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St Margaret's Street, Rochester

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GUIDE PRICE £600,000 - £625,000. Your opportunity to own a piece of history. This outstanding historic fortress, constructed between 1808 and 1821 was converted in the late 1990's into four unique apartments. Listed grade 11 plus as a scheduled monument, the Fort served a variety of purposes including military prison, lunatic asylum and a recruiting centre throughout the First World War. It was again bought into action in World War 11 as the local Home Guards headquarters and later used by the GPO (now British Telecom). Set high above the River Medway, this apartment has a grand open plan living area with former canon emplacements forming the large eyebrow window recesses. A spiral staircase leads to the upper level, which has magnificent far reaching views, where there are two double bedrooms (master with en-suite), family bathroom, private roof terrace and two allocated parking spaces. Located in a highly sought after area of Rochester within a half mile of St Andrew's and Kings private schools, two highly regarded grammar schools are in the locale, furthermore the Norman castle, Cathedral and riverside walks. The High Street offers a range of independent shops, restaurants and cafes and a mainline station with Hi-speed services to London. Your internal viewing is essential to fully appreciate this unique apartment and setting.

Communal ENTRANCE with video security into
COMMUNAL HALLWAY: stairs to first floor with communal storage cupboard under, entrance door to
Open plan LIVING AREA: deep set eyebrow windows with British Columbian pine casement windows to front and side, inset cast iron fireplace and tiled hearth, wooden floors, radiators, cupboard housing water tank
Cathedral Doors to WC: inset sink and unit, radiator, w.c, wood flooring
CLOAKROOM: low level w.c, wash hand basin vanity unit under, radiator, wood flooring
DINING AREA: radiators, spiral staircase leading to first floor, window to front overlooking communal gardens,
KITCHEN AREA: range of matching base cupboards, timber worktops with inset one and a half bowl sink unit, integrated appliances including induction hob and double oven, integral dishwasher and space for washing machine, timber floor
LOUNGE AREA: Cathedral style doors to storage cupboard and w.c, radiator, timber floor, feature inset fire with hearth
LANDING: radiator, wood flooring, window to front, currently used as a home office
BEDROOM ONE: large window recess to rear with glazed door leading to private roof terrace, radiators, wooden flooring, access via ladder to full height built-in mezzanine, in built wardrobe EN-SUITE W.C: pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, radiator, chrome towel rail, extractor, tiled flooring, walk-in overhead shower, tiled shelved storage unit
BEDROOM TWO: window to front, radiator, wood floor
BATHROOM: pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, inset panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, extractor fan, mirror, radiator, tiled floor and tiled splashback, spotlights, heated chrome towel rail
EXTERIOR: There is allocated parking for two cars, private roof terrace accessed via master bedroom offering far reaching views over Rochester and River Medway, walkway to side leading to a private turret with 360 degree far reaching views over Rochester. Furthermore is a communal storage shed accessed via Gun Tower Mews.
LEASE DETAILS: 125 years from 2006. Quarter share of freehold. Ground rent £125 per annum, Service charges £1200 per annum.

Tenure: Share of Freehold When the freehold ownership is shared between other properties in the same building. Read more about tenure type in our glossary page.

For details of the leasehold, including the length of lease, annual service charge and ground rent, please contact the agent

Council TaxA payment made to your local authority in order to pay for local services like schools, libraries, and refuse collection. The amount you pay depends on the value of the property.Read more about council tax in our glossary page.

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St Margaret's Street, Rochester


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Rochester Station0.7 miles
  • Chatham Station1.0 miles
  • Strood Station1.1 miles
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Machin Lane LTD, Rochester

2B Crow Lane Rochester ME1 1RF

MACHIN LANE are an Independent Residential Estate Agents, who have been offering a professional personal service in the Medway Towns since 1990. The owner DAVID LANE, has extensive experience of residential sales, mostly in the Towns, having previously worked for large corporate companies before opening their Office in Chatham. The Rochester office was opened in 1990 and celebrated 30 years of successful business in 2020.

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