Shottendane Road, Birchington

£629,000

6 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Shottendane Road, Birchington

“My parents and I bought Two Chimneys in 1982 and it has been a wonderful family home and a place to bring up my children. However there is just me living here now so I feel it is time to downsize and move near to my daughter. There was an adjacent campsite which we bought three years after we moved and developed it into a caravan park that was sold recently. Although the house is near the park it is extremely quiet and you rarely hear any noise but there is the advantage that anyone who owns this house will have access to the facilities available at the 100 acre holiday park. These include the indoor swimming pool with flume, two adventure playgrounds and the restaurant – so would be ideal for a family with young children.

Over the years I have enjoyed upgrading the property with a new kitchen and the lovely conservatory & garden room extension. It is a great place for entertaining and I have always had friends and family to stay – and it looks particularly lovely at Christmas when decorations can enhance the special features.

Although we are in the countryside it is still very convenient for transport links as we are only a minute from the main road for the Thanet Way to Canterbury and London and it is only a couple of minutes drive to the station with the high speed rail to St Pancras. There is the nearby Quex Farm Shop for delicious fare as well as some delightful individual shops and a supermarket, pubs and restaurants in Birchington while for a day on the beach the nearby Blue Flag Minnis Bay is just the ticket. Sailing enthusiasts can join the Minnis Bay Sailing Club while golfing aficionados can become members of the historic Birchington and Westgate Golf Club that was originally formed in 1893.”

If you are looking for a large and attractive country residence that is full of period charm and steeped in history this delightful five/six bedroom detached house on the outskirts of Birchington should really fit the bill. Called 'Two Chimneys' after the two large and ornate chimneys that are a landmark for the surrounding area, the house oozes with character that is apparent from the moment you sweep into the private driveway and see the house for the first time. The land the house stands on was originally part of the Quex estate and Museum that was built by the famous explorer and hunter Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton and which is still owned by the family. He was persuaded to sell a few acres of land to a close friend who was the local borough surveyor in 1929. The latter then built a bungalow for his son and created five acre farm and Two Chimneys for himself in about three acres of grounds at about the same time as the Winter Gardens theatre was being refurbished and apparently some of the fascinating features that were originally in the theatre and other iconic buildings in Margate are now residing at Two Chimneys House. These include the magnificent wooden doors that abound throughout the property as well as materials from Margate Pier and an original beam from the Margate Life Boat with the oar rest still intact! Other lovely features include beamed ceilings... Read more

Property Features

  • A wonderful and spacious detached family home
  • Oozing character and charm with many period features
  • Stunning garden room extension with views
  • Modern kitchen with integrated appliances
  • Vast driveway with workshop and planning permission for double garage
  • Early possession possible – no onward chain

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