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House Details

Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085371

Houses for sale
6 bedroom detached house
£1,975,000
Canterbury, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Key features:


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

Full description:

Tenure: Freehold

Reception hall | Dining room | Sitting room | Drawing room Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | Cloakroom | Ground floor shower room | Cellar | Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom | 5 Further bedrooms (1 with en-suite bathroom) Family bathroom | Range of period outbuildings (suitable for conversion – subject to planning consents) Landscaped gardens| Astro-turf tennis court| Pasture


Lynsore Court is a very fine Grade II country house located in one of the loveliest valleys close to Canterbury with tennis court, outbuildings and picturesque courtyard .Nestled at the bottom of this lovely valley, Lynsore Court epitomises a fine English country house. Originally a typical Kent farmhouse, Lynsore Court was substantially altered in the late 19th century with the addition of the North and South Gable ends and the raising of the roof, thus aggrandising the house to the
style as seen today. In more recent times the current owners have upgraded the property significantly, with the remodelling of a large portion of the accommodation. A pillared entrance portico with a panelled door leads directly into a welcoming and attractive double aspect reception hall. The focal point of the room is a lovely open fireplace with log-burning
stove surrounded by a wall of fitted bookcases.
An elegant turned staircase leads to the first floor. There is also a trapdoor to the cellar.

Off the reception hall is the triple aspect dining room, a wonderfully proportioned room with tall ceilings and windows on three aspects making a light and elegant room. To the right of the hallway is the sitting room, a charming, beamed room with a large inglenook fireplace with fitted wood-burning stove, an oak floor and double doors leading into an elegant and bright triple aspect drawing room. There are wall-to-ceiling
verandah doors leading directly into the garden, and from here there are lovely, long distant views across the garden and up the valley. From the sitting room a door leads into the kitchen/breakfast room, a wonderfully
relaxed and welcoming heart of the house with custom built units with slate work surfaces over, an old terracotta tiled floor and a massive inglenook fireplace housing a four oven LPG Aga. At the far end of the kitchen/breakfast room is a more formal seating area, currently used as a relaxed seating or study space.
Directly off the kitchen a door leads into the rear hallway, off which is situated the boiler room housing twin Worcester LPG wall-mounted, gas-fired boilers for central heating and hot water. Adjoining this is the downstairs cloakroom and shower room.

There are two staircases in the house, the secondary staircase leading from the rear hall and the principal
staircase from the reception hall to a half landing where a tall sash window looks across the garden and up the valley. The main landing is fitted out as a library with bookshelves running down one wall. A passageway runs
across the landing and leads to bedroom 1, a superb triple aspect room with an original fireplace and en-suite bathroom. Adjoining the main bedroom is bedroom 6/study currently used as an office and with an original fireplace and fitted shelves in the recesses to each side.
Along the landing and to the rear of the house is the guest bedroom, a bright triple aspect room with an adjoining bathroom. The remainder of the accommodation on this floor is completed by three further double bedrooms and a third bathroom.

Lynsore Court is situated in a lovely, unspoilt valley about 6 miles from Canterbury. The surrounding open countryside offers many footpaths and opportunities for both riding and
walking. Canterbury is a thriving cathedral city with excellent shopping and schools. There are two theatres and good cultural amenities in addition to a number of sport centres.
The nearby villages of Bridge and Stelling Minnis also offer a range of local facilities.

The A2 can be joined at Bridge, giving direct access to the southern motorway network system, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Canterbury West has High Speed services to
London St Pancras in 55 minutes. Ashford International Station is about 14 miles with Eurostar services to Paris, Brussels and Lille. The Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone is about 10 miles to the south.

Lynsore Court is beautifully situated in a peaceful valley. Approached from a country lane, a wide gate opens to a gravel drive which sweeps across the front of the house before
continuing on towards the outbuildings. Immediately to the front of the house are flowerbeds bordered with clipped box hedging
and across the drive is a wide expanse of lawn bounded by high hedges and mature trees. A herbaceous border gives way to a wrought iron gate through a brick wall which opens to a pretty courtyard with mellow brick and flint buildings on two sides. To one corner is a secluded terrace. These picturesque buildings currently provide excellent storage but have potential to provide ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary consents. Beyond the courtyard are further extensive outbuildings providing garaging space and additional storage.

The gardens continue to the side and behind the house and are mainly laid to lawn bounded with established herbaceous and
shrub borders. A gravel path leads to the tennis court area which is sheltered by a mature beech hedge to one side.

The house and immediate garden overlook a further 40+ acres.

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