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House Details

Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085187

Houses for sale
4 bedroom detached house
Canterbury, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Key features:

Retirement: No
Shared ownership: No
New Build: No
Have Pool: No

Full description:

Entrance hall | Sitting room | dining room | Study | Farmhouse kitchen | Pantry | Cloakroom | Master bedroom with en suite | 3 Further bedrooms | Barn and outbuildings | Garden and Paddocks | 25 acres

Ivy House farm is a delightful Grade II Listed farmhouse with enormous charm. Set in an excellent holding of land, lying within a Site of Special Scientific interest, the property has extensive outbuildings and offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy rural life.
The day to day entrance to the property is via the back door which opens into an entrance hall with a lovely brick paved floor. To the right is the fantastic farmhouse kitchen, a wonderfully comfortable room again with a brick floor and deep fireplace with bread oven to one side and housing a Stanley oil fired range. The room has exposed brickwork and is fitted with a range of beautiful handmade wooden cupboards and a Belfast sink. Set off the hall is a cloakroom and a pantry with a brick and tile floor and a Belfast sink to one corner. The sitting room and dining rooms are in a traditional arrangement set either side the chimney stack and the front door. The sitting room has a heavily beamed ceiling and brick floor and is arranged around a deep inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. This lovely room looks to the front of the house and adjacent to this is a study, formerly a gun room, it is very secure. The dining room is another charming room with a deep fireplace with a fitted cupboard to one side.
Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Both principal bedrooms are set to the front of the house. Bedroom 1 is a good sized room with an en suite shower room and a fireplace with cupboards to one side. Bedroom 2 is a fantastic double aspect room wide floorboards and deep cupboard. A corridor leads to family bathroom with a roll top bath and on to two single bedrooms 3 and 4 both of which have fitted cupboards.

Ivy House Farm is located in Grove, a rural hamlet to the north of the picturesque village of Wickhambreaux. The village has a primary school and public house with further local amenities available in the neighbouring village of Littlebourne (5 miles). The Cathedral City of Canterbury (7 miles) provides further extensive shopping, leisure and educational facilities - there are good schools in both the private and state sectors. The A2 can be joined at Bridge (about 6 miles) providing access to the M2 at Brenley Corner. Canterbury East and West stations offer regular services to London Charing Cross and Victoria. The High Speed Link from Canterbury West station to St Pancras takes about 56 minutes The Channel Port of Dover is 12 miles distant and the Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone is approximately 13 miles away. The International Station at Ashford has regular Eurostar services to the Continent.

Ivy House Farm is approach via a five bar gate which leads on to a large gravel parking area on one side sits the house to the other is a large storage barn. To the front of the parking area is a covered carport with space for four cars and there is an additional open sided barn. Immediately to the rear of the house is a lovely sheltered courtyard garden bordered with yew hedging and brick wall planted with mature plants including ferns and irises. There is a further weather boarded barn providing
excellent storage as well as a Nissan Hut. The houses sits in 25 acres, approximately 8 of these sit to either side of the house and buildings, and they are laid out as paddocks. There is an area of orchard and the meadows to the rear of the holding are within the Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI) bordering the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve.

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