Walking Distance To The City Centre & Canterbury East Station
EPC RATING: TBC
Full property description
This elegant Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse with courtyard garden sits in the heart of Cathedral City Of Canterbury and was originally an office for the tannery. It has since been converted into a beautiful period home bursting with many original features. The current owners have made some wonderful enhancements to embrace modern living, including contemporary bathrooms and a minimalistic high specification kitchen, however, they have retained the charm and original dcor throughout.
The front door opens into an impressive sitting room with engineered oak flooring, sash windows which are dressed in contemporary shutters and a magnificent marbled Georgian fireplace sits central to the chimney breast. Intricate architrave and original cornicing give a feeling of grandeur to this room and sets the scene for the rest of the house. There is an inner hallway with access to a downstairs cloakroom and the stairs to the first floor.
A stylishly designed kitchen hosts a breakfast bar and high specification integrated appliances, finished with Silestone worktops. The ceramic tiles with underfloor heating flow through to the dining space. This part of the house is the extension, and every effort has been made to incorporate the original features such as the former window archways and exterior brickwork which forms a dividing wall between the two areas. A large skylight lets light flood in, and retractable floor to ceiling sliding doors open into the attractive courtyard.
On the first floor there is a family bathroom which has a traditional suite with brass fixtures, and a striking column radiator. On this floor you will also find a double bedroom with bespoke cupboards and adjacent to this, a comfortable single room currently used as an office.
The second floor has two more double bedrooms one of which has an ensuite shower room delightfully decorated using pastel colours teamed with grey mosaic tiles.
A charming courtyard garden with contemporary grey paving, flows directly from the kitchen diner and feels peaceful and private. There is an original brick wall teamed with cedar slatted fencing. A lovely worktop with cupboards has been incorporated, allowing plants to be displayed or ideal for outside entertaining. A living wall and bamboo brings plenty of greenery to this delightful space.
A rear garden gate opens into an area where there is an allocated parking space.
Stour street sits within the walls of the vibrant cathedral city of Canterbury which offers a wide choice of amenities including a range of High Street and independent retailers, restaurants, pubs, leisure facilities and the very popular recently refurbished Marlowe Theatre. It also has an excellent selection of both state and independent schools, along with three universities, two mainline railway stations, two hospitals and a very good bus service.
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.
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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