From grand sweeping country houses to characterful period flats, here are some of the most beautiful properties on the market.
This stunning four-bedroom house has been beautifully preserved. Almost all original chimneypieces are still in place, as are the glorious windows, shutters and panelled casements, plus cupboards, cornicing and pitch pine floorboards. There are two cast-iron Juliet balconies on the first floor and original iron spear railings with urn finials at street level. At the entrance is a beautiful neo-classical door case with an arched fanlight.
Aislaby Hall is a fine example of the outstanding Georgian houses built in this Classical style. Dating back to 1742 it has stunning features such as stone quoins, a wonderful symmetrical facade, enormous sash windows and beautifully grand rooms. In addition to the principal house which overlooks its glorious, private gardens, there is an adjoining three bedroom cottage and Georgian stable block across the rear courtyard.
5 bedroom detached house set within a Victorian walled garden, an architecturally modern property with stunning views over its own land and beyond. The Walled Garden is situated in a slightly elevated position, accessed off a quiet, no through access lane. Constructed about twenty years ago, the concept for The Walled Garden was inspired by the Barcelona Pavilion designed and constructed in 1929 by Mies van der Rohe. Essentially a glass envelope with a steel frame, interlocking with a richly coloured, tall Victorian wall, the property is one, which displays elegance and simplicity.
Shaw house is an exquisite early 18th Century Georgian House that has been transformed by one of the leading designers in the world to create a fabulously rich and textured interior retaining many of the beautiful period features. Originally built in 1711 by a wealthy wool merchant and subsequently extended in 1840 by John Smith.
Located at the end of a straight tree-lined avenue, Shaw House is designed in the Classical style and constructed of ashlar stone with a combination of stone and slate roof. The striking facade incorporates 12 pane sashes, a cornice and a central pediment with an oval wreathed oculus along with a parapet with balustrade. It is complimented by a two storey 1840 wing which has a Dutch gable with oculus and urn finials to the parapet. The wing to the right of the front was remodelled in the early 18th century and comprises two storeys with attic. The house has a wealth of period features including ornate wood panelling, ceiling cornices and open fireplaces. Surrounding the house are approximately 6½ acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds that include delightful walled gardens.
5 bedroom end of terrace substantial grade II listed property situated in a superb location overlooking Ramsgate Harbour with views down the Kent coast to the Goodwin Sands and France. `Houses like these are rare to come by as there are few left which haven't been turned into flats or modernised unsympathetically.
This magnificent house dates back to 1630 and was largely rebuilt in 1730, forming part of a terrace known as The Bank. The house is set well back from the road behind a large iron gateway and there is a wonderful Roman 'Doric' entrance with elaborate detailing. The interiors retain beautiful early eighteenth century paneling and staircases with perhaps even earlier features in some of the front rooms having retained very ornate ceiling moldings, shutters, floorboards and fireplaces. The house has had a thoroughly sympathetic restoration and improvement program over this period of ownership and has an exceptionally large garden in excess of 200 ft. The house offers in excess of 3,000 sqft and offers five bedrooms, versatile reception areas and two/ three bathrooms.
Rare two bedroom balcony flat in the iconic Brunswick Square set on the first floor of an imposing seafront townhouse, this beautifully grand apartment radiates all the charm of a characteristically regency style home. South facing, floor to ceiling sash windows with direct panoramic sea views which flood the space with light, high ceilings and huge room proportions.
Trawgoed Mansion is a rare opportunity to own a slice of British history, this Grade II star listed home offers a chance to live in a bygone era, and all in unique grounds and gardens approaching 10 acres. The present owners have begun the restoration process of the historic home and there is now the chance for new owners to finish off the works and own this estate. The elegant grand entrance features a 19th century marbled chimney with a remarkable tiled fireplace. A spine corridor offers access to the main rooms, which include a lavish 18th-century former drawing room and library. The library is certainly the finest surviving room and was commissioned and designed in the mid 19th century by the era’s famous interior design firm, Maples & Co. It is brightly painted and gilded in an Empire style, and is, in fact, possibly the finest existing example of an Empire-style salon remaining in the country.