A chance to acquire one of the rarely available two storey properties situated in the sought after Cavalry Barracks.
This particular property enjoys a lovely south westerly aspect with views directly over 'The Green', the former parade grounds from when The Barracks were occupied by the Royal Marines School of Music.
The accommodation comprises a spacious entrance hall with black and white tiled floor, cloakroom, beautifully proportioned lounge with double doors linking through to the dining room with doors out on to the rear courtyard garden and door to the kitchen. An elegant staircase leads to the first floor with 3 double bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room) and family bathroom. The bedrooms all have vaulted ceilings with original exposed beams.
The area is steeped in history especially with Walmer and Deal being so close to Europe the area was strategic in the defence of England, particularly against the French. The Barracks were first occupied by the 15th Light Dragoons. In 1869 the Admiralty acquired the site and the Royal Marines were stationed here, they stayed right through to 1996 when 'The School of Music' relocated to Portsmouth. In late 1996 and the site was sold for development.
Walmer offers a range of amenities, local shops, primary and academy schools along with the famous Castle whilst the adjoining coastal town of Deal has a variety of shopping, educational and recreational facilities yet still retains much of its character as a former maritime town. Leisure facilities include the obvious water related pastimes, tennis and croquet and there are several local golf courses Kingsdown, Royal Cinque Ports at Deal and Royal St Georges at nearby Sandwich (Venue for the British Open in 2020). The busy Channel Port of Dover with its docks and cross-Channel services, is approx. eight miles away, offering fast access to the Continent and high speed Rail Link to London St Pancras travelling from nearby Walmer (approx. ½ mile) will take just 1hr 20mins. There is also a train service from Deal.
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises:
6 panelled timber front door to:
Traditional black and white chequered tiled floor, coats cupboards, Victorian style cast iron radiator, 'Egg and Dart' moulded cornice, decorative plaster corbels.
WC hand basin, decorative tiling to dado height, plumbing for washing machine.
From hall glazed double doors to:
A beautifully proportioned room with 8'9 ceiling height and 2 sash windows giving a lovely view over 'The Green', moulded cornice, oak floorboards, 2 Victorian style cast iron radiators, TV point, glazed double doors to:
Moulded cornice, cast iron radiator, oak floorboards, glazed double doors to rear courtyard garden and connecting door to:
Fitted with a range of pale blue painted finish floor and wall cupboards with polished granite work surfaces, inset 1½ bowl sink, built in stainless steel 'Zanussi' oven/grill, 'Indesit' 4 ring gas hob with extractor canopy/light over, integrated dishwasher, illuminated display cupboard, glazed double doors to garden. Timber effect ceramic tiled floor, 'Worcester Bosch' wall mounted gas fired boiler. Recess with further floor and wall units, space for fridge/freezer.
From hall staircase with French polished oak handrails and white painted spindles rises to:
LANDING: Exposed pitch pine beams and original tie rods, 10'10 ceiling height.
Exposed beams and tie rods, lovely view over 'The Green', cast iron radiator. Door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Hand basin, WC, corner shower cubicle, cast iron radiator, tiled floor, Victorian style wall tiles with decorative frieze to dado height, exposed beam.
Exposed beam and tie rods, cast iron radiator.
View over 'The Green', cast iron radiator, exposed beam and tie rod.
Beautifully appointed Victorian style bathroom with free standing slipper style roll top bath with polished metal claw feet, spray mixer taps, WC, hand basin, corner shower cubicle, timber effect ceramic tiled floor, cast iron radiator, 2 wall light points.
Small courtyard style garden to the rear, enclosed by a low brick wall and railings. Gravel and paved seating areas. Gate to rear access road.
The house looks over 'The Green' which forms part of the well maintained communal gardens.
NB: SINGLE GARAGE: Located in block within 'The Cavalry Barracks', available to the purchasers of No2 Wilkinson Drive, by separate negotiation.
COUNCIL TAX BAND 'D'
MAINS GAS, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND DRAINAGE
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