Guide price £1,100,000
A beautiful sympathetically restored Grade II Listed farmhouse, set on a small farmstead on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of Canterbury SITUATION Orchard House is situated a little over two miles to the south east of Canterbury, in a semi-rural location, with the neighbouring villages of Littlebourne and Bridge offering local amenities and primary schools. The historic City of Canterbury is nearby with a wide range of amenities, cultural interests, excellent shopping centre, good choice of schools in both the private and state sectors, colleges and universities. Recreational facilities in and around the area include sport centres, swimming pools, Polo ground, good range of golf courses and Championship Cricket at Canterbury. Connections are good with train services from Bekesbourne station into Canterbury and Dover Priory. Canterbury has two mainline railway stations with Canterbury West now operating the high speed Javelin train into London St. Pancras in just under an hour. The A2 is easily accessible bypassing Canterbury and provides links into other motorway networks. The Port of Dover and Channel Tunnel Terminal at Cheriton all offer services to the continent. DISTANCES Canterbury 2 miles Canterbury West Station 3 miles Faversham/M2 9/5 miles Dover 16 miles Channel Tunnel Terminal at Cheriton 19 miles (Distances are approximate) DESCRIPTION Orchard House is a stunning Grade II Listed detached period farmhouse, dating back to the 16th Century, painted brick under a tiled roof. The property has been completely renovated and refurbished by the well known and respected local developers, Graham Oates Associates. The property benefits from a stylish and sympathetically constructed extension, new condensing oil boiler (located in the utility room), new under floor heating and pipe work, water softener, stylish lighting, CAT 5 cabling, Sky satellite system and multi zoned interior alarm system. Smoke detectors are allocated on the all floors and are plumbed into mains electricity supply with battery backup, being some of the features of this beautiful home. The property comprises of a wide entrance hall with oak flooring, elegant double aspect drawing room with crafted sash windows and down lighting, the sitting room has stone feature fireplace which also incorporates oak flooring. To the rear of the property is an impressive open plan kitchen/family/dining room with a bespoke fitted oak and painted ''Thoroughly Wood' kitchen incorporating Neff appliances, central island with inlaid induction hob and downdraft extractor hood, all complemented by granite work surfaces, Limestone flooring , dual open feature fireplace and beautifully crafted French doors opening onto the sun terraces. Also on the ground floor is an orangery, well fitted utility room with cupboards against both walls and separate WC. To the first floor is the master bedroom with built-in wardrobe handcrafted oak doors, under eves storage area, superb luxury en suite bathroom with marble tiling, guest bedroom also having a stylish en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms and beautiful family bathroom which complete the look for this stylish and charming period home. FEATURES Entrance hall, 2 Reception Rooms, Open plan kitchen/dining/family room Orangery, Utility, WC, 4 Bedrooms (2 En suites), Family bathroom. Triple garage Gardens & Grounds OUTSIDE The rear garden has Sandstone sun terraces and outside light. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with flowering shrubs, mature trees. To the side of the property is a large timber electronic gate opening onto a gravel driveway, leading to a triple detached garage, all enclosed by a wall, fence and mixed tree boundary. DIRECTIONS From Canterbury follow signs to the A257 towards Sandwich. Continue straight for approximately a mile and opposite Canterbury Golf Club take a right onto Bekesbourne Lane. Follow the lane for approximately 0.5 of a mile until you see Hoath Farm on your left. Turn left into Hoath Farm and Orchard House is the first property on the right hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains water, electricity, private drainage, oil central heating, incorporating under floor heating, Broadband, Satellite. Local Authority Canterbury City Council Tax Band "G" Fixtures & Fittings Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Tenure Freehold Viewing Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01227 781600 Agent's Note: There is an enquiry regarding Listed Building's Consent and the removal of a chimney breast. Please contact the agent for further information. PRIVATE FINANCE Jackson-Stops & Staff Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact the office for further information.
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