An elegant 1920's built detached family home, set within beautiful gardens amounting to approximately a fifth of an acre, and exclusively located within 250 metres of the beach. Set around the prestigious Oxenden Square in Herne Bay, this rendered brick property under a Kent peg tiled roof has ... Read more
An elegant 1920's built detached family home, set within beautiful gardens amounting to approximately a fifth of an acre, and exclusively located within 250 metres of the beach. Set around the prestigious Oxenden Square in Herne Bay, this rendered brick property under a Kent peg tiled roof has five bedrooms, three reception rooms, plenty of parking, a detached tandem garage and many attractive period Art Deco features including two fireplaces.
There is a covered porch, with a solid wood front door which leads into the entrance hall. From here, there are doors to all three reception rooms and an attractive staircase rising to the first floor, with a useful under stairs cupboard beneath.
The impressive sitting room incorporates many distinctive original features including two fabulous arches either side of a wonderful open fireplace, which lead to two side windows. The ceiling has tasteful original Art Deco coving and cornice work, and there are patio doors with windows either side overlooking the garden. There is also an attractive stained-glass semi-circular window.
The smaller living room has a lovely feature gas coal effect fireplace with a marble hearth and surround, which is beautifully decorated with American oak paneling. This charming wood paneling continues into the chimney recesses, where there is also book shelving. Patio doors which lead out to the rear decking area.
The dining room has a window to the front and leads through to the kitchen where there are a range of wall and base units, set around wood effect work surfaces. There is an inset stainless steel sink and drainer and a pastry slab. There is also a fabulous five ring range style cooker with double oven and separate grill.
The utility room also has wall and base units set around work surfaces, plus a sink and drainer, and there is space for a washing machine and dryer. A door provides access to the rear decking area and a further door to the ground floor WC.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room and a fitted wardrobe. There are two further double bedrooms, a single bedroom and study. The generous family bathroom has a tasteful white suite.
The property is securely approached via two pairs of double gates, leading to a long driveway and a tandem length detached garage which sits beside the property. The stunning garden is predominantly situated to the front of the plot, and enjoys a high degree of privacy. It is mainly laid to lawn with an abundance of mature trees and shrubs plus an ornamental pond and rockery.
At the bottom of the garden are two summerhouses, one is useful but quite old, however the other is new and would be ideal for a variety of uses, as it is a generous size and has two double glazed windows. There is access both sides of the property to the smaller rear garden. This has a patio leading to a covered decking area with a raised fish pond, and there is a side access into the garage.
Pandora House is situated just 250 metres away from the beach in Herne Bay and sits on the edge of Oxenden Square, which is a wonderful area of green measuring in excess of two acres. This fabulous amenity land, in the heart of Herne Bay, is held in trust, and managed by a committee for the enjoyment of the residents.
This popular coastal town has a wide range of amenities with good shopping facilities, a selection of schools including a specialist sports college, an excellent choice of leisure activities and an historic pier. The town also boasts a rowing and sailing club, a football club in the Kent league, a local cinema and a swimming pool.
The picturesque Memorial Park also has tennis and basketball courts, a small lake, a children's play area and a sports field. There is a mainline railway station with a regular service to London Victoria and St. Pancras and the town enjoys excellent road links with the A299 (Thanet Way) providing access to both the coast and London via the A2/M2.
The town is situated just one mile from the sought after harbour town of Whitstable and only seven miles from the beautiful Cathedral City of Canterbury. The bustling seaside town of Whitstable is famous for its seafood and annual oyster festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside. The town has a variety of independent shops and boutiques, as well as high street names. There are good local primary and secondary schools, numerous pubs, restaurants, excellent leisure facilities and a mainline railway station.
The nearby cathedral city of Canterbury offers an even wider range of shopping and leisure amenities including vibrant High Street with a diverse mix of independent retailers alongside mainstream brands, the White Friars Shopping Centre and the Marlowe Theatre. The city also offers an excellent range of both state and private schools, three universities and two hospitals.
AGENT'S NOTE: We understand from the vendors that there is a charge of £150 per annum for the upkeep of the communal square.
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