IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. A grand two bedroom apartment with generous proportions and elegant period features throughout, occupying a prestigious position within this ... Read more
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. A grand two bedroom apartment with generous proportions and elegant period features throughout, occupying a prestigious position within this splendid Grade ll Listed Georgian country house. Bridge Hill House dates back to circa 1785 and enjoys a long and interesting history, having been the former home of the illustrious French nobleman, Baron de Montesquieu, as well as also being reputed to have had one of the cars which inspired Chitty Bang Bang to have been constructed by Count Louis Zborowski within Bridge Hill House's ballroom.
However, the property was converted into seven separate residences during the 1950's, with this particular apartment being situated on the first floor. The building is entered via a large reception hall, with a fireplace, a flagstone floor and a spectacular domed skylight window. A staircase rises to a galleried landing on the first floor with an oval roof lantern. From here, a front door opens into a spacious and welcoming entrance hall within the apartment. This has extensive storage cupboards (including built-in wardrobes, shelving and a linen press), wood flooring and a sash window looking down over the domed skylight window above the building's main reception hall.
A doorway opens into a compact yet well equipped kitchen, which has been fitted with a range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around wood block work surfaces and a range of integrated appliances. To the left of the entrance hall, there is a dual aspect drawing room, with original stripped wood floorboards, a fireplace and tall French windows which look out over the communal gardens below.
At the far end of the entrance hall, there is a well-appointed bathroom. This has been fitted with a traditionally styled suite, including a rolled top, claw foot bath and a vanity sink set within a tiled top, with storage and plumbing for a washing machine beneath.
An inner hallway leads from the main hall to two, generously proportioned double bedrooms. The master bedroom is a splendid dual aspect room, with two sash windows, cornicing, picture rails and a fireplace.
Bridge Hill House is approached via a long carriage driveway with a planted central garden, which the driveway sweeps around. This apartment enjoys one allocated space immediately outside the front door, with additional space for visitor parking.
To the rear of the building, there is an extensive communal garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with well established beds and borders.
Bridge Hill House commands an elevated position at the top of Bridge Hill, just outside this highly sought after village. The village of Bridge is situated in the Nailbourne Valley in an attractive rural setting on the old Roman road of Watling Street. It lies 2.5 miles south east of Canterbury and 12 miles from Dover. Bridge, like other similar villages in the locality is a popular residential area for people working in Canterbury and other nearby towns. It has a Post Office, butchers, a health centre, primary school, dental surgery, mini market, three pubs and many other facilities.
The nearby 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.
Ashford International station and the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone are both about 14 miles away and provide regular Eurostar and shuttle services to the continent, whilst the A2/M2 motorway provides good access to both London and the Channel port of Dover.
The surrounding countryside is predominantly farmland and orchards and is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, such as walking and horse riding, whilst the nearby Stodmarsh Nature Reserve offers excellent bird watching. There are also numerous pretty villages nearby with typical village pubs to visit, such as Wingham, Littlebourne, Ickham and Wickhambreaux, giving you the ideal balance between city and country living.
The property is Grade ll Listed. The property is served by all mains services. We understand from the vendor that the lease was created in 1995 with a 999 year term. The service charges are currently £200 per month, however these may be subject to change.
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, 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.