Gooseberry Hall Lane, Dover, CT15

4 bedroom house - detached for sale

Guide price £1,200,000 For Sale

1 acre of land, 4 bedrooms, and permission to build another 2-bed house! This stunning Grade II listed cottage with four bedrooms presents an excellent opportunity to acquire an impressive and elegant family home while also offering a promising business prospect. Its charming and characterful features make it a unique find, and we highly recommend taking a closer look to explore its full potential.

Built in 1896 and designed by the renowned Victorian architect George Devey, this cottage showcases a unique blend of dressed stone and red brick adorned with rendered upper levels, exquisite tile-hung gable ends, and captivating cantilevered bay windows. With its remarkable architecture, extensive outdoor space, and modern amenities, this cottage is sure to captivate the discerning buyer. Furthermore, full planning permission having been granted to convert and extend one of the on-site garages into a two-bedroom holiday let. This addition offers a fantastic opportunity for passive income or can serve as a private annexe for extended family or personal use. The versatility of this space also opens doors to various business venture possibilities.

Nestled within the tranquility of idyllic village surroundings and standing majestically on just under an acre of meticulously manicured gardens, this cottage is perfect for a family looking for more space, privacy, and outdoor activities in a beautiful country setting. Whether you desire a peaceful retreat or a space for lavish entertainment, this property provides the perfect canvas to create your dream home. Nearby, there is a renowned local pub within walking distance from the property. Additionally, outstanding primary schools, a farm shop, and charming play parks are just a short drive away. The location itself is excellent, as it gives easy access to Canterbury, Dover, Deal and Folkestone, benefitting from the breathtaking views, fresh sea air of the seafront, peacefulness and natural beauty of the countryside, and the convenience of the city, with the nearby train station of Snowdown giving direct links into Central London, (London Victoria)

Outside, the property boasts a delightful croquet lawn and mature trees, creating the perfect atmosphere for relaxing and memorable outdoor activities for the whole family all year round. The generous off-street parking and large driveway provide convenience and ease for multiple cars. With three detached garages giving ample storage and a workshop, as well as a private gated entrance, security and exclusivity are assured.

Inside, the property offers impressive features and amenities, including four reception rooms, affording ample space for both lavish entertaining and comfortable family living. The modern kitchen was added to the property in 2018, bringing contemporary design and functionality into the heart of this historic home. Modern luxury appliances, sleek countertops, and thoughtfully placed lighting create an atmosphere that seamlessly blends convenience with style. Both the kitchen and bathrooms have underfloor heating, which practicality aligns seamlessly with the style and elegance of the entire home. The incorporation of newer elements into this traditional setting has provided a harmonious balance between the charm of the past and the efficiency of the present. Upstairs, it has four good-sized bedrooms, including a dressing room in the master bedroom, with potential to be turned into an on-suite if desired. Also, upstairs is a large family bathroom equipped with a bath, and large shower enclosure. The property further benefits from the installation of double glazing (installed in 2014) enhancing energy efficiency and maintaining a comfortable ambience throughout the year. The presence of two log burners complimented by a recently installed full modern central heating radiator system adds a touch of warmth and character, creating a cozy haven during the winter months.

In summary, this Grade II listed four bedroom detached cottage offers a rare opportunity to own a home of undeniable charm and historical significance. With its remarkable architecture, extensive outdoor space, and modern amenities, this cottage is sure to captivate the discerning buyer. Whether you desire a peaceful retreat or a space for lavish entertainment, this property provides the perfect canvas upon which to create your dream home.

Identification Checks

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Room Sizes
Ground Floor Leading To

Lounge 22' 3" x 15' 8" (6.77m x 4.78m)

Sun Room 12' 8" x 4' 8" (3.85m x 1.41m)

Study 9' 7" x 7' 7" (2.91m x 2.32m)

Snug 12' 5" x 10' 11" (3.79m x 3.32m)

Dining Room 13' 7" x 13' 7" (4.14m x 4.14m)

Kitchen 20' 6" x 10' 6" (6.24m x 3.19m)

Boot Room With Shower Room Attached

First Floor Leading To

Bathroom With Bath, Shower, Toilet and Wash Hand Basin

Bedroom 16' 5" x 16' 4" (5.01m x 4.98m)

Bedroom 10' 3" x 6' 11" (3.13m x 2.10m)

Bedroom 12' 4" x 11' 6" (3.77m x 3.51m)

Bedroom 12' 8" x 12' 6" (3.87m x 3.81m)

Dover Area Guide

The gateway to Europe with Britain’s history at its heart Dover is one of the more affordable towns in Kent and so attracts families and first-time buyers looking to put down roots. Dover to Lon