING FOR 2/3 VEHICLES GARDENS
A substantial character detached house situated in a lovely location in the beautiful South Foreland Valley within easy walk of the beach and cliff top country walks.
Believed to be the first house designed and built in the Bay by Walter Emden a prominent Victorian Architect and former Mayor of both Westminster and Dover, famous for the building of landmark London theatres, including The Royal Court, The Garrick, Duke of York’s and the Palace theatres. Although the house has had a replacement roof and external painting in recent years it would benefit from updating and improvement but full of character, size and lovely location we would consider this a well worthwhile undertaking.
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 2010 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;
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
20’8 x 13’9 narrowing to 10’9 (6.30m x 4.19m narrowing to 3.28m) Belfast sink, timber worktops, space for range style cooker, radiator, 3 steps up to;
10’6 x 10’3 (3.20m x 3.12m) Quarry tiled floor, sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder, door to garden
From kitchen doors to;
11’2 x 8’9 (3.40m x 2.67m)
Under stairs cupboard, radiator, dumb waiter to Sitting Room.
9’2 x 4’ (2.79m x 1.22m)
10’3 x 3’9 (not in use)
CLOAKROOM with WC
11’4 x 10’3 (3.45m x 3.12m) Main front door, 2 radiators, staircase to first floor and door to;
L’ SHAPED SITTING ROOM/DINING ROOM
28’ narrowing to 13’10 x 20’8 (8.53m x 4.22m x 6.30m) A lovely room with triple aspect and double doors to garden, 3 bay windows, fireplace (functional), 3 radiators.
From hall staircase to;
Radiator, door to;
15’ x 12’5 (4.39m x 3.78m) Double aspect, view over the South Foreland Valley to the Channel, 2 radiators.
12’10 x11’2 (3.91m x 3.40m) Bay window, radiator.
11’5 x 10’3 (3.48m x 3.12m) Radiator.
11’5 max x 9’5 (3.48m x 2.87m) Panelled bath, wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail/radiator.
From landing staircase to;
LANDING – circular feature window, radiator.
13’7 x 11’11 (4.14m x 3.63m) Lovely view over the South Foreland Valley and Pines Gardens to the sea. Radiator, built in wardrobe and cupboard.
L-shaped 12’10 x 8’ 11’ widening to 12’11 x 6’11 (3.91m x 2.72m widening to 3.93m x 2.11m) Radiator, built in cupboard.
Off road parking for 2-3 vehicles. Ample room for garage (subject to planning permission). The garden is currently a little unkempt but comprises a lower level grassed area, steps lead up to a raised level grassed area (currently overgrown). To the side of the house is a further area of garden and to the rear the garden is sloping with a variety of trees. Given the size of the garden there is huge potential to do some landscaping to create a lovely garden setting to do the house justice.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: G
MAINS GAS, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND DRAINAGE
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH MARSHALL & CLARKE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VARIOUS APPLIANCES AND SERVICES HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED BY MARSHALL & CLARKE
- Price: £629,500
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: Yes