Gleanings, Waltham

  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions

A delightful three bedroom, detached bungalow, with open field views to the rear and a spacious, private frontage, with parking…

Key features

  • A Spacious Detached Bungalow
  • Idyllic Village Location
  • Three Bedrooms - Two Bathrooms
  • Vaulted Ceiling Character Sitting Room
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Log Burner
  • Large Double Glazed Conservatory
  • Driveway Parking For Several Cars
  • Detached Cabin/Office With Log Burner
  • Open Views Over Fields To The Rear

Full property description

A delightful three bedroom, detached bungalow, with open field views to the rear and a spacious, private frontage, with parking for several cars, in the idyllic village of Waltham. Built in the late 1960s Gleanings has been remodelled over the years to provide versatile accommodation including a vaulted ceiling sitting room with adjoining conservatory, a spacious kitchen breakfast area, an additional shower room and a detached office/cabin with its own log burner, ‘The Mole Hole’.

The property has a natural balance of accommodation with the reception and daily living spaces at the rear of the home and the bedrooms and bathrooms to the front. Once inside the L shaped entrance hallway, with its attractive and hard wearing engineered oak flooring, a door to the left opens into the kitchen/breakfast room. Whilst straight ahead a door opens to the newly refurbished family bathroom, with a splendid free standing, double ended bath, an attractive ceramic tiled floor and stylish, modern vanity and wc units.

The hallway bears right and there is a useful airing cupboard. Next to this a door opens to another L shaped hallway giving access, on one side, to a shower room with WC and basin and on the other, a good sized bedroom overlooking the front garden. Originally a larger bedroom with an en-suite it would be easy to reinstate. There are two further bedrooms, the largest of which is a well proportioned double overlooking the driveway.

The fantastic open plan kitchen/breakfast room has a splendid natural slate floor throughout and a large range of base and wall units with extensive work surfaces. This welcoming space is made more homely by the attractive 12kw multi-fuel burner which provides ample heat for this substantial room. The handsome, solid wood stable door overlooking the garden adds to the wonderful rustic feel of the room and the part vaulted ceiling, with its three velux windows, provides a wonderful sense of space and light.

Double doors open from the kitchen into the impressive, vaulted ceiling sitting room, with its own log burner and bespoke Victorian-style radiator. A large skylight provides great natural light to this character room. French doors open into the conservatory which has a further bespoke radiator and another set of French doors opening to the rear garden.


The bungalow is set towards the middle of its plot providing a private frontage accessed via a wooden five bar gate with established hedges and trees providing cover to the front and side. ‘The Mole Hole’ cabin/office sits towards the front of the plot with the driveway running down the left hand side and branching across the front and to the side of the bungalow.

The rear garden has been cleverly split into an all-weather section with paved and shingled areas, a wood store and bbq space. Beyond this, separated by a low fence with a gate, is an established lawned garden with mature shrubs, fruit trees, a luxurious hot tub and views across the open fields and woodland beyond. There is also useful side access with outside tap and gate to the front garden.


Buyers should note that the cabin is of timber construction and has been built without building regulations. The property is served by oil fired central heating and mains drainage.


Waltham is a picturesque village in the North Downs, approx. five miles south of Canterbury and approx. ten miles from Ashford. It has close ties with its neighbouring village of Petham, which has a very well considered primary school. Waltham itself has a well used village hall supported by various local organizations and St Bartholomew's 13th century church, whilst the whole area is famous for its beautiful surrounding landscapes and ‘chocolate box’ style cottages.

Nearby Bodsham offers a primary school and a popular public house serving food, and only a few miles away is Wye, providing more extensive facilities including a Co-Op, artisan bakers, butcher, newsagent and chemist. There are three excellent pubs, the Wife of Bath restaurant, and a fantastic coffee shop. There is also a farmers market every other Saturday, a doctors surgery, a dentist, vet and well regarded schools.

The village of Wye is extremely well connected and benefits from rail services to Ashford International, Canterbury and London St Pancras International (in about 46 minutes). The M20 can be easily accessed from both Junction 9, 10 and 10a. Ashford international station offers direct access to the continent connecting with Paris, Brussels, Lille and Marseille.

The 620 bus from Waltham takes one to nearby Cathedral city of Canterbury has a bustling city centre which offers an array of High Street brands, independent retailers, fine pubs, restaurants and eateries. Canterbury also offers an excellent selection of both state and independent schools, along with three universities, two mainline stations and two hospitals. The city is served by 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 in just under one hour.

Ashford offers a further range of facilities with its good shopping centre, choice of schools, recreational facilities and McArthur Glen Retail Outlet. Ashford International Station operates the Javelin High Speed trains to London, with a journey time of just 38 minutes.

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.

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