Molehill Cottage, Molehill Road, Chestfield
A spectacular Grade ll Listed detached residence, sensitively extended and completely renovated throughout to an exceptional standard and set within beautiful, secluded grounds of approx. 0.25 acres in this highly prestigious road, backing onto Chestfield Golf Course.
This beautiful thatched cottage, with its pretty, rose-covered elevations, has been meticulously renovated and restored in recent years, with an exquisite degree of craftsmanship and attention to detail culminating in an exciting blend of traditional character, alongside a breath-taking quality of finish. Features of note include: Spicer handmade Kent peg roof tiles, Collingwood LED mood lighting throughout, Crosswater designer shower fittings and Roca sanitary ware.
The front door opens into an entrance hall/boot room with a handmade clay tiled floor with underfloor heating, exposed brickwork, a log store and a built-in coat and shoe store.
An original latch-key door opens into an impressive, dual aspect reception room, with exposed beams, sympathetically restored exposed floorboards and an exposed brick fireplace with a wood burning stove.
Beyond this, there is another charming, dual aspect reception room with exposed floorboards, an exposed brick feature wall and an exposed brick chimney breast with a range/stove set within it.
An inner hallway, with oak parquet flooring, a pantry and one of two staircases which lead to the first floor, also leads to a stunning wet room. This has a Roca WC, a Crosswater basin and shower fittings and a natural slate tiled floor with underfloor heating.
To the rear of the house, there is a spectacular open plan kitchen/dining/family room with a stunning vaulted ceiling and a triple aspect. The kitchen area has been fitted with a range of contemporary folded metal, industrial style units, set around solid sycamore work surfaces, a Belfast style sink and a Mercury range cooker (available by separate negotiation), whilst two sets of thin-light double glazed French doors connect this beautiful living space with the garden.
Furthermore, whilst this impressive space is actually a relatively modern addition, great care has been taken to ensure that it blends in with the original architecture, incorporating features such as red oxide-coated exposed tie bars, handmade clay floor tiles, an exposed brick feature wall and heritage roof lights which combine to create a sense of character and tradition.
On the first floor, a landing leads to three, spacious bedrooms and a stylish cloakroom/WC with Roca sanitary ware. The main bedroom has a wonderful triple aspect, wide exposed floorboards, a cast iron fireplace, built-in storage and a splendid free-standing copper bath and vanity sink with a repurposed copper basin.
The second bedroom also has exposed floorboards and a cast iron fireplace, whilst the third bedroom has exposed floorboards and beams.
Molehill Cottage sits within a generous and secluded plot of approximately 0.25 acres of beautiful and mature gardens. It is set back from the road and is approached via a thatched lychgate, which opens onto a red stock brick path. This leads through a pretty front garden, which is mainly laid to lawn, arriving at the main house and a handsome front door.
There is a cottage garden on one side of the property, with a well-stocked central flowerbed, filled with roses, daisies, fennel, foxgloves and primroses. Another pathway meanders round to the main garden to the rear.
This is also mainly laid to lawn, with pretty flowerbeds, filled with daffodils, iris's, bluebells and climbing roses, several mature fruit trees and a red stock brick patio and herb garden, adjacent to the house. There is a restored Victorian summerhouse with bi-fold doors and a cedar shingle roof, an old brick privy and a small, ornate tool shed.
A recently laid, gravelled driveway provides ample parking for three/four cars and leads to a superb barn-style garage & guest suite. This has also been sensitively styled, incorporating features such as a catslide roof with handmade Kent peg tiles and a woodstore, exposed internal beams and joists, a brick bond clay tiled floor with underfloor heating and Crittall double glazed, bi-folding doors which overlook the garden.
The garage has hardwired CAT6 cabling to it and is currently used as a home office. It has a Charnwood log burner, a wine cellar/inspection pit, a latch-key door which opens into a splash room with a Crosswater shower fitting and Roca sanitary ware and a fixed, open-tread staircase which rises to a spacious guest bedroom on the first floor.
Molehill Cottage is situated in an exclusive road, backing onto the 18th Hole of Chestfield Golf Course, in the peaceful and sought after village of Chestfield. The village is situated approximately one mile from the sea on the north coast of Kent, between the popular seaside towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay.
Chestfield has a mainline railway station which provides a regular service to London Victoria and the coast and a high speed service to London St Pancras, whilst the village enjoys excellent access to the M2 motorway via the A299. It has a supermarket, a doctor's surgery, Chestfield Golf Club (which is home to the oldest clubhouse in the world) and Chestfield Barn which is a beautiful fourteenth century pub and restaurant.
The nearby seaside town of Whitstable is famous for its seafood and annual Oyster Festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside and 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.
Canterbury is approx. five miles away and 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, including three comprehensive schools, three Grammar schools and a number of well regarded junior and senior private schools. There are also three universities, two hospitals and two railway stations with a regular and fast service to London.
There is plenty of beautiful countryside nearby as well, which can be accessed from the house, via the golf course, including Wraik Hill Nature Reserve, Victory Woods Nature Reserve and Blean Woods. These have been designated as a national nature reserve and cover around 1257 acres of woodland and heath, with plenty of footpaths and bridleways throughout, making this an ideal setting for those who enjoy walking and outdoor pursuits.
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- A Spectacular Grade ll Listed Detached Residence
- Renovated Throughout To An Exceptional Standard
- Many Carefully Restored Period Features
- Sensitively Extended To Create Additional Living Space
- Main Bedroom With Freestanding Copper Bath
- Two Reception Rooms With Fireplaces
- Stunning Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
- Barn-Style Garage With Office
- Set Within Secluded Grounds Of Approx. 0.25 Acres
- Exclusive Setting Backing Onto Chestfield Golf Course