GALLERIED ENTRANCE HALL CLOAKROOM DRAWING ROOM DINING ROOM STUDY
KITCHEN OFFICE STORE ROOM (POTENTIAL TO CONVERT INTO KITCHEN FOR ANNEXE) UTILITY ROOM CELLAR GALLERIED LANDING 3 FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS ATTIC/BEDROOM 4 2 BATHROOMS
ANNEXE: HALL SITTING ROOM 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOM
LOVELY MATURE GARDENS TOTALLING APPROXIMATELY OVER 1.5 ACRES (STS) ORCHARD VEGETABLE GARDEN
PARKING AREA FOR SEVERAL VEHICLES
GARAGE BLOCK OF 3 OPEN FRONTED GARAGES FORMER STABLES WORKSHOP PIGSTIES
A rare chance to acquire one of the few substantial period character properties in the sought after seaside village of Kingsdown. Set in attractive grounds of approx. 1.5 acres and with the benefit of an adjoining annexe.
Constructed of brick and flint under a Kent Peg style clay tile roof with leaded casement windows. The property is believed to date in part from the 17th & 18th centuries with substantial alterations in 1912 and again just after the last war. A map of 1871 shows the house as being called ‘Sparrow Court’ and at this time it was one of the principal farms in the village. The vendors have owned the property since 1998 and this is therefore the first time the house has been on the market for over 23years.
The accommodation comprises an oak panelled galleried entrance hall, drawing room with open fireplace and oak panelled walls, dining room, study, kitchen with a gas fired Aga, cloakroom, cellar, office (formerly a dairy), utility room and store room, (potential to convert into a kitchen for the annexe). On the first floor are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a staircase up to a 4th attic bedroom. A passageway from the first floor landing links with the annexe. This has its own entrance door from the side courtyard and comprises a hall, sitting room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. Currently the annexe accommodation has been incorporated into the main house. Alternatively it makes an ideal granny annexe or could provide a useful income as a short term or holiday let.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property extending to 1.5 acres, comprising lawns bordered by established hedging, flower and vegetable gardens and small orchard with fruit trees: a quince, medlar, mulberry and fig trees as well as cooking and dessert apples, pears, plum and damson trees. A tree lined gravel driveway leads to a garage/workshop and 3 open fronted garages. Adjacent to the house is an attractive courtyard area with stables and a workshop.
KINGSDOWN is a former fishing village of charm and character and offers a range of leisure activities. In the village there is a small selection of shops and amenities including a Newsagent/Post Office, Butcher, three Public Houses, the Church of St John’s and a Primary School (rated outstanding by Ofsted). Recreational activities include water sports and fishing along with Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Course. A further three championship golf courses are a short drive away including Royal St Georges in Sandwich (venue for the British Open). The historic coastal town of DEAL has a good variety of shopping and leisure facilities including a Summer Festival of Music and the Arts yet still retains much of its character as a former maritime town. DOVER, with its docks and cross-Channel services, is seven miles away, offering fast access to the Continent and fast Rail Link access to London St Pancras travelling from the nearest station at Walmer (1hr 15mins).
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises:
Front door to:
GALLERIED ENTRANCE HALL
Quarry tiled floor. Oak wall panelling, under stairs cupboard, double radiator, door to;
23’8 x 16’5 (7.21m x 5m) 3 sets of leaded glass casement windows overlooking the side garden, (Dutch) brick fireplace (functional), oak wall panelling. Quarry tiled floor, 3 double radiators, built in cupboard, side porch with door to the garden.
15’8 x 10’8 (4.78m x 3.25m) Double aspect with bay window and window seat, double radiator, telephone point, hardwood floorboards. Built in cupboards. HATCH and stairs to;
16’ x 9’6 (4.88m x 2.90m) Chalk block walling, good head height.
Shelved cupboard, door to kitchen and
Hand basin, WC, radiator.
17’3 x 10’ (5.26m x 3.05m) In need of updating, painted floor and wall cupboards with formica worksurfaces, wooden draining boards, ‘Belfast’ sink, space and electric point for cooker, gas fired AGA, ‘Worcester’ wall mounted gas fired boiler, built in cupboards, connecting door to study.
