Property SEARCH

3 bed Plot


Church Road, Broadstairs, Kent



An amazing opportunity awaits the buyer of this most individual sea-side project. Nestled within the grounds of the world famous Bleak House, the former holiday home of Charles Dickens, is The Gallery; a substantial individual house with outstanding sea views across Viking Bay from the vast roof-top terrace and proposed Orangery.
The property has been built to a shell stage with the majority of the structural works having been completed and now requires finishing by the buyer; thus giving the discerning new owner an opportunity to complete the property to their own bespoke requirements.
The current proposed layout makes provision for three bedrooms, with scope for a fourth, as well as four bathrooms together with upper and lower reception halls, a vast 38ft open-plan living space, kitchen, utility room, cinema/games room and a double garage. Located on the upper level would be a feature orangery opening onto the 1400sqft roof terrace with sea views across the bay. In addition there is ample off street parking for several cars, a courtyard garden and a 66ft wide southerly private walled garden.

Upper Level
Approach & Access
The property is accessed via Church Road and is located behind a substantial brick & flint wall. Entrance gates leads onto a courtyard driveway providing off-street parking for several cars and access to the double garage, main property entrance and roof terrace.

Entrance Hall
17' 2" x 16' 3" (5.23m x 4.95m) Accessed via full height double glazed sapelee mahogany entrance door and side glazed panels. Access to proposed orangery and lower level reception hall. Access to inner lobby which leads to a cloakroom/w.c., the garage and a plant room.

Proposed Orangery
The current design makes provision for a hardwood orangery measuring approximately 24' x 17' 6 (7.32m x 5.33m) which will have direct access onto the roof terrace with sea views. Provision has also been made to provide access via a separate staircase to the lower level living area if desired.

Double Garage
16' 7" x 15' 9" (5.05m x 4.80m) With hardwood up & over door. Eaves storage above and access to plant/storage room and entrance hall.

Roof Terrace
41' x 35' 6" (12.50m x 10.82m) Approximately 1400sqft (130m2). Vast feature southerly roof-top sun-terrace with stunning sea views across Viking Bay. Feature Cupola/lantern light providing additional light to the lower level. Proposed access via external stairways to the courtyard and rear gardens. Direct access will also be provided to the orangery.

Lower Level
Lower Reception Hall
16' x 14' (4.88m x 4.27m) With access to the main living area, store room, guests shower-room/w.c. and cinema/games room.

Store Room
Cinema/Games Room
16' 8" x 8' 11" (5.08m x 2.72m) Room with potential use as a cinema or games room or perhaps as a studio, music room or wine store.

Guests Shower-room/W.C.
Living Area
34' 6" (10.52m) extending 38' 5" (11.73m) x 28' (8.53m) narrowing to 17' 7" (5.36m). Vast open plan reception area currently designed with feature curved walls to either side (an alternative design layout could be accommodated if desired). Two sets of double glazed full height double doors leading out to the rear garden. Feature roof lantern light/cupola and stairwell provision accessed via the orangery.

19' 3" (5.87m) narrowing to 11'3 (3.43m) x 18' 9" (5.72m) narrowing to 8' 3" (2.51m). Spacious L-shaped kitchen with feature curved wall, window and double glazed hardwood double doors leading out to the rear garden. Door to utility room.

Utility Room
11' (3.35m) x 11' 1" (3.38m) narrowing to 8' (2.44m)

Master Bedroom
17' x 11' (5.18m x 3.35m) With full height double glazed hardwood double doors leading out to the rear garden.

Ensuite Bathroom & Dressing Area to Master Bedroom
Bedroom 2
12' 9" x 9' (3.89m x 2.74m) plus door recess. With full height double glazed hardwood double doors leading out to courtyard. Access to en-suite.

En-suite Shower-room to Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
11' 4" x 9' 6" (3.45m x 2.90m) With full height double glazed hardwood double doors leading out to the courtyard. Access to en-suite.

En-suite Shower-room to Bedroom 3
Courtyard Garden
24' 8" x 12' (7.52m x 3.66m) Walled courtyard garden with access via bedrooms 2 & 3. The current plans make provision for a staircase to provide access to the roof terrace.

Main Lower Garden
66' x 20' 9" (20.12m x 6.32m) Private southerly walled garden accessed directly from the master bedroom, living area & kitchen. External access up to the roof terrace.

The property has been constructed principally from waterproof Caltite concrete providing high levels of insulation and sound proofing. The garage is of block construction finished with a Welsh slate roof.

Internal Design Layout
The internal layout is currently at the stage of constructing the partition walling and therefore the internal layout of the lower level may possibly be re-configured to suit your own requirements, subject to any necessary amendments to the current planning consent and any structural constraints. An additional bedroom may be incorporated if required.

Agents Note:
The asking price shown is for the property in it's current stage of construction, completion of works would need to be undertaken by the new owner. We have been advised by the Vendor that they have costs estimated at £275,000 to complete the build.

Broadstairs is approximately 75 miles from central London and is accessed by road via the M2, A299 & A253 dual carriageways and the A256. By train Broadstairs is accessable via the Hi-speed rail link out of London St. Pancras International with rail journeys taking around 80 minutes. Proposed improvements are expected to reduce times by a further 10 mins. Direct trains are also available from London Victoria.The property is situated in the heart of picturesque Broadstairs, adjacent to Bleak House and just yards from the family friendly beaches, town shops, restaurants and bars. Broadstairs is a thriving seaside town located on the Isle of Thanet in East Kent, approximately 10 miles north of Sandwich and 20 miles east of Canterbury. Steeped in history, Broadstairs is the favourite destination for numerous visitors from within the UK and overseas who are drawn by the glorious safe sandy beaches, a lively family friendly town and the quintessential picture postcard seaside vistas.

Viewing Arrangements
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents, Terence Painter Properties on 01843 866866.


Nearby Search