Set on rising ground above the beach at Kingsdown, Kingsdown Place forms the major portion of a grand Italianate villa. Approached over a private driveway, the house includes the former ballroom and has been skillfully arranged to provide generous accommodation over three floors. A magnificent entrance door opens into the welcoming hallway. Immediately on entry one gets an impression of the grandeur of this house with its tall ceilings and doors. To the right is the former ballroom, now the principal reception room. With a beautiful polished parquet floor and wonderfully tall windows on two aspects, the room enjoys magnificent sea views and is flooded with light. An open fireplace provides a focal point and three sets of French doors open to the terrace and garden respectively.
The unusual kitchen and dining room is the heart of the house, being a very social room arranged as three distinct areas. An informal sitting and dining space overlooks the garden, with the kitchen set behind a peninsular, creating an easy working environment for informal entertaining. A mezzanine area above the kitchen is currently used as a study.
The first floor master suite faces the sea, and is a serene and elegant room with a small balcony and an en-suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom at this level. All the bedrooms are characteristically and stylishly presented, with one currently used as a snug.
A spiral staircase leads to the second floor. This area provides a self-contained integral flat with a large sitting area, a kitchenette, a sleeping area and a bathroom. A door at one end opens to the balcony from where 180° views along the coast and over the Channel can be enjoyed.
Kingsdown Place sits on a sizeable and interesting plot. There is ample parking close to the house and an area of lawn leads up and away from the house to a lightly wooded area. Running the width of the house is a wide terrace, the perfect spot for al fresco entertaining. A lawn with a winding path leads down to a lower terrace.
A path leads down to an enchanting Japanese garden with a vernacular style bridge spanning a fish pond, and a further path meanders down to a lower garden, passing an old gun emplacement that has been given a new lease of life with a Japanese style garden room above. Double gates lead out to Undercliffe Road.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 0.75