5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Oxenden Street, Herne Bay, Kent

£775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An impressive grade II listed Georgian home built in 1833
  • Delightful and spacious rear garden
  • Many wonderful characteristics period features throughout
  • Fantastic and useable four roomed basement
  • Conveniently located close to local shops and seafront
  • Plenty of off street parking on the gated driveway

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Grade II listed this property built in 1833 is a superb example of Georgian architecture and provides a nostalgic echo of those bygone days of elegance when carriages would sweep in through the wrought iron gates and stop at the impressive front door to deposit illustrious family members or guests. This delightful marine residence was originally built for Sir Montague as a summer home for his family and was one of the most prestigious properties on the Oxenden estate along with its neighbours Oxenden House and Beaufort House. The estate was created around Oxenden Square by Sir Henry Oxenden of Broome Park from 1816 as one of the earliest developments in Herne Bay and went as far as the seafront. Even today the grassy square is primarily for the use of the surrounding residents and is ideal for taking the dog for a walk. At the same time it is literally less than a three minute walk to the beach so if you like the idea of a mix of ‘country' and seaside, this property could really be the one. The house is full of period features from the multi pane sash windows and impressive front door to the high ceilings, the well proportioned rooms and the wonderful fireplaces in most of the rooms. As you cross the threshold into the wide and spacious reception hall and see the beautiful Georgian staircase and the panelled doors leading to the ground floor rooms you know this is somewhere very special. There is an elegant drawing room that has a lovely marble and cast iron fireplace as well as a bay window and double doors to a sitting room that would make a charming dining room as it also has a bay window and, when the double doors are open, the whole area makes a lovely space for entertaining. However the real ‘hub of the household' and where the family are likely to gather most of the time is the vast kitchen/diner/family area with direct access to the walled garden and terrace as well as to a wet room and cloakroom. The kitchen includes some lovely units and plenty of room for a large table and chairs, while you can sit around the wood burning stove inset into the marble surround fireplace.

What the Owner says:


“It was ‘love at first sight' when I initially saw the property, despite the fact that it was in a very ‘unloved' state and I just knew it was the house for me. I bought it about five years ago and then spent a great deal of time and effort in renovating it and restoring the property to its former glory retaining or bringing back historical period features. The house had gone through a few different phases in its life, from originally being the summer home for the family of Sir Montague, it subsequently became a girls' school and more latterly was once more turned into a private residence.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, the neighbours are delightful and I love being so close to the beach and yet almost feel that I am living in a country house. It is very quiet and peaceful and Herne Bay is a great place to live. I am not far from the town centre where you will find a bustling seafront and historic pier as well as a wide variety of restaurants, individual shops and attractive buildings.

There are many ways to revel in the coastline, nature and wildlife including going on walking and cycling trails through to the Reculver coastal park. For watersport enthusiasts there is sailing and jet skiing and golfing aficionados can enjoy the nearby Whitstable and Seasalter or the Chestfield golf clubs. You will find some good primary schools including Herne Primary rated by Ofsted as Outstanding as well as the Herne Bay High school and a number of grammar schools".

Room sizes:

  • Entrance Hall: 28'4 (8.64m) narrowing to 18'5 (5.62m) x 7'3 (2.21m)
  • Dining Room: 18'6 into bay x 13'6 (5.64m x 4.12m)
  • Sitting Room: 18'6 into bay x 13'5 (5.64m x 4.09m)
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Area: 18'0 (5.49m) narrowing to 12'5 (3.79m) x 16'2 (4.93m)
  • Family Area: 17'9 x 10'10 (5.41m x 3.30m)
  • Wet Room
  • Cellar/Utility Room: 18'1 (5.52m) narrowing to 14'5 (4.40m) x 10'7 (3.23m)
  • Coal Shoot: 14'8 x 4'7 (4.47m x 1.40m)
  • Storage Cupboard
  • Pantry/Cold Cupboard
  • Landing
  • Bedroom 3: 16'6 x 13'6 (5.03m x 4.12m)
  • Master Bedroom: 16'6 (5.03m) narrowing to 12'5 (3.79m) x 13'5 (4.09m)
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Dressing Room/Office
  • Family Bathroom
  • Bedroom 4: 13'9 x 11'4 (4.19m x 3.46m)
  • Bedroom 2: 14'2 x 10'4 (4.32m x 3.15m)
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Walk In Wardrobe
  • Attic Room 1: 14'4 (4.37m) narrowing to 10'5 (3.18m) x 7'0 (2.14m)
  • Attic Room 2: 14'1 x 6'6 (4.30m x 1.98m)
  • Rear Garden
  • Gated Driveway

 
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31 May 2018

Nearest stations

  • Herne Bay (0.4 mi)
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (2.3 mi)
  • Whitstable (3.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Herne Bay (0.4 mi)
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (2.3 mi)
  • Whitstable (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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32 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG

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