Villa Gris Nez is a substantial four/five bedroom Victorian villa, set within a generous third of an acre plot, occupying a prestigious and commanding a position in one of St Margaret's Bay premier roads. Its elevated position and wide frontage afford the property dramatic and unparalleled sea ... Read more
Villa Gris Nez is a substantial four/five bedroom Victorian villa, set within a generous third of an acre plot, occupying a prestigious and commanding a position in one of St Margaret's Bay premier roads. Its elevated position and wide frontage afford the property dramatic and unparalleled sea views over one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
The property dates back to circa 1870, yet has seen several improvements over the years, including the addition of a modern kitchen, bathroom and double glazed conservatory and the installation of an eco-friendly and energy efficient ground source heat pump. Consequently, the property now offers extensive and well appointed accommodation over four floors.
The property is entered via a double glazed front door, which opens into an entrance hall on the ground floor. There is a delightful sitting room to the front of the house, with a cast iron fireplace, cornice work a ceiling rose and a tall bay window which affords fine views out to sea.
To the rear of the property, there is a large, open plan kitchen/dining room, fitted with an excellent range of modern wall and floor units, set around solid wood block work surfaces and various appliances including a range cooker. Double doors lead to an outer hallway, which provides access to a cloakroom, a utility room, the rear garden and an impressive double glazed conservatory. This enjoys splendid views over the gardens and the sea and also has a set of double glazed French doors onto the sun terrace.
In addition to the main staircase, a second staircase descends from the outer hallway to the lower ground floor. This has a useful study to the rear and a pleasant family room with double glazed French doors to the front.
On the first floor, a central landing leads to two double bedrooms and a beautifully appointed family bathroom. This has been fitted with a modern and stylish white suite, including a shower over the bath. The master bedroom is to the front of the house and is a generous double room with fitted wardrobes and a tall, bay window with panoramic sea views.
On the second floor, there are two more generously proportioned double bedrooms and a shower room.
Villa Gris Nez is set within a generous and secluded plot of approximately a third of an acre and is approached via a driveway which provides parking for several cars. The gardens have been thoughtfully tiered to create various level and useable sections, including areas of lawn, well stocked beds and borders, several seating areas and a vegetable garden. There is a large timber shed, with power and lighting connected to it, whilst adjacent to the conservatory, there is a large sun terrace, ideal for taking in the spectacular views over the coastline and out to sea.
Villa Gris Nez enjoys a enviable position situated in an exclusive road in the coastal village of St Margaret's Bay. The property's elevated position and generous plot afford Villa Gris Nez spectacular and uninterrupted views over one of the world's busiest seaways, and on a clear day it is possible to see the entire French coast from Calais to Boulogne.
St Margaret's Bay 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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