An exceptional semi-detached period cottage, situated in the heart of the idyllic village of Chilham, on a little country lane yet just a moments' walk from its historic village square and mainline station. The property has been meticulously renovated to an incredibly high standard, with a ... Read more
An exceptional semi-detached period cottage, situated in the heart of the idyllic village of Chilham, on a little country lane yet just a moments' walk from its historic village square and mainline station. The property has been meticulously renovated to an incredibly high standard, with a breath-taking quality of finish and attention to detail.
The front door opens into a welcoming entrance hall, with stairs to the first floor and distressed wood effect tiled flooring. This continues into a stylish cloakroom, with a WC and a bespoke vanity unit containing a miniature Butler sink with brass taps. Solid oak doors lead to the principle reception room and a well appointed kitchen. This has been fitted with an extensive range of high quality, traditionally styled units, set around oak work surfaces, a Butler sink, a range of integrated appliances, a breakfast bar and distressed wood effect flooring.
The sitting room is a splendid dual aspect room with a Victorian style tiled floor, elegantly decorated feature walls and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. From here an oak barn-style sliding door leads to an impressive triple aspect dining room, with beautiful, wide oak floorboards, useful built-in storage and pleasant views over the gardens to the rear.
From here, a staircase descends to a room on the lower ground floor, which could easily serve as a bedroom or a superb home office for anyone looking to work from home as the house is connected to broadband with a 50-70MB connection. This has a lovely slate tiled floor, extensive built-in storage and double glazed French doors, which open onto a decked patio in the rear garden.
On the first floor, a galleried landing with useful built-in storage and a vintage wood effect tiled floor, leads to two double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The bathroom oozes luxury and decadence and has been sumptuously fitted with a classically styled white suite, including a WC, a vanity basin, a shower enclosure and a free-standing, rolled top, claw foot bath. The bathroom is finished with a stylish mix of decorative ceramic and mirrored tiling.
Both bedrooms are generously proportioned double rooms, with bespoke fitted wardrobes, vintage wood effect flooring, fireplaces and lovely views to the rear.
The house is set back from the lane, behind an attractive and well planted front garden. There is plenty of parking for one car and a lovely brick path which leads to the front door.
A side gate leads to the rear garden, which measures approximately 100 ft and has been thoughtfully landscaped to provide a variety of useable tiered levels. These include an extensive decked patio area adjacent to the house, several well stocked flowerbeds, brick and gravelled pathways which meander past further raised beds and well-established borders, finally arriving at a level section of lawn at the very bottom of the garden.
Church Hill is a quiet little lane, situated just off the picturesque village square in the hugely sought-after village of Chilham. Chilham is an historic and quintessentially English village on the outskirts of Canterbury and is set in the attractive valley of the River Stour. It is bounded on the north, south and west by the North Downs offering fantastic walks through an area of outstanding natural beauty. In the heart of the village, there is a beautiful fifteenth century market square with some exquisite period buildings, including The White Horse pub, traditional village tea rooms and a gift shop.
The village is also served by a post office, a primary school, The Woolpack public house, a railway station, a children's playground, the village hall a tennis club and a sports centre. The village is also home to Chilham Castle and the 15th century Church of St Mary, which is reputed to have Thomas Beckett buried within the churchyard.
The nearby Cathedral city of Canterbury (7 miles) and the market town of Ashford (9 miles) offer a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational amenities, including a selection of both private and state grammar schools. Both of them have mainline railway stations which connect with London Victoria and London St Pancras, with a fast service running from Ashford International station to London St Pancras in just 37 minutes.
The area is very well served by road connections, with the A2/M2 (4 miles) and the M20 (from Ashford). The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone (24 miles) provides a regular shuttle service to the Continent, whilst the Port of Dover (22 miles) also provides regular ferry crossings to the Continent.
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