Desirable seafront townhouse that was the Ramsgate home of Charles Darwin goes on the market for £925,000
- The Grade II listed property in Ramsgate, Kent, is for sale for £925,000
- The blue plaque property is the former home of Charles Darwin
- The basement could be turned into a self-contained flat with its own access
It was once home to Charles Darwin, and now this seafront property is for sale with a price tag of almost £1million.
The terrace house is Grade II listed and boasts views across the harbour in Ramsgate, Kent.
The charming home retains some original features, including fireplaces, sash windows, original doors and pictures rails.
On the exterior of the building, there is a blue plaque commemorating its former famous resident who is renowned for his theory of evolution.
Charles Darwin’s former home is on the Kent coastline with views of Ramsgate harbour
The ground floor of the six-storey property has a large living area with a bay window and original shutters, and there is a door at the rear that leads to the garden.
The basement could be turned into a self-contained flat as it has its own access from the front.
The property has four further floors, including a loft room, and a total of six bedrooms.
The terrace house is Grade II listed and boast views across the harbour in Ramsgate, in Kent
The patio doors in the living area lead out onto the terrace and enjoy some sea views
The property has a price tag of £925,000 and the sale is being handled by estate agents Miles & Barr
Darwin helped pioneer much of what is now modern day evolutionary theory including the idea of survival of the fittest: through natural selection.
Tom Parker, of property website Zoopla, said: ‘This seaside property is steeped in history and was once the residence of Charles Darwin, who would have enjoyed its elevated sea views from the spacious balcony and bedrooms.
‘Darwin famously spent eight years studying barnacles and the seafront location of this property would have made the perfect base for his research.’
Ramsgate is a seaside town with one of the largest marinas on the English south coast.
The property overlooks the harbour, which is flanked by restaurants, cafes and independent shops.
The town is steeped in history with listed buildings, Regency squares and St Augustine’s Abbey.
The abbey was a project of Augustus Putin who designed the interior of the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben.
Ramsgate also has a network of wartime and smugglers’ tunnels, traditional pubs, docks and sweeping sands.
There is also a high speed train service to London from Ramsgate station.
The ground floor of the six-storey property has a large living area with a bay window and original shutters
The property retains some original features, including the sash window in this kitchen
The property enjoys a central location in Ramsgate and has a total of six bedrooms
The average price of a property in Ramsgate is £281,026, which compares to £341,117 for Britain, according to Zoopla.
The six-bedroom former home of Darwin is for sale for £925,000, via estate agents Miles & Barr.
The agency’s James Perks said: ‘Once the residence of Charles Darwin, this Grade II listed property is moments away from Ramsgate’s bustling marina and offers views across the country’s only Royal Harbour.
‘The property offers a lot of scope for personalisation with plenty of room for families as it has six beds, six reception rooms and four baths. It is a rare opportunity in a central location.’
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