Property in Broadstairs Canterbury Royal Tunbridge Wells Maidstone Sevenoaks Ashford Langton Green Hollingbourne Chilham Aldington PROPERTY IN BROADSTAIRS With its name deriving from a former walkway up the chalk cliff from the sea to a shrine on the cliff’s summit, Broadstairs is known as the “Jewel in Thanet’s Crown”. The high speed rail link, giving fast access to London and elsewhere, has boosted its appeal as a commuter town and there is reasonable road access to Dover and Canterbury, where the A2/M2 and M20 links are located. The coastal scenery, such as the seven sandy bays and white cliffs enhance demand and with building land being scarce, high property prices reflect this. There are good state and independent schools within reasonable reach and Broadstairs has good shopping, pubs and restaurants and other cultural and leisure amenities such as sports clubs. The village was first populated in the 11th century. Fishing, boat-building, sea-trading and smuggling characterised its development. Broadstairs grew dramatically in the Victorian era as a coastal resort due first to the steamships from London and then the railways. Notable residents have included Charles Dickens and Oliver Postgate, of “The Clangers” fame. Along with historic and other older properties, there are also more contemporary homes for the discerning buyer and renter, whatever your budget. ABOUT NEIL As a Chartered Surveyor, property professional and relocation agent, Neil has almost 40 years experience, acting either for clients or in pursuing his own interests in both the buying and renting of residential property, particularly in London, Surrey and Kent where he has lived and worked most of his life. Knowing the trials and tribulations involved, he is well placed with his bespoke service, to guide clients who are busy with their own lives and business concerns, or those with the combined pressure of changing jobs and moving home, through the process as speedily and smoothly as possible. With his agency contacts, Neil has been able to source, early “off market” opportunities for clients seeking properties to buy or rent for their own occupation or investment purchase, either as Holiday Let or “Buy To Let”, some also with redevelopment potential, of which they would not have otherwise been aware.