The temptation here is to just talk about the views over the river Medway and they are wonderful; we must remember there is so much more to this home than - the views!
Make Life Special. It is a mantra you will often hear us recite with a little extra something preceding it, 'find a home that will...'
One of the greatest pleasures there can be is to sit, relax and watch the sun set over water. People have an endless fascination and affinity with the sea, with lakes and with rivers.
This lovely home is somewhere that allows you to indulge that passion, to draw pleasure from it and to be within sight of an historic landmark too; to also be within walking distance of a beautiful high street and yet not be aware it is there.
This is the sort of home that you don't expect to find and is something of a surprise: it's modern (built in the early 1990's), architecturally has a lure, feels tucked away and it's detached. The real surprise however is and are the views from here, however prepared you think you are for them.
The views are one wow, there are a number of others. The accommodation is spread over four floors and designed to make use of space and to give you freedom. The design of the home has feature, form and practicality, it is a home set for modern life and for flexibility within it.
Walking around you get a sense that this is somewhere to have fun, to enjoy living and somewhere that loves making the most of a quiet moment, it's somewhere that will have you reaching to take a photograph of a sunset, the wisps of mist on water, of passing boats and birds; it's somewhere that will reward in so many ways.
From breakfast by the kitchen looking over the river to an evening meal on the terrace, the feel of living here alters with each floor, each room, as do the views.
It is also a very practical home, it will work for a family just as well as it will for a couple who love to have visitors and it will make an incredible holiday home if you are looking for an escape.
There's a garage and parking for up to five cars so guests are welcome and catered for.
Rather than talk you through the accommodation, we'll let you peruse the floorplans and enjoy the photos, that kitchen is lovely isn't it! You'll find your own ways to use the rooms; studio, home office, library?
Let's talk a little about Rochester. The River Medway begins it's sinuous journey in the High Weald of Sussex and, on its way to join the Thames Estuary, it slips along beneath the watchful eye of your neighbour, the eleventh century Rochester Castle. You can step from your garden onto the adjacent park, The Esplanade and stroll toward it and to the Cathedral.
The town is associated with Charles Dickens and yet has so much more to discover when you delve beneath the surface. Summertime by the water, Christmas time in the picturesque streets and carol concerts at the cathedral, just some of the things that make this town special.
The castle is a magnificent landmark and one that is still put to work with events regularly taking place around it.
So many things drew our client to this home, in a nutshell it came down to; 'little else compares'.Get in touch if you like this home.