It needs a revamp, but this Grade II listed home is sure to be someone’s dream. Homes found out more
bathroom and shower room. On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom.
Adrian suggests that a shower room could be added to this top floor, subject to planning.
He says: “This delightful Grade II listed house now requires updating, but is quietly set close to all of the amenities in Sandwich.
“It occupies a delightful situation towards the edge of this historic Cinque Port town and is within walking distance of an excellent and diverse selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.”
For information ring the agent on 01227 469869 The part of Sandwich around Bowling Street has an unexpected tale to tell, of what is today a very common vegetable.
In 1560 Queen Elizabeth I granted a licence for a group of Dutch protestants to live in this area of the town, as they were being persecuted in Holland.
Experts at land drainage and market gardening, they soon introduced new crops to the area, including the carrot, on the sandy soils to the east of the town.
In the end, the Dutch settlers helped the local economy, some becoming quite rich.
Dutch brick patterns can be seen on houses in this part of the town, particularly above the door of a fine property, Richborough House, which was built in 1590 for one of the settlers.