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The Finches, Bridges Close, St. Nicholas At Wade, Birchington CT7

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Property features

  • Prestigious Grade II Listed Manor House
  • Five Double Bedrooms + Two En-Suites
  • Four Reception Rooms, Utility Room & Cellar
  • Restored And Refurbished To A High Standard
  • Original Period Features Throughout
  • Wooded Grounds Of Approximately One Acre
  • Secluded Landscaped Gardens + Outbuildings
  • Approx. 1 Mile To Birchington Village
  • Approx. 1.6 Miles To Main Line Railway Station
  • Internal Viewing Essential To Fully Appreciate

Property description

The Manor is a unique find. This Grade II Listed property, which sits in the heart of a conservation area, was built c.1832. When the current owner first visited The Manor, she instantly felt she belonged and it is easy to see why – this impressive home welcomes you, appearing through the trees as you travel along the sweeping driveway.
Despite being built in the Regency period, the architecture is undeniably Georgian. The yellow brick elevations aren't a common feature of the area and give the property a stylised, bespoke finish. The white marble doorsteps of Italian origin lead to the portico which features the original cast iron filigree gates and front door – this home really does offer an opulent segment of history.
The 'Golden Drawing Room' is one of the most lived-in rooms in the house. With the Fitzwilliam Fireplace and lovely views over the grounds, enjoying a cup of coffee in this elegant room is a great start to any day. This space encapsulates a certain era, and in fact this property as a whole offers respite from the rush of modern life, introducing more appreciative pace. The Manor's secluded, tranquil life has given the current owner years of contentment.

A significant feature of The Manor is the bespoke cast iron ornamental fountain positioned at the front of the property, suiting its age and grandeur. The centrepiece, which features two cherubs, was imported from Italy. With four characterful, landscaped gardens there is ample opportunity to enjoy the outside space. Shelter can be found under more than 100 trees which make up the grounds – in fact, whatever your mood, you can indulge in the abundance of space The Manor offers. You can enjoy decadent afternoon teas by the fountain, read a book in the north garden enjoying the smell of roses and the bubbling water, or play with the children as they run wild in the rear garden. Part of the unique charm of this property is the pure white Logan doves which live in the dovecotes; there is now a small flock which also belong to The Manor. This is a home for all the seasons. Christmas in particular is bound to be special at The Manor; gatherings of family and friends fit perfectly into the spacious rooms, and the high-ceilings are ideal for adding a substantial Christmas tree.

Being a mere 10 minutes from the coast, and in particular close to the Royal Harbour at Ramsgate, the location has also given the current owner a great deal of pleasure. Tucked behind the automatic gates, The Manor enjoys a semi-rural location on The Isle of Thanet which has a vibrant present and a rich past – a perfect setting for a wonderful home.

Located on the Isle of Thanet and under 2 miles from the coast, The Manor is situated at the beginning of the main dual carriageway for the A2/M2 direct to London with Birchington mainline train station being approximately 1.6 mile away providing direct links to London.

Main Entrance

Via the impressive portico porch to the main entrance hall.

Main Entrance Hall

From the main entrance hall, electric entry system, ornate ceiling rose and corbel arch. You enter the impressive Drawing Room.

Drawing Room - 17' 0 x 14' 6 (5.19m x 4.42m)

A delightful room with double aspect Georgian bar display sash windows overlooking the front and south gardens. The grand Fitzwilliam fire place. With Italian white marble surround and black marble hearth make this room so inviting. The original lathe and plaster wall and ceiling have been lovingly restored, ornate ceiling rose and picture rails, two radiators.

Dining Room - 17' 0 x 14' 3 (5.19m x 4.35m)

A fabulous room for entertaining or just watching the impressive fountain. Double aspect georgian bar display windows overlooking the front and north gardens, feature gas open fire place with original wooden mantle and surround, two radiators.

Garden Room - 7' 7 Narrowing To 6' x 21' 8 (2.32m x 6.61m)

Georgian bar bay window providing panoramic views over the impressive north garden, dovecote and distant views of the Ilex forest section of these impressive grounds. Original parquet flooring, radiator, door leading out to the path taking you out to the north garden and onto the Ilex.

Family Bathroom - 12' 4 x 7' 0 (3.76m x 2.14m)

Double ended bath with central taps shower over, close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, double aspect Georgian bar windows.

Lounge/Sitting Room - 18' 8 x 10' 7 (5.69m x 3.23m)

Sash bay windows overlooking the lawned area of the south gardens, feature fire place with tiled mantle and hearth, built in storage cupboards to the alcoves, picture rail and radiator.

Lobby - 12' 8 x 5' 10 (3.87m x 1.78m)

Double aspect doors leading to the south garden patio area and further door leading to the old dairy/utility room, outside WC and coal store, radiator.

Kitchen - 14' 3 x 12' 2 (4.35m x 3.71m)

Comprising of a range of base and wall units, 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel unit all built in, integral appliance aga (gas fuelled oven and stove) double larder, exposed original tongue and groove wall panelling, Georgian bar windows overlooking gardens and old diary/utility room, latch door to the boot room.

Boot Room - 12' 8 x 6' 3 (3.87m x 1.91m)

Original Twyfords double sink and drainer, tiled floor, window overlooking rear garden and door leading out.


