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Joy Lane, Whitstable, CT5 4DE  |  £1,650,000

Key Points

  • Unique Waterside Home
  • Prestigious Joy Lane Location
  • Just Over 1/3 Acre Plot
  • 152' x 85' (46.14m x 26m) Rear Garden With Pool
  • Enjoyed By The Current Owner For 38 Years
  • Spectacular 180 Degree Coastal Views
  • Includes Two Self Contained Annexe Flats
  • Three Double Bedrooms To The Main Property
  • Wide 'In-Out' Driveway Secured With Electric Gates
  • A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

Property Information

Possibly the best coastal views you'll find in Whitstable... 'Summerset' is an architect designed home occupying a sumptuous plot of 0.399 acres with the most spectacular seascape backdrop.
Built in 1976, the property was ahead of its time in both build and design. Thoughtfully designed to follow the naturally-sloping topography of the coastline, it’s safe to say you will not find another home quite like it.
In addition to the main residence, the property offers excellent ancillary accommodation with a one bedroom self contained flat at lower ground level and self contained guest accommodation. Both of these apartments may prove to be lucrative holiday let opportunities or suit those simply looking to house older relatives or adult children seeking independence.
The main house is on a split level with large windows designed to capture the 180 degree coastal vista. There are three double bedrooms with the Master Bedroom featuring an en-suite. The lounge/diner enjoys fabulous views via the sun room and conservatory which then opens to a large balcony; the perfect vantage point to watch the sun go down over the water. A sleek contemporary kitchen boasts a large central island and integrated appliances whilst a breakfast room, utility room, shower room and family bathroom conclude this unique property.
A beautiful 151' (46.14m) garden is sectioned into various areas to maximise the views of the sea and is a gardeners paradise with over 100 species of flowers and plants. A huge sundeck sprawls across the rear with a hot tub and swimming pool, an amazing spot to enjoy a glass of something nice whilst gazing out to sea. A Japanese inspired garden and a koi pond offers a tranquil area to enjoy nature and the abundance of wildlife.
The property is sat behind a border wall and high fencing with two electric gates providing extensive and secure off-road parking. There is also a garage.
‘Summerset’ offers a once in a lifetime opportunity and a lifestyle that can only be envied. With a front row seat and the best sea views in the area, it’s little surprise that JMW Turner’s famous engraving of Whitstable is believed to have been composed from this very area.
The house is found in impeccable order both inside and out. Call the exclusive sole agents, Kent Estate Agencies, to arrange your viewing today.

Joy Lane is one of the most prestigious roads within the vibrant harbour town of Whitstable and is within close proximity of the bustling high street, beaches and working harbour.
The town itself has a plethora of independent shops and boutiques, as well as mainstream outlets together with a number of cafes, bars and well regarded restaurants.
There are good local primary and secondary schools and the mainline railway station provides a high-speed service to St Pancras in approx. 73 minutes.
The cathedral city of Canterbury is 6.9 miles distant and boasts the facilities of a major shopping centre enjoying a range of mainstream retail outlets as well as many independent shops. The City also combines a wealth of cultural and leisure amenities including theatres, bars and restaurants, as well as benefiting from excellent public schools, state schools and higher education establishments. The City also enjoys excellent links to the A2 and connecting motorway network.


These are Non Approved Draft Details


Enclosed Porch 7' 2 x 5' 0 (2.19m x 1.53m )

Double glazed composite front entrance door to enclosed porch. Oak flooring.


Entrance Hall 13' 9 x 11' 1 (4.2m x 3.38m )

Double glazed front entrance doors. Power points. Staircase leading to first floor. Cloaks cupboard. Oak flooring.


Dining Room 11' 7 x 10' 9 (3.54m x 3.28m )

Window to front overlooking the driveway. Radiator. Power points. Oak flooring.


Lounge 27' 6 narrowing to 22'0 x 14' 10 (8.39m narrowing to 6.71m x 4.53m )

Feature fireplace housing log burning stove. Two radiators. Power points. Oak flooring.


Family Room 22' 0 x 8' 2 (6.71m x 2.44m )

Windows to side and rear overlooking the sea. Radiator. Power points. Oak flooring.


Conservatory 16' 1 x 9' 5 (4.91m x 2.88m )

Windows to side and rear overlooking the rear garden and sea views. Power points. Patio doors to balcony. Oak flooring.


