Walking Distance To The Gulbenkian And The Marlowe Theatres
EPC RATING: C
Full property description
Situated in the leafy cul-de-sac of Richmond Gardens, within walking distance of Canterbury West Station and the town centre in one direction and the beautiful ancient Blean Woods in the other, this four bedroom, versatile chalet bungalow was built in 2003. Backing on to allotments and Dukes Meadow and with parking for four to five cars. The owners have converted the garage into a smart, self-contained annexe currently generating its own Airbnb income.
A pretty, stained glass UPVC front door opens into a large, farmhouse tiled entrance porch with the door to the annexe to the left. With a large picture window overlooking the drive, this bright and airy room has a German made kitchenette and a well ordered en-suite shower room with WC and basin. Beyond the annexe, glass panelled French doors open into a wide hallway of the main house. This central space gives access to a bedroom/study, WC, the utility room, the living room, kitchen dining room and the stairs to the first floor.
The bay fronted bedroom/study/music room at the front of the house, has wonderful New England style shutters which are a feature throughout the property. This splendid sized room is currently used as a study. Adjacent to this there is a spacious WC with a basin and storage units. On the opposite side of the entrance hallway a useful utility room has farmhouse floor tiles, base and wall units, a roll top work surface, sink and space for washing machine, dryer and fridge freezer.
At the far end of the hallway a door leads to the well-appointed living room which overlooks the beautiful landscaped rear garden. A handsome, stone fireplace, with a slate hearth, houses a 5kW, cast iron, real flame gas stove. Opposite, French doors open from the living room to the dining area of the impressive kitchen/dining room.
The kitchen has farmhouse tile flooring throughout. With an extensive range of beautiful, natural wood fronted, wall and base units with natural stone worktops, the kitchen also benefits from a useful central island with storage, a five-ring gas hob, a new integrated Bosch dishwasher, integrated Siemens oven and microwave, as well as a carousel storage system, larder fridge and produce storage baskets. There is a double-glazed window above the sink and adjacent to this a door gives access to the side of the property.
From the dining area double-glazed French doors, with ceiling to floor window flankers, open into the large, vaulted ceilinged conservatory. This all-year-round space has two sets of French doors to the garden patio as well as multiple power points and two large radiators.
The stairs to the first floor have a part landing with a window with shutters to the side. It is also illuminated by a Velux window from the landing above. The bright L shaped landing leads to two double bedrooms at the rear as well as very generous walk-in linen cupboard. There is also a large, tastefully tiled bathroom with bath and separate deluge shower, wc and basin.
To the front a master suite spans the width of the house with its own walk-in dressing room. The room also boasts a splendid en-suite, with Velux window and blind, a deep, deluge shower and contemporary vanity unit and WC.
To the front of the property an extensive block paved drive provides ample parking for four cars and is bordered on two sides by attractive, mature shrubs and bushes. There is gated access to the rear garden at either side of the property.
The well maintained and regularly updated rear garden is approximately 70ft long and has a South Westerly aspect. Thoughtfully designed, with multiple outside power points and beautiful lighting throughout, the garden has an extensive patio area with a water feature, directly to the rear of the property.
Beyond this a lawned area is sectioned with attractive trellis work and raised sleeper beds as well as a wonderful wild-life pond, recently restocked with plants. At the bottom of the garden, there is a shingled area with two substantial sheds, one with power and light. Well stocked and mature beds border the garden on both sides with a lovely range of perennial plants and trees.
The property is situated in a highly desirable area of Canterbury. This convenient setting provides excellent access to the city centre, many of Canterburys very well-regarded schools and Universities and Canterbury West station as well as fantastic country walks.
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.
Blean is situated between Canterbury and Whitstable and is a small village with a good sense of community. It has its own doctors surgery, village store and post office, in addition to some other shops on the same parade. There is a garden centre, a pub and one of the most well regarded primary schools in the Canterbury area.
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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