- Handsome detached Grade II listed Georgian home in immaculate order throughout
- Set in a generous plot of landscaped & award winning gardens
- Main bedroom with en-suite 'Jack & Jill' bathroom with separate shower
- Three further double bedrooms & family bathroom
- Two reception rooms
- Further open-plan family area with fitted kitchen and dining area
- Ground floor cloakroom
- Ample off road parking & detached double garage
- Large utility room with potential for separate self-contained dwelling
- Within Sandwich conservation area and walking distance to the town centre
A unique opportunity to acquire a striking Grade II listed Georgian home over 250 years old and beautifully restored. The house sits comfortably within generous and entirely organic award winning gardens, and is offered for sale for the first time in 22 years. The property is nicely set back from the road and overlooks the Gazen Salts nature reserve. It is within Sandwich conservation area and adjacent to the town wall. Gazen Salts recreation ground and the Sandwich Town cricket club are also close-by, and a short walk along the pretty tree lined Old Town Wall footpath takes you to the local supermarket and town centre.
Canterbury Gate House has been restored and maintained to heritage standards but also sympathetically modernised by the current owners.
It boasts an abundance of charm and character which includes log effect gas stoves, exposed timbers and brickwork, traditional doors and sash windows to name but a few. With many double aspect rooms, the accommodation is incredibly light and flows easily.
Through the front door which is flanked by fluted pilasters, the welcoming entrance hall is light and spacious. There are two reception rooms at the front of the house with solid oak flooring, both of which are double aspect with fireplaces having attractive hand-crafted surrounds. To the rear of the property there is a wonderful family room with a central fireplace, which, in turn leads to the well fitted kitchen with French doors to the garden and a separate cloakroom. Openings from both the family room and kitchen to the dining area make this an excellent entertaining space. Off the dining room is the back door leading to a paved patio and the back garden.
The first floor landing is wonderfully light and spacious, as are all four double bedrooms. A 'Jack & Jill' bathroom facilitates the main bedroom and also benefits from a good size shower. There is a further family bathroom and separate WC.
The property stands proudly within a generous plot of gardens that have been thoughtfully planted and nurtured by the vendors and have been enjoyed by many during The Little Gardens of Sandwich tour. A gardeners delight with an extensive range of established trees, shrubs and flower borders; well positioned seating areas, feature 'bath tub' water display, and original pump - which is in good working order!
A gravel drive allows off-road parking for up to four vehicles and leads to a detached double garage. To the rear of the garage is a good size utility room that had previous planning for residential conversion. A good opportunity for an annexe, or an air bnb.
The ever popular medieval Cinque Port town of Sandwich offers an excellent range of amenities including supermarket, shops, building society, post office, chemist, doctor and dentist surgeries, restaurants, public houses, choice of well-regarded schools and leisure facilities. The Princes Golf Club and Royal St Georges Golf Club are close by at Sandwich Bay. From Sandwich there are connecting train services to London (St Pancras) and Charing Cross, whilst the A299 Thanet Way facilitates rapid access to the M2 motorway. For channel crossings the port of Dover is about 13 miles and the Channel Tunnel terminal at Cheriton is about 22 miles distant.
Services: Mains water, electricity, gas & drainage.
Local Authority: Dover District Council – 01304 821199
Council Tax Band: F
Date: Details prepared on 10th September 2020
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Finn’s, Sandwich
Tel: 01304 612147