5 bedroom detached house for saleScocles Road, Minster on Sea, Sheerness, Kent, ME12
Offers in Excess of £825,000
Our client is a respected business family, which, in conjunction with a former managing partner of Deloitte, are offering a beautiful and rare historic manor house for sale, either for personal use as a main or holiday home, or as an investment property.
The property is a Grade 2 Listed Georgian-faced Tudor property of significant historical value. It was bought and re-built by Queen Elizabeth I in 1594, and indentured to English diplomat and Renaissance figure, Sir Thomas Hoby. It is believed that Oliver Cromwell was amongst the many illustrious visitors to the house.
The house was once a court, where tenants or socomen met annually to pay their services and dues; at the front of the house is a mounting block which was used to help the socomen mount their horses, and for ladies to mount and dismount horse-drawn carriages.
The first iteration of the property is believed to date back to Saxon times; a new 16th Century Tudor house, built by Queen Elizabeth I, was then substantially upgraded in 1822 with its current Georgian facade. The house is now being lovingly restored and is soon to be dedicated anew to the great islands of Sheppey and the United Kingdom.
The three storied property is a large detached home of 5/6 large double bedrooms - 3 of which are very substantial in size, each being larger than most living rooms - and one of which is larger still, covering an entire loft floor.
High grade white marble, used in palaces and seven star hotel suites, is being imported to be used for kitchen surfaces and bathroom wet room floors; a brand new, high quality kitchen with premium appliances is being fitted in a vast kitchen and living area; age-friendly electrical sockets have been installed in all key rooms; complete electrical re-wiring and plumbing has been completed, including brand new piping, radiators, and a highly efficient twin boiler system; all sash windows are being fully refurbished sensitively; a new alarm and CCTV system has been pre-installed and a number of other special touches form part of the extensive general restoration of the entire house.
The handsome manor house measures approximately 3000 square feet in size, excluding a small rear historic annex which could be used as an outdoor office or shed. To further add value and potential to this remarkable property, planning permission has also been granted for an additional, larger garden annex which could serve as an office, playroom, private cinema or 6th bed suite, therefore providing the home with two additional useful external spaces.
The house is accessed via a remote-controlled electric gate and brand new gravel driveway with space for several cars, and whilst the generously sized house and garden provides ample space for a large family, it is still of a manageable size and relatively straightforward to maintain. Further planning permission has also been granted for the erection of three car ports, allowing further personalisation options for a prospective buyer.
The property is located on one of the most sought after and easily accessible roads of the high-net-worth Minster area of the Isle of Sheppey, parts of which have experienced house price increases of almost 9% in less than 12 months - more than double that of key London investment benchmarks such as Eaton Square, and in the vicinity of the equity increase of Grosvenor Square properties. Some areas of Minster have even experienced house price rises in excess of 20% over the past 12 months, on account of ever-increasing interest from London and other neighbouring markets, making this a prime location for sustained equity growth.
The bulk of the property's restoration will be complete by 1st May 2016, with final works to be completed shortly thereafter. Further personalisation, finishes and additions can also be negotiated and agreed separately with the buyer, if so required.
This highly desirable and well-located property is a universally respected piece of history, and is tailor-made for discerning owner-occupiers or smart investors who understand its personal, historical and investment value.
It is believed that the property also confers the titles 'Lord' and 'Lady' to its prospective owner, however this is being verified.
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