The Cottage, 66 Hackington Road, Canterbury

  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions

Built in 1837, this delightful three-bedroom, detached cottage has been beautifully extended and comprehensively enhanced by the current owner. Set within…

Key features

  • Charming Extended Deatched Cottage In Conservation Area
  • Complete Refurbished In 2020 & No Onward Chain
  • Three Bedrooms - Two Reception Rooms
  • Ground Floor Shower Room - Upstairs Family Bathroom
  • Detached Garage With Lane Access
  • Woodland View To The Rear
  • Lovely Semi Rural Village Location
  • Three Miles From Canterbury Town Centre
  • Five Miles From Whitstable Town Centre

Full property description

Built in 1837, this delightful three-bedroom, detached cottage has been beautifully extended and comprehensively enhanced by the current owner. Set within a Conservation Area, with protected woodland to the rear, it is one of the original farm cottages built in Hackington Road and is set back to provide driveway parking for four to five cars. This exquisitely presented and versatile home also benefits from a downstairs shower room, utility room, rear access to a detached garage and a wonderful arboreal outlook to the rear.

A smart front door opens into a characterful entrance hallway with splendid natural wood flooring, which flows through into the kitchen/dining space at its far end. Before this, on the left is a shower room and opposite, a step up brings one to a pleasant, bright vestibule space useful for coats and shoes and naturally lit by a window to the front garden. From here a door opens to a pleasant sitting room and to the left of this, stairs lead to the first floor.

The shower room has a stylish metro tiled shower cubicle, wooden flooring, heated towel rail and classic Victorian style pedestal basin and wc.

The stairs have a useful open space underneath and next to this a lovely natural wood door, a feature throughout the cottage, opens into the superb kitchen/dining space. This tasteful and traditionally styled dual aspect space has numerous base units, complete with integral dishwasher and range cooker with a striking natural wood grain effect worktop and a handsome and practical central island. Large double glazed French doors with flanking floor to ceiling windows occupy the rear wall, providing full view of the lovely rear garden and woods beyond.

At the opposite end of the room is the large utility room, with its own window to the side, with wall and base units, worktop space and sink. The room also houses the new boiler fitted, as with everything else, in 2020. Attractive, wooden framed, glass paned, double pocket sliding doors from the kitchen/dining space retract and a small step up takes one into a well-proportioned, dual aspect living room, with French doors to the rear garden.

Upstairs, the galleried landing gives access to three characterful double bedrooms, each with its own form of built-in storage. The dual aspect main bedroom spans the length of the cottage, with eaves-space storage and a great view of the garden and the woods beyond. There is also a well-appointed family bathroom, with attractive wood panelling, metro tiles and natural wood flooring.


The rear garden is approximately 70 ft long. A large patio spans the rear of the property with easy access to the front of the cottage on either side. A low wall separates the patio from a lawned area, with a central path taking one past the greenhouse to the rear garage with five bar timber gates giving access to the lane behind. There are established borders with shrubs and a small silver birch tree to the rear.

To the front, a central block paved driveway with a shingle parking bay, has parking for four to five cars and is flanked by an attractive, curving lawn.


Tyler Hill is a small, semi-rural, village located just 3 miles from the cathedral city of Canterbury. The village has a recreation ground, a village hall and the pub (The Tyler’s Kiln), well-known for its good food and wines and welcoming hospitality. There is a regular bus service into Canterbury, which offers a wide range of shopping, educational and recreational amenities, or to Whitstable, one of the most popular seaside Towns in Kent, with its harbour, beaches, pubs and restaurants and, of course, home to the famous Oyster Fisheries.

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 and the ever-popular Gulbenkian 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 London’s St Pancras from Canterbury West station (1.25 miles) in just under one hour.

The surrounding countryside is predominantly farmland and is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, such as hiking, dog walking and horse riding, whilst the nearby Stodmarsh Nature Reserve offers excellent bird watching. There are also numerous pretty villages nearby with typical village pubs to visit, such as Wingham, Littlebourne, Ickham and Wickhambreaux, giving you the ideal balance between city and country living.

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.

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