6 bed Detached House
Canterbury Road, Westbrook, Margate
SUBSTANTIAL 4 BED DETACHED HOUSE PLUS A 2 BED DETACHED COTTAGE.
One of Westbrook's 'landmark' homes is this impressive detached four bedroom family home with a detached two bedroom cottage which provides a successful holiday let business and income.
The property has undergone a programme of refurbishment and updating by the present owners to provide a comfortable and well-appointed residence.
This delightful home boasts a wealth of attractive and charming features including exposed beams, feature fireplaces including an impressive Inglenook found in the lounge, wood paneling, leaded light windows and a stunning stain glass window on the lower landing, believed to have come from the Dent-De-Lion Fortress. To the ground floor there is a grand entrance hall, cloakroom, two reception rooms and a large kitchen/breakfast room with a comprehensive range of units. To the first floor there are three bedrooms; one with open-plan en-suite facilities, a family bathroom and a small study/sewing room. Rising to the second floor there is a further bedroom with open-plan en-suite facilities and an additional attic room. There is also a large loft space.
The detached cottage boasts a lounge/diner, kitchen and a bathroom to the ground floor, with two bedrooms on the first floor.
The property stands on a large corner plot with driveway providing off street parking for numerous vehicles. There is a large patio area with pond and the remainder of the garden laid mainly to lawn with well-stocked beds. There is a large chalet which could provide office accommodation or a studio. There is also external access to the large cellar which could provide a variety of uses.
Found within easy access to Westbrook Beach and within a mile of Westgate village where you will find a variety of shops, a cinema, public house and railway station. Thanet's coastal towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are within easy access where you will find a wide variety of shopping, dining and recreational facilities including Westwood Cross shopping centre, the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Ramsgate's Royal Harbour and Northforeland and Westgate Golf Courses amongst many others. There are also a number of highly regarded schools to be found in the area in both state and private sectors including a number of grammar schools.
5.18m x 5.08m (17'0 x 16'8)
4.50m x 4.29m (14'9 x 14'1)
7.49m x 3.20m (24'7 x 10'6)
5.46m x 5.18m (17'11 x 17'0)
With Shower, Basin and W.C
4.39m x 4.19m (14'5 x 13'9)
Plus built-in wardrobes
3.51m x 2.54m (11'6 x 8'4)
Bath and Shower Room
7.90m x 2.77m (25'11 x 9'1)
3.40m x 3.07m (11'2 x 10'1)
(Currently used as a study)
(Currently used as an office/storage)
5.79m'1.22m x 4.80m (19''4 x 15'9)
3.18m x 2.44m (10'5 x 8'0)
3.51m x 2.74m (11'6 x 9'0)
3.00m x 2.74m (9'10 x 9'0)
Driveway for numerous vehicles
With large patio, lawn and large chalet
The Vendor's View
Our home is in a great location, we are 800 metres from the beach at the beautiful Westbrook Bay, while we are between the towns of Margate and Westgate. We have the choice to walk to Westgate, which is a lovely town with a 1950s cinema and shops of all description or into Margate for busier day and nightlife entertainment. In addition to the several local shops Westwood Cross is only a ten-minute drive away with department stores, a casino, restaurants and a cinema. Travel links either from Margate or Westgate train station connect us to London, so we feel our home is in a really convenient setting.The character of our home is clear for all to see, we have a thatched roof onto which we have recently added a bespoke fox and pheasant they are a real talking point for people and the locals know our home as a landmark. This property was built in the 1920s by a builder who acquired a magnificent stained glass window, outer stones and columns from a local fortification called Dent-de-Lion local historians have come to take photos of the stained glass, which measures around eight-foot. Within the grounds of our home we have a two-bed cottage which we have used as a rental property it blends in well with the house and provides a versatile space to be used however you would like.We enjoy entertaining family and friends here as there is a good flow between the rooms. We start in the kitchen, which was recently installed, then onto the oak-panelled dining room, which has been furnished to complement the atmosphere, and then finally to the living room. The spaces are versatile throughout the year the living room has an inglenook fireplace, with a log burner and access to the front garden, while the back garden, with a pond and patio, is a fantastic place to relax with a book. There are some fabulous beach bars within walking distance, while many of the pubs and restaurants welcome dogs too which is great for us we love the variation of what is on offer. The promenade stretches for 34-miles which is perfect for walking and cycling. So with all that in mind we are going to miss the convenience of being so close to all that we need and the people around us as we have made some lovely friends during our time here.