rodney house prospect road sandgate £275000 freehold an exciting
49 High Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 5AD
www.lawrenceandco.co.uk email: [email protected]
AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A GRADE II LISTED HOUSE
NOW REQUIRING EXTENSIVE RENOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT,
BUT WITH THE POTENTIAL TO CREATE AN EXCEPTIONALLY COMFORTABLE HOME.
THE PROPERTY BACKS DIRECTLY ONTO SANDGATE ESPLANADE AND SO ENJOYS
SUPERB VIEWS OF THE SEA FROM THE REAR.
Ground floor: ENTRANCE VESTIBULE, SITTING ROOM, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN,
SUN ROOM, UTILITY ROOM, SHOWER/CLOAKROOM
Lower ground floor accessed from the garden: TWO ADJOINING ROOMS,
KITCHENETTE, SHOWER ROOM
First floor: LANDING, 4 BEDROOMS one accessed via a dressing room, BATHROOM
SOUTH FACING GARDEN WITH VIEWS OF THE SEA
Prospect Road is accessed from The Esplanade, a popular position forming part of the A259 that
runs along the coast between Sandgate and Hythe. The property is a pleasant stroll from the
charming and sought-after village centre with its eclectic mix of village store, antiques shops,
boutiques, public houses, cafes and restaurants. The long stretch of shingle beach is visible from
the house and sailing club can be found by meandering down one of the pretty alleyways from the
high street. The coastal path can be followed along the foot of The Leas all the way to Folkestone
The Cinque Ports Town of Hythe with its wider range of amenities, including a Waitrose, is
approximately 2 miles away to the west and the larger town of Folkestone is about 2 miles to the
east. There is a variety of sports available along the coast, including rowing and sailing and a
choice of golf courses in the immediate vicinity together with the Hotel Imperial Leisure Centre.
The High Speed Rail Link service to London, with a journey time to St Pancras of less than an hour,
is available at Folkestone West Station (1 mile) and Ashford International (16 miles) and Eurostar
services to Paris and Brussels are also available at the latter. The M20 motorway network and the
Channel Tunnel Terminal at Cheriton (Calais 35 minutes) are both about 3 miles distant.
This well situated Grade II Listed period house has been a much loved family home however, now
on the market for the first time in many years, the property requires extensive improvement and
refurbishment. It is considered well worthy of the expenditure required and has the potential to
create an exceptionally comfortable family home, there may also be the potential to extend
and/or incorporate the lower ground floor (subject to all necessary consents and approvals being
The accommodation (which could be reconfigured, subject to all necessary consents and approvals
being obtained) currently includes a sitting room which is open plan to the dining room, kitchen,
sun room, utility room, shower room, 4 bedrooms, a dressing room and a bathroom. To the rear of
the house is a south facing garden with sea views and direct access to The Esplanade.
The accommodation comprises:
Entered via a timber panelled and obscure glazed door, obscure glazed double doors with
windows to either side and above opening to dining room, further obscure glazed door to:
Base cupboards, work surfaces inset with stainless steel sink and drainer unit, coordinating wall
cupboards, wall mounted boiler, sash window to front, radiator.
Staircase to first floor with polished oak moulded handrail and block and turned banister rails, sash
window to front, glazed door with concave shelved recesses to either side opening to and looking
through the rear hall and the sun room with sea views beyond, radiator, former fireplace recess
currently sealed and with oak surround, archway to:
Fireplace recess with decorative timber surround, plate rail, sash window to front, wall light
With doors to shower room and utility room, radiator, glazed double doors opening to and looking
through the sun room to the sea beyond.
Of timber framed and glazed construction beneath a pitched glazed roof (dilapidated and in need
of repair), glazed door opening to steps giving access to the garden from where sea views can be
Wash basin set into work surface, plumbing for washing machine, wall cupboards, sash window to
rear looking through the sun room with views of the sea beyond.
Low level wc, wash basin, shower enclosure, radiator.
Fitted wardrobe cupboards, sash window to front with views up the hillside, radiator, door to:
Wash basin, sash window to front with views up the hillside, circular window to rear with views of
the sea, radiator. Cupboard housing W.C.
Fitted wardrobes, painted fire surround, wash basin, sash window to rear commanding far
reaching sea views, radiator.
Fitted wardrobes, further original recessed shelved storage cupboard, sash window to front,
Fitted wardrobe cupboards, sash window to rear enjoying sea views, radiator.
Panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower, low level wc, pedestal wash basin, circular
window to rear enjoying sea views, radiator.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Entered via a timber panelled and glazed door from the garden, window to rear with sea views,
door to kitchen area and:
With door to:
Dilapidated with shower cubicle, wash basin and wc.
Base cupboard with stainless steel sink and drainer unit, wall cupboard above, window to rear
looking towards the garden and the sea.
Directly to the rear of the house is a paved terrace, beyond which the remainder of the garden is
laid predominantly to lawn with specimen phormiums and tamarisks. A path and steps give direct
access to the Esplanade and subsequently the beach.
Band D – approx £1,605 (2015/16) Shepway District Council.
Strictly by appointment with LAWRENCE & CO, 01303 266022.
Note: Appliances, services and equipment mentioned in these particulars have not been tested.
LAWRENCE & CO for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that:
(i) the particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract;
(ii) no person in the employment of Lawrence & Co has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
49 High Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 5AD
Tel: 01303 266022