A delightful three bedroom character cottage with off road parking, set within a quiet village location less than nine miles from Canterbury. This beautiful property has an excellent layout, an open plan living area and characterful features including a wood burning stove and exposed beams in the sitting room. The stunning countryside views twinned with the potential to make further improvements ensure this cottage would make a wonderful home.
Stepping inside this flint stone cottage a welcoming entrance lobby greets you, as a perfect place to house those coats and wellies. There is then an inner latched door that leads you into a large open plan living area, with slate flooring, exposed beams and a brick fireplace which frames a grand woodburning stove. This area would make a lovely sitting room and is slightly divided from the dining area by its stripped support beams, creating a sense of division within this open plan space.
The dining area overlooks the attractive garden and has a lovely position next to the kitchen, which has an old-fashioned Rayburn stove. Whilst this is not in use it does make a lovely central feature.
The dual aspect kitchen has a traditional terracotta tiled floor and is an excellent base for new units and appliances, this would make a lovely kitchen for anyone who enjoys cooking as the space is unusually generous. This is connected to the garden through the stable door.
The stairs rise to the first floor, which has a well-appointed wood panelled family bathroom and a comfortable single bedroom. The main bedroom hosts stunning views of the fields to the front. Large wooden wardrobes are fitted offering ample storage space.
The second floor has another double room that again has striking views of the countryside beyond.
To the front of the cottage, a flint stone wall borders the shrubs and pathway which leads you to the front door. From the kitchen, a sunny little courtyard leads you to the established garden with lawn areas and several garden sheds dotted around the gardens. The garden has been divided into two and has some lovely views of Stelling Minnis church.
To the back of the property at the end of the garden there is allocated parking which is accessed from a private road.
At the heart of Stelling Minnis is a traditional village green, served by a post office and general store. There is the celebrated Rose and Crown with its traditional welcome, fine ales and food. There is the 800 year old Grade I listed St Marys church, and the Stelling Minnis Windmill, still in full working condition and with a fascinating museum. Stelling Minnis Common beckons with the enchantment of the natural world, the Kent heritage coast is just a short drive away while London and Europe are both within easy reach.
The Kent Downs offer some of the most enchanting landscapes of southern Britain with dramatic views to discover and enjoy, and richly varied wildlife to spot. Pretty villages rich in architectural heritage dot open countryside, where farming continues as it has for generations. A wealth of ancient woodlands are separated by sparkling chalk streams and rivers, while ponds and marshes complete a varied landscape. From the White Cliffs of Dover to tranquil meadows and from Sites of Special Scientific Interest to farmers markets there is something here for everyone. Local ramblers meet regularly for walks from Stelling Minnis Common.
For woodland walks, nearby Lyminge Forest, one of the largest areas of woodland in Kent, offers walking and cycling routes designed for seeing the carpets of bluebells which flower in the woodland in spring. Another local site, Wye National Nature Reserve, is one of the best places in the country to enjoy the outdoors and experience spectacular wildlife and breathtaking views.
Just 20 minutes from Canterbury and Folkestone, and 30 minutes drive to Ashford with fast and frequent train links to London termini. The High Speed 1(HS1) rail takes just 36 minutes to London, making commuting simple, while continental Europe is also within reach: Paris can be reached in just 2 hours by Eurostar. Dover is half an hour away, while Gatwick and London City Airport are under 90 minutes away.
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