A grand and imposing detached Victorian residence, set within well-established grounds including a garage and gated driveway, in the heart of Deal's historic conservation area and within easy reach of its bustling town centre and beaches. Wellington House was built circa 1888 and is a ... Read more
A grand and imposing detached Victorian residence, set within well-established grounds including a garage and gated driveway, in the heart of Deal's historic conservation area and within easy reach of its bustling town centre and beaches. Wellington House was built circa 1888 and is a masterpiece of elegance and grandeur. The ornately detailed architecture of its handsome faade merely hints at the wealth of fine period features within.
The property is entered via a leaded, stained glass door, which opens into a welcoming entrance porch. A set of original double doors in turn open into a spacious entrance hall, with dado rails, decorative corbeling, tall skirtings boards and a beautiful oak staircase which rises to the first floor.
To the front of the house, there is a dual aspect drawing room, with exposed floorboards, picture rails, cornicing and a tall, square bay sash window overlooking the street. The centrepiece for this elegant room is a cast iron fireplace with a beautiful marble surround. The dining room is to the rear of the house and is an equally impressive dual aspect room, with wood panelling, exposed floorboards, traditionally styled radiators and another square bay sash window. The fireplace has attractive floral tiling and a finely carved oak mantle and surround.
At the end of the hallway, a stained glass door leads to a wonderfully light and airy kitchen/breakfast room, which runs the entire length of the house and enjoys superb views over the gardens. The kitchen has been fitted with a good range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around wood block work surfaces, some integrated appliances and Amtico wood effect flooring. There is a useful WC just off the kitchen and a door which leads to a gated side access.
Another door leads from the kitchen/breakfast room to a staircase which descends to a spacious sitting room on the lower ground floor. This has a natural stone tiled floor with underfloor heating, a fireplace with a wood burning stove and a set of bi-folding doors which open onto the rear garden.
There is a generous double bedroom to the front of the lower ground floor, with a lavishly appointed en-suite bathroom. This has been fitted with a traditionally styled white suite, including a freestanding rolled top, claw foot bath and a separate shower enclosure. Also on this floor, there is a utility room, a boiler room and a study/office.
On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to four generously proportioned bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is a superb, dual aspect room with picture rails and a cast iron fireplace with a striking marble surround, whilst the guest bedroom has an en-suite shower room. All four bedrooms have cast iron fireplaces and built-in wardrobes, whilst the three without an en-suite all have a sink.
Wellington House is set back from the street behind an attractive brick wall, with a set of wrought iron double gates opening onto a driveway, which provides parking for two/three cars and leads to a detached garage. The rear garden measures approximately 61 ft x 41 ft and is walled to two sides. It is mainly laid to lawn, with mature flower and shrub borders, several mature trees and a block paved patio area adjacent to the house. The garden is south facing and enjoys a good degree of privacy.
Wellington House is ideally located, just a short walk from both the beach and the town centre in the bustling town of Deal.
Deal is a popular seaside town which lies eight miles north-east of Dover and eight miles south of Ramsgate. It is a former fishing, mining and garrison town. Close to Deal is Walmer, steeped in history, and a possible location for Julius Caesar's first arrival in Britain.
Deal became a 'limb port' of the Cinque Ports in 1278, and grew into the busiest port in England; today it is a seaside resort and its quaint streets and houses are a reminder of its history along with many ancient buildings and monuments. In 1968, Middle Street was the first Conservation Area in Kent. The coast of France is approximately twenty five miles from the town and is visible on clear days. The impressive Tudor castle was commissioned by King Henry VIII and has an unusual rose shaped floor plan.
There is also a non-League football club, Deal Town FC, which plays at The Charles Sports Ground and a rugby club, Deal & Betteshanger Lions, who play at the old RM Drill Field off Canada Road.
There is a farmer's market on Wednesdays, which sells local produce, as well as a well-established market on Saturdays. The town has a strong independent retail sector along with a number of more widely known shops in the town centre. The popular Astor Theatre in Deal offers musical performances, live theatre, exhibitions, movies, classes and clubs.
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