5 bed Detached House
Eastry, Sandwich, Kent, CT13
Great Selson is a unique example of a Grade II* detached country manor with a listing dated mid 17thearly 18th century. The property presents elevations of attractive red brick with plat band, moulded eaves cornice ribbed entry door and porch with rusticated brick quoining under a plain tiled roof. The property has been beautifully and sympathetically refurbished by the current owners, and boasts many original features to include a Jacobean mid 17th century staircase, which rises to first and second floors. Inglenook fireplaces, moulded door surrounds, exposed beam work and attractive sash windows and window shutters to the drawing room are just some of the many splendid features to be found in this beautiful country home.
The property is nestled within it own private walled gardens located on a quiet unspoilt country lane.
The property is also perfect for home working due to the excellent outbuilding facilities, located within the grounds.
- Entrance hall with ribbed entry door, inglenook recess, herringbone tiled flooring which also features through to the inner hall which boasts a splendid Jacobean oak staircase rising to the first and second floors
- Elegant Georgian drawing room, double aspect with panelled sash windows and shutters, picture rail, dado rail, inglenook fireplace with wood burner
- Family/music room with oak flooring, inglenook fireplace with exposed chimney breast, bressummer and wood burner - recesses either side providing log storage, picture rails.
- Dining room with oak flooring, panelled window and French doors opening onto the garden
- Kitchen/breakfast room has a range of painted cabinets complemented by wooden work surfaces, inglenook recess housing a two oven Aga plus electric oven, 1 ½ bowl butler sink, separate Pantry housing washing machine, fridges and shelving with light and china sink
- WC with high level cistern, hand basin on chrome legs and wood flooring
- Cellar - stone steps leads down to the cellar which is divided into chambers housing boiler and hot water system with storage and power and light
First floor landing gives access to:
- Master bedroom, forms part of the original 16C house with wattle and daub to one wall, exposed beams, stripped floors, built in wardrobes and stylish en suite with roll topped bath, pedestal hand basin, WC, sliding sash window, semi vaulted ceiling and cast iron radiator.
- Guest bedroom, sash window overlooking the front of the property, painted panelled walls, attractive Regency pine feature fireplace with cast iron insert and marble hearth
- En suite bathroom with cast iron roll top bath, pedestal hand basin, WC and painted panelled walls
- Bedroom 3 currently arranged as a library with fitted shelving feature fireplace with cast iron insert, wide gauge boards, door that gives access into eaves storage with power and light
- Family bathroom stylishly fitted with cast iron roll top bath, chrome fittings, WC, pedestal hand basin, painted panelled walls and chrome towel rail - door giving access through to the laundry/linen room
- Second floor landing leading to:
- Bedrooms 4 and 5, the latter having stunning exposed beams to walls and vaulted ceiling, dormer windows with views over the private paddocks, freestanding roll top bath, enclosed WC and hand basin,
- Barn/stable - detached C17 GII listed former stable, attractive red brick under Kent peg tiled roof a wealth of beautiful exposed timbers, perfect to convert into an annexe (planning consent has been advised )
- Studio with semi vaulted ceiling, painted beams, workshop and various outbuildings
- Beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds of about 3 acres
The property is accessed via a wrought iron gate and path to front entrance, walled boundary, lawns well stocked flowers beds pergola with climbing roses. A five bar gate gives access onto the gravel drive providing ample parking and central pond. The delightful gardens are well stocked with herbaceous borders, flowering shrubs, perennial and annual planting, a variety of fruit and tree species, yew hedging well manicured lawns, attractive wall and wrought iron gate leads to croquet and rose garden. Adjacent to the property is the 2 acre paddock with mature trees, fruit and vegetable garden, and to the top of the paddock the owners are creating a re -wilding garden.
Great Selson is situated in a rural setting on a quiet country lane close to the historic village of Eastry, having a good number of lovely period properties, an excellent range of local shops and amenities including public house, primary school and Post Office with general store.
The Cinque Port town of Sandwich on the mouth of the River Stour lies just 3 miles to the north east and is renowned for its many fine timber framed buildings and has a good selection of shops, restaurants and amenities, together with schools including the Sir Roger Manwood Grammar School and Northbourne Park Prep school. Golf Courses include St Princes at Deal and the famous championship Royal St George's being the home of the 2020 'Open.
Eastry village is now bypassed and the A256 dual carriageway connects southwards to the A2 trunk road, Port of Dover (11 miles) with ferry services and on to the A20/M20. The new high speed Javelin rail service runs commuter trains in the morning and evening from Sandwich station via Ashford to London St Pancras with a travelling time of approximately 1 hour 20 minutes (or regular services from Dover station in approximately 1 hour 8 minutes). The seaside town of Deal is about 6 miles. The Cathedral City of Canterbury is about 12 miles with its excellent range of shops and amenities, cultural interests and wide choice of schools in both the private and state sectors.
From Canterbury take the A257 east for about 6 miles, passing through the village of Littlebourne. When you reach Wingham village, turn right at the T junction just after the Dog Inn onto the High Street. After a short distance turn left onto Staple Road. Proceed for about 1.8 miles and turn left into Durlock Road. Take the first right into Lower Road. Continue for 1.8 miles and turn right at the crossroads onto Hamill Road. After about a mile turn left into Selson Lane continue along country lane, passing Hamill development, and Great Selson will be found about 0.5 a mile the on the right hand side.
- Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity, water, Private drainage.
- Local Authority: Dover
- Council Tax band (2018/19): G
- Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
- Viewings: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01227 781600
Grade II* listed property
Grade II listed barn/stable
Outbuildings inc studio
About 3 acres in all
3 Reception Rooms