4 bedroom terraced house for sale

Alkham Road, Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent

£425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique three storey ‘town house’ within Kearsney Court
  • Light interior with high ceilings and flexible accommodation
  • Stunning views over Russell Gardens and the Alkham Valley
  • Magnificent communal gardens in the Arts and Crafts style
  • Private garden, patio and allotment with fruit trees
  • Garage en bloc and ample residents’ parking
  • EPC energy rating E (49)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Whether you are looking for a fascinating permanent home or a tranquil holiday retreat in an unusual setting this charming four bedroom, three storey 'town house' within the historic Kearsney Court is a delight. Accessed via a long, tree-lined private road from Temple Ewell village you can immediately recognise the house as it is the one with the stunning original arched stained glass front door with its accompanying stained glass fan light and side panels. Opening this unique door into the reception hall with its high ceilings, herringbone wood flooring, picture and dado rails you immediately feel the ambience of a bygone era and then walking into the elegant lounge/dining room with its attractive fireplace, your eyes are immediately drawn to the veritable wall of windows and french door that provide a magnificent vista across to the stunning communal gardens, Russell Gardens and the Alkham Valley beyond. Steps down from the french door leads to a cosy private garden and to the very special communal gardens.

There is a well fitted kitchen with a built in oven and hob and space and plumbing for other appliances. As this is not a listed building there is the opportunity to extend outwards to create a larger kitchen with a breakfast bar. The first floor includes the master bedroom with a row of fitted wardrobes and the family bathroom while there are three further bedrooms on the second floor - all with views across the gardens or the wooded area at the front of the house. If required it would be very easy to convert one of these rooms into a second bathroom, thus providing a charming suite of two bedrooms and a bathroom – ideal for older children wanting their own space or as private guest accommodation.

There is a lovely front garden where you can sit on the patio and each property owns a garage in a block as well as an allotment. The allotment belonging to This property includes a greenhouse and garden shed as well as raised beds for vegetables and a variety of fruit trees.

Kearsney Court was divided into seven separate and individual houses in the 1950s and the communal gardens are jointly owned by the seven householders.

What the Owner says:


“My late husband bought the house in the 1970s and I moved here with my children when we got married in 1982 but I have now decided to go and live near to my daughter. My husband was always fascinated with the history of the place and particularly the grounds. In fact over the years we have had some wonderful parties in the gardens that form part of the original landscape of Kearsney Court which was laid out in 1900. The communal gardens include one of the centrepieces of the entire estate – the Bastion. This is a semi circular garden with a central pool and, although it has now been grassed over, it is still possible to see the lines of the old gravel paths and flower beds as it was originally laid out.
Designing this parkland and garden was one of the first independent commissions for Thomas Mawson, the leading landscape designer of the early 20th century. The owner of Kearsney Court was Edward Percy Barlow, the founder of Wiggins Teape, the paper manufacture and the grounds were designed to provide an appropriate setting for the owner's new residence in the countryside. It was designed in the Arts and Crafts style and is almost a park in miniature with ambitious terraced gardens cascading down the hillside culminating in a magnficent canal with ornamental bridges and a boathouse set among mature trees, wider park-like grounds, a kitchen garden and appurtenances like stables and lodges."

Room sizes:

  • Entrance Hall
  • Lounge/Diner: 13'2 x 7'11 (4.02m x 2.41m)
  • Kitchen: 12'4 x 6'4 (3.76m x 1.93m)
  • Hallway
  • Master Bedroom: 14'11 x 12'10 (4.55m x 3.91m)
  • Bathroom: 7'1 x 6'5 (2.16m x 1.96m)
  • Bedroom 1: 14'8 x 6'4 (4.47m x 1.93m)
  • Bedroom 2: 10'11 x 6'2 (3.33m x 1.88m)
  • Bedroom 3: 7'4 x 6'10 (2.24m x 2.08m)
  • Front Garden
  • Rear Garden
  • Separate Vegetable patch
  • Communal Garden

 
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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03 November 2017

Nearest stations

  • Kearsney (0.2 mi)
  • Dover Priory (2.3 mi)
  • Shepherdswell (3.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Kearsney (0.2 mi)
  • Dover Priory (2.3 mi)
  • Shepherdswell (3.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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