£1,400,000 - £1,500,000 Guide Price. Marvellous Grade II* Listed Residence. Breathtaking river views. Elegant period interiors - 6,600 sq/ft. Seven bedrooms/ four bathrooms. Five reception rooms. Large mature garden + listed Victorian summerhouse. Historic town location. Excellent commuter links. Highly regarded schooling options. Immersive 3D guided virtual viewings available.
Fine and Country take great pleasure in presenting The Limes, an exceptional Grade II* listed residence enviably located on the sought-after St. Margaret's Street within the historic town of Rochester; it affords breathtaking elevated vistas over parkland and the River Medway beyond.
Evidence of this unique home's rich past prevails, exhibiting huge character and boasting in excess of 6,500 sq/ft of well appointed living accommodation with numerous period features and huge, elegant interiors. Noteworthy elements include striking fireplaces, beautiful timber sash windows, wood panelling, an enchanting oriel window to the front elevation, a grand oak winding staircase and a drawing room ceiling adorned with exquisitely ornate decorative plaster that dates back to the 1680's.
The Limes represents an extremely versatile family home well suited to large/multi-generational families and/or those who wish to work from home. The house is currently configured over four floors, with seven bedrooms served by four luxurious bathrooms. A wealth of entertaining space can be enjoyed, with five reception rooms, two kitchens, a dedicated utility room, a guest-quarters kitchenette and a substantial cellar complex.
This regal home is blessed with a mature west facing walled garden, exhibiting fine lawns interspersed with an array of stunning specimen trees, prolifically well stocked flower beds and charming ornamental pond. A flagstone sun terrace to the rear of the home and the most charming, listed victorian summerhouse offer superb al fresco dining options while enjoying the breathtaking views over parkland and the River Medway.
Parking has long since been a premium in central Rochester, yet The Limes affords sufficient off-road parking for 8/10 vehicles.
Just a stone's throw from Rochester Castle and Cathedral, The Limes is within easy walking distance of the town's characterful high street with its cafe culture, bars and many popular restaurants. A host of artisan boutiques and unique independent shops will appeal to those looking for something different.
Founded in 604 ad, Rochester Cathedral is the second-oldest in England. And has been a place of worship for over 1400 years. And just opposite, the 12th century Norman castle is one of the best preserved in England and France, proudly overlooking the River Medway and its marina. The castle grounds play host to open-air cinema, and seasonal concerts, including the very popular annual Proms and fireworks. Rochester is also well known as the home of Charles Dickens and provides the setting for many of his novels.
Well regarded and popular grammar and independent schools are within easy reach including King's School, Gad's Hill and Cobham Hall.
Ideally located for the commuter, Rochester has a mainline train station that has recently been updated offering a fast service to London in as little as 20 minutes to Stratford International and direct trains to Victoria, Charing Cross, St Pancras and London Bridge. For those travelling by car, there is easy access to the motorway network, with the M2/A2 and M20 providing direct links to the M25. Bluewater shopping centre is just 25 minutes away, offering 300 shops, bars, restaurants and cinemas, under one roof. The whole Kent and Sussex coast is yours to explore within easy travelling distance. Easy airport choices include Stansted, Gatwick and London City.
Council Tax Band G
EPC Rating Exempt