6 bedroom detached house for sale
Property description & features
- Tenure: Freehold
- An imposing listed home of superb proportions
- Three reception rooms and a south westerly facing conservatory
- Six bedrooms, three bathrooms
- Situated in the centre of town
- Dungeness is 3 miles and Camber Sands about 5 miles away
- Ashford International about 17 miles with frequent services to London
Skinner House is an imposing property rebuilt in 1695 with 16th century origins. It provides generously proportioned accommodation, arranged over three floors, and has an unusual wealth of original features and history.
The Trompe l’Oeil decoration of the hall, staircase and one bedroom is believed to date from the early 1700s. It was discovered by the current owner and restored by an expert. There are also twelve decorative painted landscape panels that date from the same period and are thought to be the work of an itinerant Dutch artist.
There are three substantial reception rooms with oak and pine panelling and a grand staircase which, unusually, retains its full width leading to the second floor.
On the first floor, are two bathrooms and four bedrooms. The layout could lend itself to create a self-contained apartment. The second floor provides two further attic bedrooms together with a bathroom.
The gardens lead to the side and rear, with established trees and shrubs and a gateway leading to the double garage.
The property is situated in the historic centre of Lydd town, close to the church, also known as The Cathedral on the Marsh. Lydd provides a selection of local shops, stores, primary school, airport and golf course. Fresh fish is available at Dungeness.
The larger town of Ashford is about 17 miles away and offers a wider range of facilities and can be reached within about 25 minutes. Schools include Highworth, Ashford School and The Norton Knatchbull.
Ashford International railway station runs regular 38 minute high speed services to St Pancras/Kings Cross making London readily accessible.
*All mileages and distances are approximate.
Square Footage: 4,519 sq ft
From Ashford take the A2070 coastal bound and follow the signs to Lydd on the B2075. Proceed into the town and turn left at the church into Cannon Street and proceed straight over into Skinner Road. The property will be found shortly on the right hand side.
Services: All mains services connected.
Local Authority: Folkestone & Hythe District Council - Tax band F
There is a shared access over the drive.
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