5 bedroom detached house for saleTemple Ewell
Guide Price £895,000
Stalisfield Lodge is a superb Victorian home and a separate cottage with beautiful gardens in a secluded position in Temple Ewell on the outskirts of Dover. The property has a rich and fascinating history having been home to Sir William Crundall; the man nick-named 'Mr Dover' who was 13 time mayor of the town.
The property has a wealth of character with many original features including high ceilings and period fireplaces. The main house is approached through the vestibule to an inner hall with doors to the main reception rooms and access to the cellar. The dining room is at the front of the property with fireplace and floor to ceiling sash bay window overlooking the garden, the main drawing room has a bay window overlooking the rear garden and a feature arched sliding mirror above the fireplace and a door to the conservatory. There is an additional reception room, kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom.
The first floor master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and there are three further bedrooms plus a family bathroom and separate W.C.
The top floor has a large attic bedroom plus a large roof space with potential for development subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
There is also a separate self-contained two bedroom cottage/annex. The attractive walled garden has over 80 trees with 55 species, a croquet lawn with steps down to the main lawn, an organic herb garden, wood land, orchard and patios to the main house and cottage.
The local village of Temple Ewell provides amenities for everyday necessities within Dover town centre being within easy access where you will find a wide variety of shops, dining, leisure and recreational facilities. There are good rail links to London via Kearsney railway station which is just a short walk away. The motorway network via the A2 is close by and there is access to Continental Europe via the Port of Dover and a high-speed rail link to London St. Pancras at Dover Priory train station.
Ground Floor -
Hallway - 4.83m x 5.74m -
Dining Room - 4.19m x 5.92m -
Drawing Room - 5.97m x 7.39m -
Conservatory - 4.47m x 5.38m -
Lounge - 4.50m x 4.83m -
Kitchen - 2.97m x 6.40m -
Breakfast Room - 3.61m x 4.04m -
First Floor -
Bedroom One - 4.39m x 4.93m -
En-Suite Bath And Shower Room -
Bedroom Two - 4.19m x 4.90m -
Bedroom Three - 3.38m x 4.80m -
Bedroom Four - 3.61m x 4.04m -
Separate W.C -
Second Floor -
Bedroom Five - 3.40m x 8.71m -
Self-Contained Cottage/Annex -
Cottage Porch -
Cottage Hallway -
Cottage Cloakroom -
Cottage Kitchen - 2.72m x 3.63m -
Cottage Lounge - 3.63m x 4.98m -
Cottage First Floor -
Cottage Bedroom One - 3.63m x 4.22m -
Cottage Bedroom Two - 2.41m x 2.49m -
Frontage - Block Paved Parking Area and Gates Leading To Additional Parking Space
Rear Garden - Attractive Walled Garden, Laid To Lawn, Croquet Lawn, Organic Herb Garden, Woodland, Orchard and Patio Area
The Vendor's View -
Our Time Here - When moving back from France, I needed a house large enough for six children within easy reach of Canterbury and Northern France for my business. Stalisfield Lodge fulfilled our every need, a lovely large countryside property with seven bedrooms and a separate cottage with a big wall running around the expansive gardens, offering ultimate privacy. Only 2 1/2 miles from Dover and 15 miles from Canterbury, it's a very safe and secure place to raise a family and a lovely place for the children to grow up.
The house is riddled with history, being built by the Crundall Family, and was once home to the 13-time Lord Mayor of Dover, Sir William Crundall, aka Mr Dover! During the wartime Stalisfield Lodge was taken over by the Royal Navy to house their officers. The Drawing Room was used as a map and diorama room and had the great honour of being visited by the prime minister at that time. It is a very large room with beautiful windows and a huge mirror above the marble mantelpiece, dating back to 1862, which actually slides back so you can look through the glass into the conservatory!
Im a very keen gardener and the gardens here are splendid, with four separate areas including a small orchard, and a lovely little woodland. I grow herbs and wildflowers and edible foods in the organic area in the summer, and there is a lovely conservatory, which is nice to sit in and read when you're not in the garden. The top lawns have been great for parties, we've had weddings in marquees with over 150 people, and even yurts that people have stayed overnight in! One of my sons is very good with lighting and I will always remember the time he lit up all the trees in the woodland with fairy lights; it looked truly magical.
Now my children have grown up, I feel that its the right time for me to leave Stalisfield Lodge, the house that has been such a wonderful family home for the past 20 years.
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