IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. A generously extended and immaculately presented semi-detached residence, conveniently situated within easy reach of the city centre, Canterbury ... Read more
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. A generously extended and immaculately presented semi-detached residence, conveniently situated within easy reach of the city centre, Canterbury West Station and many of Canterbury's highly regarded schools and universities.
The property was built in 1929 and has managed to retain many original features, including fireplaces, exposed floorboards, picture rails and stripped wood internal doors. However, its current owners have sympathetically complemented the natural charm and character of the house with a variety of improvements in recent years. These include the addition of a handsome oak porch at the front and a superb, full width rear extension, which serves as an impressive kitchen/breakfast room.
The property is entered via an attractive oak canopied porch with rich Chinese slate flooring. This flows from the porch, into a spacious entrance hall and rear lobby. The rear lobby has a cloakroom, a large understairs storage cupboard and a UPVC double glazed door to the side access, whilst a lovely pine staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor.
The sitting room is to the front of the house and is a welcoming room with some charming period features. These include exposed floorboards, picture rails and an exposed brick fireplace with an old, multi-fuel stove. From the sitting room, a set of original stripped wood double doors open into another elegant reception room, currently used as a study. This also has an original fireplace, picture rails and exposed floorboards.
To the rear of the house, there is a spectacular open plan kitchen/breakfast room with extensive double glazed windows overlooking the garden and a polycarbonate roof with a sun-sensitive automatic awning above it.
The kitchen has been beautifully fitted with a high quality, bespoke kitchen from Herringbones. This has an excellent range of contemporary solid wood wall and floor units, set around highly durable porcelain work surfaces, a twin Butler sink, a range of integrated appliances and Chinese slate flooring.
On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to three bedrooms and a well appointed shower room, with a contemporary white suite. The master bedroom is to the front of the house and is a particularly good size double bedroom, with oak flooring, picture rails and a cast iron fireplace.
The second bedroom is also a double room, with picture rails and a fireplace and is to the rear of the house, with direct views over Canterbury Cathedral.
The third bedroom was formerly a single bedroom, but has subsequently been fitted with an extensive range of fitted mirrored wardrobes and now serves as a dressing room. However, it could be reinstated as a bedroom with relative ease.
The house is set back from the road by a pretty front garden, with a magnolia tree and well-stocked flowerbeds. A block paved driveway provides parking for one/two cars, whilst a secure side gate leads to the rear garden. This measures approximately 40 ft and has been beautifully planted with a variety of mature trees and shrubs, including bamboo, elderberry, a Chinese palm tree and a bay tree. Adjacent to the house, there is a full width, block paved patio area, whilst to the rear of the garden, there is a concrete base, ideal to locate a shed or home office.
The property is situated in a highly desirable area of Canterbury. This convenient setting provides excellent access to the city centre, many of Canterbury's very well-regarded schools and Universities and Canterbury West station.
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.
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.