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House Details

Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085379

Houses for sale
5 bedroom detached house
£935,000
Canterbury, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Key features:


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

Full description:

Reception hall | Sitting room | Dining room | Kitchen |Breakfast room | Study | Cloakroom | Master bedroom |suite with dressing room and bathroom | 4 Further bedrooms | Family shower room | Loft storage space |Garden | Parking | Kentish barn | Brick outbuilding
About 1.6 acres

Stelling House is a wonderful timber-framed Kentish farmhouse, lovingly restored and maintained. The oak entrance door leads directly into a spacious, welcoming dining
hall, with heavily timbered ceiling and oak parquet flooring, and also some original brick mullion windows with inset leaded lights. The focal point of the room is a stone fireplace with
fitted wood-burning stove, plaster reliefs on the chimney breasts and two display niches.
Off the reception hall is a passageway. To one end is a newly fitted cloakroom with a range of cupboards. There is a door to the garden and a utility cupboard with space for a washing
machine. At the point the passageway turns, a side door leads to an enclosed courtyard area. From here another door leads into the newly fitted, hand-built kitchen with an extensive
range of wall and floor cupboards with hammered slate work surfaces over. A tiled recess houses a 2-burner AGA; there is
a fitted dishwasher, fridge freezer and a boiler cupboard housing a Vaillant gas-fired boiler. The kitchen opens into a bright breakfast room with windows on three aspects and a bay window with double doors opening into the garden; the
whole area is tiled with locally fired terracotta tiles. The sitting room is a lovely room with an extensively beamed ceiling, a carved central beam and a delightfully carved stone fireplace
at one end. Glazed doors lead in to the conservatory which has a terracotta tiled floor and enjoys lovely views over the gardens. The study is fitted with shelving and a work station
and overlooks the garden to the rear.
A beautiful carved oak staircase leads off the reception hall to a landing. At the far end is the master bedroom suite; this is approached through a dressing room with a range of fitted
wardrobes and a door to the en-suite bathroom, newly fitted and styled with Villeroy & Bosch fittings. The master bedroom
itself is an attractive double aspect room. Passing back along the corridor there is a family shower room, then two further bedrooms to the front. Bedroom 2 has an open brick fireplace
with bressumer beam over; there is a fitted wardrobe and wash basin. Bedroom 3 is a double aspect room with a fitted wardrobe and Bedroom 4 is a good size double room with
fitted airing cupboard and a wash basin to one side. From this room a door leads via a staircase to bedroom 5 with windows overlooking the rear. On the landing there is a walk-in storage
cupboard and access to a boarded loft area.

Stelling House is situated on Stone Street, a little way to the south of the picturesque village of Petham with its primary school, church and active community village hall. The surrounding countryside is designated as both an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Landscaped Area, providing a lovely environment for walking, riding and cycling.
The Cathedral City of Canterbury lies approximately 6 miles away with its many cultural interests, excellent shopping
centre, wide range of schools, colleges and universities and two mainline railway stations with services into London, including the high speed service to St Pancras in under an
hour.
Recreation facilities are also good with Canterbury having swimming pools, sports centres, selection of golf courses and
championship cricket to be found at the St. Lawrence County Cricket Ground.


Selling House is approached via an electric 5-bar gate to a large parking and turning area in front of the house, with a central circular shrub bed and lawns leading beyond. Bounding the
lawns are high conifer trees and in spring time there is a mass of mature rhododendrons giving excellent colour and feature. To the left of the drive, on entry, is an old vernacular Kentish barn, timber framed with an electric p-and-over door which allows this building to be used as garaging, storage or for a variety of other
uses, including entertainment, parties, etc.
The gardens are divided into a number of specific areas. The front garden is bounded by a high stone wall and varieties of mature trees, giving high levels of privacy all round. Immediately to the right of the house is an enclosed brick and paved courtyard
bounded by brick walls and with wrought iron gates leading on to the gardens. To the rear of the house is a further enclosed and
fenced area, dominated by a silver birch and a Bramley apple tree. There is a yorkstone terrace and from here there are lovely
views over the pond. There is also a brick outbuilding useful for garden implement storage, etc.
From here a gate leads through to a delightful rose pergola which leads the eye directly through to adjoining fields and woodland
beyond. The water garden is a special feature of the house with steps leading down to the pond, profusely planted with varieties of specimen conifers and heather and water loving plants giving year round colour and interest. At one end is a paved terrace, and stone steps lead up to a shaded, wooded dell. The garden is
beautifully maintained and landscaped and is a fitting setting for this fine period country house.

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