Shellford, Old Wives Lees

  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions

A generously extended 1970’s built four bedroom detached bungalow, set within 0.34 acres of beautifully established gardens, in the lovely village…

Key features

  • Attractive Detached Bungalow
  • Spacious & Versatile Accommodation
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Splendid Vaulted Garden Room
  • Four Bedrooms & Two Bathrooms
  • Potential For Further Enhancements
  • Set With 0.34 Acres Of Gardens
  • Extensive Parking & Outbuildings
  • Village Location Just Six Miles From Canterbury

Full property description

A generously extended 1970s built four bedroom detached bungalow, set within 0.34 acres of beautifully established gardens, in the lovely village of Old Wives Lees. Shellford has seen numerous improvements in recent years and now offers almost 1800 sq. ft of extremely spacious and versatile accommodation. However, there is still potential to enhance the property further, with the opportunity to convert the loft (subject to planning consent) and create additional accommodation, if required.

The main front door opens into a welcoming wide hallway, with a smart tiled floor which runs throughout the property. To the right a lovely dining area with a gas fireplace and views to the front garden. This flows onto the kitchen where one will find ample of floor and wall units which surround a double Stoves oven and stainless-steel sink area. There is a large walk-in larder and access to the side of the garden.

Beyond the kitchen there is a beautiful sitting room with wood flooring, a contemporary gas fire and French doors to the patio area. This room is complemented by a magnificent, vaulted garden room which also has doors to the garden alongside floor to ceiling windows allowing full views of the enchanting garden beyond.

To the rear of the hallway there are three bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom, The smaller bedroom works perfectly as a home office as it connects directly to the outside space. To the left of the hallway, one will find the main bedroom which is particularly large and benefits from fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room.


Shellford sits on an extensive plot of 0.34 acres which is made up of a large driveway to the front of the bungalow and a beautiful rear garden that stretches over 150 ft long. There are double gates that connect to another drive that runs down the right-hand side of the property and would be perfect to keep a campervan or boat.

The rear garden is accessed from several rooms and has an extensive patio area perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying the southerly aspect. The garden is enchanting with an array of established trees and shrubs that surround the lawn. There is a garage and car port alongside several other outbuilding, including a wooden lodge with electricity that has been used as an art studio.


The village of Old Wives Lees is located on the outskirts of Chilham, high on the North Downs (an area of outstanding natural beauty) and is conveniently situated with a choice of rail links to London via nearby Chilham, Selling, Canterbury or Ashford International.

The village is surrounded by orchards, hop gardens and arable land and from its higher elevations it has beautiful views over hills, woodland, and the North Downs.

The village has a good community spirit and has a range of social and recreational activities and a preschool in the refurbished village hall. The village is also served by a village green and a large playing field with a football pitch and basketball court.

Primary schools can be found at nearby Chilham, Selling and Sheldwich and a choice of secondary schools at Ashford, Canterbury, and Faversham.

The village is well placed for access onto the A2/M2 and M20 motorways and for cross channel services. The local bus service links Old Wives Lees with Chilham and Canterbury and a school bus service runs to Ashford.

There are railway stations at nearby Chilham and Selling with fast train connections to London from Canterbury and Faversham and the high-speed service from Ashford to St Pancras taking just 38 minutes. Canterbury, Faversham, and Ashford also offer a wide range of State and independent schools, along with excellent leisure, recreational and shopping amenities.

The Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone (18 miles) provides a regular shuttle service to the Continent, whilst the Port of Dover (22 miles) also provides regular ferry crossings to the Continent.

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 and 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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