Published: 10:27, 21 January 2020
| Updated: 11:50, 21 January 2020
Make plans for a great summer in a Grade II-listed seaside house that stands in two acres.
Wallett’s Court is in the hamlet of Westcliffe, just outside St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe, on Dover’s White Cliffs.
An old manor house, it comes with two detached cottages and an all-weather tennis court.
A distinguished history is recorded for the property, which was most recently a successful hotel and restaurant, closing in 2016.
The six-bedroom main house has a galleried entrance hall leading to a 32ft drawing room and a 31ft sitting room, each with beams, inglenook and church views.
A dining room leads to a garden room, from where steps lead down to a wine cellar.
The kitchen has a utility room and there is a downstairs cloakroom.
One refurbished cottage has two bedrooms, with the second having one bedroom.
There is an annexe in an old staddle hut.
The property was once owned by Eleanor of Castile, who married Edward I in 1254, when they were 13 and 15 respectively.
An effigy of Eleanor is carved into one of the structural oak posts.
Perry Mercer, of Marshall & Clarke says: “This is a very special opportunity to become the custodian of one of the most historically important Grade II-listed houses in the area.”
St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe has shops and primary school and is above the cove at St Margaret’s Bay.
Wallett’s Court is priced at £1.75m.
Ring the agent on 01304 852960
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