An idyllic three bedroom semi-detached cottage, dating back to the mid 1900s and set in the sought-after village of Old Wives Lees, yet only six miles from the cathedral City of Canterbury. This pretty cottage offers extensive accommodation and has undergone many renovations over recent years, including relocation of the bathroom and the installation of a large gym/home office at the end of this wonderful 150 ft rear garden.
Upon entering through a small porch, with an ideal place to house coats and shoes, you open into a charming sitting room with a feature fireplace and a large window overlooking the Lees.
Next to the sitting room there is a traditionally styled kitchen which hosts attractive floor and wall units, set against beautiful ceramic patterned tiles. The kitchen sits alongside a large utility area with downstairs WC and access to the garden, which the family use as a dining area. This area could be extended across the back of the building to create a large kitchen/diner (subject to the necessary consents).
Upstairs on the first floor, there is a double bedroom with bespoke wardrobes and a comfortable single room. A hallway has been created and a room divided to allow for the family bathroom which is beautifully appointed and well-constructed.
To the second floor you will find the main bedroom, which is a generous double, this is a quirky room with sloping ceilings, this would benefit from built in wardrobes to make the most of this delightful space.
To the front of the property, owners have had a large driveway created to allow for off road parking. Whilst to the right of the driveway, a pathway will take you to the entrance.
From the backdoor you will find a raised decking area perfect for alfresco dining, the steps lead down to a wonderful lawn which measures approx. 157ft and takes you to the impressive outbuilding at the end of the garden.
This timber-built summer house is a wonderful asset to the garden and would make a perfect home office or children playroom. It has been fully insulated and offers electricity and lighting. Whilst to the front of this timber house another decked area has been created which makes the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sunshine.
The nearby village of Old Wives Lees is located on the outskirts of Chilham, high on the North Downs (an area of outstanding natural beauty) and is conveniently situated with a choice of rail links to London via nearby Selling, Canterbury or Ashford International.
The village has a good community spirit and has a range of social and recreational activities and a preschool in the refurbished village hall. The village is also served by a village green and a large playing field with a football pitch and basketball court. Primary schools can be found at nearby Chilham, Selling and Sheldwich and a choice of secondary schools at Ashford, Canterbury and Faversham.
The village is well placed for access onto the A2/M2 and M20 motorways and for cross channel services. The local bus service links Old Wives Lees with Chilham and Canterbury and a school bus service runs to Ashford.
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.
Ashford International station and the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone are both about 14 miles away and provide regular Eurostar and shuttle services to the continent, whilst the A2/M2 motorway provides good access to both London and the Channel port of Dover.
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