'Warm, homely and happy'. That's how the current owners describe this lovely property, which has been their home for over 30 years. And it's little wonder that they have grown so attached to the house and the area.
Built in 1927, the period house retains much of the grandeur you would expect from a 20's property. It is particularly attractive from the outside, with red brick work, decorative stonework and a striking front door that's framed with large columns. Surrounded by gardens and hedging, the property has a welcoming, green exterior. Inside, the tall ceilings and large windows hark back to the 1920s. There are some lovely quirky windows throughout the property, including a large bay window, an arched window and sash windows. It also has a particularly large and open entrance hallway, which is so rare in contemporary properties today.
Back in 1927, the property was built by a builder as his own home, and his keen attention has made the property extra special. Attractive teak wood is a particular feature throughout the property. The staircase, many of the floors and the doors are made from this fine material, and have been so well-preserved. It's also clear that it has been designed to comfortably suit a family. The dining room leads straight from the kitchen, the large formal sitting room has enough room to host a gathering of family and friends, and there are three double bedrooms sharing two bathrooms. Upstairs, all of the bedrooms have double windows to make the most of the panoramic views around the property, and you can even see all the way down to the sea.
Over the last 30 years, the current owners have made significant improvements to make the property even more enjoyable for a family. They've completely renovated the property from a dilapidated state, added a cosy window seat in the sitting room and converted a garage into a peaceful snug. Having such great reception space on offer is ideal for families, providing so much versatility. Christmases, post-wedding parties, birthday parties and dinner parties have been aplenty in this house, and this is thanks to the wonderful space on offer.
Outside, the gardens wrap all the way around the property. To the rear, the garden is laid to patio with simple raised flowerbeds, making it very low-maintenance. To the front and side, there's a luscious lawn area, and the other side is home to the large driveway. The gardens are home to some sizeable trees and shrubs, creating excellent shelter and a pretty, green aspect.
Tankerton, and this street in particular, is a superb place to call home. The current owners love the area so much and are keen to stay nearby, having enjoyed raising a family here. The property is in an enviably convenient location: It's only a one street away from the seafront and you can walk to the train station, walk to the shops and catch a bus just down the road. Tennis courts, a swimming pool and bowling alley are also right on the doorstep. Plus, it's also only six miles from historic Canterbury and four miles from buzzing Herne Bay. With it's pretty beach huts, pebble beach and green slopes, Tankerton really is a quintessential Kent coastal town.
Stained wood front entrance door to enclosed porch. Radiator. Tiled floor.
Spacious Entrance Hall
Partially glazed stained wood entrance door. Radiator. Window to front overlooking garden. Large cloaks cupboard with light. Larder cupboard with marble shelves. Thermostat control for central heating. Teak balustrade two stage staircase leading to first floor. Teak floor. Dado rail.
Lounge - 19' 6 Into Bay x 14' 1 (5.94m x 4.29m)
Marble fireplace with living flame gas fire. Cornice ceiling. Bay window to side overlooking garden with window seat. Radiator. French door to side and garden terrace. Picture rail.
Dining Room - 12' 7 + Recess x 12' 0 (3.84m x 3.66m)
Chimney breast with feature fireplace. Window to side and rear overlooking garden. Two radiators. Door to kitchen.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 12' 1 x 10' 5 (3.68m x 3.18m)
Matching range of wall and base units. Inset single drainer 1½ bowl sink unit. Work surfaces. Inset gas hob with extractor cooker hood above. Built-in fan assisted electric oven. Built-in microwave. Integrated dishwasher and washing machine. Two windows to rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Downlighters. Tiled floor. Door to lobby leading to garden room.
Boiler room housing floor standing gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating. Tiled floor. Door to cloakroom. Access to garden room.
Suite in white comprising wash hand basin and close coupled w.C. Half tiled walls. Radiator. Frosted window to side.
Garden Room - 8' 7 x 12' 1 (2.62m x 3.68m)
Windows to side. Radiator. Wall light point. Patio doors to rear garden. Door to family room.
Family Room/Bedroom 4 - 16' 0 x 9' 8 (4.88m x 2.95m)
Windows to front and side. Two wall light points. Tiled floor.
Window to side. Access via loft ladder to insulated and boarded loft with roof light. Radiator. Teak floor.
Bedroom 1 - 16' 1 x 14' 2 (4.90m x 4.32m)
Two windows to side overlooking garden and with far reaching views. Two fitted double wardrobes. Radiator. Picture rail.
Bedroom 2 - 12' 1 x 11' 11 (3.68m x 3.63m)
Windows to side and rear overlooking garden with far reaching views. Radiator. Picture rail.
Bedroom 3 - 16' 2 x 8' 6 (4.93m x 2.59m)
Window to front overlooking garden. Attractive eyebrow window to front. Radiator. Picture rail.
Shower Room - 10' 6 x 5' 11 (3.20m x 1.80m)
Suite in white comprising fully tiled double shower cubicle, wash hand basin set into vanity unit with cupboard below and w.C with concealed cistern. Radiator. Partially tiled walls. Frosted window to rear. Downlighters. Tiled floor.
Second Shower Room - 7' 3 x 6' 8 (2.21m x 2.03m)
Suite in white comprising fully tiled double shower cubicle, wash hand basin set into vanity unit with cupboard below and close coupled w.C. Tiled walls. Two frosted windows to rear. Tiled floor.
Detached Garage - 20' 3 x 11' 1 (6.17m x 3.38m)
Power and light.
Border wall and hedge to front. Mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub boarders. Pedestrian gate to path leading to front door. Driveway leading to garage and turning area providing ample off road parking.
Side Garden - 27' 0 x 65' 0 (8.23m x 19.81m)
The garden is Westerly facing. Mainly laid to lawn. Paved patio area. Enclosed with hedging.
Rear Garden - 20' 0 x 60' 0 (6.10m x 18.29m)
The garden is Southerly facing. Mainly laid to paving with raised flower beds, bushes and shrubs. Outside tap. Gated pedestrian side access. External power points and light. Enclosed with fencing and brick walls.
The following mains services are connected to the property electricity, water, gas, drainage and a telephone line. All services will be subject to the appropriate companies transfer conditions.
Central heating is provided by a gas fired boiler situated in the boiler room and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars.
The windows are generally of UPVC double glazed sealed units. Eyebrow window is of stained timber frame.
The property is to be sold Freehold with vacant possession.
We are advised by the Valuation Office that the property is currently within Council Tax Band G. The amount payable under tax band G for the year 2018/2019 is £2812.57.
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Sold prices provided by Land Registry
7th Oct 2017
Price reduced by £20,000
28th Jun 2017
21st Dec 2001