“We moved here some 28 years ago and have loved our time in this adorable cottage and the delightful village. However we feel the time has come to downsize and pass the baton on to new owners.
St Nicholas at Wade is a friendly village with a great community atmosphere. It is surrounded by the rolling Kent countryside yet is only moments from the road into Canterbury and the Thanet Way for access to London. The excellent primary school is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and you can enjoy a meal and a drink at one of the two local pubs without having to worry about driving home. The 13th century church is an historic landmark and immediate necessities are available in the village shop and post office. There are three halls in the village including the village hall that hosts weekly events including keep fit and art groups, while cricket and football are played on the Bell Meadow recreation ground and a new children’s playground has recently been created. For horsey enthusiasts there are livery stables in Shuart Lane and you can learn to dance at the Thanet Stage School.
There is a regular bus service between Canterbury and the Thanet towns and we are only three miles from Birchington with its restaurants, shops, station, secondary schools and beaches. Indeed Birchington can also offer bowls, tennis and water skiing and there is the sailing club and other watersports such as wind surfing in nearby Minnis Bay, not to mention the Westgate and Birchington Golf Club for golfing aficionados. If you enjoy walking there are a number of excellent places for a bracing walk with the dog and for cyclists you can revel in a trip to Reculver along the Viking Coastal Trail.
You will also find a good and inexpensive cinema in Westgate, theatres in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs and if you want to go further afield Westwood Cross includes a large shopping centre with a variety of high street stores, a retail park and the Vue cinema complex as well as a casino and numerous restaurants."