An imposing modern townhouse with a prestigious waterfront position and direct Creek access, situated within an exclusive gated development in the charming hamlet of Conyer.
The property was built in 2002 by the award winning Clague Architects and combines traditional Kentish weatherboarding, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and barn-style floor-to-ceiling windows, with a highly versatile, split-level layout. The end result is a striking sense of space and light and an undeniable connection between the house and its incredible setting.
A double-glazed front door opens into an entrance hall with a cloakroom, a natural slate floor and a door to an integral double garage with an electric double door.
A short flight of stairs leads to a spacious, open plan kitchen/diner to the rear of the house, with double glazed French doors to the garden.
The kitchen has been fitted with an extensive range of modern wall and floor units, set around a range of integrated appliances, a quartz topped island and ample space for a table and chairs. The kitchen is further complemented by a useful utility room with plumbing for white goods.
A large, impressive first-floor sitting room features Canadian maple flooring and a striking, contemporary wood burning stove. There are tall, double glazed windows overlooking the creek and French doors that open on to a full-width balcony with panoramic views of the countryside, including Â as the balcony is West facing Â the chance to see some amazing sunsets. An alcove style doorway leads to a study area, which has another set of double glazed French doors to the balcony.
On the next floor, a wide landing leads to a spacious double bedroom with built-in wardrobe and a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the back garden and farmland beyond; a single bedroom also overlooking the garden; and a well appointed family bathroom with a contemporary white suite.
On the next level there is a superb master bedroom that has a beamed and vaulted ceiling, engineered oak flooring, a walk-in wardrobe and a well-appointed en-suite shower room. There are commanding views over the Swale to the Isle of Sheppey in the distance. At the top of the house is a further generous double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, built-in vanity unit and a fitted wardrobe. The floor-to-ceiling barn-style windows provide spectacular far-reaching views over farmland to the rear of the house.
No, 5 North Quay has an integral double garage with an electronic up-and-over door operated by a key fob. A water supply has been provided for outside use and there is a water softener. The rear garden measures approximately 30 ft and has been thoughtfully landscaped to create a pleasant, low maintenance outside space. It is partly laid to lawn, with a full width patio area, a storage shed and a rear gate, allowing direct access to beautiful country walks.
Entry to the development by a set of electronically-operated gates with an intercom to each property. Well-maintained communal areas incorporate visitor parking spaces, the development's own dinghy store and bin store (there are no wheelie bins on show) and the exclusive private slipway to the creek.
To preserve the integrity and character of the development all properties have the balance of a 999-year-lease to the residents' own management company, who hold the freehold on behalf of all residents, who are equal shareholders. The variable annual maintenance charge is currently approx Â£2100. This sum includes building insurance and external painting.
Conyer is a picturesque creekside hamlet five miles from the medieval market town of Faversham. Situated on the Swale, it boasts two marinas (both with mooring options and one with a cruising club and clubhouse facilities) and the welcoming creekside Ship Inn, a superbly renovated village pub and eatery serving classic traditional fare.
Surrounded by farmland and orchards, Conyer is popular with ramblers following the historic Saxon Shore Way, sailors, photographers and bird watchers. There is a bus service to nearby Teynham with its handy convenience stores, post office, primary school and railway station (with a service to London Victoria). Rail travellers are also well served by mainline stations at Faversham (for Kent's coastal resorts) and Sittingbourne (regular commuter services to London's Victoria and a fast service to St. Pancras International).
Faversham has a wide choice of supermarkets, restaurants, individual shops and leisure facilities. There are three markets a week in the cobbled town square beside the ancient Guildhall. Community attractions include the famous annual Hop Festival (the town boasts the oldest brewery in the country) and a magnificent weekend-long classic car show. On the outskirts of the town, Brogdale 'The Home of the National Fruit Collection' stages regular events celebrating Kent as the fruit producing Garden of England.
Both Faversham and Sittingbourne boast high-achieving grammar schools. The cathedral city of Canterbury; Margate, home of its Turner Gallery; and trendy Whitstable, renowned for its oysters and interesting mix of shops, are short journeys away. Thanks to Eurostar, the 'Shuttle' and cross-Channel ferries, the Continent is virtually on your doorstep.
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