15.4 C
London
Friday, September 18, 2020

Salutations in Sandwich

The sale of a £4.5 million Grade I listed house designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens

 

Once described as “Britain’s smartest bed and breakfast” by the Financial Times, The Salutation in Sandwich, Kent has also appeared on Channel 4’s Four in a Bed and Gogglebox programmes. The Grade I listed house, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, is now for sale for £4.5 million (update September 2014: Reduced to £3.5 million).

 

The Salutation, Knightrider Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9EW
The Salutation, Knightrider Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9EW

The front elevation of the Grade I listed Lutyens designed house
The front elevation of the Grade I listed Lutyens designed house

Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens OM KCIE PRA FRIBA (1869 - 1944)
Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens OM KCIE PRA FRIBA (1869 – 1944)

Gertrude Jekyll (1843 - 1932)
Gertrude Jekyll (1843 – 1932)

Built for the Farrer family, whose firm remains to this day as one of Britain’s best known legal practices, The Salutation was constructed between 1911 and 1912 and includes 11,438 square foot of accommodation. In addition to the main house, there is also a 4 bedroomed secondary residence, a converted coach house, a gardener’s cottage and a gatehouse.

 

The house boasts an impressive staircase
The house boasts an impressive staircase

This drawing room is one of 5 reception rooms
This drawing room is one of 5 reception rooms

The dining room comfortably sits at least 12
The dining room comfortably sits at least 12

The main house includes an impressive kitchen
The main house includes an impressive kitchen

Amongst the secondary properties included in the sale is the 4 bedroomed Knightrider House
Amongst the secondary properties included in the sale is the 4 bedroomed Knightrider House

The gardens are a delight
The gardens are a delight

A view of the house from the gardens
A view of the house from the gardens

Standing in 3.5 acres and incorporating part of the medieval town walls, the main highlight of this property are the gardens “designed in the spirit of Gertrude Jekyll”. Restored by the current owners, Dominic and Stephanie Parker, the gardens have been open to the public and have attracted up to 30,000 visitors per annum. Tickets are priced at £6.50 for adults and £3 for under 16s and with a gift shop and tea room, further income has also been generated.

 

Of why they are selling, Dominic Parker told Kent Online:

 

“The Salutation is hard work and not really working for us as a family now the children are growing up. It is time for a change after nine years, but I will miss it as it is a beautiful place”.

 

“It is a big responsibility and we were always aware we were just another custodian. We have done our bit and quite excited about having new people coming in”.

 

This Queen Anne style house is undoubtedly one of this Cinque Port town’s finest homes. It is for sale through Knight Frank.

 

 

Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:[wysija_form id=”1″]

6 COMMENTS

  1. A beautiful historic property next to a wonderful town. To those who would clear out the tourists! Why would you hide a national treasure? I hope it finds a open minded philanthropic owner.

  2. Both my wife & I stayed there last year and it is a very special house indeed.
    I agree with the FT it is certainly Britains smartest and also one of the most charming. Dominic Parker is also one of the most charming hosts so it is sad they are selling from that point of view.
    It also seems a very air price for something so special.
    4.5m would hardly by you terraced house 2 hours up the road in London!!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

The Distraction of Christian B

As Christian Brueckner’s lawyer highlights that German police have found no link to ‘disappearance’ of Madeleine McCann, we suggest distraction technique is ‘in play.’

Mother Maxwell

Matthew Steeples suggests Jeffrey Epstein treated Ghislaine Maxwell like a “mother figure.”

Phillip Schofield – What a Plonker!

All-round plonker Phillip Schofield’s wine range condemned as “only fit for the bin” and “no more palatable than fizzy Ribena;” it looks like his “sh*tty offering” might go the same way as that sold by Sir Cliff Richard.

Is Now a Good Time?

As Britain likely moves into further lockdowns, drug dealers are changing the way they operate and communicate; they now bizarrely demand customers ask: “Is now a good time?”

Five of the Worst – Undesirable Homes Currently For Sale

‘The Steeple Times’ selects five undesirable homes currently for sale that many would say would remain best avoided; they’ve all been in the news and they’re all connected to infamous names.

Instagram – Ban Larysa Switlyk

Change.org petition launched to demand the evil sex toy-shover-up-the-bums-of-sheep and killer of endangered species Larysa Switlyk be banned from Instagram.

Monster of the Moment – Larysa Switlyk

Massacring monster Larysa Switlyk boasts about killing an endangered Coke’s hartebeest and a wolf also; she shares such for personal profit and frankly Instagram should be ashamed of itself for enabling her.

Stoning the Mucky Madam

As filmmaker Sean Stone suggests Ghislaine Maxwell could expose unpleasant truths for Hollywood, Virginia Giuffre scores another blow against the mucky madam and her late associate Jeffrey Epstein.

Fergie’s Monster

Sarah Ferguson – a woman whose non-sweating ex-husband counted a monster paedo as his friend – deservedly slammed as she announces she’s going to be going online to read ‘The Monster Who Came to Visit.’

Chic Chicheley

Grade I listed Baroque mansion Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire for sale for £7 million or 62% less than the current owners have spent on it.

Flicka-ing off the Safety

Conservative MP for Kensington Felicity ‘Flicka’ Buchan should be utterly ashamed of herself for voting against safety measures to prevent another Grenfell Tower disaster.

Five of the Best – Houses for Sports Fanatics

‘The Steeple Times’ discovers five properties that will appeal to serious sports fanatics with a desire to indulge their passions at home that are currently for sale.

Hero of the Hour – Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson was spot on in calling out the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s £100 million Netflix deal “just awful” and “drivel.”

Moron of the Moment – Richard Madeley

Alleged shoplifter and husband of pisshead Richard Madeley has proven himself delusional in declaring himself an expert on coronavirus.

Georges Simenon’s ‘House of Happiness’

Tiny French pied à terre on the Côte d’Azur once owned by the ‘Maigret’ author Georges Simenon for sale for just £107,000; he described the property as his ‘house of happiness.’

Wally of the Week – Lady Green

BHS bandit Sir Philip Green’s wife’s bleating about being stuck on her yacht in Monaco is nothing but pathetic; Lady Green plainly has no comprehension of how out of touch she truly is with reality.

Weather Now

London
clear sky
15.4 ° C
16.7 °
14 °
71 %
2.1kmh
0 %
Fri
20 °
Sat
21 °
Sun
23 °
Mon
23 °
Tue
19 °