A grand five bedroom detached Victorian residence, with elegant period features, extensive accommodation and beautiful walled gardens containing a garage, all situated within easy reach of Favershams mainline station and bustling town centre.
The property is currently run as a highly successful Bed & Breakfast, however its substantial and highly versatile accommodation also offers a rare opportunity to own an impressive detached family home with tremendous character, in the heart of Faversham town.
The property is entered via a beautiful leaded stained glass front door, which opens into a large entrance hall. This has wood panelled walls, cornice work, decorative corbels and a grand staircase which rises to the first floor.
To the left of the entrance hall is a splendid drawing room, with a deep bay window, cornice work, a ceiling rose and a lovely fireplace with a marble surround.
The dining room is an equally impressive room, with built-in storage cupboards and a set of French doors which open into a spectacular breakfast room. This is wonderfully light and airy, with a vaulted ceiling, extensive glazing and a natural stone floor.
The kitchen/breakfast room is also to the rear of the house and has been fitted with an extensive range of bespoke farmhouse style units, set around wood block work surfaces, space for appliances, a tall, fitted larder cupboard and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. Beyond the kitchen, there is a huge UPVC double glazed conservatory, with a limestone floor, inset lighting, heating and fine views over the gardens.
On the first floor, a long, galleried landing leads to three double bedrooms (two of which have well-appointed en-suite shower rooms) and a family bathroom. This has been fitted with a contemporary white suite including a free-standing claw foot bath and a separate shower enclosure. The bathroom and the en-suites are all finished in matching marble effect ceramic tiling.
From the landing, another staircase rises to a galleried landing on the second floor. This is currently arranged as two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite wet room and the other with a dressing room. There is also a small kitchenette on this floor and therefore the entire floor could easily be reconfigured as a self-contained apartment, ideal for an au pair or perhaps for a teenager looking for a degree of independence.
Finally, completing the extensive accommodation is a large cellar, ideal for storage. This has a good ceiling height, lighting, heating and a double glazed window to street level.
The property is set back from the street behind a pretty front garden, enclosed by a low level brick wall. The rear garden measures approximately 78 ft and has been lovingly planted, with a wide variety of mature flowers and shrubs, creating a beautiful tropical oasis theme within the hustle and bustle of town life, and has featured in Faversham's Open Garden Scheme for several years. There is an extensive patio area adjacent to the house, ideal for outdoor entertaining and a further patio and seating area overlooking the lawn. This is enclosed by well stocked raised beds, filled with trees and shrubs which provide an excellent degree of privacy.
At the bottom of the garden, there is an old garage with double doors which open onto Solomons Lane. The vendor currently has planning consent to take this garage down and replace it with a large potting shed with a WC and parking for two cars. However, there was a previous consent in place to replace the garage with a single storey annexe. Therefore, it may be possible to reinstate this planning consent, should the new owner wish to do so.
The property is conveniently situated in Newton Road, which is enjoys an extremely central location, within easy walking distance of Favershams mainline railway station and thriving medieval town centre.
The charming market town of Faversham has a wide range of high street shops and independent retailers which adorn its attractive high street and its bustling market square. The town also offers excellent leisure facilities with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, a large park and recreation ground, a museum and numerous pubs and restaurants.
It has a good selection of primary schools and two secondary schools, one of which is the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. Faversham has a mainline railway station with a regular service to London Victoria, Cannon Street and Charing Cross and a high speed rail link to London St. Pancras. The nearby M2 motorway gives excellent and fast access to London.
The city of Canterbury is approximately 10 miles away this has a vibrant city centre, which has a wide array of High Street brands alongside independent retailers, cafes and international restaurants and offers a selection of sporting, leisure and recreational amenities, including the Marlowe Theatre.
The seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its seafood and annual oyster festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside, also has a variety of shops, boutiques and restaurants, a good selection of primary and secondary schools and excellent leisure facilities and is 8 miles away.
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