Passageway with tiled floor, radiator, door to;
10’6 x 6’9 (3.20m x 2.06m) Retaining its slate shelving from when it was a dairy, telephone point
16’7 x 12’6 (5.05m x 3.81m) Polished oak floorboards, double radiator, door to;
L shaped 17’6 (5.33m) max 13’9 (4.19m) max narrowing to 6’9 (2.06m). Chalk block walling. This is adjacent to the annexe hallway and has potential to be converted into a kitchen.
From passageway door and 4 steps up to;
10’ x 7’8 (3.05m x 2.34m) Plumbing for washing machine, water softener, ‘Belfast’ sink, radiator, door to;
REAR PORCH 2 store cupboards.
From entrance hall an attractive Arts and Crafts style oak staircase, rises to;
Oak wall panelling, access hatch to loft space. Doors to;
15’9 x 14’(4.80m x 4.27m) narrowing to 10’9 (3.28m) Distant sea view, double radiator, painted fireplace, door to;
11’ x 6’ (3.35m x 1.83m) Panelled bath with shower mixer taps and glazed shower screen, hand basin, WC, radiator, connecting door to landing, Walk-in linen cupboard.
15’2 x 13’2 (4.62m x 4.01m) View over side garden, double radiator.
13’7 x 7’9 (4.14m x 2.36m) View over side courtyard and garden, radiator.
9’9 x 4’6 (2.97m x 1.37m) Panelled bath with wall mounted electric shower over. Hand basin with cupboard under, WC, radiator.
From landing staircase to;
ATTIC BEDROOM 4
19’ x 10’ (5.79m x 3.05m) into eaves including the chimney breast rising through the room. View over the village to the sea, double radiator.
With own entrance door from side courtyard and connecting door from main house landing.
Under stairs cupboard, radiator, door to;
SITTING ROOM (sea view)
15’ x 12’6 (4.80m x 3.81m) Triple aspect, double and single radiators.
From hall stairs to ½ landing Access hatch to loft space, shelved cupboards, door to;
13’5 x 9’4 (4.09m x 2.84m) Radiator, built in wardrobe, connecting door to main house landing.
From ½ landing stairs up to;
Built in wardrobe, access hatch to loft space, door to;
12’7 x 8’2 (3.84m x 2.49m) Radiator.
Panelled bath with wall mounted electric shower over, hand basin, WC, radiator.
5 bar gate opens to a tree lined gravel driveway leading up to a parking area for several vehicles.
GARAGE 28’2 x 8’1 (8.59m x 2.46m) Higher floor level at rear, inspection pit, double timber doors and doorway to:
8’2 x 6’7 (2.49m x 2.01m).
Range of pigsties in need of restoration.
BLOCK OF 3 OPEN FRONTED GARAGES/STORE ROOMS (FORMER CARTSHEDS)
17’ x 16’7 (5.18m x 5.05m) 17’8 x 8’ (5.38m x 2.44m) and 17’8 x 8’ (5.38m x 2.44m)
Adjacent to the house are stables comprising 2 stalls 11’ x 11’6 (3.35m x 3.51m) and 11’ x 6’4 (3.35m x 1.93m) Brick and tile construction.
WORKSHOP/STORE 16’ x 9’6 (4.88m x 2.90m).
The property is set in lovely mature gardens totalling approximate 1.5 acres (STS). To the North is a level lawn enclosed by banking and hedging with rose beds and lavender and an old flint wall fronting Chalk Hill Road, above this is an enclosed flower garden with stone pathway, orchard and vegetable garden with greenhouse. Old brick pathways, flint walls and cottage style planting give the garden character and provide an appropriate setting for the house.
COUNCIL TAX BAND ‘G ‘
GAS, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PRIVATE DRAINAGE
NB: THE PROPERTY IS NOT CURRENTLY LISTED
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH THE AGENTS MARSHALL AND CLARKE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VARIOUS APPLIANCES AND SERVICES HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED BY MARSHALL AND CLARKE
- Price: £1,250,000
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Status offer line: SSTC