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House Details

Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085197

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

Key features:

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

Full description:

Tenure: Freehold

Reception hall | Drawing room | Parlour | Snug | Dining room/music room | Kitchen | Breakfast room | \"The Cathedral\" | 6 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Shower room | Study | Sewing room | Gardens |

Provision House dates back approximately 300 years and was originally the main provision/grocery store for the village of Ash, known as Provision Warehouse. It is deceptively large and exudes character.

The main door opens into a reception hall with sash windows and exposed timberwork. To the right is the drawing room (originally the main shop), with exposed chestnut beams, attractive fireplace with marble mantle and hearth, and sash windows. A staircase rises from here to the first floor. To the left is the parlour with marble fireplace, window to The Street and original wooden floorboards. Along the hallway to the right is the dining room/music room, with windows overlooking the garden; to one end of this room is an original fireplace with marble mantel and to the other an arts and crafts fireplace. Opposite here is the snug, where there is a further staircase to the first floor.

At the end of the hall is the breakfast room, with exposed beam work, a range cooker with wooden mantel and fabulous sideboard with drawers, originally the shop counter. A door leads out to the garden. The breakfast room leads through to the stone floored kitchen, from where there is access to the side shared entrance of the property; there is space for a range cooker and white goods. A large glass panel displays the original, spectacular chimney work. Just off the kitchen is a cloakroom. The current owner has added a \"secret garden\" door from the kitchen into \"the Cathedral\", currently used for storage but could be a wonderful studio, there is a door to the garden and the room benefits from an amazing exposed brick chimney.

Stairs from the snug rise to a good size landing, to the left of which is the family bathroom. Immediately next to this is a shower room. There is also an airing cupboard and two wardrobe cupboards on the landing.
Set off the landing are four double bedrooms and a single bedroom, four with built-in storage cupboards, and all having lovely views either towards the church or across the garden. The master bedroom has exquisite exposed timberwork; it is a large double room with views to the front and to the church, and access to the staircase which leads to the sitting room. To the left of here is a bathroom. A little further on to the right is a double aspect room, currently used as a study and having access to an attic. Adjoining this is a room currently used as a sewing room, with original wooden floorboards and exposed wood panelling on the walls.

Provision House is located in the village of Ash, which has a variety of local facilities including a range of shops for day-to-day needs, state and independent primary schools, a doctor\'s surgery, and public houses. Sandwich and Canterbury both offer a further range of facilities including excellent schooling.

There is good road access in the area, with the A256 linking with the A2 at Dover, in turn linking directly with the A2/M2 and the A20/M20. Stations at Sandwich and Canterbury offer services to London; trains on the High Speed link take 63 minutes from Canterbury to St Pancras. The Channel Port of Dover, Eurotunnel at Folkestone and Ashford International offer regular services to the Continent

The garden is split into two parts. There is an exceptionally pretty brick courtyard where there are the remains of an old smoke house and stables. Exposed brick walls provide huge rustic charm to the garden with a wisteria to one side, a mature fig tree and a profusion of flowers. A wrought iron gate leads to a side entrance where there is space to park up to two cars. Gorgeous old brick steps lead up to the second level of the garden. A good sized lawn is bordered by mature trees and shrubs and is interspersed with original brick zigzag pathways, one of which leads to the parking area as well as to a metal storage shed. From the garden there are stunning views over to the church, with the spire rising above the roof of Provision House. The garden is delightful and feels surprisingly sheltered and peaceful.

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