2 bedroom apartment for sale

Waldershare, Dover, Kent

£225,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A two-bed apartment commanding countryside views
  • Magnificent Grade I listed mansion within country estate
  • Beautiful communal gardens
  • Double garage and residents’ parking
  • Early possession possible as no onward chain
  • Fantastic high ceilings and sash windows
  • EPC energy rating E (48)

Full description

If living in a Grade I listed stately home surrounded by about 1,000 acres of farmland and trees and stunning rural views appeals to you, this attractive two-bedroom apartment could be the answer. It is one of the flats in the impressive and historic Waldershare House – the former home of the Earl of Guildford. Waldershare Park was bought by Sir Henry Furness in 1705 and the red brick Queen Anne mansion was designed by William Talman and constructed around 1711. The estate passed, by marriage, to Francis, first Earl Guildford, in the mid-1700s and has remained in the family since that time although Waldershare House was sold and converted into flats in the late 1970s. However, it retains many original features that are apparent from the moment you approach the house via the private road and sweep into the vast driveway. Confronted by a plethora of multi-pane sash windows and a porch with extremely tall double wood front doors flanked by pillars, you will be excited to see what is beyond. Entering the vast baronial hall with its huge sash windows, attractive fireplace and stucco cornices you are immediately reminded of the elegance of a bygone era. Whether you take the stairs or the lift to the second floor apartment, you will find the impressive views across farmland and fabulous trees are an overriding feature.

As you walk into the entrance hall with its oak flooring, high ceiling, cornices and archways you have a feeling of spaciousness. This leads to the lounge/diner with its ceiling roses, fireplace and breath-taking views and has direct access to the recently installed kitchen/breakfast room that includes a double oven, hob and integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There are two bedrooms as well as both a modern family bathroom and a separate wet room. Whether you are looking for a permanent home or a lovely rural weekend/holiday home, this flat is a delight. Outside, there are well-landscaped and maintained gardens, plenty of parking for a number of cars and a double garage with electricity connected within the garage complex. There is also a communal covered car wash area.

 
Please refer to the footnote regarding the services and appliances.

What the Owner says:


We were able to leave our keys with the maintenance manager while we were away and he would look in at least once a week to ensure that all was well and brought up any post to leave in the apartment. With only 16 flats in the house, we got to know all our neighbours and found them very helpful and friendly and there was never any noise except for the dawn chorus provided by the birds. You will often see lovely pheasants walking around as well as the hooting of the owls in the evening. Foxes are occasionally seen around the grounds – probably stalking the plentiful rabbits. The maintenance manager is a real gem and will do anything to help – and can turn his hand to most things.
We live in South Africa and, like swallows, we wanted to swap the South African winters for the English summers. We bought the flat about five years ago and have always spent about six months of the year here but, sadly, health problems mean we are no longer able to travel so sadly we have to say goodbye to our English home. Waldershare House is also very convenient as a base for visiting the rest of Europe from Dover docks or Eurotunnel and Canterbury for historic buildings, high-street stores, educational establishments and theatres. At the same time, we are only about an hour from London on the high-speed train, while excellent shopping facilities, doctors, hairdressers and restaurants are only a few minutes away in Whitfield.

Room sizes:

  • SPLIT LEVEL TOP FLOOR
  • Entrance Hall
  • Lounge/Diner: 18'6 reducing to 15'1 x 17'3 (5.64m x 5.26m)
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 18'6 reducing to 5'9 x 7'9 (5.64m x 2.36m)
  • Bathroom
  • Wet room shower room
  • Bedroom 1: 13'4 x 12'3 (4.07m x 3.74m)
  • Bedroom 2: 11'8 reducing to 5'9 x 8'8 (3.56m x 2.64m)
  • OUTSIDE
  • Communal Garden
  • Garage

 
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.


More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
02 August 2016

Nearest stations

  • Shepherdswell (2.0 mi)
  • Kearsney (2.5 mi)
  • Martin Mill (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Canterbury

32 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG

01227 917057 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Floorplans

View in fullscreen
Split Level Top Floor
Split Level Top Floor

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Canterbury

32 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG

01227 917057 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Map & Street View

Nearest stations

  • Shepherdswell (2.0 mi)
  • Kearsney (2.5 mi)
  • Martin Mill (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Canterbury

32 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG

01227 917057 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Disclaimer - Property reference 16001114. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Fine & Country, Canterbury. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.