7 bed Detached House
Manor Road, , Whitstable, Kent
This impressive and extended Arts and Crafts detached property built between 1900 and 1910 in Tankerton was designed by well known Edwardian architect Rupert Davison. Together with his father Raffles, he was instrumental in portraying and promoting the notion of the ‘Ideal Home’. Spurred on by events like the introduction of the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition in 1908 the Davison family bridged the gap between the extremes of plain functionality and the necessity for artistically appealing exterior and interior design and nowhere is this better illustrated than in this lovely house in Manor Road. It includes some wonderful period features such as the magnificent oak front door, leaded light windows, beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace, oak panelled cupboards and original herringbone wood floors. Whether you have a large family or are looking to develop a bed and breakfast/small hotel business or a select conference/hospitality centre, this seven/eight bedroom house should be top of the list. The property is less than a minutes walk to the seafront and has been beautifully extended and refurbished by the owners and now includes five double bedrooms on the first floor together with a family bathroom. All the bedrooms lead off the galleried landing and have en suite bath or shower rooms as well as fitted wardrobes. On the second floor there is a large double bedroom with en suite facilities as well as an equally sizeable seventh bedroom, this floor could make excellent staff quarters, a studio/hobby room or a hideway. To further develop the income producing opportunities there is a totally self contained contemporary guest suite on the ground floor, accessible from the attractive and peaceful garden or the side lane and with its own, separate entrance. This suite includes an open plan kitchen/living room, a double bedroom and a shower room making an excellent base for an elderly relative who wants to be near the family but maintain independence. What the Owner says:
“We bought the house in 2008 because we fell in love with it the moment we walked through the front door and have been delighted to revamp it and extend it over the years. However, our needs have changed and we are looking for a smaller property but we would like to stay in Tankerton as it is a very friendly place and provides everything we need. We are just two minutes walk from the Blue Flag beach, the famous Tankerton Slopes, a string of individuality shops and coffee shops including a Tesco Express store and the bus stop while the centre of Whitstable with all its shops, restaurants and harbour is less than a five minute drive." Room sizes:Entrance HallLiving Room: 23'0 x 11'10 (7.02m x 3.61m)Breakfast Area: 10'1 x 9'4 (3.08m x 2.85m)Dining Room: 14'5 x 11'5 (4.40m x 3.48m)Kitchen Area: 16'4 x 10'9 (4.98m x 3.28m)Lounge: 24'11 x 17'9 (7.60m x 5.41m)Sun Room: 17'8 x 11'6 (5.39m x 3.51m)Study: 15'3 x 13'7 (4.65m x 4.14m)Guest Suite Bedroom: 9'4 x 8'6 (2.85m x 2.59m)Guest Suite Living Room: 15'9 x 9'9 (4.80m x 2.97m)Bedroom 1: 14'7 x 11'9 (4.45m x 3.58m)En-SuiteBedroom 2: 14'7 x 11'8 (4.45m x 3.56m)En-SuiteBedroom 3: 14'9 x 12'0 (4.50m x 3.66m)En-SuiteBedroom 4: 12'5 x 9'7 (3.79m x 2.92m)En-SuiteBedroom 5: 14'0 x 8'3 (4.27m x 2.52m)En-SuiteFamily Bathroom: 9'2 x 5'8 (2.80m x 1.73m)Bedroom 6: 16'6 x 4'10 (5.03m x 1.47m)En-SuiteEaves StorageBedroom 7: 17'0 x 8'6 (5.19m x 2.59m)
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