An outstanding Italianate villa in a stunning seaside location, now in need of sensitive and loving updating, rightly described as an Art Deco masterpiece. Entrance hall 2 reception rooms and verandah Kitchen Extensive lower ground floor Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom 2 Further bedrooms and family bathroom 2 Garages Gardens Entrance hall | Sitting room | Dining room | Verandah | Kitchen | Cloakroom | Extensive lower ground floor | Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom | 2 Further bedrooms | Family bathroom | 2 Garages | Gardens | EPC G | About 0.75 acres South Foreland House, a prestigious property in the style of an Italianate seaside villa, was one of the first houses built in the Bay. In the 1920s, when the Bay became fashionable with the London artistic set, the house was re-modelled ornately in the Art Deco manner with beautiful period detailing. Set on a sloping site the house enjoys lovely Channel views through a lightly wooded landscape. From the drive, wide steps lead up to a raised terrace and the front door. Before entering the house one has a flavour of the quality of architecture embodied in the superb wrought ironwork on the door showing a galleon in full sail with accompanying stylised sea creatures on the side windows. The hallway is an object lesson in understated elegance with trompe l’oeil block work and a sweeping staircase with an unusual velvet hand rail – the original turquoise paintwork sets off the round-headed door cases. To the left of the hall is the elegant drawing room, a bright sunny room with original panelling and a door onto the terrace; the square bay is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sea views. Additionally an open fireplace with an inset chinoiserie panel matches the original ceiling lamp and silk shades. The dining room is to the right of the hall, a magnificent room with walnut panelling to nearly full height and a large painted panel over. A large bay window with a fitted seat enjoys sea views. The kitchen completes the accommodation on this floor, and is another part panelled room with an intriguing fireplace, including a stone marquetry mountain vista. The elegant staircase rises to the first floor, passing a unique stained glass window to the landing. The main bedroom is a lovely room with one wall having fitted wardrobes and dressing table with an ornate mirrored surround. The en-suite bathroom is the jewel in the crown of this house. Sumptuously fitted and detailed in mosaic tiling, a recessed alcove houses an ornate bath with backlit glazed panels depicting stylised sea life and an ornate fish head tap. To either side of the bath are alcoves housing the shower and WC. Two further bedrooms and a bathroom complete the first floor accommodation. The large lower ground floor principally comprises a games room (formerly a ballroom) and the original kitchen and ancillary store rooms. This area has been prepared for restoration with much of the plaster having been removed in readiness for further work. The property has the unusual distinction of having been home to celebrities such as Miriam Margolyes, Peter Ustinov, Noel Coward, Ian Fleming and Henry Royce as well as famous actors of an earlier age, George Arliss and Johnston Forbes-Robertson. The gardens have been landscaped in a series of terraces with interlinking pathways. To the west of the house are steps leading up to the wide paved terrace. From here a pathway leads up to a gate directly onto Granville Road. It is considered that the area above the terrace is likely to have considerable planning potential for the erection of a separate dwelling. Initial discussions have been held with the local authority, although no formal application has been made. There is an integral garage and an adjoining single garage.