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Oldest bungalow in the world in Birchington is for sale for £2m


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It may look like an average bungalow by the sea but this home has a £2million price tag and comes with the USP that, according to Historic England, it is the oldest genuine bungalow in the world.

The six-bedroom property in Spencer Road, Birchington, overlooking the sea, was built by architect John Taylor in 1874 as a holiday home for himself.

The six-bedroom house in Spencer Road, Birchington is on the market for £2m Picture: Fresh Estates
The six-bedroom house in Spencer Road, Birchington is on the market for £2m Picture: Fresh Estates

And its sea view may be one of the best in the county – as the garden goes directly to the cliff edge.

There is access to the Promenade below via a staircase in the garden but it has been closed off by the current owners.

The Grade II-listed home, which has a 60ft hallway, has a separate annexe for an elderly relative (or antisocial teenager).

Up for sale with Fresh Estates, it is on the market for the first time in almost 40 years.

Its main reception room has an open fireplace and large windows overlooking the back garden and its sea views, while its 'Manston' room has a bar for evening entertaining.

Would you like to live this close to the sea? Picture: Fresh Estates
Would you like to live this close to the sea? Picture: Fresh Estates
The house is on the market for £2m Picture: Fresh Estates
The house is on the market for £2m Picture: Fresh Estates
The garden goes to the very edge of the cliff Picture: Fresh Estates
The garden goes to the very edge of the cliff Picture: Fresh Estates
The house sits on a plot right next to the sea Picture: Fresh Estates
The house sits on a plot right next to the sea Picture: Fresh Estates
The six-bedroom house is in Spencer Road, Birchington Picture: Fresh Estates
The six-bedroom house is in Spencer Road, Birchington Picture: Fresh Estates
This six-bedroom house in Spencer Road, Birchington is on the market for £2m Picture: Fresh Estates
This six-bedroom house in Spencer Road, Birchington is on the market for £2m Picture: Fresh Estates
The house is on the market with Fresh Estates
The house is on the market with Fresh Estates
Picture: Fresh Estates
Picture: Fresh Estates

The kitchen has a built-in Aga and there is a separate utility room.

Two of its double bedrooms have en suites, plus there is an L-shaped garage, which could house your collection of beach toys.

To find out more, contact Fresh Estates.

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