Ideally positioned a short walk from the shops and beaches of Whitstable Bay, this charming traditional weatherboard house, with a large landscaped garden, has been sensitively designed to reflect the current owner’s preference for mid-century aesthetics.
The cottage elegantly reflects its coastal setting, featuring the distinctive forms and tones seen locally in the timber clad fishing huts that populate Whitstable harbour front.
This original structure of the cottage is thought to date back to the late 1700s, while a brick extension was added in the early 20th century. It occupies an excellent location on Middle Wall, a quiet residential street nestled just behind the boutiques, restaurants and cafes of Whitstable High Street.
The ground floor is arranged across two reception rooms, a kitchen and wet room. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and two further rooms in the converted loft. Oak floorboards and sash windows are present throughout the house.
A landscaped garden has been thoughtfully designed to provide well-stocked plant and shrubs beds and defined seating areas; ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. The Crab and Winkle Way, which follows the route of the old railway line all the way to Canterbury, is a picturesque path that runs nearby and leads through Blean Woods, the biggest area of broadleaf woodland in Britain and a nature reserve.
The house has its own private driveway with parking space for two vehicles.
Whistable is perhaps the most sought-after town on the Kent coast, thanks to its impressive mix of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, wonderful historic architecture and thriving cultural scene. With its own Biennale, a wealth of independent businesses and easy access to London, the area supports a diverse community enjoying a vibrant life on the coast.
Whitstable is historically famed for its oysters. The epicurean tradition has continued locally with the annual Whitstable Oyster Festival, and in The Sportsman which has held a Michelin star since 2008.
Whitstable train station runs services to London St Pancras, Victoria and Cannon Street, with journey times from 71 minutes.
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