Senior Director, Estate AgencyCanterbury Estate Agents
Woodsway is an exceptional modern country house providing stylish accommodation. Set on the edge of Whitstable, the property is perfectly positioned to enjoy breathtaking views inland, looking across open farmland rising to woodland in the distance. The current owners were intimately involved in the conception and creation of Woodsway, resulting in a home built for practical living whilst delivering style and luxury throughout. The house was shortlisted for an award and featured in Build IT Magazine.
Externally the elevations are rendered and clad with slate and richly toned zinc. Internally, the living spaces and bedrooms are positioned to immerse one in the spectacular view. Though a striking building, a distant view of the house sees it nestle discreetly in the landscape.
The accommodation is configured around a central hall. The generous sitting room has a wall of glass, bringing the view into the house. There are two well-appointed en suite bedrooms, both with doors to outside. The larger one opens to a sunken courtyard at the back whilst the other enjoys the views. There is a utility room, a cloakroom and also a study.
A floating wood and glass staircase rises to the first floor arriving in the stunning open plan family room, which brings together the kitchen, dining and sitting room in one fabulous space. Sleek kitchen units echo the contemporary nature of the house and the elevated position allows glorious views. Large sliding doors open to a terrace which is at the level of the upper lawn and becomes an extension of the living and entertaining space.
A second staircase from the hall rises to the three remaining bedrooms. As found in the sitting room below, the principal bedroom has a full height, full width picture window, pulling the view into the room and is luxuriously appointed with a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom centred on a free standing bath. Two further bedrooms have large walk-in wardrobes and share a family bathroom.
A gym, with kitchen area and adjoining shower room is located on the lower level, below the kitchen/living space, and is accessed from a covered pathway. Whilst utilised as a gym, services are in place for this space to be used as a self-contained annexe/studio.
This property has 0.75 acres of land.
Slate clad walls flank the entrance to Woodsway, with both vehicular and pedestrian gates. An expansive paved driveway provides parking for numerous vehicles and gives access to the detached extra large garage.
Raised banks are retained by stone-filled gabions, creating architectural features within the grounds, as well as edging the elevated terrace, which provides an idyllic spot for outdoor dining and entertaining and enjoying the view.
A lower courtyard provides a sheltered spot and a further deck to one corner of the garden takes advantage of the west-facing aspect. Planting is in keeping with the contemporary style of the home, featuring structural plants with a variety of textures, shapes and colours.
Clapham Hill is a semi-rural haven close to the popular seaside town of Whitstable, which offers a variety of independent shops, bars and restaurants; the town is noted for its working harbour and oysters. Leisure amenities include excellent water sports, swimming pool, galleries and Whitstable Castle.
Road links via the A299 Thanet Way give easy access to the M2 for travel to London and beyond. Whitstable station provides frequent links to London Victoria and St Pancras. There is a good selection of schooling in the area, with Canterbury offering further amenities.
From the M2 (Junction 7): Exit and join the A299/Thanet Way towards Whitstable. Continue for approx. 4 miles, then bear left onto the A2990. At the first roundabout take the 2nd exit and at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Clapham Hill/A290. Continue for just under 0.5 mile. The entrance to the property will be found on the left.Read all