7 bed Detached House
Fort Road, Broadstairs, Kent
Bleak House is anything but its name! This fine historical four storey Grand II Listed mansion house was built in1801 and commands one of the most prestigious and prominent positions in Broadstairs. High up on the cliffs and overlooking the sea at Viking Bay the great novelist Charles Dickens enjoyed many summer months at the original Fort House whilst composing or planning some of his famous novels such as David Copperfield and Bleak House. Some years later, after his death, the house was renamed in his honour to Bleak House. Whilst retaining many of the original features, such as the fine mahogany staircase, the current owners have extensively restored the property and it now operates as a Wedding Venue and a 5 star accredited Bed & Breakfast. The cellar of the historic building houses a Museum featuring artefacts from smugglers to the Napoleonic Wars. In the main house you can find the study of Charles Dickens and his personal writing desk which is situated in a bay window to the side of the house overlooking the sea. For further details on this truly spectacular building, or to arrange a viewing, which is strictly by appointment, please call Cooke & Co Estate Agents.