Old Downs, Kingston

  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions

An attractive and imposing 1920s Arts & Crafts style residence with much character and many period features throughout, which was…

Key features

  • Attractive 1920s 'Arts & Crafts' Style House
  • Many Period Features
  • Grand Inglenook Fireplace
  • Four Bedrooms - Two Bathrooms
  • Approx. Two Acres Of Grounds
  • Paddocks And Stables
  • Outstanding Country Views
  • Good Access To Canterbury
  • Detached Brick Built Garage

Full property description

An attractive and imposing 1920s Arts & Crafts style residence with much character and many period features throughout, which was extended in 2006 and now offers spacious family accommodation. The property is set within approximately two acres of gardens and paddocks, with stabling and makes an ideal equestrian property, in a wonderful rural setting.

An original solid oak door opens into a tiled porch which in turn leads into an entrance hallway with a corniced ceiling and a solid oak floor.

To the left is a spacious living room with leaded mullioned windows, cornice work, an impressive inglenook with an open fire and a distinctive brick built surround, set beneath a large oak bressumer and a lovely triple aspect.

To the right of the house is an interconnecting kitchen/breakfast room and family room. The kitchen/breakfast room offers a range of cream farmhouse style wall and base units set around solid oak work surfaces, with space for appliances and underfloor heating beneath natural slate tiles. French doors open onto a lovely Yorkstone patio area with views over the paddocks. The adjoining family room enjoys a dual aspect with views over the rear garden and also over the paddocks and farmland beyond.

On the first floor there is a light and airy landing which leads to four spacious bedrooms, a well appointed family bathroom and a recently fitted, stylish shower room with double shower and a modern combined vanity and wc. The bedrooms also all benefit from recently fitted acoustic double glazed windows.


The property is approached via a five bar gate which opens onto a long driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles.
A meandering stone path leads towards the house through a beautifully planted front garden, whilst to the side of the house there is a detached brick built garage.

The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with several mature trees, vegetable gardens and planted beds. There is a Yorkstone patio area to one side of the house whilst a covered veranda, enclosed by decorative brick arches, extends across the rear of the house.

The whole plot measures approx. 2 acres with the majority of the land divided into four good paddocks enclosed by post and rail fencing. There is an area of hard standing with a new stable block, built by Olson Timber in 2019.

The footprint remains for the original two box stable block and an adjoining hay store (now removed) which we understand would allow more outbuildings to be erected without further planning being required.


Kingston is a small village situated just 5 miles south east of Canterbury, on the edge of the North Downs.

The village is surrounded by some truly magnificent countryside including much open farmland and beautiful woodland and is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The village is served by a regular bus service from Dover to Canterbury, the Black Robin public house, a lovely 13th century church, a village hall and a playing field.

There is an extremely active community within Kingston, with numerous clubs and classes including yoga, keep fit classes, an Historic Society, the Horticultural Society and The Kingsbourne Players Amateur Dramatic Society. There are numerous footpaths and bridle ways within the area and Denne Hill Country Course is within easy hacking distance, making this an ideal area for those who enjoy riding and outdoor pursuits.

The Cathedral city of Canterbury can be easily accessed via the adjacent A2 and offers a superb range of shopping and recreational facilities.

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 in just under one hour.

AGENTS NOTE: All mains services are connect. The property will be subject to an overage.

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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