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Alkham, Dover

Property description

Enviably positioned picturesque equestrian detached farm house set in approx 5 acres with beautiful landscaped gardens, stables, double garage and sweeping driveway.

Ellinge House is in an idyllic, rural and peaceful location set along a small country lane with the surrounding countryside providing a wealth of walks, rides and cycle routes. The Alkham Valley is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village has a range of amenities, including a very successful restaurant/bar, namely The Marquis of Granby which can be found in the centre of the village overlooking the village green and park. There is also a Community Hall with regular clubs and activities, plus a large Equestrian Centre. The town centre of Folkestone is situated only 4 miles away with its relatively new shopping centre, restaurants and coffee shops. The Channel Port of Dover is within only a few miles providing a wide range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities. Access onto the A2 is within just a short driving distance, with the cathedral city of Canterbury being within approx. 15 miles. The high speed rail link to London and St Pancras accessed either through Folkestone West or Folkestone Central has a reduced travel time commuting to under 1 hour. Both these stations are approx. a 10 minute car journey, as is Dover Priory which offers alternative commuting routes.

The Property
This delightful property is believed to have been built back in 1911 and has been the family home to our present vendors for some 40 years. This charming family residence sits beautifully within its own manicured grounds of approx 5 acres and enjoys wonderful open countryside views. The property is full of charm and delightful features to include open fireplaces, high ceilings and a cellar and has been improved and extended over the years. The front entrance opens into a lovely light and airy conservatory which leads into the main double aspect sitting room with feature wood burner fireplace, following into the second reception room, again beautifully positioned overlooking the front garden. An inner hall beckons you to the homely dining room, with fireplace and furthermore leads into the latest addition, a wonderful triple aspect art studio which has feature full length windows enjoying the fabulous surroundings and gives access into the rear garden and the open sun terraces. The Shaker style farmhouse fully fitted family kitchen is of a good size and is equipped with Aga and a separate hob. A further sun room is on the ground floor with additional useful boot/utility room, separate downstairs wc and access to the cellar. On the first floor is a landing with three generous double bedrooms all of which have storage and an en-suite shower room to the master bedroom and there is also a spacious family bathroom with corner bath. This really is a most desirable residence and an early viewing is advisable to avoid disappointment and to fully appreciate its prime location and peaceful setting.


12' 1'' x 8' 4'' (3.68m x 2.54m)

Sitting Room

12' 0'' x 17' 9'' (3.65m x 5.41m)

Drawing Room

14' 0'' x 12' 5'' (4.26m x 3.78m)


11' 7'' x 11' 2'' (3.53m x 3.40m)

Dining Room

13' 11'' x 11' 10'' (4.24m x 3.60m)

Art Studio

22' 8'' x 12' 7'' (6.90m x 3.83m)

Sun Room

19' 5'' x 8' 3'' (5.91m x 2.51m)

Utility Room

9' 8'' x 12' 4'' (2.94m x 3.76m)

Bedroom 1

13' 10'' x 11' 2'' (4.21m x 3.40m)

Bedroom 2

13' 10'' x 12' 2'' (4.21m x 3.71m)

Bedroom 3

13' 11'' x 10' 10'' (4.24m x 3.30m)


13' 11'' x 10' 3'' (4.24m x 3.12m)


13' 11'' x 11' 10'' (4.24m x 3.60m)

Double Garage/Workshop

24' 1'' x 35' 10'' (7.34m x 10.91m)


From Holloway Lane turning into the welcoming meandering gravel drive, Ellinge House with its double detached garage sits proudly surrounded by immaculately tended and thoughtfully designed landscaped grounds. Sweeping lawns extend out from the paved sun terrace which overlooks beautiful countryside with its flowering borders, vegetable garden, ornate pond and trees of all variety, colour and size. Out of sight in the garden, not too far from the house are the stables perfectly positioned a short stroll away from the adjoining paddocks. An abundance of colour frontage welcomes you with again stunning landscaping with sympathetic planting complimenting the seasonal changes and generous lawn with ample driveway parking for several vehicles. The detached double garage has light and power with additional private access to the side and workshop to the far rear. Shed to remain.


Mains water and electricity connected. Private cess pit drainage. Oil fired boiler.


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Alkham, Dover


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Kearsney Station3.2 miles
  • Shepherdswell Station3.6 miles
  • Folkestone Central Station4.1 miles
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