4 bedroom maisonette for sale

Folkestone, Kent

Offers in Excess of £900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Luxury Home
  • Extensive Walled Gardens
  • Period features
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Sea Front Location
  • Quiet Location
  • Sea Views
  • Swimming Pool
  • Large room sizes
  • Location location location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

MARTIN&CO present this rare opportunity to purchase and reside in this truly magnificent property set on the West End of the famous Leas Promenade surrounded by beautiful gardens and superb views over the English Channel towards France.

Little Thorpe is a significant and most elegant property believed to have been built in 1927. It has attractive elevations of brick, enhanced by shutters, under a pitched tiled roof with substantial chimneystacks and inset dormers. It is perfectly located directly fronting The Leas and also adjoins the wide open area of the private Balfour Gardens, of which Little Thorpe has use.

Internally, the ceilings are a generous height with particularly well-proportioned and elegant reception rooms. The accommodation is arranged on the ground and first floors with the principal rooms mainly being south facing with classic and many lovely original features including oak panelling, oak stripped flooring, oak doors, fine fireplaces, ornate cornices and decorative boxed radiators. A modern twist is the glazed indoor swimming pool. On the first floor two principal bedroom suites enjoy balconies with fabulous channel views.
The whole property offers a sympathetic colour palette and high standard of finish and workmanship throughout.

The property offers easy access to the main town centre which has a wide choice of shops and facilities is about a mile level walking distance along the Leas Promenade, with the Leas Cliff Hall and associated entertainment and there is a delightful coastal path from Sandgate to Folkestone. There is a good selection of schools in the area including the Grammar Schools for Boys and Girls, and sporting facilities are available at Folkestone and also at the Hotel Imperial Leisure Centre with golf courses in Hythe, together with rowing and sailing clubs and including the well regarded Sene Valley Golf Course. The Cathedral City of Canterbury is about 18 miles being the home of Kent County Cricket Club and having a wide choice of schools in both state and private sectors, universities and colleges.

Communications are excellent with Folkestone West railway station just a 15 or 20 minute walk providing a high speed rail service to London St Pancras in less than one hour. Eurostar services to the Continent run from Ashford International, the Channel Tunnel terminal is at Cheriton, and regular ferries run from Dover. The M20 motorway is a short drive away, leading to the motorway network with the M25 linking to Gatwick and Heathrow.

Little Thorpe is a beautiully built Queen Anne Revival villa. No expense was spared as is evidenced by its prime location on the Leas, the generous walled garden, the balconies, the vaulted hallway and the original - and beautifully restored - oak flooring. The original floorplans are proudly displayed in the house and show that it was built in the 1920s by a leading architect of his day - T.M. Wilson FRCS - for his daughter, Miss Wilson.

Little Thorpe is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a secluded access to the private Balfour Gardens. An arched gateway leads through to the more formal southerly facing gardens, which enhance Little Thorpe to its true grandeur, with neat lawns bordered by York stone paths and a low brick wall to part of the boundary providing accommodation for a variety of shrubs and plants. The York stone path continues around the property through a gate to the Swimming Pool area providing a secluded Patio. A lovely brick pillared Pergola festooned with honeysuckle and climbing roses divides this section of garden, creating a wonderful sunny spot, which is also partly walled. A further area of lawn with conifer boundary adjacent to The Leas is accessed via semi-circular steps and provides a section to enjoy the delightful seating area hidden under trees. The westerly facing garden is accessed from Dixwell Road, providing the main entrance to Little Thorpe. A lovely variety of flowering shrubs are a feature in presenting the property in its rightful splendour.

Part of the Little Thorpe Estate has been sold off on long leases.
 

ENTRANCE HALL Impressive arched entrance leading to a Magnificent Reception Hall with arched ceiling being L-shaped with splendid oak staircase having ornately carved newel posts and oak stripped flooring.
 

LOUNGE 29' 11" x 15' 11" (9.12m x 4.85m) The Drawing Room is an extremely impressive room with an attractive stone fireplace and herringbone brick hearth and back, Living Flame coal-effect gas fire, four window seats.  

