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1 Royal Crescent St. Augustines Road | Ramsgate | Kent | CT11 9PD

Step inside 1 Royal Crescent

It has always been said that location, location and location are the three most important words when considering a property and this fascinating Grade II Listed Regency property has that in spades. It offers stunning and uninterrupted views across to the Goodwin Sands and France and is only a short walk from the town centre, the beach and the marina. There is a good sized front driveway with parking available for two cars, an attractive wrought iron gate entrance and steps up to a double period front door as well as the vast greensward at the front of the building that is available to all the residents. The porch leads to an impressive entrance hall where you can feast your eyes on the magnificent sweeping staircase that initially leads you to the first floor landing with its fascinating door lintels and panelled doors to the kitchen and lounge/diner. The light and bright modern kitchen/breakfast room includes a large range cooker, an American style fridge freezer and white units housing a dishwasher, washing machine and drinks cooler. There is also a charming hexagonal bay window seating area with delightful views of Spencer Square round to the sea. This floor also includes the awe-inspiring lounge/diner. This vast room includes period wood flooring, high ceilings with ornamental carved cornicing and an impressive central rose as well as picture rails, high skirtings and a Georgian style fireplace.There are three sets of French doors to the original covered balcony that flows round two sides of the property and where you can sit and admire the views. The sweeping staircase continues to the next two floors and on the second floor landing you will find fascinating archways and the stunning master suite. It includes a very large bedroom with three multi-pane sash windows with period shutters overlooking the sea, two art deco fireplaces and a contemporary stand-alone bath on a raised plinth so you can have a leisurely bath and see the views through the windows. There is also a modern wet room and a walk-in dressing room while on the third floor there is a family bathroom and two double bedrooms including the vast front room providing panoramic views. The top floor includes a double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, a dormer window and a feature brick wall, a second double bedroom with a dormer window and a built in cupboard as well as a wet room style shower room.

Seller Insight I bought the whole building in 2006 and, over the years, have sensitively modernised it as well as incorporating and replacing many of the original features that give it so much character. Over the years it has been a wonderful family home, however I now spend much of my time abroad so have decided to just retain a self-contained apartment on the ground floor as I really love the location and the views. I and my family have always found it a pleasure to look across the water to France and even see the twinkling lights of Calais on a clear night or watch the boats and ships sail past from the balcony in all the sea facing rooms. It is only a short distance to the dual carriageway for access to London, Canterbury, Sandwich, Dover and Folkestone yet we can stroll out of our front door for a walk along the cliff top and on blue flag, sandy beaches. We can also wander down to the bars, cafes and restaurants that abound beside the marina or even cycle along the Viking trail. There are plenty of other sporting activities available as we are not far from the bowls and croquet clubs and the tennis courts are almost on the doorstep. The sailing fraternity can moor their boats at the marina and enjoy the facilities at the Royal Temple Yacht club and if you enjoy golf there are numerous courses and clubs nearby including St Augustine’s and North Foreland as well as the Princes and St George’s championship courses at Sandwich while Broadstairs can offer you rugby and cricket clubs. There are primary and grammar schools in the vicinity rated Outstanding by Ofstes as well as very good private schools. If you want to go to London the high speed train from Ramsgate will whisk you there is an hour and a quarter while a day trip on the ferry from Dover or the Channel Tunnel can take you to Calais for lunch. There are a number of theatres, cinemas and casinos in the area as well as art galleries and museums but if you want some more serious retail therapy you can spend time at the Westwood Cross shopping centre”.* * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

Travel Information By Road Ramsgate Station Dover Docks Canterbury Channel Tunnel Gatwick Airport Charing Cross Train times from Ramsgate High-Speed St. Pancras High Speed Ashford International London Charing Cross London Victoria Leisure Clubs & Facilities St Augustine Golf Clu North Foreland Golf Club Bannatynes Health Club Stonelees Golf Centre Manston Golf Centre Ramsgate Croquet Club Royal Temple Yacht Club Ramsgate Bowls Club

1.1 miles 19.7 miles 16.5 miles 26.3miles 82.8 miles 82.6 miles 1hr 16mins 36 mins 1hr 54 mins 1hr 40mins 01843 590333 01843 862140 01843 600606 01843 823133 01843 590005 01843 588878 01843 591766 01843 594940

Healthcare East Cliff Practice The Grange Practice Dr Adam Akyd & Partners Dr M D Cardwell QEQM Hospital, Margate

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Education Primary Schools: Holy Trinity Primary Newlands Primary Chilton Primary Wellesley St. Lawrence (Junior)

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Secondary Schools Roger Manwood Grammar, Sandwich Chatham and Clarendon Grammar, Ramsgat Dane Park, Grammar, Broadstairs St. Lawrence College (Senior)

01843 591075 01843 864941 01843 587666

Entertainment Granville Theatre, Ramsgate Comfort Inn Vue Cinema Complex and Casino Winter Gardens Theatre, Margate Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs Bon Appetit La Magnolia

01843 591750 01843 592345 01843 579999 01843 292795 01843 863701 01843 852750 01843 580477

Local Attractions/Landmarks King George IV Memorial Park Royal Harbour and Marina Dreamland Amusement Park Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate Hornby Visitor Centre, Westwood Dickens House Museum, Broadstairs Westwood Cross Shopping Centre Pegwell Nature Reserve

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GROUND FLOOR Entrance Hall FIRST FLOOR Landing Lounge/Diner 27’0 maximum x 17’7 (8.24m x 5.36m) Kitchen 19’7 (5.97m) x 12’1 (3.69m) narrowing to 9’0 (2.75m) Balcony SECOND FLOOR Landing Master Bedroom 24’1 maximum (7.35m) x 18’6 (5.64m) narrowing to 17’1 (5.21m) Dressing Room 10’8 x 8’6 (3.25m x 2.59m) Shower Room

THIRD FLOOR Landing Bedroom 3 14’8 (4.47m) x 11’9 (3.58m) narrowing to 9’2 (2.80m) Bathroom Bedroom 2 25’8 maximum (7.83m) x 16’2 (4.93m) narrowing to 15’4 (4.68m)

OUTSIDE Garden 2 x Allocated Spaces


FOURTH FLOOR Landing Shower Room Bedroom 5 23’0 maximum (7.02m) x 12’9 (3.89m) narrowing to 10’8 (3.25m) Bedroom 4 25’2 (7.68m) x 15’8 (4.78m) narrowing to 14’8 (4.47m)

Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright © 2022 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 2597969. Registered office address: St Leonard’s House, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex. RH12 1RJ. Printed 19.05.2022

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