5 bedroom detached house for saleJoy Lane, Whitstable
Waterford House forms part of The Irish Village, a highly regarded and exclusive location approached via a private gated lane and comprising only eight properties in total. The setting offers a unique sense of seclusion and tranquillity yet is only moments from the town centre and a pleasant stroll from West Beach where the current owners have a beach hut which is included in the sale of the property. Behind the elegant Georgian style facade, Waterford house enjoys thoughtfully planned and perfectly proportioned accommodation. The reception hall provides a feeling of grandeur and leads to a very comfortable drawing room, dining room (currently used as a study), beautifully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, utility room and cloakroom. The first floor galleried landing leads to four bedrooms, the master and guest room both having en-suites, and a family bathroom. On the second floor the fifth bedroom also benefits from an en-suite shower room. The house stands in attractive gardens of approximately 0.4 of an acre surrounded by a mature planting of trees and shrubs providing a private setting for alfresco entertaining. There is a generous driveway to the front, a double garage and three bay car port.
Joy Lane is regarded as one of the most highly favoured locations in Whitstable, a popular and fashionable town by the sea which enjoys a variety of shopping, educational and leisure amenities including sailing, watersports and bird watching, as well as the seafood restaurants for which it has become renowned. Mainline rail services can also be found at Whitstable offering fast and frequent services to London (Victoria approximately 1hr 20mins). The A299 is also easily accessible offering access to the A2/ M2 linking to the channel ports and subsequent motorway network. The City of Canterbury is approximately 8 miles distant with its cathedral, theatre, cultural and leisure amenities and also benefits from excellent public and state schools. The High Speed Rail Link (Javelin Service) from Canterbury West Station provides frequent services to London St Pancras with a journey time of approximately 56mins. The City also boasts the facility of a major shopping centre enjoying a range of mainstream retail outlets together with a variety of individual shops.
Reception Hall: 19' 6 x 12' 1 (5.94m x 3.68m) at maximum points
and inclusive of staircase to first floor with shaped hand rail, block and turned banister rails and terminating in a co-ordinating newel post with 'acorn' finial. Wall light point. Coved ceiling. Access to understairs storage cupboard. Sash window to front overlooking garden. Radiator. Doors to :-
Drawing Room: 19' 6 x 17' 2 (5.94m x 5.23m)
Attractive period style fire surround with cast iron inset incorporating coal effect living flame gas fire above a marble hearth. Four wall light points. Coved ceiling. Pair of sash windows to front overlooking garden. Pair of casement doors with windows to either side opening to and looking through the conservatory to the garden beyond. Radiators.
Dining Room (Currently Utilised As A Study): 11' 10 x 11' 5 (3.61m x 3.48m)
Coved ceiling. Sash windows to front and side overlooking gardens. Radiator.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 17' 4 x 16' 9 (5.28m x 5.11m)
Measurements inclusive of a range of bespoke cabinetry incorporating recess and plumbing for a concealed dishwasher and free standing Leisure Classic 110 range cooker with five burner gas burner hob and hot plate. Baltic brown polished granite work surfaces edged in timber and inset with ceramic 1¼ bowl sink and drainer unit with mixer tap above, granite upstand and tiled splashbacks behind. Range of co-ordinating wall cupboards incorporating glazed display cabinets with concealed lighting below. Further range of co-ordinating units incorporating full size integrated fridge and freezer. Central island unit with Baltic brown granite breakfast bar. Amtico wood effect flooring. Coved ceiling. Recessed angle poised lighting. Pair of sash windows to rear overlooking garden. Sash window and pair of casement doors opening to and looking through the conservatory to the garden beyond. Door to:-
Utility Room: 11' 5 x 7' 3 (3.48m x 2.21m)
Measurements inclusive of base cupboard and recesses with plumbing for washing machine and work top above, inset with sink and drainer unit with mixer tap above. Coved ceiling. Window to side. Timber panelled and glazed door opening to rear garden. Radiator.
Low level WC. Wash basin with vanity cupboard below. Tiled floor. Walls tiled to 'half' height. Coved ceiling. Extractor fan.
Conservatory: 15' 6 x 15' 5 (4.72m x 4.70m)
Of UPVC and double glazed construction above a brick built base and beneath a pitched polycarbonate roof. Double glazed windows to two sides incorporating a pair of double glazed casement doors opening to and overlooking the garden and a further casement door to the side. Wall light points. Ceiling fan. Amtico wood effect flooring. Radiator.
