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2 bedroom terraced house for sale

Hawkhurst Close, Birchington, Kent

Guide Price £185,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Over 60s only under Homewise's lifetime lease plan
  • Discounts range from 8.5% to 59%
  • The actual price you will pay depends on your age, personal circumstances and property criteria
  • Call for a personalised quote
  • Historic coastguard's cottage in quiet cul-de-sac
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Versatile loft room
  • Close to Epple Bay beach and clifftop walks
  • Southerly facing landscaped rear garden
  • EPC energy rating F (25)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


This property is offered at a reduced price for people aged over 60 through Homewise´s Home for Life Plan. Through the Home for Life Plan, anyone aged over sixty can purchase a lifetime lease on this property which discounts the price from its full market value. The size of the discount you are entitled to depends on your age, personal circumstances and property criteria and could be anywhere between 8.5% and 59% from the property´s full market value. The above price is for guidance only. It is based on our average discount and would be the estimated price payable by a 69-year-old single male. As such, the price you would pay could be higher or lower than this figure.

For more information or a personalised quote, just give us a call. Alternatively, if you are under 60 or would like to purchase this property without a Home for Life Plan at its full market price of £280,000, please contact Ward & Partners.


In 1840 the last of the notorious Hawkhurst smugglers gang were finally brought to justice. The station that the coastguards operated from was serviced by a small row of cottages on what became known as Hawkhurst Close in memory of that historic occasion. Later, in 1925, the dilettante Gladys Cooper bought the cottages and rented out rooms to actors, painters and musicians.

Today, that same small row of cottages sits in a beautiful cul-de-sac location in Epple Bay and you now have the opportunity to live in a piece of history. This former Coastguard’s cottage has been sympathetically renovated to the highest of standards by its current owners, who have lived at the address for forty years. As you move from the hallway to the sitting room you will immediately notice the incredible attention to detail, with its marble fireplace and period mouldings. This amply sets the scene for the rest of the home. A separate dining room has French doors opening out onto the southerly-facing garden beyond, which itself has an abundance of period charm featuring raised patios, olive trees, a bay tree and bamboo, framing a Victorian style courtyard pond.

Moving upstairs to the first floor you will find two double bedrooms, the master with an American ash staircase leading to a versatile loft room, which is currently used as a home office but would be equally at home as a studio, hobby room or den. Off road parking for two cars and an en-bloc garage mean that you and your guests will never be short of places to park when they visit your delightful seaside retreat.

What the Owner says:

It was the history and the location of this home that grabbed us as soon as we saw it. Many happy summers have been spent cycling alongside the River Wansum, playing cricket or tennis on the local green or just kayaking or swimming at Epple Bay, a short stroll from our front door. The heating is electric and comes down from the ceilings. We have been amazed at how little our energy bills have been, though no doubt the 18 inch thick walls help to keep the warmth and also very quiet. Having lived here for 40 years we will miss our home and the community dearly.

Room sizes:

  • Entrance Hallway
  • Lounge: 20'1 x 13'3 (6.13m x 4.04m)
  • Dining Area: 8'7 x 8'4 (2.62m x 2.54m)
  • Kitchen: 14'5 x 6'9 (4.40m x 2.06m)
  • Landing
  • Bedroom 1: 14'5 x 8'4 (4.40m x 2.54m)
  • Bedroom 2: 11'1 x 10'2 (3.38m x 3.10m)
  • Bathroom
  • Loft Room
  • Rear Garden
  • Off Road Parking
  • Garage en bloc

The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may be it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures & fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only as are floor plans which are not to scale and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose. Suitable as a retirement home.

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Added on Rightmove:
06 June 2018

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