The Opportunity

The 5.28-acre site is situated to the north east of Broadstairs in Kent, in a private and highly desirable clifftop location with secured access via a private road. It comprises two parcels of land: one to the east of North Foreland Avenue fronting Cliff Promenade, which benefits from an elevated position with direct sea views, and a smaller parcel to the west of North Foreland Avenue. North Foreland Avenue divides the two sites.

Both parcels form part of the prestigious, private North Foreland Estate, the most sought-after address within the town offering large detached houses on a small private estate. The site contains two existing properties: a three-bedroom coach house, and ‘Redriff’, a three-storey 7,000 sq ft former convent building, which sits at the centre of Cliff Promenade.

Location

Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in east Kent, about 80 miles east of London. Situated between Margate to the north west and Ramsgate to the south, it is known as the ‘jewel in Thanet’s crown’.

The site is located 20 miles to the north east of Canterbury and 23 miles to the north of Dover. It is close to the A299 (Thanet Way) dual carriageway, which adjoins the M2 motorway to the west at Faversham, and the A256 connecting to the A2 to the south.

It is 1.5 miles from Broadstairs Train Station, which provides frequent services into various London terminals, with journey times starting from 82 minutes by virtue of the fact that it is on the HS1 network. London Gatwick Airport is located approximately 80 miles to the west whilst the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone is 32 miles to the south west.

For families with children, there are a number of excellent schools in Broadstairs and the surrounding areas. The well-known and highly regarded preparatory school, Wellesley House, is located in Broadstairs, just a 10-minute drive from North Foreland Estate. Wellesley House is a co-educational private school for children aged 6-13. The King’s School Canterbury, a celebrated secondary private school, is within easy travelling distance at just under 18 miles away. The school is also co-educational and is for both day and boarding pupils. Within Broadstairs itself there are six schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted – including infant, primary and secondary schools.

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