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The Friars, Canterbury



A rare opportunity to acquire a unique period home found in the heart of Canterbury opposite the Marlowe Theatre and just a short walk from the cathedral and mainline railway stations.
This delightful Grade II listed home is hidden via a high wall and has an enclosed garden which is lawned and well stocked with a variety of plants and shrubs and boasts an invaluable car parking space. The property offers well proportioned and versatile living accommodation which is arranged over three floors and retains many attractive features including beams and feature fireplaces.
To the ground floor there are three reception rooms plus a garden room, kitchen and cloakroom. To the first floor there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and separate WC. The main bedroom has a room off which would make an ideal dressing room or possible en-suite, subject to the necessary planning consents. To the second floor there are two further attic bedrooms.
The city of Canterbury offers a wide variety of shopping, dining and cultural facilities, as well as numerous leisure and recreational amenities including Canterbury Golf club and Kent Country Cricket club. Canterbury also boasts a number of highly regarded schools in both the public and private sectors as well as the University of Kent and Christ Church University. Canterbury West station also provides a high speed rail service to London St Pancras in under an hour. The A2 is within easy reach giving access to the motorway network and the port of Dover. The Kent coast resorts, including Whitstable, are also within easy reach by car or bicycle.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Living Room

6.43m x 4.65m (21'1 x 15'3)

Dining Room

3.89m x 2.77m (12'9 x 9'1)


4.65m x 3.18m (15'3 x 10'5)



3.30m x 2.51m (10'10 x 8'3)


Garden Room/Conservatory

First Floor



4.32m x 3.43m (14'2 x 11'3)

Plus built-in wardrobes

Bedroom/Walk-in Wardrobe

4.85m x 4.32m (15'11 x 14'2)


3.43m x 2.82m (11'3 x 9'3)


Separate WC

Second Floor



5.08m x 3.66m (16'8 x 12'0)


3.66m x 3.38m (12'0 x 11'1)


Off-Street Parking

Enclosed Garden

The Vendor's View

We first noticed this property before it was for sale and thought it was a great house in an ideal location, right in the city centre. When it came on the market, we viewed it immediately, and realised that the versatile space inside would suit us perfectly. Living here, we can walk to all the shops, gym and social amenities, or just pop out for a meal or a drink.Having Canterbury West railway station just a few minutes' walk away was great when we commuted, and now serves us well when we want to go to London recreationally. Although we rarely use the car, having private parking space is a big plus.The house is set back and angled from the pedestrianised street, so it is very peaceful. People often say, as they come through the gate into our walled garden, that it is like walking into a green oasis. The house has great character, as parts of it are around 400 years' old, but fortunately has Georgian windows, so is light and bright. We have found it to be an extremely flexible place to live, especially being a three storey property and there is further potential to transform the spaces for open plan living too. The ground floor has an ideal layout with separate spaces to be used independently including a study and a conservatory. We have room in the loft which could be used as additional living space, accommodation or a studio, all with the benefit of Cathedral views. We have a mature garden, plus an allotment ten minutes' walk away, which is great for us as keen gardeners.We are going to miss city centre living, combined with the privacy of a walled garden behind a lockable gate. We shall also miss the conservatory, where we can enjoy the garden while reading or having a coffee


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