A completely bespoke and utterly unique detached residence, offering over 2200 sq. ft of space, including an extensive array of outbuildings. This stunning property is set within approx. 0.3 acres of grounds, including an outdoor swimming pool and a landscaped front garden, situated in a spectacular setting with panoramic views out to sea.
This individual and stylish property was constructed in 1980 and has been recently updated, including a full renovation to the front exterior of the property. Delightful weatherboard cladding and a ranch style veranda occupies the front and complements the oak windows that have been recently installed.
The interior reflects the exterior design, with rich oak wood panelling and a stunning oak staircase which stands centre stage of this wonderful home.
A glass porch opens into an impressive entrance hall, with a cloakroom to the right which has a quirky high-level Thomas Crapper WC, and a study is directly opposite. The office space is perfectly positioned as it feels slightly separate from the house yet holds lovely views of the garden and the sea beyond.
To the left, there is an impressive open space that has been lovingly decorated in opulent colours, reflecting the propertys character and style.
The living area boasts a modern wood burning stove and ornate cast iron radiators, which allows the room to feel cosy and relaxing. This area flows into the dining space which is conveniently placed next to the kitchen.
To the rear of the property, there is a well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room with oak double-glazed sliding doors which open onto the garden. The kitchen has been fitted with an extensive range of traditionally styled wood units, a built-in larder, and a double stainless-steel sink set around a splendid natural stone worktop and breakfast bar.
The magnificent oak staircase rises to the first floor, where you will find four generously proportioned bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom.
The main bedroom is an enchanting room and features a dressing area and a well-appointed en-suite, which has a stunning bath within the bedroom. French doors open onto a balcony, which affords outstanding views out to sea.
A gated front entrance leads to a beautifully landscaped garden with cedar wood fencing, a gravelled driveway, and well-manicured gardens. This leads to a veranda that belongs perfectly to this style of house.
To the rear of the house there is an array of outbuildings, one of which was previously used as an art studio and is adjacent to the workshop. There is also a large summer house which is situated next to the swimming pool and offers a great base for garden parties.
The pool has been stylishly decked and leads onto a several seating areas, including a mini-festival area, with a circle of hay bales set around a campfire, all making the most of the stunning sea views. The garden has many mature shrubs and trees alongside a small pond, barbeque area, and plenty of seating areas so one can enjoy every aspect of this extensive outside space.
Joy Lane is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious roads within the sought-after town of Whitstable and is situated within easy reach of this charming seaside towns bustling high street, beaches, and harbour. The property is approx. a fifteen minute walk to the town centre and around five minutes walk to the beach. The Michelin star Sportsman restaurant can also be reached walking along the beach from Whitstable to Seasalter.
The town is renowned for its many independent shops, boutiques, bars and eateries. Fish are landed daily in the still working harbour and the sunsets and native oysters are famous. Good schools, many restaurants and there are lovely coastal walks. For the adventurous there is sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, wild swimming, and fishing, or just have a drink on the beach. The town boasts a vibrant arts and live music scene and is home to many in the creative industries. When the clean air gets too much London is only 80 minutes up the A290/M2 or take the fast train to St. Pancras.
The nearby cathedral city of Canterbury is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a thriving city centre offering a wide array of High Street brands alongside a diverse mix of independent retailers, cafes, and international restaurants. The city also offers a fine selection of sporting, leisure, and recreational amenities, including the refurbished Marlowe Theatre.
Canterbury has an excellent choice of educational amenities, including three comprehensive schools, three Grammar schools and a number of well-regarded junior and senior private schools. There are also three universities, two hospitals and two railway stations with a regular and fast service to London.
There is plenty of beautiful countryside nearby as well, including Wraik Hill Nature Reserve, Victory Woods Nature Reserve and Blean Woods. These have been designated as a national nature reserve and cover around 1257 acres of woodland and heath, with plenty of footpaths and bridleways throughout, making this an ideal setting for those who enjoy walking and outdoor pursuits.
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