A Victorian Manor House
Nestled in a lush English garden setting in the leafy suburb of Walmer. Built in 1898 Hacklewood Hill is one of the few remaining Victorian Manor Houses in the city, and as such retains much of the elegance and grace it would have boasted when its first inhabitants – a young doctor and his family – once lived here. Guests are greeted with intricately stained-glass doors, gleaming wooden floors and the gentle sheen of wooden banisters lovingly buffed and polished for more than a century. Wandering around the house’s two reception rooms, your eye naturally gravitates from one fascinating period piece to another.
Walmer is an affluent residential area known for tree-lined streets bordered by lavish homes. The upscale Walmer Park shopping mall houses department stores and a food court, while the 9-hole Walmer Golf Estate offers views onto part of the Baakens Valley. In the valley, the Lower Guinea Fowl Hiking Trail crosses flood plains and Dodd’s Farm, a nature area with rich vegetation and a mountain bike path.