Walking Distance To City Centre & Canterbury West Station
Nearby Country Walks Within Easy Reach
EPC RATING: D
Full property description
A splendid four bedroom semi detached house, situated towards the western edge of the popular London Road Estate and within easy reach of Canterbury West Station as well as having country walks to the picturesque village of Harbledown and Great Stour on your doorstep. Built in the 1960s this home benefits from good sized bedrooms, a study, a utility room and a WC as well as parking for six/seven cars.
A half glazed UPVC door opens into a bright and spacious entrance hallway. With the stairs to the first floor ahead, to the right is the door to the study and on the left the door to the sitting room, whilst at the end of the hallway is the kitchen. This welcoming entrance space has attractive wood effect laminate flooring as well as a useful understairs storage alcove. The dual aspect study is a lovely size, with views to the front and across the driveway to the side. This versatile room also has a useful rustic work bench.
The spacious living room runs the length of the property and continues the attractive wood effect flooring. A deep picture window to the front provides excellent natural light. There is a chimney breast with an ornate mantel piece. Whilst, to the rear of the room there is an ample dining area, where large, double glazed, French doors open to the rear garden.
With access from both the living room and the hallway the kitchen has a range of wall and base units with roll top work surface, as well as an original built-in larder cupboard. The useful utility area is also accessed from the kitchen, with space for washing machine, a separate WC and also an external door to the side.
To the first floor an ÂLÂ shaped landing boasts a useful airing cupboard and gives access to a family bathroom, three double bedrooms and a substantial single. Refurbished by the current owners the modern bathroom features a ÂPÂ shaped bath with shower over, an attractive white combined vanity and WC unit and stylish metro tiling.
All the bedrooms benefit from original built-in storage cupboards with the main bedroom to the front having a further large cupboard as well as some beautiful semi-rural views. The second bedroom at the rear of the house, has views across to Harbledown and also has its own vanity unit.
To the front of the house a picket fenced front lawn is bisected by a path to the front door, with a beautiful mature magnolia tree providing cover. To the right of the house a large driveway provides parking for approximately six cars. From here a side gate with a larger vehicular gate gives access to the rear garden where there is a further parking space.
The rear garden is approx. 37 ft long with all weather decking accessed from the dining area French doors. Beyond this is a pleasant lawn with a central path. Whilst towards the rear there is an attractive patio area along with a substantial garden shed.
The property is located on the corner of Priest Avenue and Wife Of Bath Hill towards the edge of the London Road Estate on the west side of the Cathedral City of Canterbury with the village of Harbledown under half a mile to the north.
Harbledown is a village on the outskirts of Canterbury to the West of the city, which has fantastic access for the A2. The village is a conservation area, with attractive buildings and has green open spaces, which can be easily accessed. Canterbury itself is in easy walking distance. There is a pub in the village, with a restaurant. Of the two nearby churches, one is the ancient Hospital of St. Nicholas, which is now Almshouses.
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 LondonÂs 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.
The surrounding countryside is predominantly farmland and is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, such as walking and horse riding, whilst the nearby Stodmarsh Nature Reserve offers excellent bird watching. There are also numerous pretty villages nearby with typical village pubs to visit, such as Wingham, Littlebourne, Ickham and Wickhambreaux, giving you the ideal balance between city and country living.
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