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Extremely handsome village house in Kent

Berwick House is an outstanding country house in Kent with parts dating back to Queen Anne, and mentioned as far back as the Domesday Book. The property has been elegantly interior-designed and all the entertaining rooms have plenty of advantages.

The double-aspect drawing room has an open fireplace; one wall is entirely made up of attractive fitted bookshelves. In the dining room an inglenook fireplace has a bresummer beam and deep recesses to each side. The cosy sitting room with its beamed ceiling and open timber studding separates it from the hand-painted kitchen/breakfast room. The study is reached from the kitchen, and a stable door leads out to the courtyard, while outside doors from the garage lead to the wine cellar.

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Upstairs are the master bedroom suite and two further good-sized bedrooms (the largest is en-suite), and the family bathroom on the first floor. The second floor has a further two bedrooms and a good-sized bathroom.

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Outside, the property is approached over a long drive through woodland naturalised by snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells. The grounds are bordered by a stream and are well planted with shrubs, ferns and herbaceous plants. The formal gardens are very pretty, with box-edged beds and an Orangery. Adjacent to the lawn is a water garden with a pond, and the enclosed heated pool benefits from a paved surround.

Berwick House is situated on the outskirts of Lympyne which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers good local facilities including a village primary school. Canterbury is 15 miles for further amenities and Ashford International is just eight miles for fast trains to London.

The guide price is £895,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01227 473 707 or visit

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