A substantial four bedroom detached residence, situated in an extremely private setting in one of South Canterbury's premier roads and within easy reach of Canterbury's bustling city centre and its numerous, highly regarded schools. Pippin Cottage was built in 1964, but has been significantly ... Read more
A substantial four bedroom detached residence, situated in an extremely private setting in one of South Canterbury's premier roads and within easy reach of Canterbury's bustling city centre and its numerous, highly regarded schools. Pippin Cottage was built in 1964, but has been significantly extended and much improved in recent years. The property now offers generous and well appointed accommodation, along with parking and a tandem garage and a large home office, ideal for anyone wishing to work from home.
The property is accessed via a handsome front door, which opens into a porch, which in turn leads to an entrance hall with a well appointed cloakroom, stairs to the first floor and lovely parquet flooring which extends throughout most of the ground floor.
To the left of the entrance hall is a spacious dual aspect sitting room, with a double glazed French door to the rear garden and a fireplace with a wood burning stove, whilst to the right of the hallway is a generously proportioned dining room.
The kitchen is to the rear of the property and has been fitted with an excellent selection of modern and stylish wall and floor units, set around wood effect work surfaces, integrated appliances and attractive ceramic tiling. The kitchen is complemented by a useful utility room with additional wall and floor units, plumbing for white goods and access to the tandem garage. The utility room also leads to a large home office, ideal for anyone wishing to work from home. Finally, the extensive ground floor accommodation is completed by a further two reception rooms, a family room and a study, both with a dual aspect and beautiful oak flooring.
On the first floor, a central landing leads to four bedrooms (three doubles and a small single room) and the family bathroom. This is a particularly good size and has been fitted with a contemporary white suite, including a double ended jacuzzi bath and a separate shower enclosure and is finished with attractive ceramic tiling.
The property is approached via a concrete driveway which provides parking for several cars and leads to a tandem garage. This has a set of twin doors, power, lighting and a workshop area to the rear. The property sits within a generous plot, with gardens which wrap around the rear, the side and the front of the house. These are mainly laid to lawn, with additional areas of artificial grass, attractive raised beds and borders and a large paved patio area to the rear, with a timber shed for storage.
The property is situated in the highly desirable area of South Canterbury. This convenient setting provides excellent access to the city centre, many of Canterbury's very well regarded schools, Canterbury East station and the Kent & Canterbury Hospital.
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.
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 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.
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