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Waldershare Park, Dover, Kent

Key features

  • Grade II listed six bedroom farmhouse
  • Two cottages
  • Out buildlings
  • Walled garden
  • Former village hall with potential
  • Wonderful parkland setting
  • Former Kennel complex with indoor riding school
  • A portfolio of 17 residential properties
  • 127 acres (51 ha) acres of arable land, mature
  • parkland and woodland


Lot 1 – Home Farmhouse -
About 63.28 acres (25.61 ha)

At the very heart of the estate is the vendors’ former family home, comprising a Grade II listed
Georgian farmhouse surrounded by mature parkland and gardens with Grade II listed walled garden, two ancillary cottages, and further
outbuildings including former village hall, engine shed and Grade II listed granary.

The farmhouse was the subject of refurbishment in 2016 and comprises approximately 4,750 sq ft (441 sq m) of characterful accommodation. On the ground floor the house provides formal dining room, drawing room, study, kitchen breakfast room, and adjacent family living/dining space, together with cloakroom and utility room. On the first floor is a principal suite with dressing room and bathroom, four further bedrooms, family
bathroom and shower room. On the second floor is a further bedroom and bathroom. The house
has a wonderful south-easterly outlook over historic parkland to the front, with lawned gardens falling away to traditional park rail fencing. To the side and rear of the house are formal gardens, including swimming pool with detached pool house,
and terraced lawns.

To the south of Home Farmhouse lie a range of buildings, including Home Farm Annexe, The Estate Office and Barn Cottage, which form a single
brick built building under a slate roof. Home Farm Annexe is at the northern end of this building and
was refurbished and redecorated in 2019. This characterful cottage now provides a kitchen and two reception rooms on the ground floor, and
three bedrooms three bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor. The Estate Office is mid-terraced,
and is spread over two floors. Barn Cottage lies at the southern end of this row, with a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, double bedroom and shower room on the ground floor. On the first floor is a sitting room, study, a further bedroom and bathroom.

To the rear of the cottages is a traditional timber granary on staddle stones, which has been used for storage in recent times. The former village hall, engine shed and garage lie to the west. Both the village hall and engine shed benefitted from planning consent granted in 2019 for conversion to form holiday accommodation, though these consents have now lapsed. This range of buildings offer potential for further residential, ancillary or
holiday use, subject to obtaining necessary planning consents.

Lot 1 comprises approximately 63.28 acres (25.61 ha) surrounding Home Farmhouse. The land includes a mix of historic parkland with mature
specimen trees and two sections of historic tree lined avenues. A parcel of arable land lies to the south of the driveway.

Lot 1b – Shepherds Cottage - About 0.19 acres (0.08 ha)
An attractive Grade II listed three bedroom detached cottage lying to the south of Home Farmhouse of painted brick elevations under a
slate roof. On the ground floor are a kitchen and two reception rooms, whilst there are three bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor.

Lot 2 – The Riding School, Kennels and Stable Courtyard - About 9.01 acres (3.64 ha)
A wonderful range of Grade II listed buildings dating from the late 18th century comprising partially converted former stable, indoor riding school, kennels and cottages set around a central courtyard. The main riding school currently comprises one large open space, with a separate lobby and former raised viewing gallery at the eastern end. The building has been used for
storage of vehicles and machinery in recent times, but is a light space, lit by rows of metal framed windows. This space offers huge potential to a purchaser, subject to obtaining all necessary planning and listed building consents.

