4 bed Terraced
Abbey Street, Faversham
A magnificent four bedroom Grade ll Listed period residence, with generously proportioned accommodation spread over three floors and a cellar, situated in arguably the finest street in Faversham. The property dates back to circa 1550 and has retained some outstanding period features including, wood panelling, sash windows, exposed beams and floor boards and numerous fireplaces throughout.
However, the property was generously extended during the 1990's and has subsequently undergone numerous improvements which now afford all the comforts and modern conveniences one might expect, alongside the property's immense natural character.
The front door opens into a small entrance hall with exposed beams and wood panelled walls. From here, a half glazed door opens into a long, inner hallway which provides access to both reception rooms, the rear garden and a useful cellar. This has power, lighting, an old brick floor and steps which lead up to a separate access from the rear garden.
The sitting room is to the front of the house and is a wonderfully light and airy room, with some fine period features including a wide sash window, exposed floorboards and beams and a Georgian style fireplace and panelling. The dining room is to the rear of the property and has a similar array of features, as well as an exposed brick chimney breast with a wood burning stove.
Beyond this, there is a sympathetically styled rear addition, which seamlessly blends with the weatherboarded rear façade of the house. This provides a useful cloakroom and a gorgeous triple aspect kitchen, with exposed reclaimed beams, a range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, a larder and a splendid period dresser. The kitchen is particularly light and airy and has a half glazed door to the rear garden.
On the first floor, a central landing leads to two double bedrooms and a stunning family bathroom. This has been recently refitted with a Thomas Crapper & Co Victorian style suite, with a wall mounted cistern, a traditionally styled radiator and a claw foot cast iron bath.
The master bedroom is to the front of the house and is a generously proportioned room with some charming period features including exposed beams and floorboards and a cast iron fireplace. From here, a staircase rises to another bedroom (currently used as an office) with built in cupboards and numerous exposed beams.
From the central landing on the first floor, another staircase rises to an exceptionally spacious bedroom to the rear of the house, which could also serve as a master suite. This lovely double room has a built in wardrobe, a fireplace, a contemporary en suite shower room and lovely views over the rooftops towards Faversham Creek.
There is a pleasant walled garden to the rear, which measures approximately 78 ft and is mainly laid to lawn with mature and beautifully planted beds and borders, a brick patio area and a pretty brick path. This meanders through the garden to a useful paved area with a timber shed and a gated rear access to the garden.
Abbey Street is a particularly sought after location, lined with numerous historic and listed buildings, making this arguably one of the finest medieval streets in England. It is situated in the heart of this charming market town, which nestles between the rural beauty of the rolling Downs and the sweeping flatlands of the North Kent Marshes.
Faversham has a wide range of high street shops and independent retailers which adorn its attractive High Street and its bustling Market Square. The town also offers excellent leisure facilities with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, a large park and recreation ground, a museum and numerous pubs and restaurants. It also has a good selection of primary schools and two secondary schools, including the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.
Faversham has a mainline railway station with a regular service to London Victoria, Cannon Street and Charing Cross and a high speed rail link to London St Pancras. The nearby M2 motorway gives excellent and fast access to London (approx. 48 miles) and the Cathedral City of Canterbury (approx. 9 miles).
Canterbury is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a thriving city centre offering a wide array of High Street brands alongside a diverse mix of independent retailers, cafes and international restaurants. The city has an excellent choice of educational amenities, including a mix of both state and private schools and three universities. Canterbury also offers a fine selection of sporting, leisure and recreational amenities, including the refurbished Marlowe Theatre, two mainline stations and two hospitals.
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