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Church Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT4

Guide price £1,650,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: CAN200105

A FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY TO RESTORE A FINE GRADE II LISTED DETACHED HOUSE, WITH EXCELLENT SECONDARY ACCOMODATION, GARAGING, GROUNDS OF ABOUT 3 ACRES SET IN THE DESIRABLE LOCATION OF PETHAM VILLAGE

THE PROPERTY

Cotterell Court is a beautiful Grade II Listed detached modified Wealden Hall House, dating around the 15th Century and restored in the 20th Century with evidence of early origins dating back to 1147. Construction is timber framed with close studded timbers and plaster infilling, attractive bay and leaded light windows, pitched hipped roof and circular chimney pots. Internally, the property boasts a wealth of charming and characterful features to include an impressive vaulted ceiling in the hall, exposed beams and studwork, inglenook and feature fireplaces, beautiful oak panelling to walls and grand oak staircase leading to the first floor. The owners have obtained various Listed Building & Planning Consents (which have expired) making Cotterell Court a fabulous opportunity to restore and refurbish a stunning period home. In the grounds there is a garage block with utility, store room and studio/office above, stable block with separate entrance and residential usage which has been converted to provide excellent secondary accommodation. Planning Consent (now elapsed) was granted to convert the entire block into 2 holiday cottages. The glorious gardens and grounds extend to about three acres with a Water Extraction Licence allowing 22m3 of water per day from the well within the grounds. History We understand the property has remained in the same family since the parents of the current owners purchased this in 1958. FEATURES MAIN HOUSE: - Entrance hall, Oak barley twist balustrade staircase to first floor, impressive vaulted exposed beam ceilings, detailed oak panelling to walls and wood floor, beautiful leaded light stained glass windows. - Sitting room, double aspect, beams to ceiling with bay leaded light windows, stone surround feature fireplace with woodburner, cast iron radiator. - Dining room, exposed beams to ceiling and walls, inglenook fireplace, oak flooring, leaded light double aspect windows - Kitchen, range of base and wall mounted cabinets, stainless steel sink, Aga. - Utility area, storage cupboard and separate boiler room - WC - Study, double aspect, beams First Floor - Galleried landing with exposed beams and crown post, dentil cornice - Principal bedroom, triple aspect - En suite Bathroom, walk-in shower, jacuzzi style bath, fitted vanity unit - Three further double bedrooms, all with hand basins and built-in wardrobes - Bathroom 2 in need of updating and replacing. SECONDARY ACCOMMODATION - Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen, modern kitchen, range of base and wall mounted cabinets, integrated appliances to include dishwasher, induction hob, extractor hood, multi-function oven/grill microwave, complemented by solid oak worktops, cupboard under stair - Inner hall, stairs to first floor - Shower room, vanity unit housing WC/hand basin, shower cubicle with chrome fittings, rain head, attractive tilling First floor - Principal bedroom, spacious room, semi-vaulted ceiling, concealed fitted air conditioning units, Velux window - Stable block - Garaging, with office/studio above and utility area - Garden and grounds of about 3 acres. SITUATION Cotterell Court is set in a sought-after location within a Conservation Area and enjoys glorious views over the surrounding countryside in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Petham village has many charming period buildings, a primary school, new village hall and the 13th Century All Saints Church. There are picturesque walks and rides through the countryside and woodland. The Cathedral City of Canterbury is about 5 miles away, with its many cultural interests, Marlowe Theatre, excellent shopping centre, and wide range of schools in the private and state sectors, together with colleges and universities. There is a wide choice of sporting facilities including County cricket at the Canterbury Cricket Ground, a good selection of golf courses and Polo Farm Sports Club. Fishing and water sports can be found along the coast. Connections are excellent with the A2, M20 /M25 and M2 motorway network all within easy reach, along with rail links with the high speed train operating from Canterbury West to London St Pancras in less than an hour. The Port of Dover and Channel Tunnel Terminal, operating services to the continent, are also easily accessible. OUTSIDE Access to the property is via automatic gates that lead to the front entrance and provide ample parking. The beautiful gardens (enclosed by a pretty wall boundary), grounds and Orchard extend to about 3 acres and are mainly laid to lawn with well stocked herbaceous borders, shrubs, variety of tree species including fruit trees, sun terraces and a loggia off the annex. A five-bar gate gives additional and separate access to the property. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains water, electricity, LPG gas, oil, mains drainage, additional water supply from the well.. - Local Authority: Canterbury City Council, Band "G" - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From Canterbury proceed along the Old Dover Road passing the Cricket Ground and turn right onto Nackington Road (B2068) towards Hythe. Proceed for approximately 2.9 miles. Take a right signposted ''Petham'. Continue into the village of Petham turning left into Church Lane and Cotterell Court is located directly on the right hand side via wrought iron gates.