To the south of the riding school, is a u-shaped range of former stables and cottages which are now converted to form 9 units as follows:
1 The Kennels – Two reception rooms, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Redecorated in 2020.
2 The Kennels – Two receptions rooms, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Redecorated in 2020.
3 The Kennels – Reception room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
4 The Kennels – Two receptions rooms, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Renovated in 2019.
5 The Kennels – One reception room, one bedroom and bathroom.
6 The Kennels – One reception room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
7 & 8 The Kennels – Arranged as two commercial units.
9 The Kennels – Two reception rooms, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Lot 3 – Farmland and Historic Parkland - About 196.62 acres (79.57 ha)
The principal portion of land forming part of the estate, this land lies to the south and west of the kennels and riding school. Canterbury Park comprises a block of undulating arable land which fronts Kennel Hill to the north and the main estate
driveway to the south. The large arable field is interspersed with wooded shaws, but provides a large and practical block of commercial farmland. To the east of the arable land is Grade II listed
parkland including Top Ruffet and Bottom Ruffet with specimen trees and the mature avenue that runs north towards the Riding School. This area includes a Grade II listed ice house.

Lot 4 – Malmains Wood and Old Sawmill - About 43.40 acres (17.56 ha)
This block of land at the northern edge of the estate comprises traditional deciduous woodland
and small range of former sawmill buildings, including the remains of an old driveway which fronts Kennel Hill.

Lot 5 – Model Dairy and Farm Buildings About 3.26 acres (1.32 ha)
Lying to the south of the kennels, these buildings comprise a dilapidated brick built model dairy and an adjacent portal framed barn with adjacent hard-standing. These buildings are likely to be of interest both to prospective purchasers of the
adjoining farmland, but also to those seeking buildings with potential for further development, subject to obtaining all necessary consents. It is
believed that the dairy may be Grade II listed in its own right, incorrectly described by English Heritage as a former granary.

Lot 6 – Sandwich Lodge and School Field - About 22.84 acres (9.24 hectares)
A traditional single storey lodge cottage lotted with an historic tree-lined driveway, arable field and block of woodland. The lodge comprises kitchen, reception room, bedroom and bathroom, and is set
in traditional domestic gardens.

Lot 7 – Dover Lodge - About 12.17 acres (4.93 ha)
A traditional single storey lodge cottage with kitchen, reception room, two bedrooms and bathroom. The property is let on a protected
tenancy and is offered for sale with an adjoining area of woodland.

Lot 8 – Canterbury Lodge - About 0.18 acres (0.07 ha)
This Grade II listed Gothic style flint lodge cottage sits at the western entrance to the main estate driveway with accommodation comprising kitchen, reception room, two bedrooms and bathroom. A well fenced domestic garden lies to the side and rear of the house.

Lot 9 – Huntsman’s Cottage - About 0.68 acres (0.27 ha)
This property comprises a substantial detached brick built house to the south east of the kennels. Accommodation includes kitchen, three reception rooms, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The house is surrounded by mature gardens and has ample parking.

Lot 10 – Laundry Cottage, The Spinney, Marmage Cottage and adjacent barn - About 0.85 acres
(0.35 ha)
This lot comprises a row of Grade II listed brick built cottages lying to the east of the kennels together with dilapidated agricultural barn.

Accommodation is as follows:
Laundry Cottage – Kitchen, two reception rooms, three bedrooms and bathroom.

The Spinney – Kitchen, two reception rooms, three bedrooms and bathroom.

Marmage Cottage – Kitchen, reception room, two bedrooms and bathroom. To the north of the cottages is a former ‘Nissen Hut’ type barn, together with an area of grass and parking.

Waldershare Park comprises a large part of the wider and historic Waldershare Park Estate which has been within the ownership of the Earls of Guilford for over 250 years. Now offered for sale by the 10th Earl Guilford, the property offers a diverse rural estate with good let property income in an accessible but rural east Kent location.

Local amenities include public house, chruch and village store in the nearby village of Eythorne.

The property is approximately 14 miles from Canterbury's schools, shops and array of further amenities. Locally there are superstores at Whitfield (about 3 miles), and stops in Temple Ewell and River. There are good schools locally, both in the independent and state sectors.

The A2 and A20/M20 are easily accesssesd and the High Speed service to London St Pancras runs from Dover Priory and Ashford International, with journey times from 66 and 36 minutes respectively.


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  • Martin Mill Station3.2 miles
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