Full of character, this unique, semi-detached, three/four bedroom extended Victorian villa sits with unobstructed sea views across the awesome vistas of the English Channel, to the coast of France. This beautiful mock Tudor property, built circa 1890 has been exceptionally well maintained, ... Read more
Full of character, this unique, semi-detached, three/four bedroom extended Victorian villa sits with unobstructed sea views across the awesome vistas of the English Channel, to the coast of France. This beautiful mock Tudor property, built circa 1890 has been exceptionally well maintained, providing a fantastic versatile home with a beautiful mix of exposed beams, natural wood, high ceilings, space and light. All set at the foot of panoramic sea skies with the beach a few steps from the front gate in the highly sought after former fishing village of Kingsdown.
The good sized, nautically themed, walled front garden welcomes one to the generous and bright porch, providing a useful space for boots and beach gear and a protection against the weather for the beautiful solid natural wood, half glass paned front door.
Opening into the vast, high-ceilinged, main reception room, the natural wood of the front door continues with the handsome original floorboards and exposed beams and pillars of the elegant and charismatic Victorian mock Tudor interior. With a fireplace and log burning stove on the wall to the left, a large wooden paned window provides light and views of the sea to the front of the room from with a well appointed, quirky study/fourth bedroom with awesome sea views accessed to the right as you enter the front door.
Beyond this room there is a useful storage cupboard and then under the rise of the carpeted stairs to the first floor a well appointed bathroom. Half-wood panelled, this bright and airy room has a luxurious roll top bath, large separate shower, wc, heated towel rail and period style vanity unit to complete the seaside feel.
To the rear of the reception room patio doors give access to a paved all weather bbq/recreational area. To the right of this two steps lead down to the welcoming, bright, spacious kitchen. This double aspect room has a range of tasteful wall and floor units and plenty of space for the family. A double glazed window and door look out onto the patio and to the right of this a door leads to a second double aspect reception room with patio doors to the garden and a utility room which also houses the recently fitted boiler.
To the first floor a galleried landing gives access to two generous vaulted ceiling bedrooms, the larger of which is double aspect with direct sea views and can easily accommodate a super king size bed. Also accessed from the landing is the amazing fourth bedroom with its vaulted, beamed ceiling and double glazed floor to ceiling window and door, opening to a solid, well appointed and maintained wooden balcony overlooking the pebble beach and coastline beyond. The carpeted landing also has its own window providing another take on the beach below and at the other end a characterful wc has natural light, basin and storage space.
One of the first houses to be built on Wellington Parade Summer Holme originally marked the boundary of Kingsdown and Walmer and as such provides a wonderful base for exploring the many rural and coastal attractions of the area. The property benefits from a good sized, south facing rear garden, with all-weather paved area directly behind the house and lawn with a path and established beds beyond providing a calming, private space. The ample front garden offers space for seating and also access to the side gate. Parking is available on council owned land adjacent, in Boundary Road.
Summer Holme enjoys an enviable, beach-front position with magnificent and unparallel sea views in the sought-after seaside village of Kingsdown. Kingsdown is an old fishing village, situated at the northern end of the White Cliffs of Dover and is served by the village church of St John The Evangelist and a regular Stagecoach bus service to Walmer railway station. From here, there is a direct service to London, including a high speed link to London St Pancras. Kingsdown beach and the downs are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and are an important habitat for migrating birds and insects and home to numerous rare plants.
Kingsdown has numerous local public footpaths and lies on both the Saxon Shore Way and the White Cliffs Country Trail, whilst Kingsdown Golf Course is just half a mile from mthe property. The section of National Cycle Route 1 known as the Cliffs and Castles route runs through Kingsdown on its way from Dover to Sandwich, whilst a flat, purpose-built cycleway leads north from the outskirts of the village along the beach to Deal.
The nearby town of Deal is a popular seaside town which lies eight miles north-east of Dover and eight miles south of Ramsgate. It is a former fishing, mining and garrison town. Close to Deal is Walmer, steeped in history, and a possible location for Julius Caesar's first arrival in Britain.
Deal became a 'limb port' of the Cinque Ports in 1278, and grew into the busiest port in England; today it is a seaside resort and its quaint streets and houses are a reminder of its history along with many ancient buildings and monuments. In 1968, Middle Street was the first Conservation Area in Kent. The coast of France is approximately twenty five miles from the town and is visible on clear days. The impressive Tudor castle was commissioned by King Henry VIII and has an unusual rose shaped floor plan.
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