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In the grounds of Grade I Listed Restoration House The developers have created a magical landscape which runs down from the new Italian Water Garden to the old Brewery that once inspired the young Charles Dickens.

There are now two spacious and beautiful apartments looking for sympathetic new owners.

The developers have happily broken all the normal rules of development to make a unique space where you can live, work and dream and - who knows - create your own bit of history.

The Brewing Rooms:

2/3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on mezzanine floor.

Large entrance hall, double height living room (39 x19 feet) with beautiful light (could also be used as studio or work room);

Double height kitchen dining room with glazed bricks;

Double height sitting/dining/library room with traditional Swedish Kakelunga (ceramic wood burning stove from 1900);

Smart lighting and audio system

Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms

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The brewery is within the secluded grounds of Restoration House, so called because Charles II stated there on the night before his Restoration.

In the 19th century, Restoration House became the model for Miss Havisham's House in Great Expectations.

In the early 19th century it is likely that the young Charles Dickens visited the Brewery while living in Chatham and later used it as the basis for the scenes in Chapter 8.

The first Brewery in the current position was built around 1750 to access the pure water from a local chalk spring. Hops were grown on site and the first Brewmaster was called John Shepherd.

The current buildings date largely from the 1840s to 1913, when the main tower was built. Woodham's acquired the site in the late 19th The property lies in a Georgian part of the ancient city of Rochester, and there are views from the upper floors of the Norman castle and cathedral. The city centre is probably best known for its associations with Charles Dickens and the attractive high street is lined with a selection of Georgian and Victorian period houses

Rochester is known for specialist shopping and an active cultural programme. There is a good range of schools in both the independent and state sectors, including The King’s School and separate boys’ and girls’ grammar schools.

The M2 (Junction 1) gives access to the motorway network and also links with the Bluewater shopping centre and Ebbsfleet International station. There are good commuter services from the new Rochester station with journey times to London St Pancras from 36 minutes and other services to Victoria, Cannon Street, London Bridge and Charing Cross.

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Ref: CAN180389

Woodhams Brewery, The Terrace, 19 Victoria Street Rochester ME1

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Ref: CAN180389

Woodhams Brewery, The Terrace, 19 Victoria Street Rochester ME1

Guide Price