The Cottage, Chilham

  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions

A handsome, three bedroom, semi detached cottage, a short distance from the historic and picturesque village of Chilham. This attractive…

Key features

  • Traditionally Styled Modern Cottage
  • Bright & Airy Accommodation
  • Three Good Sized Bedrooms
  • Lovely Triple Aspect Living/Dining Room
  • Feature Fireplace With Wood Burning Stove
  • Beautiful Garden Backing Onto Woodland
  • Parking For Two Cars
  • Sought After Semi Rural Location
  • Walking Distance To Chilham Train Station

Full property description

A handsome, three bedroom, semi detached cottage, a short distance from the historic and picturesque village of Chilham. This attractive dwelling is set back from the road in an elevated position with parking for two cars and a delightful established rear garden backing on to woodland.

A traditionally styled, painted wooden front door opens into a spacious entrance hallway with attractive wood effect laminate flooring. A useful cupboard to one’s left houses the combi boiler, still with room for coats and shoes. To the right are the stairs to the first floor and underneath them is a useful WC with a wash basin. At the end of the hallway is the kitchen and adjacent on the left of this, the door to the triple aspect living/dining room.

This generous reception room spans the length of the property. Lovely wooden framed, double glazed French doors, with full length window flankers either side, overlook the attractive frontage, whilst another set provide access to the rear garden’s patio, whilst a casement window provides natural light to the side. The living room also has a wonderful feature brickwork inglenook fireplace, with a splendid oak bressummer and wood burning stove.

The well-proportioned kitchen has a good range of wall and base units, with ample, attractive, wood effect worksurface space. There is space for a washing machine as well as an integrated oven with a four-ring gas hob and a useful built-in larder cupboard. There are wonderful views of the garden as the entire rear wall is comprised of wooden framed, double glazed French doors with floor to ceiling glazed units either side.

The stairs terminate in a pleasant rectangular landing giving access, initially on the left, to a good sized family bathroom with a lovely white suite, including a jacuzzi bath with a shower over. There are also two large storage cupboards, utilizing the space above the stairs, Beyond this there are three double bedrooms all with pretty dormer casement windows, the smaller of the three located at the front of the house has a lovely arboreal view. The larger two rooms look out onto the delightful rear garden and trees beyond.


Lovely lavender raised sleeper beds flank five stone steps up to an attractive frontage with a lawned area to the left and splendid shingle surround leading to the side gate and a block paved path to the front door. The striking overhanging roof eaves create an inviting sheltered space. A shingle area opposite the house provides ample parking for two cars and also has lapsed planning for a garage. The rear garden is approx. 95ft long with a patio area spanning the rear of the property. A low retaining wall gives way to a well stocked flower bed with a short flight of steps to the right taking one to a large, gently rising lawn with mature shrubs and a beautiful blue spruce tree towards the rear, all with a wonderful woodland backdrop beyond the garden.


The Cottage is tucked away just off the Canterbury Road within easy reach of Chilham train station. Chilham is an historic and quintessentially English village on the outskirts of Canterbury and is set in the attractive valley of the River Stour. It is bounded on the north, south and west by the North Downs offering fantastic walks through an area of outstanding natural beauty. In the heart of the village, there is a beautiful fifteenth century market square with some exquisite period buildings, including The White Horse pub, traditional village tea rooms and a gift shop.

The village is also served by a post office, a primary school, The Woolpack public house, a railway station, a children’s playground, the village hall a tennis club and a sports centre. The village is also home to Chilham Castle and the 15th century Church of St Mary, which is reputed to have Thomas Beckett buried within the churchyard.

The nearby Cathedral city of Canterbury (7 miles) and the market town of Ashford (9 miles) offer a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational amenities, including a selection of both private and state grammar schools. Both of them have mainline railway stations which connect with London Victoria and London St Pancras, with a fast service running from Ashford International station to London St Pancras in just 37 minutes.

The area is very well served by road connections, with the A2/M2 (4 miles) and the M20 (from Ashford). The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone (24 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, 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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