A home like this offers so much more in the way of interest, character and charm. Step inside the apartment and a sense of privacy and calm envelops you.
‘I instantly felt safe when I first walked in to the apartment’ the owner told us. It was a big factor in helping her decide this was the place to make home. Actually there were a host of reasons why it captured her heart many years ago. Walking in to the sitting room and gazing out to sea has an instant appeal as does the thought of throwing open the bedroom curtains each morning to a view such as this. Then there's the wonderful kitchen which holds a dining table with ease. Both bedrooms are wonderful sizes and the master has a dressing area and en suite bathroom. That may be enough to tempt most of you but add to it the charm of the building and it feels irresistible. The staircase inside the apartment is glorious, a real craftsman's treat, there's the gothic door to the pantry in the kitchen and take time to study the wonderful doors throughout. We loved the colour dappling through the windows as you walk into the apartments lobby and also on the landing.
Occupying the top two floors of one end of this Grade II Listed building the elevation provides some fabulous views out to sea. To the front the building is set back from the road and trees provide a pleasant outlook from the kitchen. There’s a privacy and sense of calm that comes with being here too, it’s easy to imagine stepping back in time to a quieter, calmer pace of life.
Garden stretches toward the sea and provides space for residents to sit and enjoy sunshine and sea views, with the backdrop of this captivating building.
It is a home perfect for those who want to enjoy life in a striking setting and who enjoy coastal walks. The owner has walked to Sandwich from here to see friends, just over two hours on foot and what a wonderful trip to do. By car it's less than twenty minutes.
Walk in the opposite direction and you will come to the Royal Harbour and Marina.
Ramsgate is full of history and so much is in the immediate vicinity of the Terrace. Augustus Pugin, famous for designing 'Big Ben' and for his work on The Houses of Parliament is buried in neighbouring St Augustines Church, a building designed and paid for by Pugin and adjacent to the Grange where Pugin lived. Pugin was a pioneer of the Gothic Revival and sometimes referred to as the foremost British architect of the nineteenth century.
Chartham Terrace was designed by Charles Habershon and is also of knapped flint and brick, together the buildings provide a stunning profile to the street.
In recent times Ramsgate has become more known for its cafe culture, twisting streets and artisan shops. One moment you can be shopping in Waitrose, the next you can be sat at The Belgian Cafe sampling Moules and one of over a hundred beers. It is an area that surprises many visitors and draws ever growing numbers to sample its charms.Get in touch if you like this home.