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Grand Drive, Herne Bay, CT6 8HU  |  £1,200,000

Key Points

  • Opulent Edwardian Home Just Off The Seafront
  • Covering An Impressive 3257 Sq Ft (303 Sq M)
  • Three Elegant Reception Rooms
  • Study, Large Utility Room, Pantry & Cloakroom
  • Cupola Observatory With Far Reaching Views
  • Sea Views Across Hampton
  • Six Bedrooms (Three With En-Suite Facilities)
  • Stunning Handcrafted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Grand Entrance Hall & Spectacular Landing
  • Carriage Driveway, Garage & Separate Workshop

Property Information

This magnificent Edwardian residence enjoys an enviable position just off the seafront with beautiful sea views and offers the most wonderful lifestyle.
Covering an impressive 3257 sq ft (303 sq m), the main accommodation sprawls over three floors with the cupola observatory found on its own fourth level.
Sticklers for perfection and attention to detail, the owners have taken the property through meticulous restoration with an elegant and sympathetic approach to the interior design which is simply stunning.
A beautiful tiled entrance hall with an attractive staircase provides an immediate hint of the grandeur that awaits you beyond. Three large reception rooms are found with an impressive kitchen/breakfast room, study, pantry, utility room and a cloakroom. The bespoke kitchen is of the highest quality, handcrafted whilst complimented by wood and granite work surfaces. Hot water underfloor heating runs throughout the ground floor, except for the pantry.
The spacious first floor landing provides further 'WOW factor' with its atrium ceiling allowing natural light to flood through. Four superb size bedrooms (Master en-suite) are found here with partial sea views from the front. A balcony with partial sea views is accessed from the sixth bedroom.
Two further double bedrooms occupy the second floor with a 'Jack & Jill' en-suite shower room. The pièce de résistance is the observatory where panoramic views of the coast and town are enjoyed, proving to be the perfect vantage point to watch the sun go down over the water.
Everything you could want and need has been done here. The house has been completely rewired, replumbed and all of the windows have been replaced but in keeping with the period architecture.
Externally, the property occupies a prominent corner plot with wide frontage providing extensive off-road parking via a carriage driveway which leads to an attached garage with power. The rear garden offers plenty of room for the children to run around whilst the adults entertain from the patio areas. A large workshop is found down the side of the house with power and loft storage space.
All in all, a truly special family home situated within an equally special location. Call the exclusive sole agents, Kent Estate Agencies to arrange your viewing appointment.

The property is situated just off the Western Esplanade in Hampton, a premier location in Herne Bay which is a 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. The mainline railway station (approximately 1 mile distant) offers fast and frequent links to London (Victoria approximately 85mins) as well as the high speed Javelin service to London (St Pancras approximately 87mins). The property also offers excellent access to the A299 which gives access to the A2/ M2 motorway network. The picturesque 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


Entrance Hall 19' 10 x 8' (6.05m x 2.44m )

Partially glazed wood front entrance door. Underfloor heating. Windows. Power points. Dog legged balustrade staircase leading to first floor. Stunning 'Victoriana' tiled flooring.


Sitting Room 19' 9 x 14' 2 (6.02m x 4.32m )

Feature fireplace with wood mantel and mantel-piece housing log burning stove. Bay window to front. Underfloor heating. TV point. Power points. Wood flooring.


Family Room 14' 14 x 14' 3 (4.63m x 4.35m )

Feature fireplace with wood mantel and mantel-piece. Windows to rear overlooking rear garden. Power points. Wood flooring. Underfloor heating. TV point. French doors opening onto the patio in the rear garden.


Kitchen/Breakfast Room 19' 2 x 13' (5.85m x 3.97m )

The kitchen is planned with a matching range of base units arranged on two walls with inset double ceramic butler sink unit. Solid wood work surfaces. 'Rangemaster' range cooker with gas and electric ovens. Integrated 'BOSCH' dishwasher. Integrated double height 'BOSCH' fridge. Large central island with granite work top. Window to rear overlooking rear garden. Power points. Underfloor heating. Tiled flooring. Double doors opening to the Dining Room. Door opening to the Pantry.


Pantry 8' 9 x 4' 4 (2.67m x 1.33m )

Frosted window to side. Tiled flooring. Hand made wooden shelves and cupboard.


