Oxney, St. Margarets-at-Cliffe, Dover, CT15

Oxney, St. Margarets-at-Cliffe, Dover, CT15
Oxney, St. Margarets-at-Cliffe, Dover, CT15

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About Oxney, St. Margarets-at-Cliffe, Dover, CT15, England

Oxney Court is an elegant Grade ll baronial gothic manor house located on the Kent coast. It has extensive grounds and formal gardens together with further accommodation in two cottages. It is situated in a most secluded and discreet setting, accessed by a long private drive.

Oxney Court has an interesting history. Whilst there has been a house on this site for a few hundred years the current house dates from the late 17th century. The 19th century saw further changes and additions. In the early half of the 20th century the house was damaged by fire. In 1997 the property was sold and a sympathetic reconstruction of Oxney Court took place. This restoration and improvement was carried out to the most exacting standards. This has resulted in a house of the highest quality providing an exceptional environment for living and entertaining.

Substantial gates open to a driveway which passes through ancient woodland before continuing through more formal gardens on approaching the house. A second drive bears off through the woodland leading to the family Cottage. A circular driveway gives access to the mansion house bounded by expansive lawns to the front of the property.

A striking entrance porch leads to an octagonal reception hall with stone flooring. Moving through, the staircase hall has a stone fireplace and a sweeping staircase leading to the first floor landing. Beyond, the elegant principal reception rooms stretch across the front of the house. The main accommodation is provided over three floors.

The ground floor accommodation consists of a fine, generously proportioned dining room which is in the gothic style. There is a large bow window with detailing and a high ceiling with ornate mouldings. The drawing room has a striking mirrored wall and a double sided fireplace to the end of the room which also opens into the library with fitted bookshelves. Beyond is the triple aspect sitting room which, like the dining room, has gothic detail. Together these rooms provide a wonderful space for both family living and formal entertaining.
A spacious corridor to leads to a double aspect study, panelled with oak and on to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted with handmade oak units arranged around an island unit and is naturally illuminated by a large roof light. An elegant hexagonal conservatory is set to the southern corner of the house and views of the garden to the rear.

The first floor consists of elegant and spacious bedroom suites. The master bedroom is of good proportions having a bow window with easterly views and double doors to a well appointed bathroom. This can also be approached from the tower staircase. From here, double doors overlook the turreted porch below. The family bathroom is situated to the rear of the first floor. Across the front of the house are three well-appointed suites, the largest enjoying a triple aspect. A fifth bedroom is found at the rear, adjacent to which is a large rooftop balcony with a southerly aspect.

The second floor consists of a number of store rooms. They have the potential for conversaion to further accommodation subject to any necessary consents. The tower staircase continues to a third floor where a sixth bedroom with shower room is found, and beyond this the staircase terminates on a fourth floor with a rooftop enjoying views across the gardens and grounds.

There are cellars and store rooms beneath the main house.

There are more formal gardens, enclosed by high walls, with yew hedges crossed by stone pathways. The sizable vegetable garden has raised beds, beyond which lies a tennis court and the tennis pavilion, which also provides a gym, garden store and garaging.

The gardens and grounds are laid to areas of lawn interspersed with laurels and rhododendrons and surrounded by deep belts of trees and woodland. The lawns are underplanted with a great variety of flowering bulbs, shrubs and other plants and the more formal garden to the rear of the house has deep herbaceous borders enclosed by yew hedging and high brick walls. There is a further area of garden, mostly laid to lawn, as well as a rose garden which is enclosed by box hedging, and an arbour. In the woods there is a magnificent tree house with rope bridges and a hobbit house.

A short distance away is an oak framed outdoor dining room and entertaining space, which has a fireplace, barbeque and kitchen. It can be open or closed to the elements depending on the weather.

To the rear of Oxney Court is a paved courtyard, enclosed in part by a high brick wall and on the far side of which is the former stable block which provides a self-contained guest annexe with a large bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Adjacent to this is a superb cinema room. A bathroom and a separate shower room and changing room serve the pool and there is a large laundry room, together with a plant room.

Rose Cottage (Family Cottage) is set away from the house, away from the formal gardens and set within the woodland. The accommodation here extends to some 1750 square feet and is arranged over two floors. A staircase from the entrance hall at the centre of the house gives access to a sitting room and a dining room, each with a pair of bay windows. A store room/study in the centre of the house has access to a pair of French doors. The kitchen/breakfast room has stairs leading down to a cellar below. There are further store rooms and a guest cloakroom at the rear of the property. The first floor has four evenly proportioned bedrooms with two bathrooms.

Oxney Cottage (Staff Cottage) is situated close at hand to Oxney Court, a discreet distance away from the guest accommodation at the rear courtyard, and has a separate parking area. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with an extensive open plan kitchen and sitting room with two bedrooms and a bathroom above.

St Margaret’s village provides a good range of local amenities including shops, a Post Office, GP surgery, church, newsagent/general store and a popular primary school. Further leisure, educational and shopping facilities are available in nearby Deal, Dover and Canterbury.

St Margaret’s Bay is sheltered for swimming, fishing, sailing and other activities The cliff top is mainly in the care of the National Trust with some excellent walks. There are golf courses at nearby Kingsdown and Deal with St George's at Sandwich..

Transport connections are very good. The A2 provides access to the M2, the A20 at Dover links to the M20 and Martin Mill station is on the same line as the High Speed link to London St Pancras. The area has good ferry and tunnel connections to the Continent.

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United Kingdom Sotheby's International Realty

Property ID:LON210543

Unique Reference Number:LON210543

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