A substantial five bedroom detached house, set within a generous and extremely secluded plot of 0.51 acres including beautiful mature gardens, extensive outbuildings, a large detached games room, a hot tub and an outdoor pool, backing directly onto paddocks in a wonderful rural setting. Greenways was almost completely rebuilt in 1986 and then further renovated by its current owners in 2007 and now offers extensive and highly versatile accommodation, set over two floors.
The property is entered via an oak front door, which opens into a central entrance hall, with stairs to the first floor and lovely exposed floorboards, which extend throughout most of the house. To the front of the house, there are three reception rooms, a family room, a study and a huge, dual aspect sitting room with a fireplace with a wood burning stove.
To the rear of the house, there is a spectacular open plan kitchen/dining/family room, with bi-folding doors which open onto the rear garden. The kitchen area has been fitted with a range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around wood block work surfaces, a range cooker and a twin Belfast style sink. A rear lobby with stable doors to the garden also leads to a large utility/laundry room.
Finally, the extensive ground floor accommodation is completed by a hobby room, a store room and a well appointed family bathroom. This has been fitted with a stylish white suite, including a luxurious, two-person jacuzzi bath.
On the first floor, a landing leads to five, generously proportioned bedrooms and a family shower room with a modern white suite. The main bedroom is a splendid double room, with a well-appointed en-suite bathroom and bi-folding doors to a Juliette balcony which affords magnificent views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. The second bedroom is a good size double room which also has a Juliette balcony and is currently used as a first floor sitting room.
Greenways is set within a generous plot of 0.51 acres and is set well back from the road, behind a long, tree-lined driveway. This not only provides ample parking, but also a sense of complete privacy and seclusion. Either side of the driveway, there is a large grassed area, formerly used as a paddock, and enclosed behind post and rail fencing. The driveway also leads to a vast outbuilding (approx. 31 ft x 15 ft) which was formerly a garage, then a pool room. It now serves as a splendid games room, with insulation, UPVC double glazing, electrics, a wood burning stove and a bar area.
Adjacent to the house and the games room, there is a superb outdoor entertaining space, with a barbeque area, a seating area and a hot tub area. The remainder of the land is mainly laid to lawn, with beautifully planted beds and borders and a variety of mature trees. There are numerous other outbuildings, including a variety of sheds and stores and a summerhouse/home office. The gardens back directly onto open fields and paddocks and at the very end of the garden, there is an above ground pool, set within raised decking, which enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
Greenways enjoys a secluded position just outside the village of Herne, surrounded by beautiful farmland and countryside with excellent footpaths and bridleways nearby, ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Herne village lies on the A291 between Canterbury and Herne Bay and is a pretty village with a good mix of modern and period homes.
The heart of the village is dominated by the magnificent 14th century church of St Martin and has a several pubs, one reputedly the smallest in England, specialising in fine ales. There is also a post office/store, dental surgery, primary school and village hall next to a large playing field. The area is surrounded by lovely walks and is on the 'Triangle' bus route which has very regular service to Canterbury and Herne Bay.
The bustling seaside town of Herne Bay is less than two miles away and has a wide range of amenities with good shopping facilities, a selection of schools including a specialist sports college, an excellent choice of leisure activities and an historic pier. The town also boasts a rowing and sailing club, a football club in the Kent league, a local cinema and a swimming pool. The picturesque Memorial Park also has tennis and basketball courts, a small lake, a children's play area and a sports field. There is a mainline railway station with a regular service to London Victoria and St. Pancras and the town enjoys excellent road links with the A299 (Thanet Way) providing access to both the coast and London via the A2/M2 motorway network.
The nearby cathedral city of Canterbury is just five miles away and 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.
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