3 of the best family-sized homes in Kent for sale

PUBLISHED: 11:39 03 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:39 03 October 2015

Sea House, Broadstairs

Sea House, Broadstairs


From a Grade II listed manor in Great Chart to a seaside home with a pool in Broadstairs and a smartly contemporary property in Walmer, Kent Life has the pick of the bunch for you this month

Great Chart £1,600,000

Goldwell Manor is a Grade II listed 17th-century manor house approached via a long private driveway and sitting in around four acres with great views of the surrounding countryside and the North Downs.

The accommodation comprises four reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, three cloakrooms, six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a cellar.

Outside there are extensive outbuildings, including a large barn with full planning permission to convert into residential accommodation. There is also a block of stables and an office.

On three sides of the house are the main gardens with areas of lawn, rose pergolas, brick and stone walls. Adjoining the gardens is a large paddock with access from the drive.

Fine & Country 01580 766388

Broadstairs £1,250,000

Sea House is found on the North Foreland Estate, a private estate built on a chalk headland with more than 100 years of history behind it, and features individually designed, distinctive homes of high quality in a semi-rural location with a lovely seaside setting.

The estate was founded in the late 19th century when the land was divided into plots of varying size and sold at auction. The novelist John Buchan apparently based the title of his novel, The Thirty Nine Steps after the set of steps on the beach at a house called St Cuby, Cliff Promenade at North Foreland, where he was recuperating from illness in 1915.

Sea House offers extensive accommodation over three floors with picturesque views of not only the large gardens and swimming pool to the rear, but also the sea beyond. .

With six bedrooms, two bathrooms plus three en-suites, four reception rooms, a cloakroom, utility room/scullery, a large terrace from the master bedroom overlooking the sea, this is a most impressive family home.

The double garage has a shower room and further storage room to the rear, there’s a large summer house with kitchenette, a swimming pool, extensive gardens and a carriage drive accessed via electric gates.

Miles & Barr 01227 200600

Walmer £535,000

La Paz is a detached family home built in 1981, offering very light, spacious accommodation.

The smart kitchen has been re-fitted by the current owners and is contemporary in style with double doors opening onto the garden and a separate utility room.

There are two impressive reception rooms which again benefit from double doors leading out to the garden and Karndean hard flooring features throughout these and the entrance hall. The ground-floor cloakroom is fully tiled and has wet room facilities.

On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms, a family shower room and the master bedroom has an en-suite bath/shower room.

The property sits centrally within its plot and offers ample parking. The brick-paved driveway is set amid flowering shrub borders and gives access to a detached garage block offering two separate single garages, with electric doors.

A side gate leads through to the secluded rear garden which is safely enclosed on all boundaries. A paved terrace wraps around the rear of the house.

Colebrook Sturrock 01304 381155

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