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House Details

Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085190

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

Key features:

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

Full description:

Tenure: Freehold


For its rural setting and fine countryside views coupled with the beautiful and spacious accommodation this is an idyllic opportunity!

Beautiful and spacious accommodation
6 Bedrooms
3 Receptions
4 Bathrooms

Introduction Set in a blissful setting at the edge of an accessible hamlet on the western fringe of Wingham village, this is most charming period home that offers a spacious arrangement of sizeable reception rooms and comfortable bedrooms, all presented to an exceptional standard and entirely in keeping with the age, style and expectation of the building. For its rural setting and fine countryside views coupled with the beautiful and spacious accommodation this is an idyllic opportunity.

History The property is Listed Grade II and dates to 1779. For two centuries it was an Inn named the \'Eight Bells\' most probably after the eight bells of the nearby thirteenth century Church of St. Mary in Wingham. Reference is made to it the \'Inns of Sport\', produced by Whitbread & Co. Ltd. in 1949, when it states; \"…there is an inn at Wingham Well, six miles east of the city, which they call The \"Eight Bells\" and from it you can fish that charming river, the Little Stour or, indeed, its parent river, the Stour itself. …it has gone through almost every stage of the noble hierarchy of beer, for it began as a malthouse, became a beerhouse under the name of Tucker in 1847and is now an inn\".

History (continued...) The Beerhouse became an Inn under the Fremlins Licence in 1952 and remained until 1974 when its conversion saw the property changed to a house and was complemented by an addition and first floor conversion to the North East wing of the house, giving the property two distinct portions and allowing the property the potential to have a separate annexe or guest cottage.

Description The house has delightful elevations of white painted brick under a traditional Kent peg roof, with hipped dormers and large sash windows. Despite its age, the ceiling heights to the ground floor are good and retain the exposed timbers and heavy oak beams typical of such a home, along with attractive open fireplaces and polished oak floors. There is attractive scrolled paneling to the reception hall of the modern wing and complementing latch doors. Over the original part of the house there are two first floor bedrooms and two second floor bedrooms within the eaves, with en-suite bathrooms to each of the first floor rooms and a shower room serving the second floor. There are a further two bedrooms in the more recent wing of the house with an en-suite bathroom. Below the house is the original beer cellar with an external hatch having steps down to a single chamber of reasonable height.

Outside The house occupies one corner of its plot and joined to its neighbour at the ground floor to the North wing. Enclosing an area of paved courtyard, the house opens to attractive country garden with abundantly stocked flower beds and mature borders. Paths lead to a shingle drive and parking area as well as to a secluded corner of garden with sheltered lawn and tall hedging. Off the drive is an open fronted, modern two bay garage and to the side of that is an enclosed single garage with doors to the front. Above the whole is a useful single room with an end window and internal stairs, ideal for use as a studio or home office.

Location Wingham Well is a quiet hamlet about six miles East of Canterbury. Despite its quiet rural setting the A257 is easily accessed giving swift road access to the Historic Cathedral city which serves many cultural interests and has a wide variety of amenities including the Marlowe Theatre and an excellent shopping centre. Educational facilities are superb and include a selection of colleges, universities, primary and secondary schools, both from the state and private sector including the world renowned Kings school and Simon Langton Grammar school. There are various sports centres both in the city and nearby and a good selection of Golf courses nearby as well as championship cricket at the St Lawrence County Cricket ground. Also within a mile of the house is the B2046 which gives swift access to the A2 in about five miles for connections to either the M2 or M20 motorway as well as to the Port of Dover or the Eurotunnel terminal in Sandgate.

Rail Connections The nearest station is in Adisham, driven to in a little over 2 miles and provides regular services to London, with high speed services to St. Pancras having journey times from about 90 minutes.

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Accomodation With approximate room sizes comprises;

Entrance Hall

Kitchen15\'5\" x 12\'7\" (4.7m x 3.84m).

Dining Room16\'1\" x 14\'8\" (4.9m x 4.47m).

Living Room19\'5\" x 16\'1\" (5.92m x 4.9m).

Cloakroom7\'1\" x 5\'3\" (2.16m x 1.6m).

Office19\'8\" x 10\'5\" (6m x 3.18m).

Large Hallway

Sitting Room16\'10\" x 14\' (5.13m x 4.27m).

Two Staircases to First Floor

Master Bedroom13\'10\" x 11\'5\" (4.22m x 3.48m).

En-suite Bathroom to Master Bedro

Bedroom Two21\'5\" x 11\'9\" (6.53m x 3.58m).

En-suite Shower Room to Bedroom T

Bedroom Three13\' x 9\'10\" (3.96m x 3m).

En-suite Bathroom to Bedroom Thr

Bedroom Six11\'9\" x 6\'10\" (3.58m x 2.08m).

Stairs to Second Floor

Bedroom Four11\'10\" x 11\'1\" (3.6m x 3.38m).

Bedroom Five11\'4\" x 10\'1\" (3.45m x 3.07m).

Shower Room

Garage19\'10\" x 11\'8\" (6.05m x 3.56m).

Garage First Floor25\'7\" x 11\'7\" (7.8m x 3.53m).

Car Port20\'4\" x 19\'10\" (6.2m x 6.05m).

Viewing *BY APPOINTMENT* Full details of directions and viewing arrangements can be obtained by contacting the agents on: 01227 477009

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