4 bed Detached House
Church Hill, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13
A pretty characterful period painted weatherboard, detached cottage in a sought after location.
Hernhill is a sought-after village with a highly regarded primary school and the popular Three Horseshoes and Red Lion gastro pub, set amidst orchards and the beautiful area of countryside between Faversham, Canterbury and Whitstable. The three towns combined offer comprehensive leisure, recreational, shopping and educational facilities. The village Church of England Primary/Junior School was assessed by Ofsted in 2017 as outstanding. There is also an excellent Grammar school in Faversham. Connections are good with the A2 linking into the M2 and M20 motorway networks. The high speed Javelin train now operates to London St Pancras from Faversham (3.5 miles) and Ashford, and Faversham also offers direct services to Victoria and Cannon Street. There are also regular bus services to Whitstable & Faversham (with direct fast service to London St. Pancras) as well as a school bus.
• A2 4 miles • Junction 7 M2 2 miles • Faversham 3.5 miles • Whitstable 5.5 miles • Canterbury 7.5 miles (Distances are approximate)
Oakwell Cottages is a lovely, detached period cottage dating, we believe, around 1690. It was originally a farmhouse, then three cottages but over the years has been restored back into a superb, detached home, being surprisingly spacious on the inside.
The property has a wealth of beams, beautiful inglenook fireplaces, latch doors, high partly vaulted ceilings upstairs and many other period features. It comprises reception entrance hall with wide gauge polished boards, attractive feature fireplace and exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Off the reception entrance hall is a useful utility and shower room. The lovely character drawing room has an inglenook fireplace, beamed ceiling, double aspect windows and panelled doors to the sitting room and latch door leading to a dual staircase. The charming sitting room also has an impressive inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove and French doors that open onto the rear gardens. The well-equipped kitchen / breakfast room has a range of wooden painted units and a padded window seat.
The master bedroom is accessed via a secondary staircase behind a latched door off the kitchen. The main dual staircase is accessed from the centre of the house and leads to a study landing, giving access to three bedrooms and the family bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a small door that links into the master bedroom, all adding charm, character and style to this wonderful beamed period cottage.
• Reception entrance hall • Sitting room • Drawing room • Kitchen / breakfast room • Shower room • Study landing • 4 Double Bedrooms • Family bathroom • Gardens south facing • Garage • Ample parking • Not Listed
The generous gardens are south facing being mainly laid to lawn with a terrace, mature trees and shrubs including magnolia, silver birch, sycamore and apple trees. A brook runs along the southern boundary, fed from the lake at Mount Ephraim, and there is a delightful Wendy house. To the sides of the property are a large gravelled drive providing ample parking and a further drive leading to the detached, weatherboard single garage.
Head out of Canterbury via the A2. Just after the Gate services take the exit signposted for Dunkirk and Boughton. Head over the motorway keeping left and continue down the hill. At the bottom of the hill turn right and continue along the country lane for approximately 2 miles until you see The Three Horseshoes public house on your left. Turn right into Church Hill Road and continue straight for about 1 mile and Oakwell Cottages will be found on the right-hand side.
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Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage Local Authority Swale Borough Council. Tax Band 'F' Fixtures & Fittings Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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