Village Community & Walking Distance To Local Primary School
0.48 Acre Plot With Wild Meadow & Summer House
Less Than Seven Miles To The Cathedral City Of Canterbury
EPC RATING: F
Full property description
A generously extended characterful detached cottage with separate self-contained annexe, set within just under half an acre of grounds that overlooks paddocks and rural countryside of Chislet village. Hatch Farmhouse dates back to the early 1800s and has retained some wonderful period features, however it was sympathetically extended in the 1900s and then again more recently with an exceptional degree of care taken to replicate the ornate architectural detailing of the original cottage. The property has seen many improvements including a spectacular conversion to the detached garage, which serves as a guest annexe.
A stable oak door opens into a delightful entrance hallway with an oak staircase to the first floor, a quirky cloakroom, original fireplace, and plenty of storage for shoes and coats.
To the left of the hallway, you will step down into a cosy snug with exposed brick inglenook fireplace which encompasses an ornate wood burning stove. Original stripped beams and wood framed windows set the scene for the rest of this property.
From the entrance hall a delightful kitchen breakfast room that looks perfectly at home, with its country style units, Belfast sink and Corian work tops. An exposed brick fireplace has been opened to make room for a beautiful Aga which is set beneath an oak bressummer. A quartz top breakfast bar has been positioned between the kitchen and family room and creates a sociable area.
The family room with its spectacular sky lantern, and herringbone flooring was added in 2015 has been sympathetically designed to blend in with the original cottage. Splendid views of the garden are admired from every angle through the bifold doors which allow the patio to integrate with this wonderful oak framed room.
To the first floor one will find three generously proportioned bedrooms and a luxury well appointed family bathroom, with rolled top bath and walk in shower. Stripped doors, exposed brick, and original cupboards flourish throughout the upstairs space. Stairs lead to the main bedroom on the second floor which has a vaulted ceiling and ensuite bathroom.
Electric gates open onto a gravelled driveway which sits in front of a detached double garage, the roof has been converted to offer a self-contained open plan annexe, which is used for a very successful holiday let.
The garden which occupies a 0.48 acre plot has an abundance of mature trees including a magnificent monkey tree. A large sandstone patio area sits directly in front of the family room and leads to a utility area at the side of the house.
The lawn stretches down to a wildflower meadow which has a pathway taking you down to the stream. An attractive summer house with heating and electricity lends itself to a spacious home office.
Hatch farmhouse is situated on a country lane, surrounded by beautiful farmland and countryside, just outside the charming village of Chislet, there is a real community feel to this lovely village with its well-considered primary school, village pubs and local church. The neighbouring hamlet of Marshside is a conservation area, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The coastal town of Herne Bay, which is approx. 5 miles away, has a delightful promenade and a good range of leisure amenities, including rowing and sailing clubs, a swimming pool and pier, which incorporates a gym and squash courts.
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.
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 Londons St Pancras from Canterbury West station in just under one hour.
The popular seaside town of Whitstable is famous for its seafood and annual Oyster Festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside. The town has a variety of independent shops and boutiques, as well as high street names. There are good local primary and secondary schools, numerous restaurants, and excellent leisure facilities. It has its own mainline railway station with a high-speed service to St Pancras, a regular Stagecoach bus service and good road links to London and the coast via A290/M2.
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