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Maltshovel House is a delightful town house set in the heart of Sandwich within the medieval walls. Taking its name from its past life as a public house, Maltshovel House is thought to date back to the 16th century. Grade II Listed, the house is full of the most wonderful character: from the deliberately askew front door (understood to be the signature mark of the carpenter) to the full height timber framing on display at the heart of the building.
An entrance hall draws one into the house, passing a generous sitting room to the front. Well lit by a large bay window, the room has a deep inglenook fireplace with the original malt shovel hanging above. To the centre of the house, with windows to the garden, is a well-proportioned yet intimate dining room with a further inglenook fireplace. Beyond is a fantastic kitchen/breakfast room with a garden room to the far end. Comfortable all year round and being a bright but cosy space in the winter, the room opens to a terrace and provides a wonderful indoor/outdoor entertaining space, maximising enjoyment of the house with its amazing garden.
Upstairs the principal bedroom enjoys an en suite bathroom, with two further bedrooms and the family bathroom at this level. The staircase continues, climbing past the exquisite exposed timber framing, to arrive at bedroom four.
The large and sunny walled garden is a unique feature of the property, stretching back well over 100ft. Mainly laid to lawn with beds either side, the garden also has some lovely mature trees and provides a secluded oasis in the middle of town. There is useful pedestrian access to the rear of the garden.
A Swedish built timber, two roomed building provides an excellent home office, with mains electricity, heating and WiFi enabled.
Maltshovel House is immediately adjacent to a lovely small Grade II listed Art Deco Cinema, who are the perfect neighbours with sound proofed walls which add to the secluded feel of the large, bright and sunny walled garden.
Long held as one of the finest and complete medieval towns in England, Sandwich has all that one would expect of a thriving and prosperous town, and the property has easy access to a wide range of shops, restaurants, schools and cultural attractions, both locally and in the nearby towns of Deal and Canterbury.
Being close to the coast, Sandwich Bay is a huge unspoilt beach, great for walking and picnicking. There are three world renowned championship golf courses, including Royal St Georges.
The local station offers High Speed connections to London, and the A256 joins the A2/M2 and M20/A20 at Dover. There is good access to the Continent.
From Canterbury: Leave on the A257 east towards Littlebourne and Sandwich, and continue to follow the A257 for 11.5 miles, before taking the second exit at the roundabout onto Ash Road. Continue for 0.75 of a mile and then turn right onto St Marys. Take the second turning on the left onto Delf Street, where the property will be found on the right, adjacent to the Empire Cinema.Read all
- Entrance hall
- 2 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom
- 3 Further double bedrooms and family bathroom
- Garden office/studio
- Walled garden
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