A charming and distinctive Grade II Listed home
Entrance lobby | Kitchen/dining/living area | Study area | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Store | Decked terrace | Parking space
History Originally constructed as a school to provide education for up to 350 children, the Old School House building was designed by the eminent English architect, Philip Hardwick, in a neo-Gothic style in 1866. Hardwick was a founding member of the Institute of British Architects, and was awarded the seventh Royal Gold Medal for architecture in 1854.
The building was funded by the then governor of the Bank of England, James Morris, and has since been admired as a beautiful and important local landmark.
The Property Forming part of a converted Grade II Listed Victorian school building, Neale Cottage provides living space that is both unique and functional, situated only a short distance from the beach.
The property benefits from a wealth of period and ecclesiastical features throughout, with wonderful gothic-style windows and thick ragstone walls. The main reception room is a superb open-plan space serving as a living area as well as a kitchen/dining room; there is a double height vaulted ceiling to one end and a trio of lancet windows provide great levels of natural light.
The lower ground floor provides a well-proportioned master bedroom with fitted wardrobes to one side, together with a useful study space and a bathroom with a French Victorian cast iron bath (by Noyons) and a utility cupboard.
Stairs from the main sitting room rise to a mezzanine level, where there is a bedroom with en-suite shower room.
There is a lovely decked terrace to the front of the property which is sheltered and ideal for al-fresco dining. The driveway provides parking for one car. There is an outdoor lockable storage room with lighting.
Sandgate has a variety of useful amenities for day-to-day needs, as well as a number of antique and gift shops along with local pubs and several restaurants. Folkestone and Hythe provide more comprehensive amenities and services, including excellent schooling.
The M20 gives excellent road access. Folkestone West offers High Speed commuter services to London St Pancras in under an hour as well as services to Charing Cross. Ashford International (15 miles) and the Channel Tunnel (3 miles) have regular services to the Continent.
Leave the M20 at Junction 12. At the Cheriton interchange take the third exit onto the B2064. Continue on this road turning right onto Risborough Lane (B2063). Continue on this road until reaching the T-junction. Turn left onto Sandgate High Street. Neale Cottage will be found a little way along on the right hand side.Read all
- Entrance lobby
- Kitchen/dining/living area
- Study area
- 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Decked terrace
- Parking space
- Map & Street View
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