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A rare opportunity to own a piece of History as well as an impressive period home situated within the heart of the market town of Sandwich and just yards away from a wealth of local amenities. 'Harfleet House' is steeped in history and dates back to circa 1250. Originally a wealthy merchants house and now a Grade II listed dwelling boasting an array of period features and oozing character. This superb example of a medieval hall house is amongst the best surviving merchant houses in the whole of England offering impressive and practical accommodation over three floors plus an under croft (Stone cellar) which dates back to Norman times. Set within Strand Street in the historic Cinque port of Sandwich which has the longest row of timber framed houses in Europe and claims to be 'the completest medieval town in England', the property has been modernised internally by its present owners, whilst retaining many original features, including fine timber framing and exposed beams throughout, with an amazing 'King Post', vaulted ceiling and some charmingly uneven floors. 'Harfleet House' offers a great versatility in terms of the configuration of rooms and is currently used as a five bedroom home with plenty of options and possibilities to give the new owner. In the past few years the current owners have enjoyed being hosts and the property has been a successful bed & breakfast which can be lucrative and provides an extra income. Internal inspection is the only way to appreciate this delightful home so call now to book your appointment.

Entrance: - Oak front door to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: - This spacious area hosts a handmade bespoke kitchen with oak units and granite work-surfaces over and incorporating a double Belfast sink unit and integrated appliances including 'Miele' microwave oven, inset electric oven, gas hob, freezer, fridge and dishwasher and there is an 'Esse' Range cooker set within a fireplace (not tested or connected).There is Limestone floor tiling with under-floor heating, leaded light windows to the front with secondary glazing, wrought iron spiral staircase leading to the first floor (in addition to the main first floor staircase) door and window to the courtyard, and door to:

Dining Room (Galleon Room): - This grand room features high ceilings, Inglenook fireplace housing a gas fired 'Log effect' stove on a tiled hearth, leaded-light window over-looking the courtyard, exposed beams and timbers, Limestone floor tiling with under-floor heating. Door to the courtyard and staircase to:

Note: - The window in the dining room which over-looks the courtyard known as the 'Galleon window was said to be that from a Galleon Ship as research and historic records suggest.

Living Room: - Fireplace housing coal effect gas fire, exposed floor boards and wood panelling with ornate detailing, radiator, dual aspect windows over-looking the courtyard garden.

Landing: - Exposed beams and timbers, staircase to the second floor plus built-in cupboard, and access to:

Principal Bedroom With Ensuite: - Exposed ceiling, wall beams and timbers, fireplace with log burner style gas stove, radiator, dual aspect, and door to:

Ensuite: - 'Starck' designer bathroom suite, contemporary styled suite comprising bath, wash hand basin, WC, exposed ceiling beams, ladder rack style radiator/towel rail, wall and floor tiling, and window to the rear.

Family Bathroom: - Designer suite comprising shower cubicle, contemporary styled wash hand basin and WC with concealed cistern, ladder rack style radiator/towel rail, wall and floor tiling exposed ceiling beams, and window to the side.

The Grand Hall Room: - (Drawing room/Library room/Reception) Vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling beams and featuring a 'King Post' and a stunning array of exposed timbers. Fireplace with coal effect gas fire, exposed floor boards painted in 'chequered' pattern and sash windows.

Reception Room/Bedroom 2: - (This is the attic room) - Vaulted ceiling with again exposed ceiling and wall beams and timbers, Oak flooring, radiators, and windows.

Landing: - Oak flooring, leaded-light window to the front, built-in cupboard, radiator, stairs to two bedrooms, and doors to a shower room and bedroom.

Bedroom 3: - Fireplace with coal effect gas fire, wood panelling to walls, Oak flooring, radiator, cupboard housing boiler, and leaded-light single glazed window to the front.

Shower Room: - 'Starck' designer suite, contemporary styled with white suite comprising shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC, exposed wall beams, wood panelling to walls, ladder rack style radiator/towel rail, and leaded-light window to the side.

Bedroom 4: - Exposed beams and timbers, coal effect gas fire, 'chequered' pattern painted floorboards, radiator and dual aspect with leaded-light windows to the front.

Bedroom 5: - Exposed wall and ceiling beams, 'chequered' pattern painted floorboards, radiator and leaded-light windows to the side.

Courtyard Garden: - Block paved and enclosed, offering a delightful view of the brick and timber elevations of the property. Doors to the passageway to the rear courtyard garden and door to the Undercroft (Stone Cellar).

Undercroft(Stone Cellar) - This useful cellar boasts a combination of Flint and Stone and exposed beams and timbers, it has power and light and radiator, the ideal [place for hobbies or entertaining/Gym area or cinema room.

Rear Courtyard Garden: - Secluded and enclosed with paved flooring and raised planters containing plants and shrubs, two internal shed/tool stores.

Summer House: - The summerhouse has French doors, windows, radiator, light and power, and floor tiling.

Garage: - The garage has an electric 'up and over' remote controlled door.

Council Tax Band: B -

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28 October 2016


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