Village Location Within Easy Reach Of Canterbury And Coast
Fantastic Rural Walks
EPC RATING - D
Full property description
A splendid bay fronted 1930s semi detached house in the popular village of Blean. This handsome property has been extended over the years, including a beautiful conservatory room completed just this year, to create a versatile five bedroom home with a detached garage and parking for two cars.
A solid wooden front door with a glazed, frosted and leaded portal opens into a generous, bright entrance hall. Illuminated by a large window, to the left at the foot of the stairs to the first floor, the hallway has a useful understairs storage space adjacent to the door to the kitchen. Whilst on the right as you enter is the door to the lovely bay fronted sitting room. With splendid natural wood flooring and a deep double glazed bay window the sitting room is a great size. A chimney breast, with useful and extensive shelving either side, houses a tasteful recessed storage alcove with a beautiful polished bressummer above.
At the end of the hallway the kitchen has been refitted by the current owner with a good range of soft close base and wall units with ample quartz effect work top space. A double glazed window to the side provides natural light and a door to the right takes one into the dining room. Whilst at the end of the kitchen an ÂLÂ shaped utility room has wall units and worktop space with plumbing and space for white goods underneath. This room also gives access to a convenient WC, as well as a door to the side path and gardens.
The impressive sized dining room has plenty of space for dining as well as seating towards the rear, providing additional reception space. Again, the room benefits from extensive built-in shelving along the outside wall. Wooden framed glazed French doors which open from here into the well-appointed conservatory.
Completely rebuilt by the current owner, to create an all-year round space, the conservatory has a solid pitched roof with two, stylish, fully glazed sections. There are integral fitted blinds on the windows, a useful work desk area and bespoke, contemporary in built storage and seating. Double glazed French doors open from here to the garden.
On the first floor, a long galleried landing gives access to a handy storage cupboard as well as the bay fronted main bedroom, which also features deep, fitted storage cupboards. Adjacent to this at the front is a sizeable box room which can easily accommodate a double bed. The well proportioned family bathroom and a further double bedroom with built-in storage and a wonderful Velux skylight and then two good sized single bedrooms are towards the rear.
The front garden is approx. 62 ft long and laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs providing privacy from the road. A path leads to the front door and around to the side gate.
The rear garden is approx. 68 ft long with a patio area directly to the rear and side of the house. A small, raised brick bed separates the patio from the lawn with a path bisecting. On the left the brick and timber garden room is attached to the rear of the garage which has power and light. To the right the path is flanked by lawn with established borders including apple, plum and pear trees. An attractive raised sleeper bed sits to the rear with a fenced off bin area behind. Beyond this a gate leads to two parking spaces and access to the garage.
Blean is situated between Canterbury and Whitstable and is a small village with a good sense of community. It has its own doctorÂs surgery, shops and village hall, housing a great preschool with the recreation park adjacent. There is a garden centre, a pub and one of the most well regarded primary schools in the Canterbury area, as well as Blean Woods Nature Reserve just behind the house! Canterbury and Whitstable are both nearby and offer a wide range of both independent and high street shops, doctors, dentists, leisure facilities and plenty of secondary schools, which can be reached by a regular bus route.
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 LondonÂs St Pancras from Canterbury West station in just under one hour.
The popular seaside town of Whitstable is famous for its seafood and annual Oyster Festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside. The town 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.
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