You could drive down Bromstone Road in Broadstairs for many years and not realise that the private enclave of three select and distinctive detached properties, discreetly hidden from the main road in Bromstone Place, actually exists. It is a charming and tranquil oasis in the midst of Broadstairs and the ‘jewel in the crown’ is Cherry Tree Cottage. This very attractive and beautifully constructed property was built in 1999 by a builder/carpenter for his own use so everything is of the highest quality and this is immediately apparent, whether you are admiring the brick and tiled exterior with the charming eaves or the exquisite internal joinery including the amazing beams, panelled doors and hand built kitchen units.
Walking into the entrance hall the first thing you see is the delightful dining hall that is ideal for formal dinner parties and family celebrations and looks particularly special at Christmastime. It is semi open plan from the hallway with a partial divide created by beams and an exposed brick wall giving it great charm and character. The drawing room is equally impressive with its floor to ceiling brick inglenook style fireplace and leads to the stunning bar created within a large conservatory that has doors to the garden. The ‘hub of the household’ is the impressive kitchen/breakfast room with its double sized range cooker built into a brick recess, an inset fridge freezer, dishwasher and large central island as well as patio doors to the terrace. There is also a walk in pantry with an American fridge freezer as well as an adjacent utility room and cloakroom. The ground floor also includes a family room that could always be used as the fifth bedroom if required, a study that makes a great TV ‘den’ for the kids as well as the integral double garage that leads out to the large driveway where you can park numerous vehicles.
Walking up the very attractive wood turned staircase you come to the lovely master bedroom with specially designed wood doors to eaves storage and a truly amazing en suite bathroom that takes your breath away. You walk down steps under a wonderful vaulted and beamed ceiling and in front of you is a large wet room style shower as well as a bath and even a TV! There are three further bedrooms with Smallbone fitted furniture as well as a contemporary bathroom with a bath and a separate shower. The loft is boarded with lighting and, as it runs the length of the house, it provides plenty of additional storage facilities.
The rear garden is like an additional room designed for entertaining. This secluded space backs on to an orchard and includes a wraparound terrace with a number of patio areas where you can sit and relax listening to the myriad of birds from parakeets to woodpeckers or just enjoy a barbecue with friends and family. It also is very much a mixture of ‘old and new’ as original flint walls and ‘steps to nowhere’ in what was part of the original Bromstone Manor kitchen garden mingle happily with a raised decked terrace and delightful shrubs and flower beds.