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6 bed Detached House

£1,100,000

Old Park, Canterbury

FOR SALE


Property DESCRIPTION

*18th CENTURY DETACHED COUNTRY HOME*

CHAIN FREE! Found at the end of its own long private drive is this delightful detached country home which is nestled away in a private location. Surrounded on three sides by woodland and providing a secluded location yet only a short distance to the cathedral city of Canterbury. We understand the original house dates back to the 18th century with later additions added.

The property boasts many attractive and appealing features including high ceilings, sash windows, some with shutters and attractive fireplaces. The accommodation briefly comprises to the ground floor, four reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, shower room and a utility room. To the first floor there are six bedrooms with two sharing a Jack and Jill en-suite and a family bathroom. To the lower ground floor there are two rooms with one currently used as a store room and the other offering a variety of purposes including gym, studio, study etc.

Outside the grounds extend to just approximately one acre and are mainly lawned with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and plants. There is an outbuilding/store with four separate areas.

Found in a semi-rural location, the city centre is just over 1.5 miles away where you will find a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the popular Marlowe Theatre and numerous cultural and sporting facilities including Canterbury Golf Club and Driving Range just 0.3 miles away. Canterbury also has a wide selection of educational needs including universities and a number of highly regarded schools in both the public and private sectors. Canterbury also offers two mainline railway stations with Canterbury West offering a high speed service to London St Pancras in under an hour.


Please note, this property has oil fired central heating.

Ground Floor

Hallway

6.71m x 5.66m (22'0 x 18'7)

Lounge

5.56m x 4.90m (18'3 x 16'1)

Dining Room

4.75m x 4.65m (15'7 x 15'3)

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

4.75m x 3.91m (15'7 x 12'10)

Rear Hall

3.91m x 1.75m (12'10 x 5'9)

Utility Room

3.51m x 2.87m (11'6 x 9'5)

Shower Room

3.51m x 1.91m (11'6 x 6'3)

Study

4.78m x 3.51m (15'8 x 11'6)

Family Room

4.65m x 2.69m (15'3 x 8'10)

Basement Level

Basement Room - Ideal gym/studio

4.50m x 4.04m (14'9 x 13'3)

Workshop

4.04m x 3.53m (13'3 x 11'7)

First Floor

Landing

7.11m x 6.71m (23'4 x 22'0)

Bedroom

5.54m x 4.29m (18'2 x 14'1)

Bedroom

5.03m x 3.51m (16'6 x 11'6)

Jack and Jill Shower Room

2.59m x 1.14m (8'6 x 3'9)

Bedroom

4.57m x 3.51m (15'0 x 11'6)

Bedroom

4.83m x 4.67m (15'10 x 15'4)

Bedroom

4.67m x 3.20m (15'4 x 10'6)

Bedroom

3.63m x 2.87m (11'11 x 9'5)

Bath & Shower Room

3.51m x 2.87m (11'6 x 9'5)

External

Sheds/Store Rooms

Front Garden/Driveway

Gardens

Approximately one acre which is mainly lawned with mature trees, shrubs and plants

The Vendor's View

Quietness springs to mind when describing the location of Old Park Farm, we are in a semi-rural setting but within a short walk we can be in the centre of Canterbury. Behind us is the Old Park itself, which we have access to by our gate perfect for us as dog walkers. There is an abundance of wildlife from different species of owls to nightingale, it is unique to hear them singing outside the bedroom window.Anyone who has been to visit us has been surprised that the property is actually here and how quiet it is. The house has a couple of periods to it; some of the rooms have very high ceilings with large double aspect windows, creating a very light atmosphere. Our home has a real Christmas feel to it, at that time of year we have a 12-foot tree in the living room and the open fires create a lovely aroma throughout. In the summer we have an in-and-out atmosphere, with double doors on the lounge out to the garden we enjoy barbecues and spending time under the pergola. The garden is around an acre and provides plenty of space to entertain, with areas bathed in sunshine or shady spots. It is easy to accommodate guests here, with room to spread out and independent spaces. People can come and stay and it is made easy from the six bedrooms, two sharing a Jack & Jill en-suite, a family bathroom and a downstairs shower room. We have lived here for the last 21 years and have had access to everything we have needed, from the social aspects of the city to the activities and schools for the children.

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