Beautiful Gardens With A Spring Fed Brook & Parking
Idyllic Rural Location In Conservation Area Near Canterbury
Full property description
An enchanting Grade ll Listed detached character cottage, set within beautiful mature gardens which include a pretty, spring fed brook, situated in a picturesque rural setting in between Canterbury and the Kent coast.
Padbrook Cottage dates back to circa 1712 and has some wonderful period features, such as numerous exposed beams, exposed floorboards, fireplaces and original latch-key doors. However, the cottage has recently undergone a comprehensive programme of renovation and restoration, with a painstakingly meticulous degree of craftsmanship and attention to detail. The end result is a delightful mix of period charm and modern convenience.
The property is entered via a handsome front door, which opens into an entrance hall, with an attractive herringbone brick floor. To the left of the entrance hall, an oak latch-key door opens into a pleasant sitting room, with exposed beams, stripped floorboards, an exposed brick fireplace with a wood burning stove and even an old bread oven (now used as a quirky storage cupboard).
To the right of the entrance hall, there is another splendid reception room, with oak flooring, a beamed ceiling and a grand inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. Both these two reception rooms have lovely wide sash windows which afford fine views over the gardens. To the rear of the cottage, there is an inner hallway, with stairs to the first floor and a back door which opens onto the driveway and parking area. A bespoke oak barn-style sliding door leads from the rear hallway, into a beautifully appointed ground floor shower room. This has been fitted with a classically styled white suite and finished with metro style wall tiles and attractive floor tiles, with under floor heating beneath.
The kitchen/breakfast room is also to the rear of the cottage and this has been fitted with an extensive array of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around beech work surfaces, Italian porcelain floor tiles and a range of integrated appliances, including a range cooker set beneath an oak bressummer. The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys a pleasant dual aspect and (like the rest of the cottage) is therefore wonderfully light and airy.
On the first floor, a central landing with a beautiful leaded window, leads to two double bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom. This has been fitted with a modern and stylish suite, including a bath, a granite topped vanity unit with a concealed cistern WC and Fired Earth glazed wall tiles. The main bedroom is a superb double room, with ample built-in wardrobes, an exposed beam, wood panelling and lovely views over the garden, whilst the second bedroom is also a double room, with a decorative fireplace and built-in storage.
A further staircase rises from the landing to an open study/guest room on the second floor. This has a beamed, vaulted ceiling, exposed floorboards and useful eaves storage. From here, an oak sliding door leads to another generous double bedroom, also with a beamed, vaulted ceiling, exposed floorboards and lovely views over countryside.
Padbrook Cottage sits within beautiful grounds, which measure 0.15 acres and are bounded to the front of the plot by a pretty little brook. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and planted with a variety of mature flowers and shrubs. Adjacent to the cottage, there is a full width sandstone patio area, whilst to the rear of the cottage, there is a large, gravelled driveway, which provides parking for up to four vehicles (and is accessed via Mill Lane). There are also several outbuildings within the grounds, including a timber shed, a useful bin store and a breezeblock built workshop, with power connected to it.
Padbrook Cottage enjoys a wonderfully rural setting in the quaint village of Elmstone, situated on a quiet country lane and surrounded by beautiful farmland within a conservation area.
The nearby charming village of Preston is home to The Church of St. Mildred, a local pub, a village shop, a butcher and a primary school. Preston is surrounded by some beautiful countryside which is ideal for walking, cycling and riding, whilst the nearby Stodmarsh Nature Reserve is home to many species of migrating birds and wildlife.
The coast is less than ten miles away from Elmstone and the beautiful seaside town of Deal with its numerous cafés and antique shops is less than a half an hour drive. However there are also numerous other sandy beaches within easy reach of the property. Westwood Cross shopping centre is also conveniently located bringing you larger department stores, whilst the Royal St Georges Golf Course offers a championship golf course at nearby Sandwich.
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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