8 bed Detached House
Chapel House, 1 London Road, Faversham
A fine Georgian country house, set within half an acre of beautiful, walled gardens and nestled on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Faversham. A classically Georgian façade, with wisteria draped brick elevations, tall sash windows and elegant Venetian shutters, offers a delightful hint towards the wealth of period features contained within.
These include flagstone floors and original exposed floorboards, fireplaces to all the principle rooms, wood paneling to much of the ground floor, sash windows with original internal shutters, some exquisite cornice work to the master bedroom and even some original serving bells throughout the house.
A beautiful leaded, stained glass front door, set beneath a grand and imposing porch supported by four Doric columns, opens into the reception hall.
From here, an elegant staircase rises to the first floor and lovely panelled doors lead to a dual aspect study, with wide exposed floorboards and a marble fireplace, and the drawing room. This has some lovely cornice work, exposed floorboards an open fireplace and a dual aspect with views over the gardens.
A fabulous old latch-key door with ornate iron mongery also leads from the reception hall down to a vast games room on the lower ground floor. This has exposed beams and brickwork and a wide brick fireplace with a wood burning stove.
To the rear of the house, an inner hallway with a cloakroom and a stained glass door to the garden also leads to the family room and the kitchen. The kitchen has been fitted with a good range of shaker style wall and floor units, set around rolled top work surfaces with an inset Franke sink and a range of stainless steel integrated appliances including an induction hob.
An Amtico floor flows from the kitchen into a stunning modern addition with a vaulted ceiling and two long banks of windows overlooking the main gardens. Adjacent, and partly open to the kitchen, this light and airy room now serves as a wonderful dining room for Chapel House.
Finally, the generous accommodation on the ground floor is completed by a utility room, a laundry room and a lovely walk-in pantry with a marble counter.
On the first floor, a wide, galleried landing with a magnificent arched feature window overlooking the garden, leads to four classically proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is a truly exceptional room measuring over 24 ft, with many period features including a finely detailed ceiling rose and cornice work, a superb marble fireplace and two floor to ceiling sash windows which open onto decorative wrought iron balconies overlooking the rear garden.
The family bathroom is also a particularly good size, with a traditionally styled suite including twin sinks, a double shower enclosure and a central double ended rolled top bath.
There is a further bathroom, recently modernised to a high specification which includes an Aqualisa digital shower, set within a Corian and glass enclosure, and a contemporary white suite.
A staircase rises to the second floor which has an additional four double bedrooms and a WC on it. From the second floor, a further staircase rises to a vast attic room with a roof light, which we understand was originally used as an observatory.
Chapel House is set back from the road behind a pretty white picket fence and sits within a generous plot of approximately half an acre of beautifully maintained gardens. These are mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with a wide variety of specimen trees including maple, holly, red oak, elder, magnolia, silver birch and various fruit trees including cherry, pears, plum, greengage and a Kent cob tree.
To the rear of the house the gardens are completely walled and enjoy absolute privacy and seclusion. A block paved patio wraps around the rear of the house and connects to a lovely Victorian style garden room which can be accessed from the drawing room. A rose clad pergola provides some welcome shade, whilst several well tended flower beds add a dash of colour to the garden. Towards the rear of the garden there is a productive vegetable plot and a children's activity and climbing frame with swings and a slide.
To the side of the property, a gated, gravelled driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a wood store and a modern brick built double garage with twin doors, ample loft space and an inspection pit, ideal for any car enthusiast.
The charming market town of Faversham 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 it's attractive high street and it's 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 has a good selection of primary schools and two secondary schools, one of which is 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 which is approx. 48 miles away, the Cathedral City of Canterbury (approx. 9 away) and the Kent coast.
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