5 bedroom detached house for sale

Shakespeare Road, Birchington, Kent

£850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A delightfully spacious detached home
  • Versatile reception rooms ideal for entertaining
  • Grand drawing room with vaulted ceiling and stunning arched window
  • A short walk from the high street, train station and sea front
  • Private walled garden with lawn and sunny patios
  • Ample parking on two driveways plus a garage/workshop
  • EPC energy rating F (33)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The first thing you notice about this property is that it is set well back from the road and almost hidden behind high and impressive walls, providing privacy and security. Then, when you walk in through the attractive double wood gates and see the unusual, impressive and attractively tiled front patio on one side of the wide pathway to the front door and a gravelled area with mature shrubs on the other, you feel sure you will be in for a real treat once across the threshold. As you walk into the large reception hall this feeling is enhanced as immediately on your right through double glass doors you can see the fantasic drawing room with its very high vaulted ceiling, two sets of casement doors to the front terrace, a lovely fireplace and a stunning arched window at the far end. To add to this there is a delightful bar-cum-sitting room on the opposite side of the hall with its quaint corner window and patio doors to the front terrace as well as a tiled fireplace and door that flows through to the elegant dining room with a matching fireplace that can easily seat 10 to 12 guests. All these attractive reception rooms make the whole area ideal for hosting fabulous dinners and parties where you can entertain numerous friends and family.

There is also an attractive snug/TV room for relaxing at home in the evenings as well as a utility room and cloakroom. The hub of the household has to be the delightful country style kitchen/breakfast room. This light and bright room with its large skylight window, doors to the rear terrace and another door through to the drawing room and a lovely Aga range cooker will be a magnet for the family. When it is cold in the winter they can always be warm infront of the Aga while in the summer when the patio doors are open to the terrace you bring the outdoors inside or vice versa.

You will never have to queue for the bathroom in this house. As well as two cloakrooms on the ground floor each of the three double bedrooms on the first floor all have en suite facilities with the third bedroom having access to the Jack and Jill family bathroom.

What the Owner says:


"We bought the property about 11 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We love entertaining and have hosted many dinner parties and get togethers and it has been a particular delight having Christmas and New Year parties in the winter and barbecues on the terrace in the summer. As we are building another house abroad and want to spend time there we feel it is now the right moment to downsize and buy something smaller in the UK. However, we would like to stay in the same area as we are very fond of Birchington.
The house is in a great position – we are a stone's throw from the tennis courts and bowls club as well as the seafront and Beresford Gap if you want to water ski. We are within walking distance of Birchington station for the high speed train to London and the town centre with its individual shops and supermarkets as well as hairdressers, nail bars, vets and a medical centre. There are some excellent restaurants and pubs in the vicinity including The Smugglers and the Powell Arms plus Quex Park with its museum and outside complex incorporating a garden centre, leisure activity areas, craft shops and a livery stables. Quex Barn offers wonderful food shopping in its farmshop and a great eating experience in the restaurant."

Room sizes:

  • Porch into Hallway
  • Sitting Room: 16'6 x 10'5 (5.03m x 3.18m)
  • Formal Dining Room: 16'6 x 12'4 (5.03m x 3.76m)
  • Lounge: 13'10 x 12'3 (4.22m x 3.74m)
  • Utility Room: 8'11 x 8'9 (2.72m x 2.67m)
  • WC: 8'11 x 8'9 (2.72m x 2.67m)
  • Kitchen: 16'6 x 13'3 (5.03m x 4.04m)
  • Drawing Room: 35'11 x 20'2 (10.95m x 6.15m)
  • Utility Room: 7'3 x 2'1 (2.21m x 0.64m)
  • Downstairs WC
  • Master Bedroom: 17'0 x 12'0 (5.19m x 3.66m)
  • Bedroom 2: 12'8 x 11'9 (3.86m x 3.58m)
  • En-Suite: 5'10 x 5'0 (1.78m x 1.53m)
  • Bedroom 3: 14'3 (4.35m) x 12'4 (3.76m) narrowing to 9'4 (2.85m)
  • En-Suite: 7'7 x 2'11 (2.31m x 0.89m)
  • Bathroom: 8'8 x 6'7 (2.64m x 2.01m)
  • SECOND FLOOR
  • Bedroom 4: 16'6 (5.03m) x 10'10 (3.30m) narrowing to 6'2 (1.88m)
  • En-Suite: 7'1 x 5'6 (2.16m x 1.68m)
  • Bedroom 5: 10'6 x 9'11 (3.20m x 3.02m)
  • Garage/Workshop
  • Lounge: 13'10 x 12'3 (4.22m x 3.74m)

 
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19 March 2018

Nearest stations

  • Birchington-on-Sea (0.2 mi)
  • Westgate-on-Sea (1.5 mi)
  • Margate (3.0 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Birchington-on-Sea (0.2 mi)
  • Westgate-on-Sea (1.5 mi)
  • Margate (3.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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01227 917172 Local call rate

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