A charming, well presented three-bedroom semi-detached period cottage, backing onto open fields and situated in the tranquil village of Blean with easy access into the vibrant cathedral city of canterbury. dating from the late 18th century, with multi-fuel burner, conservatory, latch key doors ... Read more
A charming, well presented three-bedroom semi-detached period cottage, backing onto open fields and situated in the tranquil village of Blean with easy access into the vibrant cathedral city of canterbury. dating from the late 18th century, with multi-fuel burner, conservatory, latch key doors and open fields to the rear.
The cottage dates back to the late 18th century and has some lovely period features including a fireplace and latch-key doors. However, it has been sympathetically extended in more recent years to enhance the kitchen/dining space and also create a versatile ground floor bedroom, ideal for modern living.
The front door opens into a bright, spacious living room with wood effect laminate flooring and an exposed brickwork fireplace, the room also gives access to the kitchen and the stairs to the first floor. The fireplace houses a multi-fuel burner on an attractive slate hearth, next to this a latch key door opens to useful understairs storage and beyond this another provides access to the original stairs to the first floor.
The open plan kitchen/family space is to the rear of the property and spans the entire width of the house. With easy to clean slate tile flooring, a range of wall and base units and ample work surfaces, the kitchen opens onto the generous conservatory to the rear. The light and space are further accentuated to the left of the kitchen as the family area opens up with a vaulted ceiling and cleverly placed skylight.
Double glazed, French doors provide further natural light and direct access to the garden. Opposite these, the good sized, recently decorated, ground floor bedroom is made to feel even more spacious by the continuation of the vaulted ceiling. Whilst the large conservatory with radiator, hard wearing slate tile flooring, attractive exposed brickwork and useful latch key utility storage cupboard, provides a versatile space for dining, entertaining and enjoying the garden, whatever the time of year.
The character staircase from the lounge takes one to a part galleried landing with a useful airing cupboard, housing the combi boiler. The family bathroom, fitted by the current owner, is part tiled, with laminate flooring and an attractive white suite with combination vanity unit and wc. There are also two double bedrooms, both with built in storage, and one with stunning views to the rear over open fields.
The attractive low maintenance, walled front garden is a useful space with a raised area for plants and plenty of room for bin storage. The east facing rear garden benefits from sun throughout much of the day, with a shingle area outside the French doors from the family area, whilst the conservatory looks out onto a pleasant lawned area, with flowerbeds to the left and a workshop with power and light and an attached tool shed to the righthand side. There is an access gate to the lane to the left of the property and a picket fence and mature trees at the rear with lovely rural views beyond.
Blean is situated between Canterbury and Whitstable and is a small village with a good sense of community. It has its own doctor's surgery, village store and post office, in addition to some other shops on the same parade. There is a garden centre, a pub and one of the most well regarded primary schools in the Canterbury area. Canterbury and Whitstable are both nearby and offer a wide range of both independent and high street shops, doctors, dentists, leisure facilities and plenty of secondary schools, which can be reached by a regular bus route.
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.
The popular seaside town of Whitstable 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 primary and secondary schools, numerous restaurants and excellent leisure facilities. It has its own mainline railway station with a high speed service to St Pancras, a regular Stagecoach bus service and good road links to London and the coast via A290/M2.
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