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Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085592

Houses for sale
5 bedroom house
£750,000
Whitstable, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Key features:


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

Full description:

The Manor House is an enchanting Grade II Listed former Hall House which is believed, in part, to date to the 15th Century. There have been various later additions and alterations not least of all in the early 20th Century when the house was purchased by George Reeves, the renowned local developer who is known for the expansion of the village and for his imaginative use of pieces salvaged from Hales Place Monastery. The Manor House is no exception and incorporates a magnificent staircase as well as panelling and other details. This exceptional family home is situated on an exclusive private road close to Chestfield\'s 18 hole golf course. It enjoys an idyllic setting being surrounded by beautifully stocked, secluded gardens totalling in the region of 0.7 of an acre. The interior is sympathetically presented and enjoys very generously proportioned, bright accommodation including a wonderful reception hall, 26\'5 triple aspect drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, pantry and cloakroom. On the first floor the galleried landing leads to five bedrooms including the master which displays a magnificent vaulted ceiling and crown post. There are also two bathrooms. Double garage, driveway and parking.

LOCATION:
The Drove is considered to be amongst the most desirable of residential locations in the heart of this sought after village. Chestfield is conveniently situated between Canterbury and Whitstable and benefits from an attractive range of buildings centred around the 18 hole golf course and club house including Oast houses and a 14th Century barn housing a restaurant. Local supermarkets are only a short drive away with Whitstable being approximately three miles distant and offering a good range of local shops, educational and recreational facilities as well as the sea food restaurants for which the town has become renowned. There are railway stations to be found at both Chestfield and Whitstable offering fast and frequent links to London (Victoria approximately 1 hour 20 mins) and the A299 is easily accessible giving access to the subsequent motorway networks. Canterbury is approximately five miles distant with its Cathedral, theatre, cultural and leisure amenities and excellent public and state schools. The City also boasts the facility of a major shopping centre enjoying a range of mainstream retail outlets together with a variety of individual shops.

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: 4\' 3 x 3\' 7 (1.30m x 1.09m)
Entered via a pair of timber panelled and glazed doors with windows to either side. Tiled floor. Timber panelled and glazed door to:-

RECEPTION HALL: 21\' 0 x 16\' 6 (6.40m x 5.03m) at maximum points.
Inclusive of staircase to first floor with polished timber moulded handrail, block and barley twist turned banister rails and newel post with carved Gothic detail. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Geometrically designed window to rear overlooking garden. Further leaded window to rear. Large leaded window above the stairwell. Cast iron radiator. Doors to:-

DRAWING ROOM: 26\' 5 x 15\' 1 (8.05m x 4.60m) at maximum points.
Attractive brick fire surround incorporating recessed coal effect \'living flame\' gas fire over a brick hearth and with carved oak upstand behind depicting grapes and vines. Polished wood block flooring. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Leaded windows to front and rear overlooking gardens. Pair of timber panelled and glazed doors with leaded windows to either side opening to and overlooking garden. Period style radiators.

SITTING ROOM: 16\' 2 x 14\' 8 (4.93m x 4.47m)
Inclusive of brick built inglenook fireplace beneath a timber bressumer beam and fitted with free standing wood burning stove (currently non operational). Leaded windows to either side overlooking gardens. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Further leaded window to front. Period style radiator.

DINING ROOM: 20\' 8 (plus depth of recesses to either side of chimney breast) x 14\' 2 (6.30m x 4.32m)
Polished oak fireplace surround with polished oak panelling above. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Wall light points. Three leaded windows to front overlooking garden. Period style radiators.

CLOAKROOM: 10\' 1 x 3\' 9 (3.07m x 1.14m)
Low level W.C. Wash basin with tiled splashback behind. Leaded window. Radiator.

INNER HALL:
Fitted storage cupboard. Secondary staircase to first floor. Understairs storage cupboard. Doors to:-

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 19\' 4 x 12\' 0 (5.89m x 3.66m) widening to 15\'2 (4.62m) into former inglenook fireplace recess..
Measurements inclusive of a range of base cupboard and drawer units incorporating recess fitted with free standing dishwasher and free standing Rangemaster stove with five burner gas hob and hotplate. Extractor fan above the stove. Roll top timber effect worksurfaces inset with 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap above and tiled splashbacks behind. Range of co-ordinating wall cupboards with glazed display cabinets and shelving. Integrated fridge. Tiled floor. Leaded windows to front and side. Radiator. Period pine storage cupboard. Door to:-

UTILITY ROOM: 11\' 3 x 11\' 2 (3.43m x 3.40m)
Measurements inclusive of a range of base cupboard and drawer units. Roll top granite effect worksurfaces. Range of co-ordinating wall cupboards and glazed display cabinet. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor in geometric design. Door returning to inner hall. Timber and glazed door with glazed lights to either side to The Drive. Radiator.

