Property Details


Sold STC - Prospect Road, Hythe, CT21 - £850,000

Front, Prospect Road, Hythe, CT21

Prospect Road is within the desirable Conservation Area of the town and runs parallel with the bustling High Street, with its variety of interesting shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, together with 4 supermarkets (including Waitrose, Sainsburys and Aldi), doctors' surgeries, etc.

The attractive, unspoilt seafront and picturesque Royal Military Canal are a short walk away together with a variety of sports and leisure facilities, including 2 golf courses, swimming pool, cricket, squash, bowls and lawn tennis clubs together with the Hotel Imperial Leisure Centre.

The area is fortunate in having particularly good communications with a main line railway station in Saltwood (Sandling - 2 miles) and access to the M20 (Junction 11 - 4 miles). The High Speed Link rail service to Stratford and St Pancras is available from Folkestone West (5 miles) and Ashford International (10 miles), with journey times of 53 and 37 minutes respectively. Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels also depart from the latter. The Channel Tunnel Terminal is just over 3 miles away and the ferry port of Dover 12 miles away. (All distances are approximate.)

Grove House is a splendid and important Grade II Listed house which is situated in a prime central location and forms a significant part of the townscape. This well known and much admired building stands within delightfully secluded gardens which are surrounded by a combination of brick and ragstone walls. The gardens incorporate some lovely specimens not least of all the wonderful mature wisteria which festoons the front, side and rear elevations. It also benefits from its own well providing a natural supply of water.

The house provides light and airy accommodation of elegant proportions with tall ceilings and some lovely period features. These include original joinery, a pretty Georgian fanlight over the main entrance and some later carved oak panelling evocative of the designs of William Morris. The entrance hall leads to a beautiful double aspect drawing room, family room with Marston & Langinger conservatory beyond and a large kitchen/dining room with connecting utility room. On the first floor the galleried landing leads to three bedrooms, (two with recently refitted en-suites) and a family bathroom. The fourth bedroom with en-suite is on the ground floor and with its own entrance has annexe potential or would make a very good home office. There is also an excellent games/garden room, accessed from the garden but also thought suitable for a variety of other uses including a home cinema, hobbies room or office. There is an adjoining double garage, ample parking and a wine cellar.

The current owners have made numerous improvements to the property during their period of ownership including rewiring, overhauling the roof, upgrading sanitary ware and plumbing and laying high quality Briton's Majestic carpeting throughout. The result being a very comfortable family home of charm and character which must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

For room sizes please refer to the floorplan.