For those looking for something a little out of the ordinary, here is a chance to buy a wonderful tucked away seaside home within a stones throw of the beach in the sought after old fishing village of Kingsdown. Believed to date from the mid 1800s The Gate House was originally two cottages forming part of the Kingsdown Park estate buildings for the neighbouring Kingsdown House.
This was the home of William & Elizabeth Curling, wealthy land and ship owners who created a substantial legacy for the village including the building of the village church, rectory, school and village hall. In the 1930’s the house and grounds became a holiday park. In the 1980’s the house and outbuildings were sold off separately and converted into individual houses. At this time The Gate House was completely remodelled and extended including a glazed loggia running along the full length of the building providing extra accommodation and taking full advantage of the southerly aspect allowing light to flood into the building through the wide archways. As part of the remodelling an impressive new staircase was constructed which sweeps dramatically from the main living room to the first floor.
The current owners have further improved the property including a refitted kitchen, en-suites and building a detached garage which has potential to be linked to the main house to create further living accommodation (subject to usual consent).
The house sits on a corner plot hidden from view by walls and laurel hedging, giving privacy and seclusion although the location is just 50 metres from the beach and just a few minute’s walk to the local pubs, shops and school. A perfect seaside retreat.
The agents are Marshall & Clarke. Telephone: 01304 278042