Breaches, Westerham, Kent

Breaches is an enchanting period house, formerly home to Alice Hargreaves, better known as Alice in Wonderland. This elegant and historic house is constructed around a 16th century frame with varying 18th and 19th century additions. With its handsome and symmetrical façade and an octagonal elevation to the side, Breaches is attractive to the eye and the stone pillared drive way flanked by mature limes makes for an impressive entrance.

The house is full of period features including exposed beams, panelled doors and sash windows, some with working shutters. The house benefits from an impressive reception hall with inglenook fireplace and a well proportioned dining room with bay windows overlooking the garden.

view of rear of house

The accommodation is extensive. As well as the six spacious bedrooms there is also a cellar with three rooms. The master bedroom includes a pretty marble fireplace and the second floor bedrooms have interesting vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and double aspect windows providing wonderful views over the gardens towards the North Downs.

Well-established herbaceous borders and mature trees line the carefully maintained lawns to the side and rear of the house. A part-walled lawn with summerhouse and a lower garden with fruit cage, shed and a greenhouse can be found to the side of the house. A path leads from the garden to an area of meadow with a large Gunnera and from here the path continues down to the River Darenth and further meadows.

front of the house

Breaches, Westerham is on the market for £1,100,000. For further information please call Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01732 740600.