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House Details

Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085410

Houses for sale
4 bedroom detached house
£600,000
Canterbury, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Key features:


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

Full description:

Tenure: Freehold

Sitting room | Snug | Study | Dining room | Conservatory | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility/cloakroom | 4 Bedrooms | Family bathroom | Shower room | Garden | Parking | Planning permission for double garage

About 1.75 acres


Marley Cottage is a superbly situated property perched in a lovely position overlooking a valley. Thought to date to the 1950s, the house has been significantly enlarged over the following years and now provides flexible and light accommodation with many double aspect rooms.

A stable door beneath a glazed verandah opens into the kitchen/breakfast room, which has a ceramic-tile herringbone floor and is fitted with a range of units with an integrated double oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer and washing machine. There is ample space for a table in front of French doors which open to the garden.

The house has very flexible reception space currently arranged to provide a sitting room and study to the front of the house which, together with the conservatory, enjoy lovely views of the valley. At the heart of the house is a cosy snug which is arranged around a wood-burning stove, and adjacent to this is a good sized dining room, again with a fireplace. There is also a cloakroom.

Stairs rise to the bright first floor landing. The master bedroom is situated to the front corner of the house, being double aspect with stripped wooden floors. There are three further bedrooms, and the accommodation is completed with a well fitted family bathroom, with both a bath and a shower, as well as a separate shower room.


Marley Cottage is situated in a lovely rural location on the edge of the village of Kingston about 8 miles south-east of Canterbury. There is a thriving village community, with a public house and church. The adjoining village of Barham has a village shop and primary school, with nearby Canterbury offering a wide range of educational, leisure and shopping facilities.

The village is well placed for road and rail links, with the A2/M2 about 2 miles away. Canterbury offers two stations with stopping services to London Victoria and Charing Cross and access to the High Speed service to St Pancras (taking about 57 minutes). The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone (about 12 miles) offers regular services to the Continent, and Ashford International (about 20 miles) has Eurostar services to Paris, Brussels and Lille.


Marley Cottage is approached over a gravel drive with parking to the side of the house, where there is planning permission for erection of a double garage, details of which can be found at www.canterbury.gov.uk Application No.CA//11/00221

The gardens are well landscaped. To the back and side of the house are a series of terraces, beautifully planted with established shrubs and having elevated seating areas from which to enjoy the views. Gravel paths and steps lead to an arch and rose-laden pergola and an outdoor fireplace. There is a formal area of symmetrical flower beds and a box hedge divides this area from the lawn. The garden banks to the rear with mature trees. There is a summerhouse with a deck to the front, and there is also a garden shed.

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