5 bedroom detached house
Northwood Road, Ramsgate CT12
*A substantial detached family home*
An exceptionally spacious and substantial detached family home refurbished by the present owners to a high standard. The ground floor accommodation offers a spacious lounge/dining room with log burner, family/cinema room, shower room and the hub of the house being a stunning open-plan contemporary style kitchen/breakfast room extensively equipped with integrated appliances and bi-folding doors leading to the sunny garden. On the first floor there are five bedrooms, three with en-suite facilities plus a family bathroom. The top floor there are two loft rooms used as bedrooms by the current owners.
Externally, the rear garden enjoys a lovely sunny aspect with two timber decking areas, lawn, patio area and terrace area. To the front of the property there is a gated entrance with block-paved driveway providing ample off street parking.
Situated on the outskirts of Ramsgate, the property is ideally located for easy access to Broadstairs and Westwood Cross shopping centre. Ramsgate offers an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and bars with a number of highly regarded schools and leisure facilities. The mainline railway station offers high-speed services via Ashford to London St. Pancras and the Cathedral City of Canterbury is approximately 18 miles away.
Lounge/Dining Room (9.42m x 5.79m (30'11 x 19))
Family Room (4.19m x 4.06m (13'9 x 13'4))
Cinema Room (4.50m x 2.69m (14'9 x 8'10))
Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room (7.24m x 6.05m (23'9 x 19'10))
Utility Room (2.01m x 1.83m (6'7 x 6'0))
Bedroom (4.19m x 4.09m (13'9 x 13'5))
Bedroom (5.18m x 4.22m (17'0 x 13'10))
Bedroom (4.14m x 2.79m (13'7 x 9'2))
Bedroom (3.73m x 3.58m (12'3 x 11'9))
Bedroom (2.72m x 2.64m (8'11 x 8'8))
Bath And Shower Room
Loft Room (3.71m x 3.40m (12'2 x 11'2))
Loft Room (4.57m x 3.40m (15'0 x 11'2))
Cellar (4.70m x 4.24m (15'5 x 13'11))
The Vendor's View
When we first came across the property it was a huge derelict rundown house in need of complete renovation, and a lot of tlc. It was exactly the kind of challenging project that we were looking for. Although the house was run down, it had a really nice feel and so much potential. We could see that it used to be such a beautiful building that had been neglected over the years.
We have done extensive work on the property; it has been partially re-wired, re-plumbed, re-plastered and almost everything has been replaced. We have retained as many original features as possible including two beautiful period fireplaces, both of which are working. While we have kept these period features, we have also mixed in some modern elements and fitted the most amazing up-to-date kitchen. For me, the kitchen the most stunning aspect of the house and it is a very social place - the whole family gathers here. There's space for informal dining with the two breakfast bars and a smaller table, while we use the dining room for more formal occasions and have easily seated 14 for Christmas dinner!
We really like the location here; it's extremely close to Westwood Cross and this has been especially useful for the shopping and entertainment needs of our teenage children! One of our sons goes to school at the top of the road at St George's, which is a really good school. We really enjoy the Northwood club opposite, where we have become members and visit as a family. They often have live music there, it's brilliant as no one has to drive and we can just step over the road and socialise there. Location-wise it has been absolutely fabulous. Friends and family have been able to visit by car or get the train to Ramsgate just up the road, and there is a bus stop outside.
It's a fabulous house for a big family, or for people who love entertaining. The house would also suit a multi-generational family; with a bathroom, access to the kitchen and space for bedroom(s) on the ground floor for elderly relatives. Although it's a big house, it has a real homely feeling, and everyone who visits says the same.