18 Wave Crest is one of the most desirable seafront properties in East Kent and offers the purchaser, a rare opportunity to purchase an imposing and distinctive end of terrace 5 bedroom townhouse. It is beautifully presented, with imperious taste and style, having been renovated throughout and enjoys panoramic sea views. The property is particularly well placed, being located just behind the sea wall, immediately adjoining the beach and adjacent to the town tennis courts. All of the facilities of this vibrant and bustling town are within easy access and offer a purchaser stylish seafront living.
Inside, the house is arranged over four floors, with bay windows to the lower ground and ground floors, a veranda/balcony to the first floor and a stunning picture window to the second floor, giving unrivalled views over the adjoining shoreline. The current owner has been responsible for returning the house back in to one residence and has used this process to accomplish a magical feel. It retains much of its original character and appeal, but now has a light and contemporary feel. From the raised ground floor, steps leads to a part glazed door with rectangular fan light opening to a hall with stripped floors, staircase to lower ground floor and first floor and doors leading to three bedrooms and bathroom. The bedrooms on this floor are all of a good size with features including a bay window, former fireplace, white painted floor and with a half glazed door to a balcony overlooking the rear garden. The bathroom on this floor is particularly attractive with sky blue metro tiles, a fitted enamel bath with shower mixer, high level WC and basin.
On the lower ground floor, the open plan accommodation comprises a dining room, kitchen and rear lobby with shower room/utility room off. There are travertine floors, a wood burner, a door giving access to the front, together with built in cupboards. The kitchen has a range of units including granite worktops and a granite island/breakfast bar, together with space for a range, whilst the shower room/utility room includes a tiled shower cubicle, basin, WC and space and plumbing for washing machine.
The first floor offers a lovely bright space and is reached off the landing by a stripped floor, leading to the principal reception room. This drawing room is a really super room with excellent proportions, a wood burner with stone hearth, a stripped floor and a balcony/veranda with painted balustrade. With double French doors, this gives the most enviable view. Completing the first floor, there is a well-appointed bathroom with travertine floor, free standing stone composite bath, basin, WC and door to a further balcony overlooking the rear of the property. There is also a further double bedroom, with fitted cupboard.
Completing the property and on the top floor, there are two further bedrooms, one of which is currently utilized as a dressing room with excellent rooftop views to the rear, whilst the larger of the two rooms offers the flexibility of a bedroom or a studio and enjoys breathtaking views out to the sea.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
Attached to the side of the property there is a good size single garage with up and over door, concrete floor and door to rear. There are architects drawings available in our office which show a glass extension above the garage, but we may stress that no Planning Permission has been sought or obtained.
There is a small terrace to the lower ground floor frontage. Whilst to the rear the garden is of a decent length and laid to lawn with a paved pathway and a concrete base with electrical supply for a shed/summerhouse/workshop. There is also pedestrian access from the rear of the garden out on to Island Wall.
The property is located centrally in the hugely popular town of Whitstable, which enjoys an eclectic mix of established and boutique style shops, restaurants and bars. Whitstable is particularly well known for its harbour which was built in 1832 by the Canterbury & Whitstable Railway Company in order to serve the Crab & Winkle line. The worlds first passenger railway service. Wider facilities are offered by the Cathedral City of Canterbury (7 miles) with its modern shopping centre, boutique shops along the Kings Mile, choice of schools in both the public and private sectors, including Kings, St Edmunds, Kent College and Simon Langton boys and girls grammar schools, colleges and universities, together with a variety of restaurants and bars.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include Whitstable Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in England which each year hosts the International Water Ski Championships, Whitstable Town Football Club and a sports centre with swimming pool and tennis. Further nearby facilities include golf courses, county cricket at Canterbury, point to point at Charing and Lydden race circuit.
The property sits in the centre of Whitstable town and yet within a short drive of the A299 Thanet Way. This dual carridgeway links the Thanet towns and also Brenley Corner at Faversham, which in turn links the A2 towards Dover and the M2 towards London. It is also well placed for access to Whitstable station and Canterbury West, which offers the High Speed Rail service to London (St Pancras 56 mins). HSR services are also available from Faversham (8.5 miles).
From London and at the Brenley Corner roundabout continue on to the A299 Thanet Way towards Whitstable and Herne Bay. After 4.5 miles, branch left on to the A2990 towards Whitstable. At the first roundabout take the second exit and at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Borstal Hill (A290). Continue for just under 1 mile and bear left onto Oxford Street (B2205) under the railway bridge. Continue straight across the mini roundabout and turn first left on to Nelson Road. Proceed to the end of this road and at the T-junction turn left on to Island Wall. Turn first right on to Wilks Way and at the end of this single lane, Wave Crest will be found on the left hand side. Number 18 is the last property at the end of the row, being identified by our For Sale board.
Note: The location plans are for identification purposes only and should not be relied upon for accuracy. Photographs are not true depictions of fixtures and fittings. Wide angle lenses may be used. CAN140062|250516|v1