PANTRY: 10\' 5 x 5\' 0 (3.18m x 1.52m)
Measurements inclusive of fitted storage cupboards with worktops over and glazed cabinets above. Leaded window to hall.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: 34\' 7 x 7\' 0 (10.54m x 2.13m) narrowing to 3\'10 (1.17m)
Flooded with light with the generous window above the stairwell and a pair of Velux roof lights. Wall light point. Door giving access to secondary staircase. Doors to:-

MASTER BEDROOM: 20\' 3 widening to 24\'11 (7.59m) x 15\' 1 (6.17m x 4.60m)
The whole beneath a vaulted ceiling displaying exposed timbers and timber crown post. Wash basin set on purpose made oak vanity unit. Three leaded windows to front. Period style radiators.

BEDROOM 2: 16\' 0 x 15\' 1 (4.88m x 4.60m) at maximum points and inclusive of fitted storage cupboard.
Attractive overpainted moulded timber fire surround with brick inset and hearth. Leaded window to front and side overlooking garden. Period radiator.

BEDROOM 3: 19\' 3 x 11\' 4 (5.87m x 3.45m) plus depth of recessed storage cupboard.
Overpainted cast iron fire surround. Wash basin set on pine vanity unit. Leaded windows to side and rear. Period radiator.

BEDROOM 4: 15\' 2 x 14\' 10 (4.62m x 4.52m)
Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Pedestal wash basin. Leaded windows to rear and side overlooking gardens. Period radiator.

BEDROOM 5: 15\' 8 x 11\' 2 (4.78m x 3.40m)
Measurements inclusive of heated linen cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder. Wash basin with vanity cupboard below. Various fitted book shelves. Leaded window to side. Radiator.

BATHROOM 1: 11\' 4 x 10\' 7 (3.45m x 3.23m) at maximum points.
Divided by \'central\' wall and inclusive of a fitted SAUNA. Spa bath within tongue and groove panelled surround. Low level W.C. Wash basin set on marble worktop with pine vanity cupboards below. Shaver point. Enclosed tiled multi-jet shower cubicle. Pair of wall light points. Extractor fan. Leaded window to rear. Radiator and heated towel rail.

BATHROOM 2: 10\' 8 x 5\' 5 (3.25m x 1.65m)
Panelled bath fitted with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Enclosed tiled shower cubicle fitted with mains fed shower. Low level W.C. Pedestal wash basin. Walls tiled to \'half\' height. Shaver point. Pair of wall light points. Extractor fan. Leaded window to rear overlooking garden. Radiator and heated towel rail.

OUTSIDE:
The Manor House stands on a plot totalling in the region of 0.7 of an acre and is approached by a driveway topped with granite chippings and with a central island bed planted with an attractive specimen tree surrounded by low shrubs. The driveway provides parking for numerous vehicles and access to:-

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE:
Of brick built construction beneath a pitched tiled roof. \'Up and over\' door to front. Window to side.

THE GARDENS:
The property is surrounded by gardens to three sides with a well kept Hornbeam hedge keeping the gardens private from The Drove with an expanse of lawn encompassing the property to two sides. A deep border runs the width of the house and is planted with various shrubs, herbaceous and other plants together with climbing Roses supported against the front elevation. The lawn is dotted with specimen trees including a Magnolia and Flowering Cherry amongst others. A paved pathway leads to a five bar gate which opens to a generous terrace running the width of the property and leading to the front door. From here the gardens open out to an expanse of lawn edged by a pathway topped in stone chippings which is approached from beneath a timber latticework archway supporting climbing Roses and leading along the side of the lawn past a well and to the end of the garden. A particularly attractive feature of the gardens is a large ornamental pond backed by a running waterfall and stocked with the appropriate aquatic plants including Lilies and Irises amonst others A decked bridge leads across the pond to a further paved terrace backed by a small area of lawn and on the opposite side by an octagonal timber framed and glazed summerhouse, a delightful secluded spot in which to relax. The lawn continues past the pond broken by various specimen trees including Weeping Silver Pear, Weeping Willow, Oak, Tamarisk and Blue Spruce. Towards the far end of the garden, enclosed by a brick wall and mature evergreen hedging, the pathway continues past fruit trees, a Tulip tree and beneath a latticework archway supporting a Virginia Creeper to the \'secret garden\' which again is partially enclosed by a brick built wall and incorporates a greenhouse and vegetable garden. Timber storage shed.

COUNCIL TAX:
We are advised by the Valuation Office (www.voa.gov.uk) that the property is currently within Council Tax Band G. The amount payable under tax band G for the year 2011/2012 is £2,388.43.

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