English Heritage Listed Grade II Home with all modern amenities. Restored, luxury, peace and quiet located in Hythe, Kent on the sea in mid village location. Walk to all shops, seaside, walled garden. Three bedrooms, including very large master suite, dining room, living room with fireplace, kitchen, pantry with washer and drier, two bathrooms. Main house built 1107, additional large wing built 1335 by Hamo de Hethe, Bishop of Rochester. Georgian wing built 1811 has two bedrooms and library with internet.
Decor is eclectic with family heirloom furniture and our collections of antiques from England, France, Spain, Japan, Mexico, California and early American Federal. New fitted modern kitchen and bath, private walled garden with outdoor dining, walk to shops 10 meters, lovely village with all amenities.
Activities include golf clubs, swimming pool, day spa with exercise equipment, cricket grounds, beach with promenade. Great country walks to casteles and Roman ruins.
Transportation: by rail to London 45 minutes; Paris two hours; Canterbury 20 minutes by car; Channel Tunnel to Calais, France is ten minute drive with 30 minute crossing. Local bus.
Exploration: Canterbury, Tonbridge Wells, Rye, Whitstable, Sandwich, Botany Bay. Saltwood, Leeds, Bodum and Dover castles all local.
South East coast of England near Dover, and France is a day trip with your car by tunnel. Seaside village with easy access to London, Paris.
We are a retired couple living in our historic family home. Our backrounds are university educated couple who have worked as college professor, architect, and design. Our main interest are Kent Archealogy, and we are currently writing a book about this house, and exploring the excavations of Anglo Saxon and Medieval pottery in Kent.
We have traveled widely, and have settled here after long careers in California and the east coast of America in New England.
We are eager to share our home with people having an interest in Norman and Romanesque architecture of the British Isles, and those wanting to experience the Kentish area staying a month in our comfortable and luxurious accomodation.