Located in the Historic Dockyard, the North Tower is one of two Grade ll* listed watch towers built in 1719 and carefully converted under supervision of English Heritage in 1989 creating a three bedroomed home in a unique setting. Chatham Dockyard is a world renowned heritage site, one of the best preserved naval dockyards from the age of sail in the world. Hms Victory was one of many historic war ships built here and the long history is celebrated in the Maritime Museum. The historic buildings have been preserved for residential and commercial use, joined in more recent years by limited number of newer housing. The North Tower, star listed to highlight it is of special architectural and historic interest, has a light lounge with doors opening onto a wide paved terrace, a fitted kitchen with granite worktops and integrated appliances, an en-suite shower room, bathroom and cloakroom. Surprisingly there are three large paved terraces, one surrounded by the original dockyard boundary wall, providing excellent space for leisure, recreation and entertaining, a separate cellar room and off road parking for two cars, with potential for a further car space beside the Tower. This secure gated community on the edge of Chatham centre, close to the Riverside Outlet retail park, town centre shops and amenities and mainline station with hi-speed services to London St Pancras, and other services to Canterbury and East Kent coastal towns. There are good road links, with the Medway tunnel giving convenient access to the A2, M2, M20 and M25, Bluewater shopping centre and Ebbsfleet International Railway Station. This is a unique opportunity to own such an unusual home, call to view.
Entrance door to Entrance Hall: Stairs to first floor, tiled flooring
cloakroom: Wash hand basin, modern high level w.c, cast iron radiator, tiled walls and flooring
lounge: 15’10 x 12’6, large fanlight window above French doors and full height windows to rear garden, floorboards, radiator, door to walk-in understairs store cupboard with port hole window to front
kitchen: 16’ max x 9’4, L-shaped: Sash windows to front and side, fitted range of wall and base cupboards, granite worktops with inset butler sink, fitted electric hob and oven with extractor hood over, plumbed for dishwasher and washing machine, granite breakfast bar, radiator, tiled floor and splashbacks, door to garden
first floor landing: Port hole windows to side and front, stairs to second floor
bedroom: 12’8 x 12’6, three quarter height sash windows to side, radiator, floorboards, port hole windows to rear. En-suite shower: Port hole window to front, shower cubicle with mainsfed shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, tiled walls and floor, radiator
second floor landing: Radiator, sash window to rear, access to loft space, built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder
bedroom: 9’1 x 7’9, sash window to side, radiator, wood floorboards
bedroom/study: 8’3 x 7’9, sash window to side, radiator, floorboards
shower room: Shower cubicle with mainsfed shower, low level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, tiled walls and floor, extractor fan
exterior: Rear garden: The North Tower is surrounded by paved terraces on three sides, an unexpected amount of outside space, ideal for relaxation and entertaining. One terrace outside the kitchen has steps down to the lower terrace overlooking North Stables, which is over 90’ in length and leads through a gate to a smaller courtyard and brick storage block. The walled terrace beside the tower incorporates the original dockyard boundary wall offering a very private south and west facing garden. Unusually under the lower terrace there is cellar room: 15’9 x 8’7: Power and light, and access to a further storage room. There are two allocated private parking spaces opposite the North Tower in College Road and potential off road parking space to the side of the Tower.