An exceptionally pretty, double fronted 3 bedroom village period property, unlisted & having been beautifully refurbished & extended to provide period living with a contemporary feel, with glorious views across the Elham Valley to the rear & the potential for off-road parking to the front.
Fernleigh has been the subject of extensive refurbishment, but retains many original period features and offers light filled living accommodation and a wonderful kitchen/diner fitted with an Aga and bespoke solid wood painted cabinets with oak worktops. This spacious and bright space includes a cleverly designed utility area and cloakroom fitted with vintage sanitary ware. This space opens on to the decking area which provides an extension to the kitchen during fine weather months and offers a wonderful space to enjoy the views across the Elham Valley. All of the bedrooms are of a good size and the property is presented in immaculate order and stylishly renovated to enjoy period living with antique touches and a contemporary feel.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
There are gardens to the front and rear of the property, both of which are mainly laid to lawn. To the front there previously was off-road parking, which could be easily reinstated. There is gated access to the side of the property and to the rear, there is an area of decking which has been gravelled below. There are glorious views to the rear. Summerhouse.
SURROUNDING AREAS & LOCAL AMENITIES
The property is situated in the vibrant village of Barham which not only has a well-regarded primary school (Ofsted Good 2016), but also benefits from a newly built shop (established and run by village volunteers) /Post Office and hall. There is also a fine historic church and busy public house, the Duke of Cumberland. The Cathedral City of Canterbury (6 miles) offers wider facilities including a modern shopping centre and a variety of restaurants and bars. The Marlowe Theatre and Beaney House of Art & Knowledge offer further entertainment. Both Canterbury and Dover have Grammar schools (single sex and co-ed). There are also three highly regarded private schools in the City (King's, St Edmund's and Kent College).
In the village, there are tennis courts, a bowls green and wonderful countryside walking along the Elham Valley Way which passes to the west of the village. Broome Park Golf Club (2.3 miles) offers a parkland course set round a spectacular Jacobean mansion. At Canterbury, there is golf at Scotland Hills, county cricket at the St Lawrence Ground and the highly regarded Polo Farm sports complex for hockey, cricket, tennis and croquet. Sailing on the coast is also within easy access.
Fernleigh is well placed for access to both London and Europe with easy access to the A2 (1.2 miles). This links to Dover and London via the M2. Canterbury West offers HSR services to London (St Pancras 53 mins) as does Folkestone West (10.3 miles) to London (52 mins) and Ashford International to both London (St Pancras 36 mins) and the continent via Eurostar services (Paris 1hr 52 mins). Eurostar also offers direct services to Brussels and the South of France (Lyon, Avignon and Marseille). Eurotunnel at Cheriton (10.7 miles) is also within easy driving distance, as is the Port of Dover (11.4 miles).
From Canterbury take the A2 Dover bound dual carriageway and after about 4 miles take the exit signposted Kingston, Barham and Bishopsbourne. Turn right at the end of the slip road, passing under the A2 and then immediately left towards Barham, passing through Kingston and on in to Barham. Pass the school and shop on the right hand side and after a short distance up the hill, Fernleigh will be on the right next to an old chapel.
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