Virtual viewing available: A fascinating historic property
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Fairfield House is an architecturally rare property, as evidenced by its Grade I Listing. Believed to date from the 14th Century, the house is built in a style more frequently seen in the Weald of Kent and some significant features are still in evidence, including several dragon beams and Wainscott panelling in the dining room.
A panelled and studded front door opens to the hallway. To the left is the dining room, an interesting room with significant period features. From here a door leads to the drawing room, a bright triple aspect room with a magnificent beamed ceiling with two dragon beams. To the right of the hall is the study/snug, affectionately known as the Buttery; this room also sports a dragon beam. The ground floor accommodation is completed by the kitchen/breakfast room, a cloakroom and a large utility room/ pantry. A useful cellar is accessed from the pantry.
There are two staircases to the first floor. The main staircase rises from the pantry and leads to three bedrooms and the family bathroom. The main bedroom is accessed from the drawing room staircase,- the principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom. A door from the landing opens into the second bedroom.
This property has 0.45 acres of land.
To the front of the house is a secluded garden with a tall conifer hedge giving good levels of privacy. There is a parking space to the front. A driveway to the side, shared with an adjoining cottage (not owned), leads to the garage and pedestrian access to the rear garden.
The rear garden is simply arranged and laid to lawn with a wide terrace running the width of the house. Steps lead up to the lawn which is bounded by wide shrub beds.
Across the drive are two substantial outbuildings - a former forge with original workings still intact and a barn with substantial storage arranged over two floors. To the rear of the barn is a further area of lawned garden with some fine specimen trees.
Fairfield House is situated on the outskirts of the village of Eastry. The village offers a range of local facilities including shops, a pub, doctor and baker. The ancient medieval Cinque Port of Sandwich has a further range of specialist shopping and other local facilities, as does Canterbury. Both Sandwich and Canterbury have a good range of schools in both the independent and state sectors.
The local area is well served with transport links with the Eastry Bypass linking the Channel ports of Dover and Folkestone to the arterial routes of the A2 and A20 at Dover. These, in turn, link to the M2 and M20 giving access to the motorway network and Eurotunnel vehicle shuttle to the Continent; Ashford International (29 miles) offers regular Eurostar services to the Continent.
From Canterbury: Proceed south on the A2 towards Dover and continue on the dual carriageway at Whitfield towards Dover. Take the first turning on the left [signposted to Ramsgate and Sandwich (A256)]. At the second roundabout take the first exit into Eastry village. Continue towards the centre of the village and Fairfield House is on the left hand side, shortly before the crossroads.Read all
- Architecturally rare with significant period features
- Entrance hall
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room with utility room
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- 3 Further bedrooms and family bathroom
- Garage and garden
- Former forge
- Substantial barn outbuilding
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