Virtual viewing available: A rarity! A 18th century townhouse of great charm and immense style
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Quietly situated in Walmer Castle Road, Merwald House offers grand accommodation of a manageable size. Full of character and original features, the rooms are spacious and beautifully proportioned with lofty ceilings and large public areas, giving a feeling of space and light.
A gated vestibule leads up steps to a magnificent front door. On entry one is aware of the special nature and character of the home. The current owners have decorated and styled the property with flair and panache, totally in keeping with the mood of the house.
A long hallway, on two levels, with original patterned tiles leads to the principal rooms. On the right is an elegant drawing room with a lovely fireplace and a wide window to the front, the perfect room for formal entertaining. Opposite is the snug, a more intimate room with an ornate fireplace and steps to the kitchen.
The kitchen has been thoroughly remodelled with new units and a wooden topped peninsula breakfast bar. An Aga sits comfortably in a tiled recess. There is ample room for a table for informal dining. A glazed door leads to the garden and fills the kitchen with sun from the south west facing aspect. A door from the kitchen leads to an internal passageway with further doors to the outside and to a cellar.
Opposite the kitchen is the dining room, a lovely room ideal for a family gathering or a long, relaxed dinner party. Adjoining is a small, original garden room. There is a useful ground floor cloakroom.
Stairs rise to a generous landing. All the bedrooms are doubles and are individually and beautifully styled. The principal bedroom at the rear has an en suite bathroom as does the adjoining bedroom to the front; the remaining two bedrooms at this level share the shower room at the end of the landing.
On the second floor there is a further bedroom, with lovely views over the garden, and a relaxed seating area with a door out to the roof terrace from where there are far reaching sea views.
The garden is a complete delight and a fitting accompaniment to the house, thoughtfully landscaped and planted. A brick pathway meanders past shrub and flower beds to a vegetable garden and summer house. High brick walls give privacy and protection. At the far end an archway leads into an enclosed garden storage area.
A sheltered patio is accessed off the kitchen and offers an ideal space for al-fresco dining. The single garage is accessed via a private road almost opposite the house.
Walmer offers a superb range of shops and amenities and there are several well-regarded state and independent schools. Merwald House is enviably situated a short distance from the beautiful pebble beachfront with coastal walks to either Kingsdown Cliffs or to Sandwich Bay. Walmer Castle and its award winning gardens are close by. Nearby golf courses include the historic Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, host to The Open Championship 2021
Neighbouring Deal, former winner of the Daily Telegraph's "High Street of the Year" award, offers a further array of amenities.
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. The area has good access to the Continent.
From Canterbury: Leave on the New Dover Road/A2050 . Continue for 2 miles. Merge onto the A2. At the Whitfield roundabout continue on the A2 for 2 miles. At the Duke of York's roundabout take the 1st exit onto Deal Road/A258 and continue for 5 miles. As you pass through Walmer, turn right into Walmer Castle Road. The property will be seen on the right.Read all
- Entrance hall
- 5 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 3 Basement stores and wine cellar
- Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- 4 Further bedrooms (1 en-suite) and shower room
- Roof terrace
- Brick outbuilding
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Walmer Castle Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent
Walmer Castle Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent