29 Ac(11.74 Ha)
Guide price £850,000

Napchester RoadWhitfield, Dover, Kent, CT15 5HD

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Sold in October 2018
  • 3 bedroom self-contained annexe
  • Variety of farm buildings
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Redundant swimming pool
  • Scope to adapt further

Open House 23rd April 2016. 12 noon – 4pm, registered viewings only.

About this property

  • Great Napchester Farm is a well located and extremely pretty residential farm situated to the north of the village Whitfield. The property extends to approximately 29 acres of predominantly grassland, with equestrian facilities, various former agricultural buildings and scope to adapt and renovate.

    The farm is characterised by its handsome period farmhouse believed to date back to the 16th century, which occupies an idyllic secluded position surrounded by its own land and enjoys views of the unspoilt open countryside. The approach to the farmhouse is up a long private drive lined with post and rail fencing and with paddocks either side.

    Great Napchester Farmhouse

    Great Napchester is a Grade II Listed timber framed traditional style farmhouse with well proportioned rooms, good ceiling heights and classical period features including exposed beams, sash windows and open fire places.

    On the ground floor there is an open plan reception hall and drawing room with a splendid inglenook fireplace and a wood burning stove. This room is central to the house and is full of character. The large farmhouse kitchen is a particular feature and has recently been updated with new units and worktops (but remains incomplete). It combines a contemporary edge but in a traditional style, in-keeping with a farmhouse of this age. The adjoining utility/boot room which also doubles up as a rear entrance hall is a good size and incorporates a downstairs w/c with stairs leading down to a cellar. Furthermore there is the dining room/lounge and small study on the ground floor. On the first floor lies a master bedroom, which incorporates a bath and hand-wash basin in a recessed area and needs completing to form an en-suite. There are four further bedrooms, a dressing room and a newly fitted family bathroom.

    PLEASE NOTE - We are aware that alterations have been made to the property prior to planning consent being obtained. However the property has scope for a buyer to make further improvements and alterations to suit their individual requirements and style, subject to necessary planning permissions.

    The Annexe

    An adjoining annexe to the rear of the main house provides excellent ancillary accommodation. The annexe can be accessed via the main house or separately through its own entrance. Comprising a reception hall, sitting room, newly fitted but again incomplete kitchen, utility room, three good size bedrooms and a newly fitted bathroom, the annexe provides additional spacious accommodation which could be used as separate staff or family accommodation or could be incorporated for use within the main house.

    The annexe also requires some repair and redecoration as the current fit out is not complete.

    Gardens and Grounds

    Immediately surrounding the house are pretty gardens laid mostly to lawn, beech hedging and mature trees and shrubs. To the front of the property is a timber and tiled garage with adjoining tool store. Beyond the more formal gardens is a paved area comprising an old swimming pool and summer house, both require some refurbishment.

    Equestrian Facilities and yard/farm buildings

    The buildings lie a short distance from the house and are in good order. There is an excellent steel framed barn with 10 internal boxes and a tack/day room. A further modern steel framed barn incorporates kick boards to all sides, excellent lighting and further open-fronted bays to the side providing scope to adapt into additional stabling or storage. Please note, this building does not currently have planning permission to be used as an indoor riding school. There are also further farm buildings including a timber workshop, two former turkey sheds now used for workshops/storage and a nissen hut, all in very basic condition.

    The Land

    The majority of the land lies to the east of Great Napchester Farmhouse. The land is predominantly pasture in good sized paddocks and there are two areas of woodland. The main part of the land flanks the drive on both sides, with broadleaf woodland along the northern and southern boundaries. The woodland to the northern boundary is ancient and BAP priority Habitat woodland.

    There are no public footpaths across the land providing a private and secure setting for the house. However, off Napchester Road is a bridleway onto The North Downs Way, which provides fantastic riding or rambling opportunities.

Local information

  • Great Napchester Farm is located at the end of a long privately owned driveway close to the village of West Langdon. Idyllic and peaceful, it is nevertheless within easy reach of the village of Whitfield for everyday needs, while the popular towns of Dover, Sandwich and the cathedral city of Canterbury have a more extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities.

Additional information

  • Leisure: There are a number of local golf courses, including Royal St. George's and Prince's at Sandwich Bay. There is racing at Folkestone, local sailing at Dover Sea Sports and local clubs include the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club.
  • Equestrian: There is a good selection of show centres in the area including Denne Hill (9 miles), Breach Barn (10 miles), Limes Farm Equestrian Centre (13 miles), Blue Barn Farm (27 miles), Willow Farm (26 miles) and Chilham Castle (21miles), all offering a range of disciplines at varying levels. Good hacking locally with the North Downs Way.
  • Comprehensive shopping: Whitfield (1.6 miles) has a very good range of local shops and essential amenities, whilst Dover (5 miles) and Sandwich (9.2miles) offer more comprehensive shopping facilities. In addition the larger towns and cities of Folkestone (10.9 miles), Canterbury (15 miles), Ashford (23.2 miles) and central London (76 miles) are all with reach.
  • Schools: There are good schools locally, both independent and state sectors. Noteworthy schools in the area include: Dover College, Ashford School, Kent College, St Edmunds School Canterbury and The Kings School Canterbury.
  • Mainline rail services: Trains from both Martin Mill (2.8 miles) and Kearsney (2.9 miles) provide services to London Victoria and London Bridge with journey times from 1 hour 54 minutes. The High Speed service to London St Pancras can be accessed from Dover Priory with journey times from 1 hour 6 minutes and from Ashford International with a journey time from 38 minutes.
  • Communications: The A2 and A20 are easily accessible from the property, which provides access to the M2, M20 and wider motorway networks providing fast routes to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports. The property is also conveniently placed for access to the continent, being situated within easy reach of the port of Dover, the Eurotunnel Terminal at Cheriton and Ashford International for the Eurostar.
  • Directions: Directions: From the Whitfield roundabout on the A2 heading towards Dover take the first exit onto Sandwich Road, continue on for about 0.6 miles and take the second right into Napchester Road. Follow this lane into the countryside and Great Napchester Farm will be found after about 1 mile on the left, marked by a small triangle of grass and the property's sign.
  • EPC Exempt