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Benacre Road, Whitstable, CT5 4NY  |  £895,000

Key Points

  • Backing Onto Duncan Down Nature Reserve
  • Five Double Bedrooms + Two En-Suites
  • Three/Four Reception Rooms
  • Internal Viewing Essential To Appreciate
  • Substantial Detached Family Home
  • Exceptionally Adaptable Accommodation
  • Large Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
  • 90ft x 58ft Rear Garden+Off Road Parking To Front
  • Sought After Location

Property Information

Backing onto and with easy access to Duncan Down, 52 acres with village green status and is a protected nature reserve, making a lovely setting for this substantial detached family home offering truly versatile accommodation and standing on a generous plot. The property incorporates on the ground floor four double bedrooms, en-suite shower room, large family bath/shower room, study, the hub of the house is definitely the large open plan kitchen/dining/family room, a great space for all the family and perfect for entertaining with direct access to the rear garden, also on the ground floor is a separate 22ft lounge also with access to the rear garden, utility lobby and cloakroom. To the first floor there is additional accommodation that includes 21ft x 16ft lounge/diner, fitted kitchen/breakfast room with separate sitting area and access to a large balcony, there is also a large double bedroom and bath/shower room. The property is conveniently placed with easy access to local amenities. Regular bus services are available 175 yards at Borstal Hill to the quaint Harbour Town Centre (approx. 0.9 of a mile) and Cathedral City of Canterbury (approx. 7 miles). Whitstable mainline railway station is about 1.2 miles away with services to London Victoria and St Pancras.


Entrance Hall

Double glazed UPVC front entrance door. Radiator. Balustrade staircase leading to first floor. Laminate flooring.


Lounge 21' 11 x 12' 11 (6.69m x 3.94m )

Fireplace with inset contemporary styled electric fire. Radiator. French double doors to rear garden with glazed side panels.


Study 7' 11 x 6' 7 (2.42m x 2.01m )

Window to front.


Kitchen/Dining/Family Room 24' 8 max x 21' 11 (7.52m max x 6.69m )

Matching range of wall and base units. Breakfast bar. Inset single drainer stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit. Work surfaces with upstands. Range style cooker with stainless steel extractor cooker hood above. Integrated dishwasher. Two radiators. Downlighters. Two sets of doors with glazed side panels to rear garden. Door to utility lobby.


Utility Lobby 5' 6 plus recess x 5' 6 (1.68m plus recess x 1.68m )

Plumbing for washing machine. Wall mounted combination Worcester gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating. Tiled floor. Door to side leading to rear garden. Door to cloakroom.



Suite in white comprising wash hand basin set into vanity unit with cupboard below and close couple WC. Partially tiled walls. Frosted window to rear. Tiled floor.


Bedroom 1 16' 6 into recess x 11' 11 (5.03m into recess x 3.64m )

Window to rear overlooking garden. Complete wall ceiling height fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Downlighters. Laminate flooring. Door to en-suite.


En-Suite 8' 7 x 6' 9 (2.62m x 2.06m )

Suite in white comprising large walk-in fully tiled shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and additional shower head, wall hung wash hand basin set into vanity unit with drawers below and close coupled WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Frosted window to side. Downlighters. Tiled floor.


Bedroom 2 16' 2 x 9' 9 (4.93m x 2.98m )

Window to front overlooking garden. Radiator.


Bedroom 3 16' 11 x 8' 8 (5.16m x 2.65m )

Window to front overlooking garden. Radiator.


Bedroom 4 11' 10 x 8' 10 (3.61m x 2.7m )

Window to front overlooking garden. Radiator. Laminate flooring.


Bathroom 12' 4 x 7' 1 (3.76m x 2.16m )

Suite in white comprising free standing bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Large fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and additional shower head, wall hung wash hand basin set into vanity unit with drawers below and close coupled WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Frosted window to front. Downlighters. Tiled floor. Extractor fan.



Opening to lounge/diner. (first floor is currently set up as an annex)


Lounge/Diner 21' 7 plus recess x 16' 5 (6.58m plus recess x 5.01m )

Windows to rear overlooking garden. Radiator.


Kitchen/Breakfast Room 20' 9 into dormer x 8' 4 (6.33m into dormer x 2.54m )

Matching range of wall and base units. Inset single drainer 1½ bowl sink unit. Work surfaces. Partially tiled walls. Inset gas hob with extractor cooker hood above. Built-in fan assisted electric double oven. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Dormer window to front. Storage heaters. Opening to sitting area.


Sitting Area 12' 10 x 8' 2 (3.92m x 2.49m )

Window to rear overlooking garden and balcony. Storage heater. Door to balcony.


Balcony 23' 8 x 12' 0 (7.22m x 3.66m )

Views over rear garden and The Downs. Stainless steel and glass balustrade.


Inner Lobby

Doors to Bedroom and communicating door to en-suite bath/shower room.


Bedroom 15' 0 x 13' 0 into wardrobes (4.58m x 3.97m into wardrobes)

Window to rear overlooking garden. Complete wall of fitted built-in wardrobes. Night storage heater. Door to en-suite.


En-Suite Bath/Shower Room 11' 1 widening to 13'5 x 8' 11 (3.38m widening to 4.09 x 2.72m )

Suite in white comprising panelled bath, separate fully tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Radiator. Partially tiled walls. Dormer window to front. Communicating door to lobby.


Front Garden

Border wall to front. Block paved driveway extending to front of property providing off road parking. Stoned area with shrubs.


Rear Garden 58' 0 x 90' 0 (17.68m x 27.44m )

Mainly laid to lawn with shrubs and bushes. Large walled sun terrace. Large decked seating area with inset splash pool. Large timber shed. Exterior lighting and power points. Outside tap. Enclosed by fencing. Gated side access.


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 situated in the Utility Room and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars.



The windows are generally of UPVC double glazed 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 F. The amount payable under tax band F for the year 2021/2022 is £2,800.71.



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.


Other Information

The property is approached via an unadopted road maintained by the residents.



Agent Notes

Kent Estate Agencies gives notice for themselves and for the sellers of the property, whose agents they are that any floor plans, 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. <br />We have not carried out a structural survey and the services, appliances and specific fittings 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. <br />No person in the employment of Kent Estate Agencies has any authority to make any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property. Purchase prices, rents or other prices quoted are correct at the date of publication and, unless otherwise stated, exclusive of VAT. <br />For a free valuation of your property contact the number on this brochure. Printed 10th September 2021

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