A striking, single storey, detached barn style residence, set within an exclusive collection of just three traditionally styled homes surrounding a charming communal green and duck pond, in this delightful rural setting. Oak Lodge was rebuilt to an exacting standard in 2017, using the latest ... Read more
A striking, single storey, detached barn style residence, set within an exclusive collection of just three traditionally styled homes surrounding a charming communal green and duck pond, in this delightful rural setting. Oak Lodge was rebuilt to an exacting standard in 2017, using the latest modern building techniques and high quality materials, such as bespoke wood framed double glazed windows and doors, oak internal doors and a high quality kitchen and bathrooms.
However, great care has been taken to ensure that internal features such as the beamed and vaulted ceiling in the sitting room and the Victorian style radiators throughout, lend a traditional feel to the interior, whilst externally, the dark weatherboarding ensures that Oak Lodge blends in with its rural surroundings.
The front door opens into a welcoming entrance hall, with wood effect Karndean flooring throughout. A long, central inner hallway leads to four, well proportioned bedrooms, a utility room and a beautifully appointed family bathroom. This has a contemporary white suite with a double ended bath, 'His and Hers' sinks and attractive ceramic tiling. Furthermore, the large master bedroom and the second bedroom both have beautifully fitted en suite shower rooms, with walk-in shower enclosures and high quality sanitary ware.
At the end of the inner hallway, an oak door opens into a spectacular triple aspect, open plan kitchen and sitting room. The kitchen has been fitted with an excellent range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around wood block work surfaces, a granite sink and a range of integrated appliances. The sitting room is an impressive room, with a beamed and vaulted ceiling, a striking, inset gas fire with a contemporary granite surround and two sets of double glazed French doors which open onto the rear garden.
Oak Lodge is situated within a charming courtyard setting, and looks out over a lovely central lawn with some attractive planting, surrounded by a shingle driveway which provides ample parking and leads to the double garage and workshop. The properties are approached via a block paved driveway which sweeps past a large, communal green with a beautiful duck pond and pretty willow trees, which combine to create an enchanting first impression.
Beyond the communal courtyard, there is a large garage block, also built in a traditional style. Within this, Oak House has a single garage and another garage and workshop, each with power, lighting and double doors.
To the rear of the barn, there is a private garden which measures approx. 124 ft x 72 ft narrowing to 41 ft and is mainly laid to lawn with attractive planting and a full width paved patio area and a further brick patio area with a bamboo gazebo.
We have been informed by the vendor that the property is served by mains drainage and calor gas fired central heating, also that there is a service charge of approximatley £250 per annum for the upkeep of the communal areas.
The property is situated within an exclusive collection of just three, traditionally styled modern homes which are surrounded by beautiful farmland just outside the village of Hoath. This charming rural village is approximately seven miles to the northeast of Canterbury.
The village is surrounded by some outstanding countryside, which provides many footpaths and bridleways ideal for rambling or riding. Hoath has a small primary school, a village hall, The Holy Cross Church and The Prince of Wales public house. These all provide a real sense of community for the village and offer a variety of clubs including a gardening club, the Women's Institute, a playgroup, a youth group and toddlers group.
The property is also close to the village of Chislet, which has a wonderful pub, The Gate Inn, and a primary school.
The seaside town of Whitstable (four miles away) is famous for its seafood and annual oyster festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside, The town has a variety of independent shops and boutiques, as well as high street names. There are good local schools, numerous restaurants, excellent leisure facilities and its own mainline railway station with a high speed service to St Pancras.
The cathedral city of Canterbury is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a thriving city centre offering a wide array of High Street brands alongside a diverse mix of independent retailers, cafes and international restaurants. The city also offers a fine selection of sporting, leisure and recreational amenities, including the refurbished Marlowe Theatre.
Canterbury has an excellent choice of educational amenities, ranging from Grammar schools to well regarded private schools and three universities.
Canterbury offers a regular rail service to London Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street and the high speed rail link connects with London's St Pancras from Canterbury West station in just under one hour.
We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements and floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.