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Victorian seaside home in Kent

14 Radnor Cliff is an elegant and imposing seaside property believed to date from 1832. Listed Grade II, the house provides flexible accommodation over four floors with commanding coastal views from all levels.

Inside, the property has lots of character: the drawing room and dining room, both have high ceilings and bay windows, while both rooms give access via French doors to a large balcony.The dining room also leads to a galley kitchen from where there is a return door to the hall. The lower ground floor offers a study, utility room (a former kitchen) and a bedroom with en-suite shower room, separate WC and Jacuzzi. An adjoining store room was designed to accommodate a sauna.

Upstairs the half landing has access to another a bathroom, while the two first floor bedrooms command spectacular sea views; both have bay windows and one boasts a fireplace with a marble hearth. A further staircase leads to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms.

Accommodation in total at 14 Radnor Cliff comprises: entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, balcony, kitchen, four bedrooms, bathroom, study, utility room, bedroom five with en-suite shower room and jacuzzi room.

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Outside is a tiered garden accessed from the sitting room, dining room, bedroom and study. Planted with mature trees and shrubs over a number of levels, a terraced area has a log-burning barbeque ideal for al fresco dining. Steps descend to an area predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs, and a path leads to a sunken rose garden with a wisteria-clad pergola; a further path leads to gated beach access.

Beaver Cottage is an unusual detached property occupying a corner position, and believed to have been built as staff accommodation in 1964. It comprises three garages with a two bedroom apartment above, and functions as an independent property or as an annexe to 14 Radnor Cliff, which is directly opposite. This house offers great redevelopment potential.

14 Radnor Cliff and Beaver Cottage are situated in an elevated position to the west of Folkestone and close to the seaside resort of Sandgate, which offers useful local amenities, as well as a number of antique and gift shops along with local pubs and restaurants. Folkestone and Hythe (3.5 miles) provide more comprehensive shopping and services.

The guide price is £1,275,00. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01227 451 123 or visit

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