Virtual viewing available: An important and historic Grade II listed townhouse
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8 Admiralty Mews forms the principal central section of a very fine Georgian building. The entire building is steeped in history. It was originally built as a naval hospital in the early 19th century, and then became home to The Royal Marines School of Music. This elegant and spacious home incorporates not only the oldest surviving operating theatre in England but some of the former offices and tutorial rooms of the music school. History is never far away!
Standing sentinel in the centre, no 8 dominates the parade, with a large Tuscan pillared entrance portico and a handsome pediment surmounted by a clock and an elegant domed cupola. A landmark building!
The grand front door leads into a wide and welcoming T shaped entrance hall. To the left is the former Director of Music room now a gracious reception room with tall ceilings with egg and dart cornicing. Opposite is a good size bedroom and ensuite bathroom. At the end of the hall a wide staircase leads up the first floor. There is a secondary door to the outside and rear garden. At the head of the T is the former operating theatre. It is semi circular in shape and has the original preparation and storage shelfs still intact. It makes a wonderful entertaining and party room. The current owners use it as a music room where two grand pianos easily get lost!! Windows on all flanks flood the room with light.
The wide staircase leads up to the bright first floor landing. Across the width of the building and facing the sea is the double width Drawing Room with gracious and elegant archways. This is a fabulous room. Beautifully proportioned and light filled, it is the perfect place for formal or informal entertaining with lovely sea views. Across the landing is the double aspect Dining room which adjoins the well fitted kitchen.
The stairs lead up to the top floor where the bedroom accommodation is situated. The main bedroom is spacious and grand, with a large dressing room adjoining. Both the bedroom and dressing room have ensuite bathrooms. From the bedroom there are great views of the Channel. The remaining accommodation is made up of two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
To the rear of the house is an attractive enclosed garden with lawns and shrub beds. Hedges on three sides gives good levels of privacy, and there is plenty of space for table and chairs for alfresco entertaining. There are four parking spaces.
Located on the Kent coast, Walmer is home to an historic castle and shares many amenities with neighbouring picturesue Deal, former winner of the Daily Telegraphs High Street of the Year award, with a selection of independent boutique shopping, cafés, public houses and restaurants, together with a stretch of pebble beach extending to Sandwich Bay in one direction and Kingsdown Cliffs in the other. Nearby Sandwich, Dover and Canterbury are easily accessed and together provide a comprehensive range of services.
The area offers plentiful outdoor pursuits with coastal cliff walks, fishing, sailing and a golf course, with Sandwich offering two world-class golf courses, Royal St Georges and Princes. Stations in Walmer and Deal provide direct High Speed train services to London St Pancras and Ashford International, with local connections to Charing Cross, Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich and Canterbury. There is good access to the Continent.
From Canterbury. Follow the A2 towards Dover. At Duke of Yorks Roundabout take the 1st exit onto Deal Road (A258). Continue into Walmer. Continue in The Strand and just before Deal Castle turn left into Admiralty Mews and park in the visitors parking.Read all
- Historic house
- Wonderful reception rooms
- Sea views
- Spacious accommodation
- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
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