Kitchen/Breakfast Room 15' 4 x 10' 9 (4.68m x 3.28m )

The kitchen is planned with a matching range of wall and base units arranged on three walls with inset double drainer sink unit. Work surfaces. Central island. Partially tiled walls. Inset AEG induction hob with extractor hood above. Built in fan assisted AEG electric oven. Integrated Bosch dishwasher. Integrated fridge/freezer. Window to front overlooking the driveway. Power points. Radiator. Oak flooring.


Utility Room 5' 0 x 4' 8 (1.53m x 1.22m )

Range of matching wall and base units. Stainless steel sink unit. Partially tiled walls. Work surfaces. Power points. Plumbing for washing machine. Oak flooring.


Shower Room 7' 1 x 6' 0 (2.16m x 1.83m )

Suite in white comprising wash hand basin set into vanity unit, low level WC, and fully tiled shower cubicle. Tiled walls. Radiator. Window to rear overlooking sea views. Oak flooring.



Glass panelled balustrade. Radiator. Airing cupboard. Oak flooring.


Master Bedroom 16' 6 x 11' 11 (5.03m x 3.64m )

Windows to rear overlooking the sea and rear garden. Built in wardrobe cupboards. Radiator. Power points. Oak flooring. Door to en suite.


En Suite 8' 6 x 4' 4 (2.6m x 1.33m )

Suite in white comprising double fully tiled shower cubicle, his and hers wash hand basins set into vanity units, and close coupled WC with concealed cistern. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Window to side. Oak flooring.


Bedroom Two 13' 4 x 8' 11 (4.07m x 2.72m )

Window to front. Built in double wardrobe. Radiator. Power points. Oak flooring.


Bedroom Three 10' 9 x 10' 6 (3.28m x 3.21m )

Window to front. Built in double wardrobe. Power points. Oak flooring.


Bathroom 7' 9 x 6' 9 (2.37m x 2.06m )

Suite in white comprising panelled bath with shower unit over and screen to side, wash hand basin, close coupled WC with concealed cistern. Heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Window to side. Oak flooring.


Self Contained Annexe


Annexe Porch

Double glazed front entrance door to enclosed porch.


Annexe Lounge 20' 3 x 12' 0 (6.18m x 3.66m )

Window to rear overlooking the sea and rear garden. Radiator, Airing cupboard. Hidden utility area.


Inner Hall

Under stairs storage cupboard.


Annexe Kitchen 10' 6 x 9' 6 (3.21m x 2.9m )

The kitchen is planned with a matching range of wall and base units arranged on two walls. Stainless steel sink unit. Work surfaces. Partially tiled walls. Electric hob with built in fan assisted electric oven below. Window to side. Power points. Radiator.


Annex Bedroom 13' 5 x 10' 4 (4.09m x 3.15m )

Window to front overlooking the driveway. Built in double wardrobe. Radiator. Power points.


Annexe En Suite 9' 5 x 5' 11 (2.88m x 1.81m )

Suite in white comprising panelled bath, fully tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin set into vanity unit, and close coupled WC with concealed cistern. Radiator. Window to front.


Guest Accommodation


Guest Lounge & Kitchen 21' 10 x 8' 0 (6.66m x 2.44m )

Windows to rear overlooking the sea and rear garden. Radiator. Power points. Patio doors to garden room. A kitchen is planned with matching wall and base units with work surfaces.


Guest Bedroom (With Borrowed Light) 20' 6 x 6' 9 (6.25m x 2.06m )

Radiator. Power points.


Guest En Suite 6' 11 x 6' 6 (2.11m x 1.99m )

Suite comprising panelled bath with shower unit over, pedestal wash hand basin, and low level WC. Radiator. Tiled flooring.


Store Room 15' 5 x 7' 3 (4.7m x 2.21m )


Sauna 7' 3 x 6' 0 (2.21m x 1.83m )


Garden Room 7' 6 x 12' 4 (2.29m x 3.76m )


Cellar 27' 6 x 11' 11 (8.39m x 3.64m )

Power and light.


Rear Garden 85' 4 x 151' 5 (26.01m x 46.16m )

The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with established flowers, bushes and shrubs. Extensive decked sun terrace. Swimming pool. Koi pond. External power points and lighting. Summer house. Timber shed. Side access both sides of the property. Access to both annexes and garden room. Access to garage.


Front Garden & Driveway 86' 1 x 25' 9 (26.24m x 7.85m )

Border wall to front with high fencing and two electric sliding gates opening to a block paved 'In-Out' driveway.


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 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 F. The amount payable under tax band F for the year 2024/2025 is £3,173.11.



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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 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.

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