The Bothy, Hernhill

  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions

An enchanting Grade ll listed detached property, offering over 1600 sq. ft of characterful accommodation, set within a generous plot of…

Key features

  • Enchanting Grade II Listed Property
  • Three/Four Bedrooms & Two Bathrooms
  • Spacious & Versatile Characterful Accommodation
  • Bursting With Original Features Including Open Fireplaces
  • Potential For Self-Contained Annexe
  • Opportunity To Make Further Enhancements
  • Generous Plot Of Approx. 0.24 Acres
  • Impressive Views Of Rolling Countryside
  • Just Three Miles From The Market Town Of Faversham

Full property description

An enchanting Grade ll listed detached property, offering over 1600 sq. ft of characterful accommodation, set within a generous plot of almost a quarter of an acre of beautiful mature gardens and a substantial driveway, which both enjoy impressive views over rolling countryside.

The Bothy dates back to the 16th century and is bursting with period features, such as exposed beams, stripped floorboards, open fireplaces, and original latch-key doors. This characterful property has stayed with one family for over 40 years and has a wealth of history. The spacious and versatile layout twinned with the potential to make further improvements would offer someone a beautiful home.

Attractive panelling frames the original front door which opens into a stunning sitting room with an ingle nook fireplace, and timber framed windows, this really sets the scene for the rest of the house as features flourish throughout. There are French doors that open onto a courtyard and a doorway that leads to the east wing of the house. This area could be a self-contained annexe as it has its own entrance, two reception rooms, one with a wood burning stove, a bathroom and a staircase that leads to a double bedroom.

To the left of the entrance there is the main staircase that rises to the first floor and adjacent to this a charming kitchen breakfast room. Traditional wooden units are set upon stone flooring and surround free standing appliances including a double range oven. The breakfast table sits snuggly within a closed fireplace and beneath an oak bressummer.

Steps descend into a utility area which has a butler sink and a bespoke fitted dresser. From here there is access into the garden and through to the attached brick-built vaulted workshop, which has potential to be converted into further living accommodation, if one required. STPC

The first floor can be accessed via two staircases that sit either side of the house. There is a well-appointed family bathroom and three bedrooms one of which is particularly large and could be divided back into two rooms as it benefits from two access points.


The Bothy has a generous 0.24 acre plot that wraps around the house and includes a substantial gated circular driveway that has a detached double garage with solid oak doors. The driveway is adorned by pretty shrubs and wild lavender and leads to another garage/workshop which is attached to the house.

To the rear of the property an enchanting organic garden full of fruit trees and vegetable patches offers breath taking views over rolling countryside. From the French doors in the sitting room there is a delightful patio area perfect for alfresco dining, a brick pathway leads to an outside WC, barbeque area, a greenhouse and wooden shed.


The Bothy is situated in the picturesque village of Hernhill, nestled within some beautiful countryside with outstanding views over the surrounding orchards and rolling farmland.

The village itself lies approximately three miles to the east of Faversham and only seven miles from the cathedral city of Canterbury and has a picturesque village green, overlooked by a fifteenth century Church of St Michael and the historic Red Lion public house. The village is also served by another pub, The Three Horseshoes, and an outstanding primary school.

Nearby Blean Woods, which have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, cover more than eleven square miles are ideal for a peaceful walk. The next closest village is Boughton-under-Blean, who benefits from another good primary school, a post office, a village store, several pubs, and a restaurant. Hernhill is also close to the A2 which gives easy access to the motorway network for both London and the coast.

The nearby town of Faversham offers a far wider range of shopping, leisure, and recreational amenities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, a museum and numerous good pubs and restaurants.

The town is served by a good selection of primary schools and two secondary schools, one of which being the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. A wider selection of state, grammar and private schools can be found and Canterbury and both Faversham and Canterbury have mainline stations with a high speed link to London St Pancras.

The bustling seaside town of Whitstable is approximately five miles away and is famous for its seafood and annual oyster festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside.

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute o 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 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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