Never before offered on the open market - an opportunity to acquire a truly exceptional marine property situated in arguably one of the best locations on the south East coast enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views over the channel to the coast of France, the headland and the iconic white Cliffs.
The house is believed to have been built in 1906, the first owner being Major Charles Humble Dudley Ward. In 1919 he sold it to George and Amy Berry (members of the well know wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd of St James London - the oldest wine merchants in England). The Berry family continued to own and use the house as their holiday home up until 2009 when they agreed a private sale to the current owners.
Sympathetically updated and improved during their ownership the current owners have also had constructed a detached self-contained 2-bedroom cottage and a new double garage. At present the cottage provides a good income as a holiday let and also provides additional accommodation for visiting family and friends.
The main house is built in the Arts & Crafts style with a number of interesting character features. The vendors have restored these features and any alterations and improvements have been sympathetic to the architecture and style, maintaining the seaside holiday home feel throughout. The views from the property are exceptional. To sit on the main deck on a summers day is a memorable experience, the beautiful gardens further enhance the experience and with a gate directly onto the National Trust owned cliff tops, you have easy access to the lovely walks over the cliffs and down to the bay or to the Dover Patrol memorial and on to the neighbouring old fishing village of Kingsdown and on to Deal.
The village of St Margaret's at Cliffe offers local shopping, post office, doctor's surgery with pharmacy, newsagent/general store, health club with swimming pool, primary school and churches, whilst The Bay itself is sheltered for bathing, fishing, sailing etc. There are golf courses at nearby Kingsdown and Deal with St George's at Sandwich (the venue of the British Open). The Cathedral City of Canterbury offers an excellent shopping centre together with leisure interest, theatres and county cricket. Excellent links to the continent via the Port of Dover, the Channel Tunnel and Eurostar from Ashford and the high-speed train to London (St Pancras), 75 minutes from Martin Mill station (approx. 2 miles).
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises:
Panelled front door to:
RECEPTION HALL/STUDY 22'10 max x 12'9 (6.96m max x 3.89m) Tiled entrance with 2 steps down to study area, original fireplace with glazed tile inset, built in shelving to recesses. Cast iron radiator, glazed doors opening to:
Veranda and giving lovely channel views.
WC, wash basin with cupboard under, chrome ladder style towel rail, quarry tiled floor, coats hanging space.
19'2 x 17'10 into bay narrowing to 13' 9 (5.84m x 5.44 into bay narrowing to 4.22m). A lovely bright and sunny room with triple aspect and beautiful views over the garden to the channel. Original painted timber fireplace with multi fuel stove, 2 cast iron radiators, bookshelves flanking the fireplace, alcove with window above, glazed door to veranda.
From hall passageway with cast iron radiator, steps up to inner lobby with larder cupboard, door to:
30'6 into bay x 16' narrowing to 11'7 (9.30m into bay x 4.88m narrowing to 3.53m)
Kitchen Area: Fitted with a range of gloss lacquer fronted cupboards with 'Iroko' work surfaces, central island with marble worktop with circular inset stainless steel sink with boiling hot water tap, 2 built in stainless steel oven/grills, inset gas hob with extractor canopy/light over, integrated dishwasher, built in dresser, cast iron radiator, 2 steps down to:
Dining Area: Bay window giving superb panoramic channel views, painted timber fireplace with Art Nouveau style cast iron inset and grate with decorative tiled slips, 2 cast iron radiators, glazed door to veranda.
From kitchen door to:
15' max x 7'4 (4.57m max x 2.24m) White gloss lacquered floor cupboards with 'Iroko' worktops, 'Belfast' sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge/freezer, integrated fridge, quarry tiled floor, chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail, 'Worcester' wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, water softener. Door to garden.
From reception hall painted staircase with half landing to:
LANDING Cast iron radiator.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE
21' x 14'9 max, 12'8 min (6.40m x 4.50m max, 3.86m min) Superb panoramic view over cliff tops to the channel and coast of France and headland, fireplace set into arched recess, 2 built in cupboards.
