“I bought the whole building in 2006 and, over the years, have sensitively modernised it as well as incorporating and replacing many of the original features that give it so much character. Over the years it has been a wonderful family home, however I now spend much of my time abroad so have decided to just retain a self-contained apartment on the ground floor as I really love the location and the views. I and my family have always found it a pleasure to look across the water to France and even see the twinkling lights of Calais on a clear night or watch the boats and ships sail past from the balcony in all the sea facing rooms.
It is only a short distance to the dual carriageway for access to London, Canterbury, Sandwich, Dover and Folkestone yet we can stroll out of our front door for a walk along the cliff top and on blue flag, sandy beaches. We can also wander down to the bars, cafes and restaurants that abound beside the marina or even cycle along the Viking trail.
There are plenty of other sporting activities available as we are not far from the bowls and croquet clubs and the tennis courts are almost on the doorstep. The sailing fraternity can moor their boats at the marina and enjoy the facilities at the Royal Temple Yacht club and if you enjoy golf there are numerous courses and clubs nearby including St Augustine’s and North Foreland as well as the Princes and St George’s championship courses at Sandwich while Broadstairs can offer you rugby and cricket clubs.
There are primary and grammar schools in the vicinity rated Outstanding by Ofstes as well as very good private schools. If you want to go to London the high speed train from Ramsgate will whisk you there is an hour and a quarter while a day trip on the ferry from Dover or the Channel Tunnel can take you to Calais for lunch. There are a number of theatres, cinemas and casinos in the area as well as art galleries and museums but if you want some more serious retail therapy you can spend time at the Westwood Cross shopping centre”.