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House Details

Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085396

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:

Tenure: Freehold

Entrance hall | Drawing room | Sitting room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | Cloakroom | 4 Bedrooms (2 sharing an en-suite shower room | Family bathroom | Garden | Parking

About 0.5 acre

Mill Cottage is a wonderful period cottage dating from the 19th Century and originally forming part of the Chilham Castle estate. Situated in an enviable waterside location next to the mill pond and close to the lovely old complex of mill buildings, the house is set in a beautifully landscaped garden and offers a haven of peace and tranquillity. The front door is approached through a gabled entrance porch with fitted seats to each side. The entrance hall is divided into two areas, both having solid oak floors and beautifully handcrafted oak doors. To the left is a light reception room, currently used as a music room, with windows on three aspects including two sets of double doors leading out to the garden.

From the inner hall, with an under stairs cupboard, a door leads to the principal reception room, currently arranged as a sitting room/dining room with exposed oak beams, oak sills and doorways; an open fireplace at one end of the room has a cast iron surround. This is a charming room with views over the mill pond and across to the old mill building. Off the sitting room is a vestibule with an oak door to the outside and an adjoining cloakroom with wash basin and a WC.

Leading directly off the hall is the kitchen/family room - a wonderful space created from a recent extension, comprising an oak-framed building open to full height with double doors to the terrace and clerestory windows at the apex of the roof flooding the room with masses of light. The kitchen has been custom built to the current owners\' specifications with hand-painted units with granite work surfaces over, including a central island unit. Within the units are a fitted fridge-freezer, dishwasher and a water softener, and an electric two-oven Aga is set within a recess. To the far end of the room is a corner, cast-iron fireplace with slate hearth. This is adjacent to the utility room, a well fitted room with wall and floor cupboards with tiled surrounds and work surfaces, and having a stainless steel sink and drainer as well as a further hob, oven and extractor hood.

Stairs from the hall rise to a bright landing, off which are situated the principal bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is a lovely double aspect room with views over the mill pond and adjoining countryside; this has a corner wash basin and a large walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is adjacent and has a fitted wardrobe and similar river views. Bedroom 3 is another double room and has a range of fitted cupboards and wardrobes and an en-suite shower room which is \"Jack and Jill\" with bedroom 4, currently fitted out as a study and having a full height window overlooking the kitchen area below. The principal bathroom is well-fitted with bath, corner shower, wash basin, WC and bidet, and the room is tongue-and-grooved to dado height.

Mill Cottage is located in a delightful rural location approximately 0.5 miles from the village of Chilham, which provides local amenities including a post office, primary school and public houses. The Cathedral City of Canterbury (about 7 miles) offers a comprehensive range of educational, leisure and shopping facilities. Schooling is well catered for in both the state and private sectors. For information on schools please visit http://www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_learning.aspx.

There are excellent road and rail communications in the area with the A2/M2 (4 miles) and the M20 can be joined at Ashford.

Trains from Faversham to London Victoria take approximately 70 minutes. Ashford International (9 miles) offers the High Speed link to St Pancras in 38 minutes and regular services to the Continent via Eurostar. The Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone (24 miles) gives access to shuttle services to the Continent.

Approached over a private road, a 5-bar gate leads to a turning and parking area immediately to the side of the house. A paved terrace wraps around the rear of the house and from here steps lead up through a rose-covered pergola to the garden. This forms a beautiful setting for the house, and has been skilfully landscaped over a number of levels with stone-retaining walls and comprehensively planted with masses of ornamental trees and shrubs to give year-round colour and interest. Various pathways have been created to form a delightful promenade through the garden and at the very top there is a seating area overlooking the house, garden and mill pond beyond. There is a well situated greenhouse in the centre of the garden.

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