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5 bed Detached House


South Canterbury Road, , Canterbury, Kent



  • Five bedroom detached Edwardian home
  • Walking distance to Canterbury City Centre
  • 30ft garage/workshop and long driveway
  • Two reception rooms with high ceiling and original picture rails
  • Period features including sash windows and cast iron fireplaces
  • Potential to create an impressive family home
  • EPC energy rating E (54)
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This fascinating five bedroom detached Edwardian property set back from the road is a rare find within walking distance of Canterbury city centre. Built around 1910 it has a number of period features including sash windows, cast iron fire places and picture rails giving it both charm and character. From the moment you see the front of the house with its beautiful ornate carved plasterwork surrounding the windows and above the front door you can feel the atmosphere of yesteryear. Walking in through the inner door to the hall you are immediately struck by the Pugin style Edwardian floor tiles and the lovely archway leading to the original balustrade staircase and the ground floor accommodation. Yes, this property is in need of total modernisation internally but anyone interested in the challenge will be able to create a truly impressive family residence to their own taste, combining the attractive features from a bygone era with everything needed for modern day living. There is open plan lounge and sitting areas with an original gate fireplace as well as a bay window and French doors to the lean to glazed conservatory. There is a separate light and bright dining room with double aspect windows, a fireplace, a handsome ceiling rose and coved ceiling providing the fundamental design to work around. There is a well-proportioned kitchen with views across the lovely walled garden, just ready to be completely transformed into a contemporary kitchen/breakfast room while appropriate updating will make the large utility and cloakroom area with external access a very usable space. The cellar includes a useful storage area. On the half landing there is a double bedroom with a hatch to the attic that has a small window overlooking the garden. The other four bedrooms are off the main landing together with the family bathroom and separate toilet on lower landing with one bedroom. However, the smallest bedroom could also make an ideal en suite bathroom/dressing room for the master bedroom. Outside the secluded walled garden is mainly laid to lawn with a selection of trees and shrubs.  
Please refer to the footnote regarding the services and appliances. What the Owner says:
“To have the opportunity to update a property with such delightful period features is something that doesn’t come along all that often and the house is immediately available for a new owner who is looking forward to taking on this challenge. The house is extremely close to the centre of historic Canterbury. You are able to walk to the shops, restaurants, cinema, theatre and Canterbury East station within a matter of minutes. For anyone with children there are excellent educational facilities in the city including both private and state schools as well as the University of Kent, Canterbury Christchurch University and Canterbury Further Education College. It is very close to the A2 for journeys to London or the Continent from Dover or Folkestone and the commute from Canterbury West station to St Pancras is less than an hour.” Room sizes:PorchEntrance HallLounge Area: 12'11 x 12'7 (3.94m x 3.84m)Sitting Area: 11'9 x 9'11 (3.58m x 3.02m)Dining Room: 13'10 x 11'9 (4.22m x 3.58m)Kitchen: 12'0 x 9'11 (3.66m x 3.02m)Utility Room: 10'0 x 7'7 (3.05m x 2.31m)Garden Room: 10'1 x 8'1 (3.08m x 2.47m)LandingBedroom 1: 14'0 x 12'7 (4.27m x 3.84m)Bedroom 2: 12'11 x 12'7 (3.94m x 3.84m)Bedroom 3: 12'7 (3.84m) narrowing to 8'5 (2.57m) x 9'11 (3.02m)Bedroom 4: 10'11 x 9'10 (3.33m x 3.00m)Bedroom 5: 10'4 x 5'11 (3.15m x 1.80m)Bathroom: 7'4 x 6'0 (2.24m x 1.83m)Separate WC: 6'0 x 3'1 (1.83m x 0.94m)Cellar: 18'11 (5.77m) x 8'4 (2.54m) narrowing to 5'0 (1.53m)Store Room: 11'10 x 4'6 (3.61m x 1.37m) 
The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may be it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures & fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only as are floor plans which are not to scale and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose.


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