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It needs a re­vamp, but this Grade II listed home is sure to be some­one’s dream. Homes found out more

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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.

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