by Aspect County

For anyone who wants to surround themselves in history and live in a small mansion house with amazing Georgian features, this superb property is a classic example. It includes very high ceilings, beautiful wood panelling and wood panelled doors, ceiling roses, oak flooring and vast multi pane sash windows with fold back casement shutters.

Dating from 1730 it has been home to a number of illustrious owners including Baroness Orczy who wrote the famous Scarlet Pimpernel and scared the locals by driving her five excitable Transylvanian horses along the narrow lanes of Thanet at high speed.

Sweeping into the driveway and stopping outside the front door you can immediately begin to feel echoes of the Regency period and you rather expect some liveried footman will open the front door for you. While this is unlikely to happen, once inside the feeling engendered by the delights of a bygone era continue as you take in the glory of the reception hall with its original Minton tiled floor, stunning wide Georgian staircase, high ceiling and large windows providing plenty of natural light.

The drawing room is equally impressive with its magnificent marble fireplace and three virtually floor to ceiling windows and access to the garden. This room leads through to the good sized dining room with its large marble fireplace. These two rooms make an excellent venue for entertaining although the family are likely to relax in the modern but country style kitchen/ breakfast room with its inset Aga, large central island and breakfast bar with a hob and oven as well as a dishwasher and American fridge freezer.

The basement offers plenty of potential for additional facilities. One of the rooms used to house a full sized snooker table so, with its size and beamed ceiling, would make an excellent games room/bar. There are two other rooms for those favourite wines and a utility room with a power shower and sauna as well as access to the garden.

The agents are Fine & Country. Telephone 01227 917172