Courtstairs Manor

Pegwell Bay | CT11


Courtstairs Manor is more than just another development. This meticulous, thoughtfully considered, and sympathetic restoration of a unique landmark enjoys a sensational seascape setting within the area of Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve, a highly prized residential point on the Kent coast.

The main building has been converted into just seven apartments, all unique in style and size, and each with a charm of its own.

Seven new houses flank the manor with a mews on either side. To the right, a sizeable semi-detached pair; to the left, a terrace of five. Every home is unique in design, with floor plans that make the most of the sea views, and all are built to withstand the weather that coastal life can throw at them. Any would make a fine family home or perfect weekend retreat to escape and recharge.

Apartment six is, well, huge! It’s the largest apartment within Courtstairs Manor, a duplex that extends to nearly 1470 sq ft. Its layout lends itself to family life. The location of this apartment is the first floor of the East Wing and houses two very generous double bedrooms, both with en-suite and a vast open plan living space. The light filled vaulted hallway is home to the internal staircase that takes you up to a third and equally spacious double bedroom on the second floor. This room, along with the main reception have outstanding views across the bay toward Deal.

Constructed in 1875, Courtstairs Manor served as a family home until its conversion to an exhibition and wedding venue in later years. The developers have taken mammoth steps to preserve its gothic style both inside and out, with intricate attention to detail by highly skilled, specialist trades. New life has been breathed into the warm red brickwork and period architectural features, while every window has been crafted from scratch using Accoya, a long-lasting, hardy wood suited to a sometimes unforgiving environment.

This lengthy and painstaking project really is a “no expense spared” scheme. 

The imposing entrance gate glides open to reveal beautifully manicured grounds centred around an ornate fountain. The newly designed and installed car park offers two allocated spaces per property, each with its own private EV charging point. 

The social scene across the Kent coastline is constantly evolving, and it’s all very easy to access. The list of night and daytime haunts is an ever-expanding array of cool coffee shops, gastro pubs, specialist restaurants and artisan bakeries which sit alongside the long-term traditional retailers, antique emporiums and independent seafood merchants. 

Ramsgate, with its royal harbour and diverse mix of arts crowd, yachters and seasonal visitors, is around 15 mins on foot along the esplanade. En route, grab a coffee at The Boating Pool, a former Victorian lido that’s now home to two cafes, live music and pedalos.

Length of lease:
HOUSES: N/A Freehold

Annual ground rent:
APARTMENTS: £100 p/a

Ground rent review period:
APARTMENTS: Doubling every 25 years for the first 100 years

Annual service charge: Estimates for Year One
APARTMENTS: Approximately £1600-£2000 p/a
HOUSES: Estate Charge of Approximately £200 p/a

Service charge review period:
HOUSES: Estate Charge Annually

Council tax band: TBC


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Local Authority:

Thanet District Council

Council Tax:

Band F

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Courtstairs Manor | Kent | CT11


Energy Efficiency Rating (Current): 77
Energy Efficiency Rating (Potential): 75


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