5 bed Detached House
St. Augustines Road, , Canterbury, Kent
This large and attractive detached family home is within walking distance of Canterbury City centre. At the same time it is set in a leafy avenue and includes a charming garden with a variety of nooks and seating areas and backs on to playing fields, providing a rural feel and delightful views from the upper windows. Walking up the path you can immediately appreciate the amazing enclosed front loggia that incorporates the front door. This unusual sun room includes large, arched windows that overlook the garden on two sides with additional doors to the outdoors. It is believed the house was built about 110 years ago and you can see plenty of Edwardian features throughout the house, whether it is the impressive stained glass window in the entrance hall, the original oak staircase or the high and coved ceilings, picture rails and leaded light windows in many of the rooms. There is a well proportioned, elegant lounge with an ornate fire surround and cast iron fireplace while the spacious dining room is ideal for hosting numerous dinner parties. The good sized kitchen is large enough for a table and chairs and includes a built in oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and a large larder cupboard. There is also a delightful room on the lower ground floor that could be used as a bedroom, hobby room or office if you want to work undisturbed by what is going on elsewhere in the house. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom as well as a separate toilet. The first bedroom includes a veritable wall of wardrobes with one opening up to a spacious storage area in the eaves that could be converted into en suite facilities. On the second floor there are two double bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms – making an ideal spot for older children to have their own space or this could even be used for paying guests if you were looking for an additional income. As well as a variety of seating areas and a pergola outside there is a magnificent specimen tree, colourful mature shrubs and plants as well as a vegetable patch. The garage is approached via metal skeleton cladded electric gates with a driveway providing off road parking for two or three cars. What the Owner says:
"We moved here some 10 years ago because we loved the character of our family home and the fact it is so near the centre of Canterbury. We can even walk to Fenwicks in 12 minutes and stroll to Canterbury West station within half an hour. While we have decided to move as our property requirements have changed, we will be very sorry to leave our home and will still be staying in Canterbury. During our time here we have been delighted to extend the accommodation by creating the hobby room in the basement and the two en suite bedrooms in the attic. We even had the upper staircase specially designed to replicate the main staircase.
Although we are so close to the centre of the City, there are still lovely places to walk the dogs and, with the playing fields behind and nearby parkland we often feel that we are near the countryside. Canterbury is a wonderful city with a plethora of historic buildings, high street stores and individual shops as well as a wide variety of restaurants and bars as well as the Marlowe theatre. There are also a number of excellent grammar and private schools and two stations including the high speed train to St Pancras from Canterbury West.” Room sizes:Porch/Sun Room: 21'0 (6.41m) x 7'5 (2.26m) narrowing to 5'8 (1.73m)Entrance HallLounge: 17'8 into bay x 15'8 into bay (5.39m x 4.78m)Dining Room: 15'7 x 14'0 (4.75m x 4.27m)Kitchen: 13'9 x 9'9 (4.19m x 2.97m)CloakroomCellar Room: 11'7 x 9'1 (3.53m x 2.77m)LandingBedroom 1: 16'5 into bay x 13'5 up to fitted wardrobes (5.01m x 4.09m)Family BathroomSeparate WCBedroom 2: 16'3 into bay x 14'0 (4.96m x 4.27m)Bedroom 3: 14'0 x 9'9 (4.27m x 2.97m)LandingBedroom: 10'9 x 9'9 (3.28m x 2.97m)En-Suite Shower RoomBedroom: 12'1 (3.69m) narrowing to 7'9 (2.36m) x 11'1 (3.38m)En-Suite Shower RoomLoft SpaceGardenDrivewayGarage: 21'0 x 12'3 (6.41m x 3.74m)
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