Associate Director, Residential AgencyCanterbury Estate Agents
The White House is a handsome Grade II Listed village house, offering beautifully appointed and elegant accommodation, with the combination of both Georgian and Victorian architecture resulting in a wonderful balance of character and light filled rooms. The current owners have done much to improve the property during their ownership with a refurbishment programme including the kitchen, high quality bathrooms and the addition of details such as beautiful wooden floors. The conversion of the stable building has provided first class secondary accommodation. Nestled in the heart of the village the house offers a wonderful family home.
The front door within the handsome Georgian façade opens to a long reception hall joining the two periods of architecture and giving access to the versatile reception rooms. Occupying the Victorian part of the house, the formal drawing room is a beautiful space with tall ceilings, large sash windows and a fireplace with a wood-burning stove; the room is further filled with light via glazed doors opening to the conservatory with views over the gardens.
Returning along the hall to the older part of the house there is a generous study and a comfortable sitting room. The kitchen occupies the depth of the house providing a good sized family space. Arranged around an Aga, it is fitted with painted handmade units with an island and there is plenty of room for a table. The house benefits from an exceptionally spacious lower ground floor providing the practical ancillary space (such as boot rooms, laundry and wine cellars) that makes a house of this stature function so well.
Two gracious staircases rise to the first floor allowing flexibility of use. There are four bedrooms including a fine principal bedroom at the front which echoes the Victorian proportions of the drawing room. The second bedroom has a sumptuously fitted en suite bathroom with fittings by Catchpole and Rye, including a freestanding copper bath. The two further bedrooms are currently used as dressing rooms and are well fitted with bespoke storage and wardrobes. The family bathroom is, again, beautifully fitted and both have wonderful oak herringbone floors. There is a further useful Jack and Jill bathroom.
THE STABLE Created by the current owners, The Stable is a superb self-contained cottage, and is finished to the same high standards seen in the principal house.
The cottage provides a lovely reception room with a separate kitchen, which is fitted with painted wooden units. There is a cloakroom and entrance lobby.
The bedrooms have vaulted ceiling with mellow exposed beams; there is a separate bathroom and an en suite shower room to the principal bedroom.
This property has 0.6 acres of land.
A driveway sweeps up towards The White House leading to parking in front of the house and to a second access adjacent to The Stable.
The gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped to provide a lovely setting for the house with clipped topiary and hedging. A terrace sits to the front of the house overlooking a lawn bordered by mature trees. The swimming pool area is, again, beautifully landscaped providing a delightful, sheltered area to enjoy.
The White House is situated in the vibrant village of Eastry, a short distance from the historic town of Sandwich. The well-served setting offers a wide array of amenities, including a local store, Post Office, butchers, bakers, pharmacy, public house and church, as well as a range of eateries.
Sandwich is home to a further selection of shopping and cultural attractions, whilst an extensive array of facilities can be found in Canterbury, including excellent educational options. The Kent coast and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve are also close by, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the surrounding countryside with wonderful walking and cycling routes. There are numerous well-regarded golf courses in the local areas, including Royal St Georges.
Sandwich mainline railway station has fast and frequent connections to London, and the A2 links to the M2 motorway and further afield, with the area also benefitting from good access to the Continent.
From Canterbury: Leave on the A2 towards Dover and continue towards Dover on the dual carriageway at Whitfield. Take the first left turn (signposted Ramsgate and Sandwich A256). At the second roundabout take the first exit to Eastry village. Continue through the village, passing the Post Office on your left, and the brick pillared entrance to the White House will be found after a short distance on the left hand side.Read all