First Floor Galleried Landing: 19' 5 x 12' 2 (5.92m x 3.71m) at maximum points
and inclusive of stairwell. Door giving access to staircase to second floor. Wall light point. Coved ceiling. Pair of sash windows to front overlooking garden. Radiator. Doors to:-
Master Bedroom: 17' 5 x 16' 10 (5.31m x 5.13m) at maximum points.
and inclusive of a range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. Of 'L' shaped form. Coved ceiling. UPVC and double glazed suspended bay window to side overlooking garden. Pair of sash windows to rear overlooking garden. Radiators. Door to:-
En-Suite Shower Room: 7' 7 x 6' 5 (2.31m x 1.96m)
Fitted with a contemporary suite comprising enclosed tiled shower cubicle fitted with mains fed shower. Low level WC. Winged wash basin fitted with mixer tap above and vanity cupboard below. Tiled floor. Walls tiled to 'half' height. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Coved ceiling. Obscured window to side. Wall mounted heated ladder rack towel rail.
Bedroom 2: 15' 2 x 9' 9 (4.62m x 2.97m) at maximum points
plus depth of deep recessed wardrobe cupboards. Coved ceiling. Pair of UPVC and double glazed windows to rear overlooking garden. Radiator.
Bedroom 3: 17' 2 x 9' 4 (5.23m x 2.84m) at maximum points
and inclusive of fitted wardrobe cupboard. Coved ceiling. Pair of sash windows to front overlooking garden. Radiator.
Bedroom 4: 11' 6 x 8' 6 (3.51m x 2.59m)
Coved ceiling. Sash window to front overlooking garden. Radiator. Doors to deep recessed wardrobe cupboard and:-
En-Suite Shower Room:
Fitted with a contemporary suite comprising enclosed tiled shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Low level WC. Wash basin with mixer tap above and vanity cupboard below. Tiled floor. Walls tiled to 'three quarters' height. Coved ceiling. Obscured window to side. Extractor fan.
Bathroom: 10' 6 x 7' 1 (3.20m x 2.16m) at maximum points
and inclusive of shelved heated linen cupboard fitted with radiator. Fitted with a contemporary suite comprising roll top bath raised on claw and ball feet and fitted with mixer tap with hand held shower attachment. Low level W.C. Winged wash basin fitted with mixer tap above and vanity cupboard below. Tiled floor. Walls tiled to 'half' height. Shaver point. Coved ceiling. Extractor fan. Recessed lighting. Obscured windows to side and rear. Ladder rack towel rail.
Bedroom 5: 30' 9 x 11' 0 (9.37m x 3.35m)
plus depth of dormers, inclusive of stairwell and limited by sloping ceilings. Access to eaves storage areas. Recessed lighting. Two Velux roof lights to rear. Three timber framed double glazed sash windows to front. Radiator. Door to:-
En-Suite Shower Room:
Enclosed tiled shower cubicle fitted with Mira Zest shower. Low level W.C. Pedestal wash basin. Fitted cupboards. Localised tiling. Extractor fan. Recessed lighting. Double glazed Velux roof light to rear.
The property is surrounded by gardens to all sides. A five bar timber gate opens to a generous gravelled driveway approaching the front of the house and giving access to the detached double garage and adjoining oak framed car port. The remainder of the garden to the front of the property is laid extensively to lawn with a specimen bay and other trees. A floodlight illuminates the front elevation. A gravelled pathway continues to the side of the house and gives access to the rear garden. Extending across the rear of the property is a block paved terrace and beyond this the remainder of the garden is laid extensively to lawn and enclosed by fencing and mature hedging. There is a further octagonal decked seating area and various specimen trees. An attractive ornamental pond is backed by a generous border well stocked with a variety of shrubs, herbaceous and other plants. Timber framed storage shed. Timber framed Wendy house. Outside lighting. Security lighting. Outside tap and power point.
The Garage: 19' 8 x 18' 10 (5.99m x 5.74m) at maximum points.
Of brick built construction beneath a pitched tiled roof. Pair of up and over doors to front. Power and light. Personal door and window to side. Access to loft space. Adjoining oak framed three bay car port beneath a pitched tiled roof. Plans have been approved for conversion of the garage to a games room with office above under planning application number CA//10/01932.
Beach Hut, West Beach: 9' 10 x 9' 10 (3.00m x 3.00m)
An area immediately to the front of the beach hut is laid to decking providing an area for seating and enjoying front row views of the sea and towards Whitstable. Double doors open to the hut. Licence Fees/Rates We are advised that the annual licence fee payable for 2011/12 is £340 for residents and £504 for non residents. In addition rates are also payable of £168.15. Purchasers may be eligible for small business rate relief of 50% upon application to Canterbury City Council.
Council Tax - Waterford House:
We are advised by the Valuation Office (www.voa.gov.uk) that Waterford House is currently within Council Tax Band G. The amount payable under tax band G for the year 2011/2012 is £2,388.43.
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