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Western Esplanade, Herne Bay, CT6 8RP  |  £795,000

Key Points

  • Incredibly Unique Period Home On The Seafront
  • Covering 3058 sq ft (284 sq m) Over Three Floors
  • Three Principle Reception Rooms
  • South Facing Rear Garden & Driveway With Garage
  • Large Family Bathroom & En-Suite To Master Bedroom
  • Panoramic Sea Views From Many Rooms
  • Four Double Bedrooms Plus Two Attic Rooms
  • Impressive Kitchen With Granite Worktops
  • Distinctive Turret & Array Of Other Period Feature
  • Utility Room & Two Separate WCs

Property Information

Tower House is an elegant and most unique period home, commanding a prominent seafront position with spectacular sea views across the estuary and beyond.
This substantial property covers 3058 sq ft (284 sq m) sprawling over three floors with an array of interesting features and rooms palatial in size.
An opulent entrance hall provides an immediate sense of grandeur and leads to three principle reception rooms. The main sitting room with its attractive turret boasts direct sea views framed by the colourful beach huts that run along the esplanade. The sea facing dining room with its beautiful fireplace is perfect for formal entertaining and a separate family room is found to the side.
The impressive kitchen/breakfast room lies to the rear of the property with extensive fitted units and stunning granite work surfaces. The kitchen spills into a large conservatory, providing an incredibly sociable entertaining space. A very handy utility room and a downstairs WC concludes the ground floor.
An attractive balustrade staircase rises to a spacious landing, presenting a separate WC, family bathroom and four superb double size bedrooms, each with a feature fireplace and sea views from three rooms.
The master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom and panoramic sea views are enjoyed from the turret.
There is certainly no compromise in the family bathroom with both a bath and separate double walk-in shower cubicle.
You will then find two vast attic rooms, one of which features the cone of the turret, providing an excellent vantage point with extensive views along the coast and across the town. Other features include original cornices, underfloor heating to the kitchen and conservatory, gas fired central heating, a water softener, air conditioning and double glazed windows.
The paved south facing rear garden basks in sunshine throughout the day in spring/summer months with established flower beds to the perimeter. A separate screened area also provides privacy for a hot tub.
Ample off-road parking is provided to the side of the property via a driveway providing a screened parking area and access to a garage with workshop space to the rear.

What The Owners Say:
Our whole family has loved living in Tower House for the last 8 years. It is light, bright, sunny and has a warm, cosy yet spacious and inviting feel as well as being a great party house. The location is fantastic; amazing sea views and located on the beautiful Hampton side of Herne Bay. However, at night it is so quiet you could be in deep countryside. Herne Bay has plenty of leisure opportunities - coastal cycling, walking, running and fitness centres as well as some top class restaurants. We are planning to move on to a smaller house because our youngest son is about to leave school and we no longer need all these rooms.

Western Esplanade is a premier sea front location in Herne Bay which is an extremely popular coastal town benefitting from a range of local amenities including retail outlets and educational facilities. There are also a good range of leisure amenities including rowing, sailing and yacht clubs along with a swimming pool and cinema. An array coffee shops, independent eateries and good restaurants are found within the town centre. The mainline railway station (approximately 1 mile distant) offers fast and frequent links to London Victoria in approximately 85 minutes as well as London St Pancras in approximately 87mins. The property also offers excellent access to the A299 which gives access to the A2/ M2 motorway network. The working harbour town of Whitstable is only 5 miles distant which enjoys a variety of shopping, educational and leisure amenities including sailing, water sports and bird watching, as well as the seafood restaurants for which it has become renowned. The City of Canterbury is approximately eight miles distant with its Cathedral, theatre and cultural amenities, as well as benefiting from excellent public and state schools. The City also boasts the facilities of a major shopping centre enjoying a range of mainstream retail outlets as well as many individual shops.


Non Approved Property Details


Enclosed Porch

Glazed casement front entrance doors to enclosed porch.


Entrance Hall

Partially glazed wood front entrance door. Balustrade staircase to first floor.



Suite in white comprising wall hung wash hand basin and low level WC. Frosted window to side. Tiled flooring.


Sitting Room 19' 5 x 12' 8 Plus Turret (5.92m x 3.87m )

Feature fireplace housing gas fire. Cornice ceiling. Bay and turret windows to front with sea views. Two radiators. TV point. Power points. Wall mounted air conditioning unit.


