Fort Road, Broadstairs, Kent


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
The Express Estate Agency is proud to offer Bleak House – all interest and OFFERS are INVITED.

*Guide Price £2,400,000 - £2,500,000*

'Bleak House' was originally built in 1801. The property was formerly known as Fort House, the name Bleak House was taken to recognise the association with the property being favoured as the author Charles Dickens’ favourite holiday home. Offering flexible accommodation this ideal investment opportunity would suit a variety of requirements. The property offers a vast array of period features including original oak herringbone flooring, ornate coved ceilings, leaded light windows and impressive entrance hallway with atrium style front door.

The property in more detail comprises;

Reception Hallway - Leaded light glass panels and surrounding windows lead from the entrance porch to the reception hallway with an original Georgian staircase rising to the first floor landing. Feature wooden surround fireplace and access to multiple cloakrooms, including a shower room. Opening onto;

Dining Room - Currently used as a formal dining room / bar, the bar has a curved backdrop with stained glass window. The dining room includes a feature fireplace with wooden surround and large bay window overlooking both the garden and terrace with views of Viking Bay.

Drawing Room - Large bay window with views across the garden and beach. Feature fireplace.

Sitting Room - Spacious reception room with feature fireplace, wall of original stained glass windows and door opening onto the side patio.

Utility Room / Pantry

Dining Kitchen - Fitted with a range of wall and base units with complementary workspace above and tiled splashbacks. Inset Belfast sink, fitted range cooker and space for additional appliances. Opening onto the Inner Courtyard.

Accessible from the inner courtyard is a self contained apartment. This is ideal for staff quarters if required. Comprising; living room, bedroom and wet room.

There are several storage rooms accessible from the courtyard. In addition there is a large garage leading to a driveway providing off road parking for up to four vehicles.

The first floor of the property is accessed by an original Georgian staircase with leaded light windows leading to a galleried landing. Opening to;

Charles Dickens' Study - Formerly used by the author himself with views extending across Stone Bay and the English Channel.

Charles Dickens' Bedroom Suite - Spacious double sized room with original fireplace and sash windows with views across the bay. En-Suite bathroom suite with freestanding roll top bath and separate cloakroom.

Master Bedroom Suite - Large double sized room with feature fireplace with impressive views across the bay. Opening to a dressing room with extensive fitted wardrobes. En-Suite Bathroom with suite comprising; double bath with tiled surround, WC and wash hand basin. From the bathroom the private balcony may be accessed.

There is an additional two double bedrooms to the first floor of the property both with En-Suite Shower Rooms.

On the second floor of the property there is a family bathroom and three double bedrooms. Accessible from this floor of the property is a parapet roof terrace with panoramic views reaching both Deal, and on a clear day across to France.

The property is set within well maintained lawned gardens. Surrounding the garden is a high flint wall, mature trees and shrubs providing privacy. To the side is a lawned garden with a roofed loggia with an wrought iron balustrade. From the front of the property a large patio area can be accessed with steps leading to additional paved terraces.

Early viewing is highly recommended due to the property being realistically priced.


These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services including gas central heating and so cannot verify they are in working order or fit for their purpose. Furthermore, Solicitors should confirm moveable items described in the sales particulars and, in fact, included in the sale since circumstances do change during the marketing or negotiations. Although we try to ensure accuracy, if measurements are used in this listing, they may be approximate. Therefore if intending Purchasers need accurate measurements to order carpeting or to ensure existing furniture will fit, they should take such measurements themselves. Photographs are reproduced general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included for sale with the property.


To be confirmed by the Vendor’s Solicitors


Vacant possession upon completion


Viewing strictly by appointment through The Express Estate Agency

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