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Magic small Kentish estate

Oxney Court is an elegant small estate in Kent which has been restored from a state of near ruin. The principal façade of the property is Strawberry Hill gothic. Inside, high ceilings and a mixture of gothic and Georgian styles are combined: the dining room has large bow window with gothic style detailing and ornate mouldings, while the library has a Georgian feel with panelled bookcases and an oak floor. The triple aspect sitting room is also has gothic detail, and all the reception rooms lend themselves to either family or formal entertaining.

An inner hallway leads to the kitchen/breakfast room and the oak-panelled study while the hexagonal conservatory has the best views of the rear gardens. Cellars and store rooms lie beneath.

Upstairs the first floor is arranged as a series of generous bedroom suites. The master bedroom suite mirrors the dining room below and its well-appointed bathroom is also accessed from the tower staircase. Three further suites, the largest of which has a triple aspect, run across the front of the property and a fifth bedroom lies to the rear, adjacent to which is a large rooftop balcony with a southerly aspect.

The second floor could be suitable for adaptation into a further suite, while the tower staircase continues to the third floor where bedroom six and its adjacent shower room is found, and beyond which terminates on the fourth floor which is home to the rooftop. Which enjoys excellent views over the gardens and grounds.

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Outside are the more formal gardens, which are enclosed by high walls, and an extensive vegetable garden, beyond which are the tennis court and pavilion. Additionally a rose garden and an arbour add to the charm. There are 35 acres of gardens and grounds.

Oxley Court is located near Deal (five miles) and Dover (four miles), and Canterbury is 19 miles.

The guide price is £4.5m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01227 473 720 or visit

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