The Old Fire Station, Reach Road, St. Margarets At Cliffe
An utterly unique, single storey detached residence, situated just minutes from the beach in the picturesque seaside village of St Margaret's-at-Cliffe. The Old Fire Station was built in 1970 and served as an active fire station until 2012. However, in 2014 it was converted into a magnificent residence, ideal as either a spacious family home or a distinctive holiday home by the sea.
A UPVC double glazed front door opens into a large, central entrance hall, with attractive wood effect flooring. The living accommodation is predominantly open plan, with a spectacular living space, with a double height ceiling and tall windows, which create an incredible sense of light and space. The kitchen area has been fitted with a good selection of modern wall and floor units, set around wood effect work surfaces, integrated appliances and a central island and breakfast bar.
There are four bedrooms, three of which are generously proportioned double rooms and one is a comfortable single room. The main bedroom is to the rear of the property and has a well-appointed en-suite shower room. The family bathroom is equally well-appointed, with a stylish and contemporary white suite, including a stunning free-standing bath and a separate shower enclosure.
The property is approached via a wide, tarmac driveway, which offers extensive parking for numerous vehicles and leads to an integral garage. There is a front garden which is laid to lawn and enclosed by laurel hedging. A gated side access leads to an 'L-shaped' rear garden. This has been thoughtfully landscaped to create a pleasant and low maintenance outside space. This is mostly artificial lawn, with decking and various raised beds with mature trees and shrubs.
The Old Fire Station is situated on a quiet residential street, within a few minutes walk of the beach and the village centre in the popular seaside village of St Margaret's-at-Cliffe.
St Margaret's-at-Cliffe is nestled in an attractive fold within the dramatic white cliffs of Dover and has long been a retreat of the rich and famous. Its former residents include Noel Coward, Peter Ustinov and Ian Fleming, whose book Moonraker makes reference to James Bond visiting St Margaret's Bay and staying in The Granville Hotel. The village itself offers a good range of amenities including several pubs, restaurants, a village stores, a post office, doctors surgery, primary school, churches and a village green. The bay itself is sheltered for bathing, fishing and sailing, whilst the cliff tops to either side of the bay are mainly in the care of the National Trust and offer some delightful walks.
There is a railway station at Martin Mill (2 miles) and the nearby A2 provides access to the port of Dover (3 miles) and the Cathedral city of Canterbury (15 miles) which both offer a wide array of shopping, recreational and educational amenities.
The historic town of Dover is famous for its White Cliffs and its English Heritage site 'Dover Castle' which draws in visitors from around the world. However, Dover is currently going through an extensive period of regeneration, with excellent shopping facilities at the recently completed St James Place Shopping Centre complementing the existing shops and businesses within Dover's thriving town centre.
Furthermore, town has recently completed a £26M leisure centre, with the first county-standard, eight-lane competition swimming pool in Kent, whilst the Dover Western Docks Revival plans to completely transform the Dover waterfront with a new marina pier and curve and a host of new shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.
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- Completely Unique Detached Residence
- Versatile Single Storey Accommodation
- Beautifully Presented Throughout
- Four Bedrooms - En-Suite To Main Bedroom
- Impressive Open Plan Living Space
- Contemporary Kitchen & Bathrooms
- Ample Driveway Parking, Garage & Secluded Gardens
- Within Easy Reach Of The Beach & Village Centre
- Ideal Holiday Home Or Main Residence
- EPC RATING: E