Guide price £765,000
This striking Grade II Listed former Corn Mill, dating we believe around the early 1800's, was converted in 2004 creating one of five charming riverside homes in this gated community. Construction is of brick with attractive lancet windows under a tiled roof. This home retains a host of original features with impressive ceiling heights and a wealth of beams. Accommodation consists of entrance hall, utility/cloakroom, breakfast/dining room and well equipped high specification kitchen. French doors lead from the dining area to the eye-catching Turbine Room which was converted in 2018-2019, with strengthened glass viewing panel in which to enjoy the intricate mechanisms above and below. There is also access onto the decked terrace area to enjoy the beautiful surrounds. Stairs lead up from the entrance to a landing area for access to the inviting light and airy sitting room with delightful riverside and rural views. There is also a shower room on this level before stairs take you to a further landing with two bedrooms and bathroom. On the next level a staircase, with useful storage area, leads to a good size bedroom in which to survey the views beyond. OUTSIDE The property is set back from the roadside and approached via wrought-iron electric security gates, leading to a communal courtyard and benefits from two parking spaces and a car port. From the kitchen and Turbine room a decked terrace on which to relax and take in the tranquil surroundings, has a private bridge leading to the island - a haven for wildlife and providing wonderful woodland walks and area of cut grass with vegetable beds. Beside the weir a public footpath gives access to beautiful countryside walks to nearby villages of Chartham & Shalmsford Street. The North Downs Way & Stour Valley Walk long distance paths are nearby. The river runs along the south side of the house with grass embankments and separate fishing rights. FEATURES - Entrance Hall, with understairs cupboard and under floor heating. - Utility/Cloakroom, WC, inset Butler wash handbasin, space for washing machine, useful storage cupboard, water softener. - Kitchen, base units with high specification appliances having Neff induction hob, two Neff double ovens, Neff microwave, door to decked terrace area. - Breakfast/Dining Room, spacious with tile flooring, under floor heating and French doors leading to: - Turbine Room, with striking exposed Hercules Turbine Water Wheel, triple aspect with French doors leading onto the decking / terrace area on which to enjoy the ever-changing environment. - Sitting Room, woodburning stove with separate flue, quadruple aspect providing stunning views. - Three Bedrooms, one with dormer window. - Three Landings - Shower Room - Bathroom - Decking area, with private bridge leading to the garden island. - Island Garden with Woodland, a haven for wildlife and woodland walks in which to unwind, area of cut grass with vegetable beds. - Separate Fishing Rights - Approx. 1.5 acres - 2 Parking Spaces, within the common courtyard. - Carport, owned, with useful storage cupboard. SITUATION Island House is situated approximately 4.5 miles west of the historic City of Canterbury, which offers a comprehensive range of facilities to include excellent shopping centre, good range of schools in both the state and private sectors, colleges and universities. There are many cultural interests and a good choice of recreational facilities to include golf courses, championship cricket, sport centres, swimming pools and watersports along the coast. The property is also well placed to take advantage of the A2/M2 giving access to the national motorway network. Railway stations are nearby at Chartham and Chilham with services into Canterbury and Ashford. There are high speed links operating from Ashford Int'l and Canterbury West to London St. Pancras (approx. 36 and 55 minutes respectively). DIRECTIONS Head out of Canterbury via Wincheap to Ashford towards the A28, continue straight to the Milton Mount roundabout taking the third exit following signs for Ashford. Continue for approximately two miles passing the sign for St. Mary's Church on your left and the property will be found a little further on the left hand side. Turn right and you will find the entry via an electric gated entry system. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Main water, gas, electricity and drainage. Worcester Boiler housed in top bedroom cupboard. - Local Authority: Canterbury City Council - Council Tax band: "G" (2021/22) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. AGENT'S NOTE - Management for communal courtyard/drive and parking areas via The Cornmill Management Company, single Shareholding owned, around £510.00 per annum. - Conversion of Turbine Room undertaken in 2018-2019 with necessary Planning Consents/Building Regulations granted along with a Risk Assessment with concluded the property was a low flood risk. - Public Footpath goes through the development and over the Bridge. - Public Spaces Protection Order is Planned.
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