Pick up a house­ful of his­tory

Orig­i­nal flag­stone and oak floors and mul­lion win­dows with leaded light panes are all yours at a four-bed­room home now for sale in the county’s small­est town. A house­ful of his­tory com­pletes the pic­ture beau­ti­fully

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - FRONT PAGE -

Beau­ti­fully land­scaped gar­dens and light and spa­cious rooms will en­sure that buy­ers fall in love with Manor House at Ford­wich, near Can­ter­bury.

The house is Grade II-listed, with its build date es­ti­mated as 17th cen­tury.

How­ever, re­cent car­bon dat­ing of tim­bers in­di­cates a date of mid 16th cen­tury, around the time of Henry VIII’s dis­so­lu­tion of the monas­ter­ies.

A blue plaque records that more re­cently the Manor House was home to Al­fred Palmer, a tal­ented artist who lived here from 1910 to 1951.

Palmer’s daugh­ter Francesca is fea­tured in the Kent beach scenes he painted dur­ing this pe­riod.

On ar­rival, wide elec­tronic hard­wood gates lead to a charm­ing grav­elled court­yard, fully walled gar­den and a dou­ble open bay garage.

A re­cep­tion hall with orig­i­nal flag­stone floor­ing leads to a dou­ble-as­pect sit­ting room with im­pres­sive dragon beam and in­glenook fire­place.

The din­ing room has an in­glenook fire­place and the kitchen/break­fast room in a Vic­to­rian wing of the prop­erty has pol­ished brick floor and dark blue Ray­burn.

The im­pres­sive draw­ing room is dou­ble as­pect and has a vaulted ceil­ing and a brick hearth with a wood-burn­ing stove.

There is a gar­den room and a down­stairs cloak­room.

Three of the bed­rooms are on the first floor, the mas­ter hav­ing an en suite. A fam­ily bath­room is also on this level.

The fourth bed­room is tucked into the roof and has good stor­age.

A great fea­ture is the gar­den, which has been land­scaped to a high stan­dard.

It fea­tures a sunken gar­den with pea shin­gle ter­race and a good ex­panse of lawn with trel­lis­ing, flower beds and bor­ders, shrubs, bushes, ev­er­greens and ma­ture trees. There is also a fruit and veg­etable area.

For in­for­ma­tion, ring the agent on 01227 452780

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