Savills | Waldershare Park, Waldershare, Dover, Kent, CT15 5BD | Property for sale
Guide price £4,750,000 -​ £11,225,000($5,718,278 -​ $13,513,194)

Waldershare ParkWaldershare, Dover, Kent, CT15 5BD

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Impressive 6 bedroom principal farm house with commanding parkland views
  • Victorian former kennels complex and traditional riding school
  • A further 17 estate cottages with significant rental income
  • A range of further buildings either already having planning permission or offering potential for a variety of different uses (subject to necessary planning consents)
  • Set within glorious mature parkland, farmland and woodland
  • In all extending to approximately 433.6 acres (175.5 hectares)

An historic country estate with income producing residential and commercial portfolio.

About this property

  • Situation
    Waldershare Park is located near Eythorne, a rural village in the East of Kent between Canterbury and Dover. The cathedral city of Canterbury lies 13.9 miles to the north west and offers many cultural interests, excellent shopping centre and a good selection of schools in the private and state sectors, universities and colleges. The Village of Eythorne has a range of local amenities including a church, village store, a public house and a primary school.

    Summary and History
    Forming a large part of the original Waldershare Park Estate, the property is an intriguing combination of houses, cottages and buildings in a mature parkland setting. There are currently three separate driveways and it may be possible to create further access points subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

    The mixture of let property types currently generate a significant rental income with an overall potential in the region of £250,000 per annum. There is also potential to further enhance revenue from future alternative uses of buildings and land, subject to the necessary consents.

    Waldershare Park was laid out in 1702-1710 by Sir Robert Furnese with many of the trees planted remaining in maturity today. Sir Robert's daughter, Catherine, married the 1st Earl of Guilford in 1751 and the park has remained in the Guilford family ever since, presently being occupied by the 10th Earl.

    Description
    Lot 1 - Home Farm 99.15 acres (40.11 hectares)

    Situated at the heart of the Estate and towards the original mansion house (now in separate ownership), Home Farm comprises a collection of houses and buildings in a superb position, with views over landscaped parkland.

    Lot 2 - The Kennels and Riding School 106.27 acres (43 hectares)

    Towards the northern edge of the Estate and with access directly off Kennel Hill Road is the original kennels, stables and ancillary buildings including cottages and associated stores.
    The Kennels and Riding school date back to the late 1800's and are Grade II listed. The Kennels has been split into 9 different units, constructed of yellow brick with red brick dressings and slate roofs. The large riding school fronts an open stable courtyard, itself with secondary side courts with cottages and store houses, all in finely detailed brickwork.

    Lot 3 - Waldershare and Canterbury Parks 148.36 acres (60.03 hectares)

    The Lot 3 land at Waldershare Park extends to 148.36 acres of highly attractive rolling arable farmland and pockets of established woodland.

    According to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, the land is predominantly freely draining lime-rich loamy soils, being well suited to spring and autumn-sown cereals and other crops including grass. The land is split between the following uses:
    - Arable: 131.77 acres
    - Woodland: 15.58 acres
    - Driveways/tracks: water and miscellaneous - 1.01 acres

    Currently the arable farmland land is let on a Farm Business Tenancy until 30/11/22.

Local information

  • Waldershare Park is located near Eythorne, a rural village in the east of Kent between Canterbury and Dover. The cathedral city of Canterbury lies 13.9 miles to the north west and offers many cultural interests, excellent shopping centre and a good selection of schools in the private and state sectors, universities and colleges. The Village of Eythorne has a range of local amenities including a church, village store, a public house and a primary school.
  • Eythorne 1.4 miles, Dover 6.2 miles, Canterbury 13.9 miles, Central London 74.7 miles
  • Direct train services from Dover Priory (6.37 miles) to London St Pancras International in 65 minutes. Direct train services from Shepherds Well (1.63 miles) to London Victoria in 113 minutes.
  • (Distances/times approximate)

Additional information

  • Aerial Video available at https://youtu.be/zO63vaIT8aM
  • Directions: what3words///surveyors.pastels.logged what3words gives every 3m x 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address. This one describes the precise entrance to Waldershare Park at Canterbury Lodge. DIRECTIONS (CT15 5BD) From the A2 heading towards Dover take the turning to the left signposted to Coldred located approximately 11.5 miles from Canterbury. Follow Coldred Hill for 0.5 miles until you reach a right hand turning up Church Road. Continue along Church Road for 1 mile until you reach the entrance on the right at Canterbury Lodge.