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Property DetailsAn exceptionally stylish and substantial Grade II listed coastal homeEntrance hall \ Sitting room \ Family room \ Dining room \ Study \ Kitchen/breakfast room \ Utility room \ Cloakroom \ Extensive basement \ Master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom \ Five Further bedrooms (two en-suite) \ Bathroom \ Two Separate WCs \ Verandah \ Sunken terrace \ Gardens \ Garden room \ Two Garden stores \ Double garageJust under one acre.West Cliff Lodge is an outstanding family home with some fantastic spaces. The grand entrance hall features quarry tiled flooring and beautiful arched windows and, being over 12ft in ceiling height, sets the scene for the rest of this stylish property. Augustus Pugin, a renowned architect of the late Victorian period, designed the grand entrance hall for his friend Henry Benson, the then owner of the house. This was one of Pugin’s few private commissions in Ramsgate, and the house was later owned by his son, Cuthbert.The ground floor rooms are of substantial proportions, particularly the sitting and dining rooms, both of which feature twin sash windows set to almost full height and which give access to an extensive verandah with sea views. A similar sash window in the family room opens to the garden at the side of the house. The study is to the front and features a cast iron fireplace. Fitted with a range of Siemens appliances, the impressive, bespoke kitchen by Smallbone of Devizes has been designed to create a social yet functional space and features a central L-shaped island with integrated seating and a study/casual lounge area at the far end; double doors lead out to a sunken terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen is a useful utility room and a cloakroom is situated off the main hall.At the heart of the house a grand staircase rises to the first floor. The central landing gives access to the master suite and two double bedrooms, all three rooms being of generous proportions and having en-suites. There is also a separate WC. The master bedroom features beautiful sash windows with sea views, a walk-through dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with cast iron fireplace in a marble surround, rolltop bath, shower and twin basins. Bedroom two also features twin sash windows with sea views.From the main landing, a door opens to the staircase to the second floor landing with skylight over and eaves storage. Three further bedrooms, all with dormer windows and sea views, a bathroom, and a separate WC are found at this level.A door from the rear of the ground floor hallway leads to a secondary staircase to the first floor, as well as giving access to the substantial, high ceilinged basement, which extends across the entire footprint of the house. The basement features a central hall with flagstone flooring, off which are a collection of rooms. The majority of these are used for storage, with potential for further development. The current vendors have recently improved one of the rooms to create a gym; a games room, wine store and a workshop also feature. Next to the gym an external staircase leads up to the front of the house.The front driveway is accessed via wrought iron double gates, and provides ample parking space together with a double garage. Gates to either side of the house lead through to the side terraces and rear garden. A covered sunken terrace with seating is found beside the kitchen and presents an inspired opportunity for outdoor/summer gatherings. Adjacent to this is a walled area of lawn. Two store rooms and a garden room also feature in the garden.The rear garden has lovely sea views and is principally laid to lawn; several mature holm oaks border the east boundary, whilst allowing views through to the Royal Harbour. Double gates from here open to the clifftop promenade, allowing easy access to the harbour and town centre. A beautiful feature of the garden is the
Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at St Augustines Road, Ramsgate offers six bedrooms. The property is presently offered for $1,835,445.
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