Timber-framed house dripping in history
A restored four-bedroom house on the market is on one of the longest rows of timber-framed buildings in the country.
Temperance House, at Strand Street, Sandwich, is for sale with Strutt & Parker.
The skilfully renovated, Grade ll-listed, 16th-century townhouse has a wealth of period features. There is a bright reception room, currently used for dining and entertaining, which is entered through double doors from the street.
A door from here leads through to the exquisitely restored drawing/sitting room, with wood panelling along one wall believed to date to the 16th century.
The spacious kitchen has been restored to its former glory with a working bread oven and a restored flint and ragstone wall.
On the first floor, the spectacular master bedroom is open to the eaves and has an en suite shower and dressing area.
Across the landing are a spacious double bedroom and a generous shower room.
The second floor comprises two further double bedrooms and an office space with plumbing, giving potential for conversion to an en suite, if desired.
The picturesque southfacing courtyard garden has space for a table and chairs for outdoor entertaining. There is a useful garden store and a gate to the rear gives access to neighbouring Love Lane.
Canterbury is 13 miles away and Deal is six miles away.
Temperance House is on the market for offers in the region of £575,000.