IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. A spectacular medieval hall house with planning consent for a two storey extension, along with several outbuildings including a superb games ... Read more
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. A spectacular medieval hall house with planning consent for a two storey extension, along with several outbuildings including a superb games room/office and a separate barn store, all set within generous grounds of approximately 0.5 in a magnificent rural setting just 6 miles from Canterbury.
Bursted Hall dates back to the 15th century and displays a wealth of fine period features, alongside a host of sympathetic modern improvements. Furthermore, we understand that the property has planning consent in place to significantly enhance the property with a substantial yet traditionally styled two storey rear extension which, once completed would increase the overall size of the main house to approximately 2297 sq. ft.
The front door opens into a triple aspect entrance hall, with leaded windows and beautiful terracotta floor tiles which extend throughout the entire ground floor. To the right of the entrance hall, there is a spectacular triple aspect drawing room, with extensive exposed beams and studwork, a medieval mullioned window and a grand inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove.
There is another impressive reception room to the left of the entrance hall. This has a wonderful exposed brick fireplace with an open fire, exposed ceiling beams, a distinctive wood panelled wall with a characterful bow to it and a dual aspect with lovely views over the gardens.
The kitchen/breakfast room is adjacent to the dining room and has been fitted with an excellent range of traditionally styled units, set around solid oak work surfaces, a ceramic sink, a range of appliances and ample space for a table and chairs.
On the first floor, a central landing leads to four bedrooms (three of which are generous doubles) and a well appointed bathroom with a traditionally styled white suite. The master bedroom is a magnificent triple aspect room with a beamed, vaulted ceiling, medieval mullioned windows, an exposed brick fireplace and a superb walk-in dressing room.
Bursted Hall is set within private and secluded grounds of approximately half an acre and is approached via a set of twin timber gates. To the front of the house, there is a more formal garden, which is mainly laid to lawn and planted with an array of flowers, shrubs and mature trees, whilst to the rear of the house, the grounds are arranged as a dedicated natural garden and wildlife area.
There is a gravelled driveway which provides parking for numerous vehicles and leads to a huge barn-style outbuilding and garage. This has a large games room and an office, which are ideal for anyone wishing to work from home (subject to consent). Furthermore, the entire top floor offers an additional 43 ft room which could also potentially be converted into a gym or a cinema room. There is also another outbuilding, an old barn which measures approx. 27 ft and provides excellent additional storage.
Bursted Hall is situated on a quiet country lane in a truly beautiful rural setting, surrounded by lovely rolling fields and woodland, in an area designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Lynsore Bottom is a quaint and idyllic hamlet, just 6 miles south of Canterbury, and lies within a beautiful valley made up of farmland and grazing pasture. The focal point for this hamlet is The Duck Inn, a beautiful and historic pub and restaurant which was regularly frequented by the author Ian Fleming and even featured as James Bond's favoured watering hole in the novel 'You Only Live Twice'.
The nearby village of Bridge (3 miles) offers a good selection of local services including numerous shops & pubs, a primary school and a doctors & dental surgery and a post office.
The nearby city of Canterbury offers a superb range of shopping, leisure and recreational amenities including the White Friars Shopping Centre and a vibrant and bustling High Street with a good mix of high street brands, independent retailers, cafes and restaurants.
Canterbury also offers an excellent choice of educational amenities including state and private schools and three universities. The city is served by two mainline stations with the high speed rail link to London St. Pancras running from Canterbury West station.
The thriving market town of Ashford also offers excellent shopping, recreational and educational amenities, along with a high speed rail link from Ashford International Station which reaches London St Pancras in just 38 minutes.
The area is very well served by road connections, with the A2/M2 accessible from nearby Canterbury and the M20 (which can be joined at Ashford) both connecting with London and the coast. The Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone provides a regular shuttle service to the Continent, whilst the Port of Dover also provides regular ferry crossings to the Continent.
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, 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.