Broadstairs in a traditional seaside town steeped in history. It has seven beautiful sandy beaches and a rich Dickensian heritage. The town was the chosen holiday destination of writer Charles Dickens. The infamous Bleak House is located on the cliff face and over looks Viking Bay.
Broadstairs is a sought after area with highly rated private and state schools; Haddon Dene Preparatory School, Bradstow Junior and Senior School and The Charles Dickens School to name but a few.
The area is very popular with London investors and commuters as it is just 1 hour 15 minutes into London St. Pancras. Not only are people looking to relocate to this beautiful part of the country but many city people are buying holiday homes in the area too.
This bustling town has a fantastic social calendar, with festivals taking place throughout the summer. From food festivals in June to folk festivals in August there really is something here for everyone. The fun and frolics attract people from out of the area as well as the locals and there is a real sense of community spirit as many of the area’s businesses partake in the celebrations too.
If you are a lover of fine food, the recently opened Michelin starred restaurant, Stark is situated opposite Viking Bay. The restaurant has a wonderfully relaxed and intimate vibe, refreshingly not what you would normally expect from a restaurant of this calibre. Stark has some fantastic reviews and you will certainly be made to feel very welcome.
On the inevitable rainy day you may wish to explore Westwood Cross, the area’s leading shopping complex. You can enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, before watching the latest blockbuster at the local cinema or even pop across to the casino if that is your thing. There really is something for all the family…including your pet dog who will also be a welcomed guest!
For those living in Broadstairs and the surrounding areas who wish to holiday overseas, your nearest airport is Gatwick which is a 90 minute drive. Alternatively if you wish to take the ferry to Calais, the port of Dover is just 40 minutes away.
If you are currently searching for your next home, properties closer to the town or with a seaview have the most expensive price tag. You can expect to pay around £280,000 for a 3 bedroom semi or if a waterside apartment is what you would prefer, then these are selling for circa £400,000. If you are wanting a detached home overlooking the beautiful seafront then some of these properties can fetch in excess of £1,000,000. Alternatively, properties are renting for around £600pcm for a 1 bedroom flat, £1000pcm for a 3 bedroom family home, or £1200pcm for a 3 bedroom character dwelling. If you are looking to make a move into Broadstairs, pop into branch where David and his friendly team will be more than happy to discuss your options.
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