Highly Versatile Accommodation With Lots of Potential
Impressive Views From All Rooms
Beautiful Communal Gardens Set In An Acre Of Grounds
Set In The Charming Village Of Dunkirk
Share Of Freehold
EPC RATING: D
Full property description
A spacious two-bedroom apartment set across two levels, brimming with original features and situated within Courtenay House, a grand Victorian manor house positioned within the charming village of Dunkirk. The house sits within an acre of beautifully manicured communal gardens and offers impressive views of the countryside beyond.
Courtenay House is entered via a grand arched doorway, which opens into a large reception hall. From here, a further door opens into another hallway, with stairs which rise to the apartments on the first floor. There is a beautiful sash window on the stairwell, making this entrance light and airy.
As you enter the apartment, you are greeted by an impressive entrance hall, which has a magnificent original staircase, with a curved balustrade. To the left of the hallway, there is an elegant sitting room, with lovely high ceilings, cornicing and a beautiful original Victorian feature fireplace.
To the rear of the ground floor, you will find a second reception room which would make a wonderful kitchen/dining room, with its huge windows overlooking the garden this is another impressive room with lots of potential. Also on this floor, there is a well-appointed shower room, with a Victorian style basin and WC.
Upstairs, the large galleried landing leads to two generously proportioned bedrooms, along with ample storage available in the eaves. The character continues throughout both floors with features such as tall Victorian skirting boards, intricate architrave, and stripped pine doors.
This wonderful house has a wealth of history and dates to the mid 1800s. The name Courtenay originated from Sir William Courtenay, a local politician who rebelled against the local government and formed an army. It resulted in the battle of Bossenden Wood, which is situated close by and was last recorded armed uprising on British soil.
Courtenay House is set within an acre of mature and beautifully manicured gardens. To the front of the manor house a large lawn and mature trees, whilst a gravelled driveway offers plenty of parking for residents and visitors alike. To the rear of the property, there is a lovely large lawn and plenty of seating areas set within the gardens for residents to enjoy.
The property is leasehold, however it comes with a share of the freehold. We understand from the vendor that the maintenance charges are approximately £135 per month. Buyers should be aware that the image of the kitchen has been digitally enhanced.
The property is situated in the popular village of Dunkirk. It is approximately three miles east of Faversham and five miles west of Canterbury. Dunkirk has a new village hall, two garden centres, a farm shop and the Red Lion public house. Its neighbouring village of Boughton-under-Blean has a long main street with a post office, village store, churches, a well-regarded primary school, hairdressers and several pubs and restaurants. The villages are very closely linked and share a real sense of community.
Dunkirk is close to the A2 which gives easy access to the motorway network. There is a regular bus service through the village to Canterbury and Faversham and the railway stations at both Canterbury and Faversham offer a regular service to London Victoria and Charing Cross as well as a high-speed link to London St Pancras.
The nearby town of Faversham has a thriving High Street with a variety of independent traders as well as well-known brands and three times a week the town has a bustling market. The town has several well-regarded primary schools as well as the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and good leisure facilities including an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, and a large recreation ground.
The cathedral city of Canterbury offers an even wider array of shopping, leisure, and educational amenities, including a selection of state and private schools, three universities, the White Friars Shopping Centre, the Marlowe theatre and two hospitals.
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.