Charles Dickens’s holiday home has come onto the market. Bleak House, which sits on the Kent cliffs overlooking Viking Bay, is a large six-bedroom Grade II-listed property that dates back to 1801.

It was here that the author wrote much of David Copperfield. The house has been recently renovated, including the museum in its basement with its prison cells, old artefacts and underground inn.

 

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Bleak House is £2 million through Terence Painter Properties (01843 866866) or www.terencepainter.com.

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