Dining Room 18' 4 into bay window x 12' 10 (5.59m x 3.92m )

Feature period fireplace. Cornice ceiling. Bay window to front with sea views. Two radiators. Power points.


Family Room 16' 3 x 13' 3 plus bay window (4.96m x 4.04m )

Feature brick fireplace. Cornice ceiling. Bay window to side. Radiator. Power points. Casement doors to conservatory.


Conservatory 20' x 9' 2 (6.1m x 2.8m )

Windows to side and rear overlooking the rear garden. Power points. Tiled and wooden flooring. Underfloor heating.


Kitchen/Breakfast Room 15' 7 x 13' 1 (4.75m x 3.99m )

The kitchen is planned with a matching range of wall and base units arranged on four walls with inset ceramic Butler sink unit. Granite work surfaces with drainer grooves and upstands. Under cupboard lighting. Central island unit with additional preparation butler sink. Space for Aga cooker. Water softener. Plumbing for dishwasher. Wall mounted air conditioning unit. Window to side. Power points. Underfloor heating. Downlighters. Tiled flooring. Window to side. Open to conservatory.


Utility Room 9' 7 x 7' 2 (2.93m x 2.19m )

Range of matching wall and base units. Stainless steel 1 1/2 bowl sink unit. Partially tiled walls. Work surfaces. Power points. Plumbing for washing machine. Door to side. Door to pantry.


Half Landing


Separate WC

Suite comprising high flush cistern WC and wash hand basin with cupboard under. Radiator.


First Floor Landing

Window to rear. Radiator. Power points. Airing cupboard. Balustrade staircase to second floor.


Master Bedroom 16' 7 into wardrobes x 12' 9 plus turret (5.06m x 3.89m )

Turret and additional window to front with sea views. Wall to wall built in double wardrobe cupboards with shelves and hanging space. Designer radiator. Air conditioning unit. Power points. Door to en suite.


En Suite 5' 11 x 5' 10 (1.81m x 1.78m )

Suite in white comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and separate Aqualisa electric shower unit with screen to side, counter top wash hand basin, and close coupled WC. Radiator. Partially tiled walls. Frosted window to front. Tiled flooring. Shaver point.


Bedroom Two 15' 9 x 12' 9 (4.81m x 3.89m )

Window to front with sea views. Feature period fireplace. Wash hand basin. Built in cupboard housing gas fired boiler and hot water cylinder. Radiator. Power points.


Bedroom Three 13' x 12' 9 (3.97m x 3.89m )

Windows to side and rear overlooking sea views. Built in cupboard with shelves. Feature iron fireplace. Radiator. Power points.


Bedroom Four 13' 3 x 9' (4.04m x 2.75m )

Windows to side and rear. Feature iron fireplace. Built in wardrobe cupboard. Radiator. Power points.


Bathroom 9' 8 x 9' 5 (2.95m x 2.88m )

Suite in white comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, large fully tiled double shower cubicle with Aqualisa electric power shower unit, counter top wash hand basin with cupboards below, and high flush cistern WC. Radiator. Frosted window to rear. Wood flooring. Shaver point.


Second Floor Landing

Eaves storage cupboard and access to 2 large attic rooms


Attic Room 26' 1 x 8' 10 plus turret (7.96m x 2.7m )

Turret window to side. Radiator. Power points. Downlighters. Wood flooring.


Attic Room Two 19' 6 x 7' (5.95m x 2.14m )

Window to front with sea views. Power points. Radiator.


Rear Garden 34' 10 x 24' 6 (10.62m x 7.47m )

The paved garden benefits from a southerly aspect with established flower beds to perimeter. Screened hot tub area. Outside tap. Completely enclosed with fencing and brick walls. Pedestrian gate to parking area. Personal door to garage.


Garage 20' 1 x 9' 3 (6.13m x 2.82m )

Concrete driveway to side providing ample off road parking and access to a detached garage with up and over door, power and light.


Workshop 10' 11 x 10' (3.33m x 3.05m )


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 a gas fired boiler and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars.



The windows are generally of UPVC double glazed sealed units.



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 2018/2019 is £2,812.57.



Please ring us to make an appointment. We are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.



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 25th August 2020

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