Dining Room 20' 10 x 14' 2 (6.35m x 4.32m )

Feature fireplace with wood mantel and mantel-piece. Bay window to front. Power points. Wood flooring. Underfloor heating.


Utility Room 14' 2 x 6' 8 (4.32m x 2.04m )

Range of matching base units. Ceramic butler sink. Solid wood work surfaces. Power points. Underfloor heating. Windows to side. Tiled flooring. Door to garage. Door to rear garden.


Cloakroom 6' 7 x 4' 2 (2.01m x 1.27m )

Suite in white comprising wash hand basin. High level W.C. Underfloor heating. Frosted window to side. Cupboard housing gas fired boiler and manifold for underfloor heating..


Study 7' 1 x 6' 7 (2.16m x 2.01m )

Windows to rear overlooking rear garden. Power points. Underfloor heating. Original herringbone parquet flooring. Phone point.


Landing 17' 9 x 9' 8 (5.42m x 2.95m )

Large landing with a double height lightwell. Radiator. Power point. Balustrade staircase leading to the second floor.


Master Bedroom 20' 10 x 14' 1 (6.35m x 4.3m )

Bay window to front with partial sea views to front and side. Additional window to side. Radiator. Power points. Feature fireplace. Door to en-suite.


En-Suite 13' 3 x 7' 10 (4.04m x 2.39m )

Suite in white comprising fully tiled shower cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin. High level W.C. Frosted window to rear. Tiled flooring. Extractor fan. Double airing cupboard.


Bedroom Two 19' 11 x 14' 1 (6.08m x 4.3m )

Bay window to front with partial sea views to front and side. Radiator. Power points. TV point. Feature fireplace with wood mantel and mantel-piece.


Bedroom Three 14' 4 x 14' 2 (4.37m x 4.32m )

Window to rear overlooking rear garden. Radiator. Power points. TV point. Feature fireplace with wood mantel and mantel-piece.


Bedroom Six 9' x 8' (2.75m x 2.44m )

Windows to front with partial sea views. Radiator. Power points. Door with stained glass window opening to balcony.


Bathroom 7' 3 x 7' 2 (2.21m x 2.19m )

Suite in white comprising roll top bath with shower unit over with shower rail. Wash hand basin. Radiator. Frosted window to rear. Tiled flooring. Extractor fan.


First Floor W.C 5' 6 x 3' (1.68m x 0.92m )

Suite in white comprising high level W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Partially tiled walls. Frosted window to rear.


Second Floor Landing 14' 5 x 4' 1 (4.4m x 1.25m )

Velux windows to rear. Power points. Eaves storage. Stairs to observatory.


Bedroom Four 16' 2 x 14' 5 At Maximum Points (4.93m x 4.4m )

Velux window to rear. Two radiators. Power points. Door to en-suite.


'Jack & Jill' En-Suite

Suite in white comprising fully tiled shower cubicle. Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Extractor fan.


Bedroom Five 16' 2 x 11' (4.93m x 3.36m )

Two velux windows to rear. Radiator. Power points. Door to en-suite. Eaves storage.


Observatory 10' x 8' 7 (3.05m x 2.44m )

Windows to front, side and rear with spectacular 360 degree views out to sea and across the town. LVT flooring.


Rear Garden 47' 4 x 79' 6 (14.42m x 24.23m )

The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with flower bed borders. Two patio areas, one with a pergola. Side access both sides. External power. Outside tap. Access to the workshop.


Front Garden & Driveway 22' 2 x 84' 6 (6.75m x 25.76m )

Border wall to front with gravelled carriage driveway providing extensive off-road parking. Double timber gates providing side access to rear garden. Additional pedestrian gate to the right hand side of the property and leading to the rear garden.


Workshop 15' 10 x 7' 10 (4.83m x 2.39m )

Recently built timber workshop with extensive power points. Loft storage space.


Attached Garage 17' 5 x 11' (5.31m x 3.36m )

Attached garage. Power points and light.


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 cloakroom and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars. Hot water under floor heating runs through the entirety of the ground floor except for the pantry.



The windows are generally of double glazed timber sash 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 2022/2023 is £2,885.87



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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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