Chapel House is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a Grade II Listed property originally built as a Chapel in the 13th Century and converted to a family dwelling in the mid 19th Century.
The house is set amidst beautiful gardens and adjoining paddocks extending to 5.59 acres (2.26 hectares).
The property is Grade II Listed and is built of squared and coursed flints under a tiled roof.
Chapel House: The property contains many period features including a George III fireplace, wall panelling and an original lancet window. Edward III is believed to have stayed at the property in around 1360 marshalling his troops during the Hundred Years War.
Grounds and Gardens: Chapel House is approached by a long winding gravel driveway and has ample parking. The immediate garden is of an Arts and Crafts style within old brick flint walls. Mature yew hedges contain borders planted with topiary along with a variety of perennials, grasses, species roses and tender shrubs. A dovecot opens to a walled courtyard. An attractive nineteenth century wrought iron gate leads to an established orchard of heritage apple trees. The garden currently opens for the National Garden Scheme. There is a 2 storey stable block in the grounds which is thought suitable for conversion to an annex, home office or holiday let, subject to the usual consents.
Surrounding Area and Local Amenities: The village of Minster is surrounded by attractive countryside and know for the 12th century Minster Abbey. The high speed train to London from Ramsgate takes 1 hr 15 mins and a local station connects Canterbury West and the Thanet Coast. The village also has restaurants, pubs, a village hall, doctors and veterinary surgeries and a primary school. The village has good road links via the Thanet Way/M2. Margate, with the Turner Centre, Broadstairs and Ramsgate with their attractive harbours and Sandwich with its medieval buildings and championship golf courses are all within 8.8 miles.
Chapel House is to be sold subject to the following covenants, rights
No business use will be allowed save for bed and breakfast or holiday letting in conversions of the existing buildings.
The buyer will pay 10 per cent of the cost of the maintenance of the driveway shown edged and hatched brown leading from the property to Thorne Hill.
Water supply will be via a sub-metered supply from the private pipe owned by the Sellers with the buyer of Chapel House undertaking to pay all costs and charges together with 10 per cent of the cost of maintenance and repair of the private pipe from the sub-meter to the water main.
A blanket easement for the passage of all existing service media will be granted across land owned by the Sellers.
The Sellers will retain the ownership of any of the boundary walls along the southern and eastern boundary of the property where it abuts the retained buildings.
Rights of access for the maintenance of boundaries, boundary hedges and boundary structures will be reserved in favour of the Sellers.