5 bedroom country house for sale

Chestfield Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5

Guide Price £1,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Vaulted Reception Hall, Cloakroom
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study
  • Kitchen/breakfast Room; Utility Room; Boiler Room
  • Principal Bedroom, Dressing Room & Bathroom Suite
  • 3 further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom
  • Annexe with Double Bedroom, Kitchen & Shower Room
  • Heated Swimming Pool & Pool House
  • Double Garage
  • Superb Gardens & Grounds
  • About 1 Acre

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Dormy House was built in the late 1920s by a local developer, George Reeves, who also commissioned two well-known professionals, James Braid - five times Open Champion - and Abe Mitchell to design Chestfield Golf Course, originally known as Shrub Hill. The course finally opened on 16th April 1924. Some of Abe Mitchell's clubs are still on display in the clubhouse.

Previous owners have included Jack Billmeir, a shipping magnate who bought both the Dormy House and golf club in 1938 and Tony Opie, producer of the famous cocktail cherries.

The Dormy House is approached from Chestfield Road via a gated entrance and gravelled drive, which leads up to and terminates in an extensive parking area in front of the double garage.

This fine house, constructed in the traditional manner of brick with 'Tudor-style' timbered and painted elevations and double glazed windows under a tiled roof offers extensive, easily maintained accommodation, ideal for family living and entertaining.

On the ground floor steps lead under a timbered cochere to the front doors, which open to a double height hall, illuminated by large windows overlooking the front garden.

From the hall there is access to a cloakroom, an excellent study with French doors opening onto the swimming pool terrace and also the well-proportioned sitting room, which has direct access to the rear terrace. There are also double doors to the dining room, which in turn is also serviced by the superblyfitted kitchen/breakfast room. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room with a door leading through to the annexe, which comprises a kitchen, bedsitting room and shower room.

From the hall a fine balustraded staircase rises to the first floor galleried landing off which there is a superb principal bedroom, dressing room and bathroom suite, together with three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

On this floor there is potential to increase the accommodation, subject to planning consent, by utilizing two storage areas in the roof space, if required.

The Dormy House is approached from Chestfield Road via a pair of timber gates set on brick pillars and a gravelled drive flanked by well tended herbaceous borders, terminating in an extensive parking area in front of the double garage.

This charming property is set well back from the road with an extensive lawned garden interspersed with a variety of mature plants and trees. A gate opens to the swimming pool area, which comprises a heated pool set within extensive paved terraces bounded by hedging. At one end is a pool house with party room, changing facilities and pump and filtration room, behind which is a garden machinery store. Beside the house is a further terrace with sitting area and direct access to the study.

From the sitting room and kitchen there is direct access to a further terrace with steps up to the rear lawn, again bounded by herbaceous plants and trees. A pedestrian gate gives direct access to the 18th green and putting green at Chestfield Golf Club. Grass paths then lead through a landscaped garden featuring a variety of specimen plants, feature boulders and a delightful enclosed croquet lawn, bounded by mature hedging.

The house is protected to the East by an area of woodland owned by Chestfield Golf Club.


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Added on Rightmove:
29 March 2017

Nearest stations

  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (0.8 mi)
  • Whitstable (1.5 mi)
  • Herne Bay (2.6 mi)
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Skyhunter Property Limited, Canterbury

Newnham House Grove, CT3 4BH

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Nearest stations

  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (0.8 mi)
  • Whitstable (1.5 mi)
  • Herne Bay (2.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Skyhunter Property Limited, Canterbury

Newnham House Grove, CT3 4BH

01227 917140 Local call rate

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

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