Kingsdown Park House is a substantial country house built by Dutch ship owners in 1900, a possible explanation for its unusual appearance.
The house has been fully restored; a new wing has been recently added, seamlessly matching the original front elevation. Inside accommodation includes a magnificent panelled room with a central staircase rising to a galleried landing, and generous reception rooms with wooden floors and exposed beams as well as character fireplaces. The kitchen is an exceptional triple aspect room ideal for family living and entertaining, which features French doors opening to the terrace to the rear.
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All bedrooms on the first floor have access to the large balcony at the back of the house – the master suite and the three further bedrooms (the largest of which is currently used as an upstairs sitting room) are all spacious, well proportioned spaces. On the second floor are four further bedrooms, the third of which benefits from a wood-burning stove and is currently used as a study. A playroom currently occupies the very large space on the top floor of the extension; also on this level is a room which could possibly be used as a kitchen for a self-contained annexe, and a further bathroom, dressing room and a sauna.
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Outside the front gardens are planted with shrubs and trees and the rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn. A generous terrace stretches across the back of the house with a covered area to one side and a vegetable patch lies to one side.
Kingsdown Park is situated in Tankerton, a popular area of the seaside town of Whitstable in Kent just a short walk from the seafront itself. Local amenities are good and more extensive shopping can be found in Canterbury which is just seven miles.
The guide price is £1.75m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01227 451 123 or visit www.struttandparker.com.
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