An utterly charming two bedroom Grade ll Listed cottage, situated right in the heart of the picturesque and highly sought after village of Ickham. We believe the cottage dates back to the late 18th century, with attractive brick and white weatherboarded elevations and a wealth of beautiful ... Read more
An utterly charming two bedroom Grade ll Listed cottage, situated right in the heart of the picturesque and highly sought after village of Ickham. We believe the cottage dates back to the late 18th century, with attractive brick and white weatherboarded elevations and a wealth of beautiful period features within, including many exposed beams and brickwork, fireplaces, exposed floorboards, sash windows and latch-key doors throughout. However, the cottage has been sensitively renovated by its current owners and now offers a well-appointed interior with a modern and stylish kitchen and bathroom.
The front door opens into a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, with a quarry tiled floor, an exposed brick chimney breast with a wood burning stove and stairs to the first floor. The kitchen has been fitted with a good range of cottage style wall and floor units, set around wood effect work surfaces, integrated appliances, ceramic tiling and a large, bespoke storage cupboard.
An inner hallway leads to a well-appointed wet room with a contemporary white suite, ceramic wall tiles and exposed studwork enclosed behind glass, creating a striking feature wall. The inner hallway also leads to a lovely dual aspect living room, with exposed brickwork, ceiling beams, stripped wood flooring and a fireplace with an open fire. This room also enjoys direct access to the rear garden.
On the first floor, there is a spectacular bedroom with a beamed and vaulted ceiling, exposed floorboards and an exposed brick chimney breast. This bedroom provides access to another bedroom, also with a beamed and vaulted ceiling, exposed studwork and stripped wood flooring. As the only access to this room is via the main bedroom, this could serve equally well as a dressing room or a private first floor sitting room.
There is a courtyard style garden to the rear of the cottage, with a mix of block paved brickwork and patio paving, with a rear access to it across neighbouring cottages gardens. There is also a water and power supply outside, along with a useful brick built shed for storage.
The cottage is situated right in the heart of highly regarded Ickham (known locally as 'the friendly village'), which lies 5 miles southeast of the city of Canterbury. This picturesque location has many well preserved listed buildings, with an interesting mix of architecture, including the 11th-century church of St. John the Evangelist. There is a popular dining pub, the Duke William and a Spa retreat. Ickham also has a village hall, used as a venue for a range of activities, and a regular bus service to and from Canterbury. The village is surrounded by some beautiful countryside, with numerous footpaths, making this an ideal location for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits.
The adjoining village of Wickhambreaux also has a church, a public house (The Rose Inn) and a well-regarded primary school, rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted. The larger village of Littlebourne, just a mile away, benefits from a post office, shop, a primary school, a church and a GP practice, whilst nearby Bekesbourne is home to Howletts Zoo, along with a mainline train station which connects with Canterbury East 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.
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.