Elmstone Court, Elmstone, near Wingham, Canterbury Price: £1,250,000 Agent: Strutt & Parker
THIS elegant eightbedroom Georgian country house is in a peaceful yet accessible rural location. Built over three floors, it has a dramatic entrance hall with views through to the back garden. A double aspect drawing room has deep, wide sash windows with original shutters looking out to the garden. The open slate fireplace has an ornate wooden mantel. A panelled sitting room, also with wide sash windows, has an intricately designed fireplace with inset brick fire. The dining room, at the back of the house, is a bright room with woodblock flooring and wide windows overlooking the back gardens. It has a deep recessed fireplace with original bressumer beam over. The study has wide French doors to a conservatory and the refurbished kitchen has hand-made wooden wall and floor cupboards. There is a downstairs cloakroom. An elegant Georgian staircase leads to a bright landing with a window to the back of the house. The master bedroom, on the first floor, is a double aspect room with double doors to a small balcony with lovely views over the grounds. There are three further bedrooms on this floor and two bathrooms, each of them with a bath and separate shower. From the landing, the staircase continues to the second floor, where there are a further four bedrooms and a bathroom. The gardens include a Victorian grotto and a Monetstyle wooden bridge, as well as a large kitchen garden. There is a single garage, a double open-fronted garage and a log store. For more information, ring the agent on 01227 451123.