4 bedroom character property for sale

Love Lane, Sandwich, Kent

£700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning period features including beams and arched oak front door
  • Within 60 metres of Sandwich High Street and the river front
  • Charming patio garden with potential for parking
  • Country style kitchen with Aga inset into the fireplace
  • Light and spacious reception rooms with high ceilings
  • Potential for commercial space subject to the necessary consents
  • EPC energy rating E (49)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Steeped in history this amazing and unique oak framed Grade II property in Sandwich’s Conservation Area with its origins dating back to the 13th century is something really special. More recently it incorporated a ground floor shop opening onto Strand Street but is now a stunning family home with the entrance through an historic arched oak front door in Love Lane. This opens into the awe inspiring dining hall where you will find a plethora of exposed ceiling beams, the staircase and a beamed fireplace with a gas effect log burning stove. This room leads to the gorgeous country style kitchen/breakfast room with its built in double oven, Aga range cooker and gas hob inset into the most stunning brick fireplace as well as stable doors to the courtyard garden. Here you can enjoy al fresco dining in the lovely sun trap or alternatively, as it has large wooden gates onto Love Lane, it could be used for off road parking. The old shop has now been converted into a utility room and an office with its original ‘shop’ windows, very old beams as well as the historic King Post and secondary entrance onto Strand Street. This could be very useful for anyone working from home as clients and business visitors can come in via Strand Street and not go through the private part of the house. Indeed, there is space for a toilet in the utility area so this area could be used for commercial purposes, subject to the necessary consents. Strand Street formed part of the original quayside to the property in the Middle Ages when Sandwich was one the premier ports of England. On the first floor you will find a stunning drawing room with wall and ceiling beams, a lovely brick fireplace and stairs to the top floor. There is also a sizeable but cosy beamed sitting room leading to a double bedroom with a vanity unit and en suite cloakroom as well as an attractive seating area and through a glass pane you can see the original doors where the fabrics were lifted up from the ships. The large vaulted and beamed ceiling above the landing on the top floor is a true delight

What the Owner says:


“We have always enjoyed old, beamed houses and we just fell in love with the place the moment we saw it. However, we feel it is time to start a new chapter our lives and hope another family will get as much pleasure out of this superb home as we have. We really adore Sandwich. It seems to have the atmosphere of a large and friendly village and provides a real sense of community. One of the great delights is that we can walk everywhere locally whether we want to go out in the evening or pop down to the town centre for some groceries. As well as its history the town is awash with delightful individual shops providing anything from designer clothes to unusual cheeses and art galleries to antique shops. There are also some delicious restaurants and historic pubs as well as a nearby farm shop. On a sunny day there is nothing better than sitting by the river and enjoying the fresh air. For boating enthusiasts there is an excellent boatyard and mooring along the river Stour and for golfing fanatics we have the Prince’s golf club and the championship Royal St George’s golf course nearby. Nature lovers can enjoy the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay nature reserve where you can take the dog for a good walk, watch the resident and migratory birds and even spot some basking seals. Another great advantage of where we live is the excellent transport links whether we want to go to Dover and Folkestone for the Continent, a day out shopping in Canterbury or a day on the beach in Thanet.

Room sizes:

  • Entrance Hall
  • Study: 11'5 x 9'11 (3.48m x 3.02m)
  • Dining Room: 17'4 x 15'8 (5.29m x 4.78m)
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 17'5 x 11'5 (5.31m x 3.48m)
  • Lounge Area: 18'10 x 18'10 (5.74m x 5.74m)
  • Sitting Room: 16'0 x 15'5 (4.88m x 4.70m)
  • Bedroom 2: 15'6 x 12'1 (4.73m x 3.69m) narrowing to 12'5 x 10'6 (3.79m x 3.20m)
  • Landing
  • Bedroom 1: 17'1 (5.21m) narrowing to 13'1 (3.99m) x 14'9 (4.50m)
  • En-Suite: 11'2 x 6'4 (3.41m x 1.93m)
  • Bedroom 4: 11'7 x 11'1 (3.53m x 3.38m)
  • Bedroom 3: 19'5 (5.92m) x 12'1 (3.69m) narrowing to 8'1 (2.47m)

 
The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may be it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures & fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only as are floor plans which are not to scale and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose.


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19 June 2017

Nearest stations

  • Sandwich (0.4 mi)
  • Minster (3.8 mi)
  • Deal (4.4 mi)
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  • Sandwich (0.4 mi)
  • Minster (3.8 mi)
  • Deal (4.4 mi)
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