3 bedroom detached house for sale

Beacon Hill, Herne Bay

Guide Price £499,995

Property Description

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Tucked away, this hidden gem occupies a lovely plot situated off Beacon Hill in the popular Kentish seaside town of Herne Bay. The unique property, originally built towards the end of the 19th Century as a Billiard Hall for the house in front boasts original features such as high ceilings downstairs, large arch windows to the front and beautiful Parquet flooring. From the first floor the house enjoys some of the finest views over the town and coastline.

The accommodation in brief comprises; entrance via a utility vestibule opening onto the modern fitted kitchen which in turn leads to the living/ dining room with high ceilings and arch windows. There’s a through room off the living space which leads to a downstairs bathroom. From the living room there’s a spiral staircase leading to the first floor. The first floor has a huge open landing/ reception space and hallway leading to three bedrooms and a second bathroom. Externally are gardens to the front and rear. In the rear garden is a detached garden room currently utilised as an art studio. The driveway provides off-road parking for several vehicles.

Beacon Hill is right on the sea front and the ‘Herne Bay Downs’ an area sloping down to the beach, with flat grassy areas at the top, natural scrubland with paths on most of the slopes and then the shingle beach below. The scrubland area is a wildlife hotspot, and contains many important plant species too.

The property is found less than half a mile from the town centre. Herne Bay town centre offers a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants as well as numerous leisure and recreational facilities. Herne Bay also has a popular beach and is home to the worlds first free-standing purpose built clock tower built in 1837. Herne Bay train station offers a regular service to London and Kent Coast. Herne Bay is approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of the Cathedral City of Canterbury and 5 miles (8 km) east of Whitstable.

Ground Floor -

Kitchen - 5.56m x 2.90m (18'3 x 9'6) -

Lounge/Diner - 7.01m x 6.10m (23'0 x 20'0) -

Study - 2.90m x 2.79m (9'6 x 9'2) - With built-in wardrobe

Bathroom -

First Floor -

Landing -

Reception Room/Bedroom - 6.30m x 5.74m (20'8 x 18'10) -

Bedroom - 3.84m x 3.63m (12'7 x 11'11) - Plus built-in wardrobes

Bedroom - 4.57m x 3.05m (15'0 x 10'0) - Plus built-in wardrobes

Bath And Shower Room -

External -

Gardens - Lawned to the front and rear

Studio - 4.70m x 4.06m (15'5 x 13'4) - Located in the rear garden

The Vendor's View - For me there are not many places better to live than this. My home is on the downs so it above sea level which means there is no flooding and from upstairs you have beautiful sea views. Being tucked in behind the properties on the very front not only means it is a very private location but you also benefit from being sheltered on a windy day.

It is a unique property as it was originally a billiard hall. The ceilings are 15-foot high, the tall, arched windows to the living room are beautiful and the original par-ky floor, which dates back some 150 years, give my home characteristics that I love. The whole of the house is spacious, especially the living room, so it is a great place to entertain family and friends. The garden is extremely private, despite that all my neighbours are lovely people, it’s not overlooked.

Herne Bay is a lovely seaside town which offers everything you need as a family or for independent living. The regenerated pier and seafront, with a pebble beach, is fantastic throughout the summer months and there are a variety of places to go for something to eat or drink. The high speed train and motorways provide ideal links out of the area.

I am going to miss everything about my home. Having lived here for 20 years, the decision to move has not been an easy one but it is the right time to downsize.


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13 June 2018

Nearest stations

  • Herne Bay (1.0 mi)
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (3.2 mi)
  • Whitstable (4.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Herne Bay (1.0 mi)
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (3.2 mi)
  • Whitstable (4.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Miles & Barr Exclusive, Canterbury

14 Lower Chantry Lane Canterbury CT1 1UF

01227 917096 Local call rate

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