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99.15 acres, Lot 1 | Waldershare Park, Waldershare, Dover, CT15, Kent
For Sale - Guide Price £4,950,000


  • An attractive Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Landscaped gardens surround the house to the front and rear providing views over the neighbouring parkland
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • 3 further cottages and 2 lodges
  • Estate office and a range of further buildings with planning permission for holiday lets
  • Victorian walled garden and historic avenues
  • In all 99.15 acres (40.11 hectares)

Part of an historic country estate with income producing residential and commercial portfolio.

Location

Waldershare Park is located near Eythorne, a rural village in the east of Kent between Canterbury and Dover. The cathedral city of Canterbury lies 13.9 miles to the north west and offers many cultural interests, excellent shopping centre and a good selection of schools in the private and state sectors, universities and colleges. The Village of Eythorne has a range of local amenities including a church, village store, a public house and a primary school.

Description

Home Farm 99.15 acres (40.11 hectares)

Situated at the heart of the Estate and towards the original mansion house (now in separate ownership), Home Farm comprises a collection of houses and buildings in a superb position, with views over landscaped parkland.

Home Farmhouse
Home Farmhouse is an attractive Grade II listed farmhouse last refurbished in 2016 and set within mature parkland. The property forms the principal dwelling for the estate and is constructed of brick under a slate roof. The Ground floor is made up of 4 reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, an entrance hall, a WC/Cloakroom and a utility room. The first floor contains the P bedroom suite with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, 4 further double bedrooms, family bathroom and a large shower room, study area with a staircase leading to the second floor giving access to bedroom six which boasts an en-suite bathroom.

Externally beautifully landscaped gardens surround the house to the front and rear providing views over the neighbouring parkland. There is an enclosed, heated outdoor swimming pool with accompanying pool house and ample parking.

Home Farm Annexe
The annexe occupies the northernmost part of a run of former estate cottages and is made up of two stories and constructed of brick under a slate roof. On the ground floor are 3 reception rooms with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the 1st floor. The Annexe was refurbished in 2019.

Barn Cottage
Barn Cottage occupies the southernmost portion of the run of cottages and is currently used as holiday accommodation, contributing to the estate income. The ground floor is currently made up of a kitchen/dining room, a large double bedroom and shower room. The first floor contains a Living room and Study with a second double bedroom and family bathroom.

The Estate Office
The Estate Office occupies the middle section and includes offices, plus rooms above with potential for conversion to residential, if planning permission can be granted.

Village Hall
The Village Hall lies to the east of the cottages and is single story brick construction under a slate roof. The building is currently has a main hall with two meeting rooms, WC facilities and a kitchen. In August 2019 planning permission was granted for the conversion of the village hall into a pair of two bedroom cottages to be used as holiday lets.

Engine Shed, Garage & Granary Store
The Engine shed is situated adjacent to the Village Hall and contains two workshops with a small storage room. The Garage is situated between the Village Hall and Engine Shed and contains a mechanics service pit. There is also a Grade II listed timber framed and weather boarded Granary set upon staddle stones with a tiled roof. Planning permission was granted in August 2019 to convert the Engine Shed (workshop) into a 1 bedroom cottage to be used as a holiday let.

Shepherds Cottage
Shepherds Cottage is a Grade II listed two storey cottage, built of painted bricks with a slate roof. There are 3 bedrooms on the 1st floor and 1 family bathroom with 2 reception rooms and kitchen to the ground floor.

Walled Garden
Located to the north east of Home farmhouse lies the former Walled Garden for the main house. The structure is Grade II listed and is constructed of brick approximately 8 feet high with a central entrance and secondary entrances in opposite corners.

Estate Lodges
There are 3 traditional lodges (2 of which are included with Home Farm) strategically positioned to guard the approaches to the Estate from different directions.

Dover Lodge
Dover Lodge sits at the eastern entrance to the parkland and is a single storey property of painted brick under slate roof construction. The property comprises 1 reception room 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.

Sandwich Lodge
Sandwich Lodge is a single storey property constructed of painted brick under a slate roof. The property is made up of 2 reception rooms, a bedroom and a bathroom. The property sits within the park near an old driveway that is no longer in use.

Canterbury Lodge, which is available as part of the whole Estate or in addition to Lot 3.

The Land
Home Farm straddles two sides of a gentle valley overlooked by the farmhouse and cottages. The farmland is mixed, comprising about 29.8 acres of arable and 28.1 acres of pasture. The remainder is woodland, about 22.2 acres, and tracks and gardens, including an impressive avenue of horse chestnut trees beyond the walled garden.

The arable farmland land is currently let on a Farm Business Tenancy which expires on 30/11/22 and the majority of the grassland on an annual grazing licence. The woodland is in-hand.

The main access is via Dover Lodge on the eastern side of the Estate, where the driveway opens to give an impressive view.



Directions

From the A2 heading towards Dover take the turning to the left signposted to Coldred located approximately 11.5 miles from Canterbury. Follow Coldred Hill for 0.5 miles until you reach a right hand turning up Church Road. Continue along Church Road for 1 mile until you reach the entrance on the right at Canterbury Lodge.

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