DINING ROOM 19' 10" x 15' 0" (6.05m x 4.57m) The Dining Room has an attractive stone fireplace with herringbone brick hearth and back, three window seats, serving hatch to kitchen, oak stripped flooring.
 

GAMES ROOM 15' 9" x 13' 9" (4.8m x 4.19m) Study with casement door to garden.  

SUN ROOM 15' 6" x 10' (4.72m x 3.05m) Garden Room with fitted bookshelves, sliding door to garden and to indoor Swimming Pool with heated pool fitted with a jet stream pump, Vaporex 50 dehumidifier, shower and changing room at one end.
 

SWIMMING POOL 37' 8" x 17' 7" (11.48m x 5.36m)  

KITCHEN 26' 7" x 15' 0" (8.1m x 4.57m) Kitchen/Breakfast Room with pine units, extensive work surfaces with base units and large dresser unit with china cupboard with drawers below, boiler serving the central heating and domestic hot water. 

SUN ROOM 15' 2" x 7' 2" (4.62m x 2.18m)  

CLOAKROOM Cloakroom with wash hand basin, fitted cloaks cupboard and separate WC.  

MASTER BEDROOM 22' 4" x 15' 1" (6.81m x 4.6m) Principal Bedroom has been recently restored and benefits from oak panelled walls, attractive stone fireplace with brick hearth and surround, window seat, two fitted wardrobe cupboards, recessed book shelving, En Suite Bathroom with original Art Deco bath, overhead shower, twin wash basins and bidet, separate WC, balcony overlooking The Leas to the Channel and to Balfour Gardens.  

ENSUITE 15' 0" x 7' 11" (4.57m x 2.41m)  

BEDROOM 19' 8" x 15' 11" (5.99m x 4.85m) Bedroom 3 with attractive stone fireplace, brick hearth and surround, two built-in wardrobe cupboards with double doors, shelves and hanging section, door to Balcony with views over The Leas to the Channel and Hythe Bay. Adjoining Bathroom with bath, basin, WC and fitted cupboard.
 

BATHROOM 11' 4" x 7' 11" (3.45m x 2.41m)  

BEDROOM 11' 1" x 7' 0" (3.38m x 2.13m) Bedroom 4 with window seat, fitted unit with shelves and drawers (shares bathroom with Bedroom 3).  

BEDROOM 20' 4" x 15' 0" (6.2m x 4.57m) Bedroom 2 with brick fireplace, three built-in wardrobe cupboards with double doors, shelves and hanging section, two further cupboards with shelves and hanging section, En Suite Bathroom 2 with bath, electric shower, wash hand basin with cupboard under and separate WC.  

SHOWER ROOM 7' 8" x 6' 8" (2.34m x 2.03m)  

W/C  

MONEY LAUNDRING REGULATIONS Intended Buyers will be asked to produce photographic ID as well as a recent proof of address and we would ask for your cooperation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale (subject to contract)  

IMPORTANT NOTE TO BUYERS Whilst we endeavour to make our sales details accurate and reliable, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the information. Do so, particularly if contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.

All measurements have been taken using a sonic / laser tape measure and therefore, may be subject to a small margin of error. All Measurements are Approximate. The mention of any appliances and/or services within these Sales Particulars does not imply they are in full and efficient working order.

Our team of highly qualified Financial Consultants can provide you with up to the minute information on many of the rates available. To arrange an appointment, telephone this office. YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR OTHER LOANS SECURED ON IT. Full written quotation available on request. A suitable life policy may be required. Loans subject to status. Minimum age 18.  


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 August 2019

Nearest stations

  • Folkestone West (0.7 mi)
  • Folkestone Central (0.7 mi)
  • Channel Tunnel Terminal (1.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Folkestone West (0.7 mi)
  • Folkestone Central (0.7 mi)
  • Channel Tunnel Terminal (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Martin & Co, Folkestone

130 Sandgate Road Folkestone CT20 2BW

01303 473303 Local call rate

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