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For Sale - The Riviera, Sandgate, CT20 - £450,000

Rear, The Riviera, Sandgate, CT20

DESCRIPTION
Situated in Sandgate's most exclusive locations, an enchanting Grade II Listed cottage believed to be one of the earliest buildings in Sandgate. This enchanting property has been sympathetically improved and enjoys a wealth of original period features, it exudes an air of charm and character throughout.

The house is approached via a delightful enclosed courtyard paved in York stone and leading to the pretty entrance porch with a door to the entrance vestibule. Beyond this the comfortably proportioned, free flowing accommodation comprises a dining hall, two reception rooms each with exposed brick chimney breasts, open fires and deep bay windows overlooking the gardens, a quirky sun room, a recently refitted kitchen and a shower room. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, two with sea views, one with an en-suite dressing room, a spacious landing/study area and a bathroom. There are also two cellars.

In addition to the courtyard garden at the front the property is encompassed to two sides with pretty south/ west facing gardens. Unusually for this prized location, there is the added advantage of a detached garage and parking.
For room sizes please refer to floor plan.
SITUATION
The Riviera is considered to be amongst Sandgate's most exclusive locations being situated at the foot of Radnor Cliff which is accessed via the main A259 that runs along the coast between Sandgate and Hythe. The property is within moments of the charming and sought-after village centre with its eclectic mix of village store, antiques shops, boutiques, public houses, cafes and restaurants. The long stretches of shingle beach and sailing club can be found by meandering down one of the pretty alleyways from the high street or along The Riviera where there is direct access to the beach and beyond, to the coastal path which can be followed along the foot of The Leas all the way to Folkestone harbour with the recently revitalised "Harbour Arm" with champagne bar, restaurants, cafes and live music.

The Cinque Ports Town of Hythe with its wider range of amenities, including a Waitrose, is approximately 3 miles away to the west and the larger town of Folkestone is about a mile to the east. There is a variety of sporting facilities available along the coast, including rowing and sailing clubs, cricket club 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.