Virtual viewing: A handsome and historic listed country house set in beautiful wooded grounds, with a very fine suite of formal and informal entertaining rooms.Woodville Hall is listed Grade II and was built in the early 1840s for the Reverend Ellice. For many years it was owned by Henry Coleman, a well-respected local surgeon. It was during his ownership that Edward Elgar, whose family originated from Dover, stayed at the property and whilst there is reputed to have written his famous ôEnigma Variationsô.In 1921 the house was sold to the Hollis family. During their ownership, Mr Hollis purchased the aero-engined racing car Chitty 2 from the estate of Count Zoborowski. This became the inspiration for the famous Ian Fleming childrenôs book "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"Arranged around a magnificent hallway with a sweeping cantilevered staircase are the propertyôs stunning reception rooms, comprising a drawing, dining and sitting room of beautiful proportions. The kitchen is fitted with hand painted units and is situated to the rear of the house along with further excellent ancillary accommodation in the form of a study and two offices. The substantial basement provides storage, games rooms, laundry and wine stores as well as a gardenerôs kitchen.Off a landing, lit by a glazed cupola, there are five principal bedrooms, all with original shutters. The principal bedroom sits to the front, adjacent to the family bathroom and there is an en suite guest bedroom. The remaining bedrooms are served by two further bathrooms and a superb second floor provides six additional rooms and a shower room.This property has 12 acres of land.OutsideWoodville Hall is set in magnificent arboretum style grounds, with superb specimen trees, varieties of deciduous native trees and conifers of magnificent proportions, giving complete privacy and seclusion to the rear garden.The house is approached via a sweeping in and out drive way, and there is a garage block which comprises of a four bay cart barn.