Probably the most unique property in Thanet this ‘one off’ Mediterranean style villa, adjacent to St Lawrence school playing fields, will take your breath away. As you wander down the very long driveway behind electric gates you will think you have been transported to an oasis in warmer climes when you see the chalet bungalow for the first time, with its grapevine and palm trees wafting in the breeze. Nestling in the midst of 0.276 acres of secure and secluded gardens you can immediately sense the feeling of space. This is enhanced even further as you walk through the impressive porch and front door and into the vast light and airy open plan hall with its wood and wrought iron staircase and an archway to the very impressive lounge/dining room. This whole area is ideal for family living but makes a wonderful entertainment area for large parties or more intimate dinners.
Beyond the lounge double glass doors lead you to a charming study where you can work in peace and also be able to pop outside through the french doors to a large and impressive courtyard with its outdoor loggia incorporating a bar and games area, if you are looking for inspiration. There is also a ‘snug’ or playroom/music room incorporating a stunning stained glass window and patio doors to the off street parking area for numerous vehicles with its fascinating brick columns supporting the balcony above.
The nearly 36ft kitchen/breakfast room flows through from the hall in the other direction and is any cook’s dream. It includes two central islands with a breakfast bar, a range cooker, plenty of very high quality wood storage units and granite work tops. This leads to a delightful garden room with a wall of windows and french doors overlooking another courtyard as well as to a cloakroom and large utility room with access to the garden as well as a trendy family bathroom incorporating a circular Jacuzzi bath. As if that was not enough there is also a door to what could be an annex for an elderly relative or for older children wanting their own space. It includes a shower room and a sitting room and a wrought iron and wood staircase to a lovely galleried bedroom under a vaulted ceiling and a Juliette balcony overlooking the garden.
Up the main staircase there is a split level landing with a small snug or secondary study on one side and a cloakroom and four bedrooms on the other side. Three of them have doors out to the balcony including the impressive master with its en suite Jacuzzi bathroom. There is plenty of eaves storage in all the bedrooms and further storage is available throughout the property.
As well as two courtyards with Continental plantings there is a pathway around the whole house and a large lawn at the rear together with flower and shrub borders, a lovely herb garden, fruit trees and a raised, decked area. The garden is not overlooked and the design allows you to follow the sun all day.