Set in the pretty village of Alkham you will find Old School Cottage, dating back to the late 1800s. It is a charming flint stone two-bedroom cottage with impressive views, off road parking and a garage. The current owners have lovingly decorated and laid new flooring throughout, there has also been a new boiler and radiators installed.
The newly fitted composite front door opens into a spacious hallway, with doors leading to reception rooms and stairs to the first floor.
To the left of the hallway, there is a large living room, with windows either end which allow light to flood through this space. The living room has an original Victorian fireplace with ornate tiles and a tiled hearth, adding warmth and character to this room.
To the right of the entrance hall, there is a dual aspect dining room, with beautiful views of the village green, which is a lovely room from which to enjoy dinner or entertain from.
At the rear of the property, there is a large kitchen with a built in utility cupboard and a large window that looks out onto the garden. The kitchen has pretty mosaic tiles that frame the wall and floor units, along with the integrated cooker and hob and wood effect work surfaces.
On the first floor, a bright and airy galleried landing leads to two double bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom, with potential to incorporate a large airing cupboard as a walk-in shower, if desired. Both bedrooms are generous in size and offer wonderful countryside views.
The garden is split level with a lovely courtyard, and steps which rise to a sunny lawn area. Small trees and shrubs border the garden, which feels very private and peaceful. The garden gate leads down a little pathway to a storage shed and a doorway to the brick-built garage. The garage has a set of double doors and has been split into two sections, ideal for storage and a home gym or workshop.
Alkham is an idyllic village, four miles from both Dover and Folkestone. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Alkham lies in a valley and is home to an excellent restaurant, a garden centre, the Parish Church, and a village hall.
The town centre of Folkestone is situated only four miles away with its arty vibe, thriving harbour and beautiful beaches, whilst Folkestone West offers a high speed rail service which reaches London St Pancras in approximately 52 minutes. The Channel Tunnel terminal at Cheriton and the M20 motorway are also within a short driving distance from here. The Channel Tunnel terminal offers a fast service across the channel in around half an hour, whilst the M20 motorway provides easy road access to both London and the port of Dover.
The nearby thriving market town of Ashford also provides excellent shopping and recreational facilities, including the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet which is undergoing massive expansion to double the size of this major retail attraction. 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, 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
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