6 bedroom detached house for saleUndercliff, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent
Sold STC £1,850,000
Undercliff House sits in a commanding position with panoramic views out over the village of Sandgate and the English Channel towards France. Sandgate itself is a thriving village with traditional High Street famous for its antique shops and also offering local shops, wine bars, restaurants and hotels, as well as the beach itself. Nearby Enscombe Park is a haven for natural wildlife and offers delightful walks. Henry VIII built the newly restored Sandgate Castle on the seafront together with the Martello Tower, adds to the character and history of the village of Sandgate.
Communications are good with access to the continent via Eurostar from Ashford Int'l station, the Channel Tunnel Terminal and Dover Harbour are all within easy reach and the high speed link from Folkestone Central & West to London St Pancras in less than an hour.
Folkestone Lees and the pretty Cinque Port town of Hythe with its quaint High Street and Waitrose store are nearby. Recreational facilities include golf courses, swimming pools and sports centre, fishing and water sports can be found along the coast.
Folkestone Central Railway Station 1.8 miles
M20 at Junction 12, 2.1 miles
Channel Tunnel Terminal at Cheriton 3.5 miles
Ashford Int'l 16.2 miles
Canterbury 20 miles
Hythe 3 miles
Port of Dover 12.5 miles
(Distances are approximate)
Undercliff House is a most charming and elegant detached period Victorian home built, we believe, around 1847, painted white stuccoed rendering under a slate tiled roof. The property offers flexible and spacious accommodation incorporating a three bedroom apartment arranged on the top floor which can be merged into the main accommodation or used separately as a self contained apartment.
This lovely home comprises of entrance hall with separate reception hall with pretty feature fireplace, detailed coving and stripped flooring. The beautiful drawing room has high ceilings complemented by egg & dart cornicing, feature fireplace with oak surround and over mantle opening through to a triple aspect antique stripped pine sun room, providing panoramic views out over the English Channel. The sun room has sliding doors giving access to the sun terrace and garden which also enjoys the beautiful views. There is a separate dining room with exposed floorboards and large bay windows also overlooking the gardens. The well equipped kitchen and breakfast room have been fitted with duck egg blue units, butler sink and Lacanche Cote D'or range complemented by attractive work tops, tile flooring and impressive vaulted glass ceiling. Also on the ground floor is a utility/laundry room and study area.
To the first floor is the impressive luxurious double aspect principal bedroom suite which has a central fireplace, separate seating area, its own balcony commanding the wonderful channel view. The en suite bathroom has decorative Kohler twin hand basins, walk-in shower and roll top bath. In addition there are two further well appointed bedrooms with detailed coving and fireplaces, dressing room and separate family bathroom. From the first floor hallway there are double patterned glazed doors providing access from the main house to the top floor which also has its own separate entrance to the side of the property providing flexible living.
The apartment comprises of three bedrooms, two with vaulted beam ceilings, well equipped kitchen, sitting room, dining room, separate shower room and further bathroom with free standing Victoria & Albert bath and sea views.
The property boasts many other original features to include sash windows, oak leaf cornicing, high skirting boards and ceiling with ceiling roses, sash windows and window shutters, altogether adding style and elegance for this lovely period home.
The lower ground floor provides a wonderful activity area with an indoor pool, sports/games room, gymnasium, wet room and bar with access onto the rear garden.
Utility & laundry room
Principal master bedroom suite with sitting area
En suite bathroom & balcony
2 further double bedrooms
Self contained apartment: Sitting room/dining room, Kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Garage & Parking
The property is approached via the Undercliff onto a private residence's driveway leading to an impressive Portico entrance.
The rear garden is designed on two levels, mainly laid to lawn with a variety of flower borders, shrubs, evergreens, mature trees, perennial and annual planting. The property has a fenced boundary and gate from the lower garden gives access down onto Sandgate High Street and the gardens enjoy the wonderful panoramic cross channel sea views.
From the centre of Folkestone follow signs for Sandgate and Hythe and continue along the A259. Proceed down Sandgate Hill continuing into Sandgate High Street. Pass Military Road on the right hand side and continue for approximately 0.25 of a mile turning right opposite The Ship public house into the Undercliff. Follow the road all the way to the top and once on the level, Undercliff House will be found on the left hand side.
Services: Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage
Local Authority: Shepway District Council - 01303 853000. Tax Band "TBA"
Fixtures & fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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