Published: 06:00, 14 September 2021
| Updated: 14:46, 14 September 2021
Looking for a home that stands out from the crowd? It doesn't get more unique than this Georgian property on the Kent coast that includes the oldest surviving former operating theatre in England.
The home in Admiralty Mews at Walmer, near Deal, is for sale with Strutt and Parker for £1.5 million.
It makes up the central section of the building, originally constructed in the early 19th century as a naval hospital before becoming home to the Royal Marines School of Music.
When it was a hospital, it housed 300 patients and had sections known as the Dead House, the Insane House and the Cookhouse.
The property's main reception room, once an operating theatre and later the director of music's room, is semi-circular with windows on all sides, and the original preparation and storage shelves are still intact.
There's so much space to relax and entertain that the current owners have comfortably fitted in two grand pianos.
There are three reception rooms, as well as four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Across the width of the building and facing the sea is the double-width drawing room with elegant archways, while the double aspect dining room adjoins a well-fitted kitchen.
The main bedroom, which has views of the Channel, has a large dressing room and both rooms have en suite bathrooms.
Outside there is an enclosed back garden with lawns and shrub beds and hedges on three sides.
The property also comes with four parking spaces.
To find out more about 8 Admiralty Mews, which is on the market through Strutt and Parker's Canterbury office, click here or call 01227 473707.