7 bed Detached House
5 Nargate Street, Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent, CT3
An exceptionally elegant & beautiful Grade II* Listed village home with delightful landscaped gardens, two bedroom cottage, tennis court in about 1.5 acres.
The property is situated in a beautiful garden setting within the village Conservation Area and sits back off Nargate Street, approached by two gated entrances.
Littlebourne is a much sought after village with a good range of local amenities to include primary school, church, village green, local general store and post office, public house and restaurant with nearby neighbouring villages of Ickham, Wingham and Wickhambreaux. The Cathedral City of Canterbury with its many cultural interests, excellent shopping centre, good choice of schools both in the private and state sectors, colleges and universities are about 5 miles away. The high speed train services from Canterbury West to London St. Pancras operates in just under 58 minutes. The Channel Tunnel Terminal at Cheriton and the Port of Dover provide regular cross channel services to the continent.
There are a good choice of sports facilities with Polo Farm sports pavilion, golf courses with the Royal St. George's, Prince's & Royal Cinque Ports being on the coast between Sandwich and Deal.
Connections are also good with the A2 linking into the M20, M25 and M2 motorway networks
Little Court is a splendid and elegant Grade II* Listed house with a dating from the 18th Century, but believed to be earlier. The front boasts a beautiful Georgian style façade with a central section of mathematical tiling with parapet, the south wing is of brick as is the north wing, probably with a later dating of the 19th Century, all beneath an attractive arrangement of Kent peg tile roof and two separate entrances.
The grounds are a real feature of the property created by the current owners, having colourful borders with numerous shrubs and herbaceous borders, rose gardens surrounded by a rose arbour having a robinia tree as the centrepiece, large separate areas of lawn inspired with shrubs, trees including a splendid magnolia and rhododendron together with fruit and a formal avenue of trees leading to the glade at the far end of the garden, with a variety of trees, both young and old.
The garden is also supported by an automatic watering system supplied by a borehole to maintain the gardens at its best during the dry summer months. In addition, there is a hard standing tennis court which is well screened and delightful sun terraces, garden pond and wisteria, rose, honeysuckle and clematis adorning the rear of the property.
Hallway, oak balustrade staircase leading to the first floor, panelled oak doors. Drawing Room, with elegant panels, mullion leaded light windows and French doors opening onto the rear garden, centre feature fireplace. Sitting Room, feature fireplace and leaded light windows. Dining Room, boasts splendid heavy beam ceiling, inglenook fireplace, oak flooring and attractive leaded light windows. Kitchen/Breakfast Room, beautifully fitted with a range of base and wall mounted cabinets, central island and open studwork leading into the Family Room. Larder. Store Room. Utility. WC. Separate Snug/Sitting Room which could alternatively be used as a study. Master Bedroom Suite with exquisite moulded ceiling beams, leaded light windows and spacious En Suite Bathroom with panel bath, shower unit and attractive tiling. Three further double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom with Victorian style bath on claw feet, separate shower unit and WC. Second Floor, with one further Bedroom, Sitting Room and Bathroom.
Triple Garaging, 2 Bedroom detached bright and spacious Cottage comprising of sitting room, dining room, well fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. It also benefits from its own small garden. Tennis Court & Gardens & Grounds of approx. 1.5 acres. Village location.
Services: All mains services. Gas fired central heating. Borehole for water supply.
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council.
Tax Band "H"
Fixtures and Fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01227 781600
Head out of Canterbury to the New Dover Road turning left at the traffic lights following signs for Sandwich/A257. Proceed for approximately four miles into the village of Littlebourne and take a left onto Nargate Street. The property will be found approximately 250 yards on the left hand side. There are two entrances to the property and enter via the second onto a large gravel driveway.
Ickham 1 mile
Wingham 2.5 miles
Canterbury 5 miles
Dover 16.2 miles
Sandwich 9 miles
Folkestone 16.5 miles (Distances are approximate)
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