5 bed Detached House
St. Thomas Hill, , Canterbury, Kent
This attractive and individual family home built some 30 years ago will catch your eye from the moment you first see the outside. Set well back from the road on the edge of central Canterbury it is in a wonderful position for everything that this historic city has on offer. Once across the threshold and into the entrance hall the immediate impact of the double height dining hall with its full height windows and french doors to the garden is impressive. This leads through wide folding doors to the grand drawing room that includes an attractive fireplace and an arched window above the patio doors to a terrace and stairs down to the charming, open plan music room. When the internal doors are open this whole area makes a wonderful space. There is a cosy family room, adjacent to the country style kitchen/breakfast room with its attractive units and a range of integrated appliances including an oven and gas hob as well as a built in dishwasher and a utility room. The breakfast area is spacious enough for a large table and chairs but if you wanted to create an even more impressive contemporary space you could incorporate the family room in the overall. You will also find a useful cloakroom and study just inside the front door as well as a boot room. Off the galleried landing there is an attractive and bright sitting room under a semi vaulted pine ceiling with a wall of windows overlooking the garden. This could obviously be a bedroom if required but there is a good sized family bathroom and four further double bedrooms with fitted cupboards including the master with its en suite shower room and dressing room. The gorgeous and secluded garden is one of the other 'stars of the show'. It includes a fenced in hard tennis court and a charming summerhouse as well as a greenhouse with electricity and a lawn big enough to kick a football around surrounded by a variety of specimen trees and shrubs including an orchard. A long driveway leads to the front of the house where there is an integral double garage and off road parking. What the Owner says:
"The location of the house and the fact that we have about half an acre of beautiful gardens surrounded by woodland, has always been a great attraction. We have also always felt the house is very flexible when it comes to accommodation and there would be the possibility of extending it even further. For instance, subject to the necessary planning permissions, if more room was required the double garage could be converted into additional living space and more bedrooms and bathrooms could be created in the attic.
The reason the location is so convenient is that we can walk to Kent University including the Gulbenkian theatre as well as the various private schools in the area such as St Edmunds, Kent College and Kings School and also to Canter-bury West station, where the high speed train gets us to London in under an hour. We can also walk into the centre of Canterbury if we want a meal, go to the Marlowe theatre or have a look around the individual shops or high street stores. Not to mention the Cathedral and other historic buildings. We will be sorry to leave but family circumstances mean it is time to start a new chapter in our lives.” Room sizes:Entrance HallStudy: 9'3 x 8'2 (2.82m x 2.49m)Sitting Area: 24'8 x 14'8 (7.52m x 4.47m)Music AreaDining Area: 13'5 x 11'9 (4.09m x 3.58m)Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 14'4 x 13'4 (4.37m x 4.07m)Utility RoomFamily Room: 13'0 x 9'3 (3.97m x 2.82m)LandingMaster Bedroom: 14'8 x 14'6 (4.47m x 4.42m)Dressing RoomEn suite Bath/Shower RoomBedroom 2: 12'10 x 10'2 (3.91m x 3.10m)Bedroom 3: 13'5 x 9'6 (4.09m x 2.90m)Bedroom 4: 11'3 x 9'3 (3.43m x 2.82m)Sitting Room/Bedroom 5: 18'1 x 16'4 (5.52m x 4.98m)Family BathroomRear GardenTennis CourtDrivewayDouble Garage: 18'3 x 16'4 (5.57m x 4.98m)
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