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House Details

Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085405

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

Key features:

Grade II Listed Tudor cottage. Sympathetically extended. Period features. Four bedrooms. Study. 10 acres of gardens and grounds.
Retirement: No
Shared ownership: No
New Build: No
Have Pool: No

Full description:

Ivy Cottage is an eye-catchingly pretty Grade II listed timber-framed house, dating from the 15th century, with sympathetic later extensions. Internally, it is resplendent with honey-coloured beams, exposed brickwork and painted rough plaster. Linked to the original house by a Victorian kitchen is a hallway leading to a light and airy family room with French doors opening onto a southwest-facing terrace. Above is a shower room and a bedroom with stunning views of the gardens. (This extension does offer potential, subject to any necessary consents, for use as a self-contained annexe.) Over the last 16 years, the current owners have established an opulent garden whose lawns are broken up by island beds densely planted with unusual shrubs and herbaceous perennials, garden rooms with hornbeam hedges, a pleached lime walk, expansive ponds, an arboretum with specimen trees, a well-stocked orchard, a bambouseraie, and 2.5 acres of native mixed woodland with alluring paths and glades. As a former equestrian establishment, the property retains a concrete stableyard with six looseboxes, while the adjacent 5-acre pasturage has been organically maintained for 16 years. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to some 10 acres.

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