Guide price £1,500,000
This fine detached home has been in the same family ownership and run as a successful business for over 30 years. Located in desirable St. Thomas Hill moments to St. Edmund's School and walking distance to the city centre, the property retains a wealth of charming original features and sits on a plot of approximately 0.75 of an acre. Virgilia House was built around 1907 with later additions. Currently run as an HMO this property offers excellent scope to improve and revert to a fine residential dwelling or development potential, subject to obtaining the usual Planning Consents. The accommodation can also be configured in various ways, for example as a self-contained residence with 16 Letting rooms. To the front of the property a substantial driveway provides ample parking for many cars along with side access to a garage. Delightful and extensive gardens are generously stocked with mature plants and tree lined borders. FEATURES - Entrance Hall - 4 Reception Rooms - 19 Bedrooms - 4 Kitchens (3 Kitchen/Diners) - 5 Bathrooms and/or Shower Rooms - 3 Separate WCs - Laundry Room - Various Store Rooms - Walk-in Cellar - Garage/Workshop - Bike Shed - Gardens & Grounds SITUATION The property is set well back from the Whitstable Road and not far from the highly regarded Conservation Area of St Dunstan's with Canterbury West railway station and Canterbury city centre about a mile away. The property is also within easy reach of St Edmund's School, Kent College and the University of Kent. The bustling and vibrant city offers an excellent shopping centre, a choice of bars, restaurants and bistros, Marlowe Theatre along with many cultural interests. There is a good choice of schools in both the state and private sectors, together with grammar schools, colleges and universities. Canterbury has two railway stations, with Canterbury West operating the high speed Javelin train to London St. Pancras in just under an hour. Leisure facilities are also good, with a selection of golf courses, swimming pools, sports centre, Championship Cricket and water sports along the coast. The property is conveniently located for access to the A2 trunk road and M20 giving access to the Port of Dover, Channel Tunnel terminal at Cheriton, both of which operate services to the continent, and Ashford International passenger station. DIRECTIONS SAT NAV: CT2 8EH AGENT'S NOTE Please contact the office for additional information regarding the current income stream achieved for HMO. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. - Local Authority: Canterbury City Council - Council Tax band: "H" (£xx for 2023/24) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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