A beautiful Listed Jacobean manor house in a village setting with lake and land

THE VINE FARM HOUSE and paddocks - about 7.4 acres

The Vine Farm is a beautiful Grade II* listed, Jacobean manor house dating from the 17th century. Arranged in a classic ‘E’ shape and providing a wonderful family home, the house retains many period features, including a wooden bell tower sitting to the centre of the mellow red brick, symmetrical façade. Set within a pretty and popular village the house also benefits from the seclusion of its gardens and grounds.

Impressive double oak doors open in to a lobby and drawing room beyond. This fine room is double aspect having French doors opening to the terrace and views over the land and distant countryside. Tall ceilings and panelled walls set the scene for this historic home. The western wing of the ‘E’ provides a superb library/billiard room with deep triple aspect windows and a fireplace. Across the staircase hall, a dramatic space in its own right, sits a bright study with wonderful distant views to the garden and beyond.

The east wing of the house is home to a very generous kitchen, again benefiting from being triple aspect and looks into the pretty front courtyard. The kitchen is fitted with extensive units of French oak arranged around an island and there is ample space for a breakfast table. Set conveniently across a lobby to the back of the house is the dining room, which is currently used as a further sitting room.

A thoughtfully conceived glazed walkway connects the house to useful outbuildings, providing a boot and utility room as well as serving as the everyday entrance to the house.

The magnificent primary staircase rises past a tall leaded light window to the first floor landing. The principal bedroom suite stretches across much of the back of the house, with a generous en suite bathroom and equally generous connecting dressing room; the room is well positioned to enjoy views over the paddocks and countryside beyond. Three further well-proportioned bedrooms are found on this level, served by two family bathrooms, one of which has a sauna and a large sunken whirlpool bath.

The secondary staircase, rising from just by the kitchen, continues to the second floor where the wonderfully named Cyclops room has a round window and is a superb vantage point over the surrounding countryside. This was once a nursery and is now a sitting room. Three further bedrooms and a bathroom provide spacious accommodation.

Further land is available in addition if desired - up to 28.94 acres of pasture land that is considered suitable for the planting of vines.

This property has 7.4 acres of land.


The Vine Farm House is approached over a gravelled driveway from the village street which arrives at courtyard between the garaging and Vine Cottage before continuing to the main house. The front elevation of the house has a central porch and the two wings either side. Mature clipped yew hedges echo the symmetry, standing to each side of a lawn with a central path leading to fountain and a gateway leading to the church beyond.

The house sits in an elevated position overlooking the garden. An impressive terrace stretches across the back of the house and enjoys long distant views to the south, across expansive lawns bounded by a ha-ha and thus giving an uninterrupted vista through to a wide avenue of trees and the farmland beyond. To the west is an historic and recently restored small lake.

To the side of the lawn, an arch through tall yew hedging leads to the partly walled garden with a wonderful “crinkle crankle” wall to one side. There is a greenhouse and walled vegetable garden. To the other side is a more wooded area and together the different areas of garden provide great structure and interest.

Paddocks lie beyond the garden, extending to about 7.4 acres. Further land may be available in addition.


Northbourne is an attractive village with amenities including a church, public house and popular primary school and lies close to the A256, which gives easy access to Sandwich and Dover. The seaside town of Deal offers comprehensive shopping facilities including boutique and High Street shopping and markets together with leisure and educational amenities. One of the Cinque Ports, historic Sandwich provides a good range of High Street and independent shopping together with two world-class golf courses, Royal St George’s and Prince’s. The area offers plentiful outdoor pursuits with lovely coastal cliff walks, fishing and sailing.

Regular train services to London run from Walmer station, and the High Speed service from Dover Priory to London St Pancras has a journey time from just over an hour. Access to the Continent is excellent via the Port of Dover, the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone and Eurostar services from Ashford International.

There is access to a broad selection of schools in both state and private sectors, including Northbourne C of E Primary School in the village, Sandwich Junior School, Sandwich Technology School and Sir Roger Manwood’s School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted), Northbourne Park, The Davenport, Beech Grove, Ripplevale, Brewood and Dover College.


From Canterbury: Join the A2 towards Dover and remain on this road for 6.2 miles. At the traffic lights turn left onto Westcourt Road. Follow this road through the villages of Shepherdswell and Eythorne. Beyond Eythorne, at the roundabout with the A256 take the 2nd exit, continuing ahead and then then turn left onto Willow Woods Road. After 2 miles turn left at the crossroads towards Northbourne. [The Vine Farm can now be seen straight ahead on the hill top above its fields]. At the next junction turn right onto The Street. The Vine Farm can be found on the right-hand side

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Other features

  • 5 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen and cellarage
  • Principal bedroom with dressing room and en suite
  • 6 Further bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (1 with sauna)
  • Garden, summer house and greenhouse
  • Double garage and outbuildings
  • Further land available - up to 29 acres

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Ref: CAN210287

The Street, Northbourne Deal Kent CT14

Guide Price

Ref: CAN210287

The Street, Northbourne Deal Kent CT14

Guide Price