- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Reception rooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- Kitchen/breakfast & utility area
- Detached double garage & parking
- Highly-regarded village location
A handsome detached country house offering extensive and versatile accommodation, incorporating an annexe, set in delightful grounds including gardens and paddock amounting to approximately 2 acres (0.81 hectares). There is a large elegant reception hall and three well-proportioned reception rooms, the sitting room featuring an attractive fireplace and opening onto the terrace with views over the garden beyond. There is a comprehensively fitted kitchen/breakfast room and useful utility area. On the first floor are five bedrooms with the master having an ensuite bathroom, there is a further family bathroom and additional separate shower room. The annexe comprises a large sitting/dining room, bedroom, shower/wet room with WC, attractively fitted bathroom and well equipped kitchen. The property enjoys double glazed windows and oil fired central heating.
From Stone Street, the property is approached by five-bar gates onto a shingled driveway leading to the front of the house with parking and turning area and access to the detached double garage. Beyond the drive is an enclosed kitchen garden with vegetable beds and timber framed greenhouse on a brick base, adjacent to which a flight of steps leads up to the store room above the garage. From the kitchen garden is also independent access to the garage.
The gardens lie to the rear of the property and include a large paved terrace, providing extensive seating, with steps down to the lawn. Large formal lawns with an array of inset mature trees through which runs a woodland path to one side. There is a most attractive water garden with waterfall, rockery and a large pond, well stocked with water plants, aside of which is a timber framed summerhouse. To the far corner of the garden is a timber shed and screened compost area. To the side of the house is a further lawned area with additional summerhouse and well stocked beds.
Lying directly to the north of the house and gardens is the adjacent paddock which is laid to grass with a five-bar gate giving direct vehicular access to the drive and a pedestrian gate to the bottom accessing the garden. There is a timber framed stable building incorporating storage with concrete pad to the front. The paddock is enclosed by mature hedges and stock wire.
The property is located on the outskirts of Petham which is a highly-regarded area to the South of Canterbury surrounded by farmland and countryside providing lovely walking and cycling. The village itself has its own primary school and active village hall. Nearby Canterbury provides a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities together with an extensive range of both primary and secondary schools including three highly-regarded grammar schools. There are also various colleges and two universities. Canterbury West station provides High-Speed rail links to London St. Pancras with a journey time of approximately 55 minutes.