Sold STC 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Receptions £795,000

Prospect Road, Hythe, CT21 - £795,000

Prospect House is a unique Grade II Listed three storey property in a prime location in the centre of Hythe. Screened from the road by mature hedging and trees, the handsome façade with its pretty lattice work entrance porch conceals an enchanting interior offering spacious and versatile accommodation with a wealth of originality and exuding charm and character throughout. The house, which is being offered for sale for the first time in over forty five years, enjoys a rich history having been a school, 'Prospect House Academy' in the late 19th/early 20th Centuries and the birthplace of Thomas Quested Finnis in 1801, later to be The Lord Mayor Of London in 1856 and his brother, Lt. Col. John Finnis, killed by mutineers in Meerut in 1857.

The accommodation, which totals circa 2868 square feet (inclusive of the coach house) comprises an inviting entrance hall with its grand original staircase, dual aspect drawing room with wide exposed floorboards, a separate dining room with French windows opening to the front garden, the kitchen, which enjoys beautiful bespoke cabinetry with Norwegian granite worktops and Range cooker, is open plan to a delightful orangery uniting the space with the garden. There is also an impressive cloakroom on the ground floor. Over the first and second floors there are five double bedrooms, the principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and two bedrooms with 'Jack and Jill' en-suites as well as a study.

To the front of the house, the wide paved garden is designed for ease of maintenance and the front elevation is festooned with a climbing rose and also supports a superb maturing magnolia grandiflora. To the rear of the house the delightfully secluded courtyard garden provides a magical setting for alfresco entertaining. Beyond this is the 497 square foot coach house/garage (known as 10A Sun Lane and held on a separate title). This substantial building can accommodate a number of vehicles and has also benefitted in the past from planning consent to provide living accommodation on a mezzanine floor although this consent has now lapsed.

For room sizes please refer to the floor plan.

Prospect Road is within the desirable Conservation Area of the town set just behind the bustling High Street, with its variety of interesting shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. The town is also well catered for with 4 supermarkets (including Waitrose, Sainsburys and Aldi), dentists, doctors' surgeries, etc. The attractive, unspoilt seafront and picturesque Royal Military Canal are a short walk away together with a variety of sports and leisure facilities, including 2 golf courses, swimming pool, cricket, squash, bowls and lawn tennis clubs together with the Hotel Imperial Leisure Centre.

The area is fortunate in having particularly good communications with a main line railway station in Saltwood (Sandling - 2 miles) and access to the M20 (Junction 11 - 4 miles). The High Speed Link rail service to Stratford and St Pancras is available from Folkestone West (5 miles) and Ashford International (10 miles), with journey times of 53 and 37 minutes respectively. Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels also depart from the latter. The Channel Tunnel Terminal is just over 3 miles away and the ferry port of Dover 12 miles away. (All distances are approximate.)
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