Stairs to dry basement.

Basement - 17' 0 x 16' 4 (5.19m x 4.98m)

A great storage room with access to all the Manors pipework, power and lighting, door to wine room, window.

Study/Office - 15' 7 x 13' 2 (4.75m x 4.02m)

Fully insulated currently used as a study and recording studio, Georgian bar window, storage cupboard, power and lighting.

Stairs Leading To First Floor

The original ramp and reeve balustrade and spindles lead the way to the split level landing with feature lead light stained glass window.

Guest Suite - 14' 4 x 12' 10 (4.37m x 3.92m)

With separate shower area with glass screen, frosted Georgian bar window, close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, partially tiled, built in storage cupboards and airing cupboard, Georgian bar windows, overlooking south and north gardens.

Main Landing

With chandeliers and ornate ceiling rose, corbel arch.

Master Bedroom - 15' 9 x 14' 0 (4.81m x 4.27m)

Feature fire place with hand painted Majolica tiles, double aspect Georgian bar windows overlooking the south gardens, original pelmets.

En-Suite To Master Bedroom - 10' 0 x 7' 6 (3.05m x 2.29m)

Juliet roll top claw foot bath and Albany suite pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled WC, Georgian bar sash window overlooking the front of the property and the majestic fountain, Door through twitten with loft hatch leading to bedroom. Interlocking to hallway.

Bedroom Three - 14' 0 x 11' 8 (4.27m x 3.56m)

Georgian bar sash window, original cast iron Caron fire place, radiator

Bedroom Four - 13' 2 x 12' 0 (4.02m x 3.66m)

Double aspect Georgian bar sash window overlooking gardens, radiator.

Bedroom Two - 15' 9 x 11' 9 (4.81m x 3.59m)

Double aspect Georgian bar sash windows overlooking the north and front gardens, original cast iron Caron fire place, with original wood mantle and surround, original fluted pelmets.


The Manor is set in lovely surrounding gardens with north and south gardens. Situated in the gardens are the old dairy/utility room which can be accessed via the lobby or from the north side of the gardens. Ye Olde workshop which is a huge original workshop/coal and wood store with further additional wood stores. The grounds have over a hundred trees bringing so much wildlife into the garden, the garden has a large pond situated in the Ilex and a 3 tier waterfall in the north garden. With fruit trees, apple and pear bringing an abundance of fruits. Thanet district council have approved for a new green house to be erected in the grounds, with substantial lawned area to the rear and an abundance of mature trees, bushes and foliage, throughout the garden.
To the front of the property you enter the Crescent drive into the south garden via double electric gates on arrival the impressive fountain meet you with grandeur.

Double Garage

Larger than average double garage with up and over door (potential subject to planning and regulations for a first floor room).

Main Services

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 gas fired central heating radiators as indicated in these particulars.


The windows are generally of Georgian bar sash windows.


The property is to be sold Freehold with vacant possession.

Council Tax

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 2017/2018 is £2,781.47.


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Agent Notes

Kent Estate Agencies gives notice for themselves and for the sellers of the property, whose agents they are that any plans or mapping and measurements are approximate, quoted in metric with imperial equivalents. All are for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The measurements are provided in accordance with the R.I.C.S. Code of Measuring Practice 6th edition. The fixtures and fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Prospective purchasers or lessees should seek their own professional advice. Kent Estate Agencies retain the copyright in all advertising material used to market this property. For a free valuation of your property contact the number on this brochure. Printed September 2016

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £253,467 Sales 222 Current average value £283,164 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £2,289 ▲ 0.81%

Property value data/graphs for CT7

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £387,653 £281 3.4 £376,737
Semi-detached £258,166 £267 2.9 £250,106
Terraced £217,340 £228 2.7 £215,879
Flats £169,490 £265 1.9 £151,787

Current asking prices in CT7

Average: £337,420
Avg. current asking prices in CT7
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £187,747
Flats £121,998
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All £121,998

Current asking rents in CT7

Average: £750 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in CT7
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - - - - -
Flats - £730 pcm
£997 pcm
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All - £730 pcm
£997 pcm
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Nearby transport

  • Birchington-on-sea (1.5 miles)
  • Minster (1.9 miles)
  • Westgate-on-Sea (2.0 miles)
  • Manston Airport (1.8 miles)
  • London Southend Airport (30.4 miles)
  • Lydd Airport (32.1 miles)
  • Ramsgate Ferry Terminal (4.8 miles)
  • Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal (16.0 miles)
  • Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal (16.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Birchington Church of England Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • St Crispin's Community Primary Infant School (1.6 miles)
  • Minster Church of England Primary School (1.7 miles)
  • Westgate College (3.8 miles)
  • Hilderstone College (5.0 miles)
  • East Kent College (5.3 miles)
  • King Ethelbert School (1.4 miles)
  • Ursuline College (1.6 miles)
  • Hartsdown Academy (2.9 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£5,509 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 139,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £5,021 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £100,000 Average insurance cost £33/mo (£392/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

Energy Gas £65 Electricity £74 Estimated energy cost £139/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 26700 kWh/year
Electricity: 6300 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Estimated tax band G Council tax cost £256 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water Supply £21 Sewerage £39 Estimated water cost £60 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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