Tel: 01227 784 784
26a Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2PU
This astoundingly unique three bedroom penthouse apartment is in a beautiful Grade II listed building set back from the road behind double wrought iron gates and located in the coastal town of Westgate-on-Sea. There are 12 apartments all accessed through an impressive communal reception hall with original Pugin style floor tiles accompanied by black and gold painted archways, ornamental architrave, hand painted ceiling roses and exotic wallpaper panels leading you up the original staircase and there is also a lift designed completely of mirrors and gold chrome. The penthouse is extremely spacious with over 2,000 sqft of accommodation and has a mixture of vaulted ceilings, interesting beams and oak engineered flooring throughout. The contemporary kitchen has cosmic black granite worktops and high quality Bosch integrated appliances including a conventional oven and induction hob, combi microwave and plate warmer as well as an integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler and washer/dryer. There are two stylish and decadent bathrooms, including one en suite to the master bedroom. The main bathroom includes a hand beaten freestanding copper bath that took 14 weeks to create and a double basin with marble tops and onyx taps set into hand carved drawers. The en suite has a built in sauna, freestanding cast iron bath and another double basin with marble tops and onyx taps, that sits on a hand carved gilt vanity unit. There is a useful dressing area that retains the original dumb waiter' mechanism and a floor to ceiling sash window. The large living area also provides access to the unique viewing atrium / gallery. This glass surround area provides a 360 degree view over Westgate and to the sea and makes for a great area to relax or could even be used as an office space. The property comes with use of a resident's gym and outside communal space. There is one allocated parking space plus further visitor parking spaces.
Tower House is situated centrally within Westgate-on-Sea. Once coined as "Mayfair by the Sea", Westgate has evolved over the years and a row of Victorian canopied shops can still be found along the High Street, which include a supermarket, chemist, bakery, deli, Indian Restaurant and Fish and Chip Shop. There are Cafes, a Cinema and Mainline Railway Station. The local Secondary and Primary schools have good reputations and the beaches and Coastline of Westgate are both award winning and stunning. The nearby West Bay has a lovely beach and caf/restaurant. It is surrounded by beach huts and is a popular location for soaking up the sun in the summer and watching the fantastic sunsets of an evening as loved by the artist Turner. The new Turner Contemporary gallery is a popular local attraction in the neighbouring town of Margate with exhibitions throughout the year.
The residents can enjoy landscaped communal gardens to the rear of the building where there is a large patio area plus benches scattered around under the shade of mature trees. The communal gym is also at the rear which is available to book by appointment. There is a bin store for household refuse and recycling and a lockable bike store. To the front there is allocated parking for one car, plus visitor parking all behind secure gates.
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