12'8 x 8'5, 11'7 into bay (3.86m x 2.57m into bay) cast iron radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
9'4 x 6'10 (2.84m x 2.08m) Double width shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, WC, inset downlights, chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail.
17'1 x 12'1 (5.21m x 3.68m) Superb panoramic views over the cliff tops and channel to the coast of France, 3 built in wardrobe cupboards, wash basin.
11'6 x 8'8 (3.51m x 2.64m) 2 built in wardrobes, original fireplace, ½ glazed door to:
11'6 x 4'6 (3.51m x 1.37m) A wonderful place to sit and enjoy the most fabulous view over the cliff tops, the channel to France and the Iconic white cliffs to the South.
9'2 x 7'8 (2.79m x 2.34m) Panelled bath with wall mounted shower over and glass shower screen, twin wash basins with shelves and cupboards under, built in cupboard, inset downlight, chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail.
Low level toilet suite, hand basin, chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail.
Painted staircase with half landing to:
LANDING: Linen cupboard
13' x 11' (3.96m x 3.35m) Superb views over cliffs and channel to the French coast, cast iron radiator, painted fireplace, walk in wardrobe, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
6'2 x 5'5 widening to 7'8 (1.88m x 1.65m widening to 2.34m) Double width shower cubicle, WC with concealed cistern, wash basin with cupboard under, chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail, inset downlight.
Block paved driveway/parking for 3-4 cars leading to:
19'3 x 18'4 max 14,6 min (5.87m x5.59m max 4.42m min) Electric roller door. Glow worm gas fired boiler and water softener for cottage. Light and power.
Covered verandah, leading to large sundeck.
Front Garden on Granville Road - Evergreen shrubs such as mahonia, fatsia and sarcococca are underplanted with spring bulbs, hellebores and herbaceous plants for all year-round interest. Rear garden - covered veranda leads to two large sun decks. Both enjoy breath-taking views over the garden, channel and headland, a good selection of trees and shrubs such as multi-stemmed Amelanchier, Cercis, Fig, Plum and viburnums are planted amongst roses, peonies, lavenders, ornamental grasses, sea hollies and other perennials. A lily pond within the lawn dates from the 1920s' and the iconic Scots Pine frame the view of Ness Point, gate to the cliff top path.
½ glazed door to lobby with 2 steps down to open plan lounge/diner/kitchen 19' x 16'8 (5.79m x 5.08m) bifold doors open onto a paved area and with a superb panoramic view over the channel to France. Wood burning stove, TV point, understairs cupboard, cast iron radiator, inset downlight, 'Camaro LVT' flooring, opening to;
Gloss white lacquer fronted units with Iroko worktops. Inset stainless steel sink, built-in stainless-steel oven/grill, inset 4 ring gas hob with extractor canopy/light over. Integrated fridge and dishwasher, utility cupboards with plumbing for washing machine, venting for dryer and ½ glazed double doors open to;
12'3 x 11'5 (3.73m x 3.48m) Cast iron radiator, downlights, door to;
8'5 x 5'6 (2.57m x 1.68m) Double width shower cubicle, WC with concealed cistern, twin hand basin with cupboards and shelves under, inset downlights, chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail, shaver point.
From entrance lobby stairs up to a small landing with door to;
15' x 9'5 (4.57m x 2.87m) Bi fold doors with superb panoramic views of the Headland and across the channel to France, wardrobe cupboard, inset downlights, cast iron radiator. Free standing slipper bath (from which you can view the channel and headland) door to;
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Shower cubicle, hand basin with drawers under, WC, chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail, shaver point, inset downlights.
NB; The vendors have recently been granted planning permission to build themselves a contemporary style detached house in part of the garden to the east of Windy Peak. The new house has been designed to have minimum impact on the setting, outlook and views of Windy Peak.
Plans can be inspected on Dover District web site - ref: Dov/19/00454
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