- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Reception rooms plus conservatory overlooking the gardens
- Kitchen/breakfast room plus useful larder/store
- Delightful views over the estate parkland
- Front & rear gardens, driveway providing parking
- The entire plot extends to approx. 0.5 of an acre (0.20 hectares)
A handsome Grade II listed period house enjoying a quintessentially beautiful setting being the former Dower House to The Charlton Park estate. The property enjoys delightful views over the estate parkland. The house boasts atmospheric accommodation of elegant proportions and features a wealth of interest including period fireplaces and exposed timberwork.
On the ground floor is an attractive reception hall with solid brick flooring and stairs rising to the first floor. The large dining room has an impressive inglenook fireplace with fitted wood-burning stove and the adjoining sitting room also features a wood-burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of wall, drawer and floor units and there is also a separate family room, a w.c and useful larder/store. All the reception rooms enjoy views to the front towards the open parkland. To the rear is a conservatory overlooking and opening onto the gardens. On the first floor is a large landing plus four bedrooms and the family bathroom. The three front bedrooms command fine views over the adjacent parkland and bedroom four enjoys a pleasant outlook over the gardens and parkland. The property has an oil-fired central heating system.
Vehicular access is gained from the lane through double metal gates onto a driveway providing parking. There is a lawned front garden with mature beds and a path leading to the front door. Estate railings run along the front boundary with a pedestrian gate to the lane. A path accesses the side door which extends to a pedestrian gate leading to the rear garden.
The rear garden is principally laid to lawn with a large paved seating area, timber shed and adjacent oil tank. The garden extends to the side of the house with a pond and a partially wooded area having a selection of mature trees and shrubbery and a further timber shed. From the lane an additional gate provides separate vehicular access to a grass driveway providing alternative access and further parking as necessary. The north end of the garden borders part of the Nailbourne, an intermittently flowing chalk stream. The entire plot extends to approx. 0.5 of an acre (0.20 hectares).
The property enjoys a unique setting within the grounds of Charlton Park on the edge of the pretty village of Bishopsbourne which has a public house, tea room, butcher with small farm shop and artisan bakery. It is surrounded by countryside providing lovely walking, riding and cycling. The neighbouring village of Bridge provides a comprehensive range of local amenities including a mini-supermarket, pharmacy, dentist, hairdressers, two public houses, a modern health centre and a popular primary school. The highly regarded Pig Hotel at Bridge Place is a handsome 17th century manor house providing a wonderful boutique-style hotel and restaurant in a delightful setting. The Cathedral City of Canterbury is easily accessible providing a range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities, as well as a regular High-Speed rail service from Canterbury West station to London St. Pancras with a journey time of approximately 55 minutes.