The Old Post Office is a substantial and considerably improved village property, set prominently in the heart of a thriving community. The property has been transformed and sympathetically restored over the last 3 years by the current owners to now provide 6 bedrooms (3 ensuite) and a super open plan kitchen/dining/family room overlooking the garden. There is an integral garage and the potential to further improve the off-road parking arrangement, if required.
The accommodation is extensive and well arranged, all reached by the main entrance to the front via a lovely reception hall with tiled floor which leads to the impressive open plan and partly vaulted ceiling kitchen/dining/family room. This spacious, light filled space has been fitted with a bespoke wood painted kitchen and includes an impressive island unit and double width electric Aga with back-up summer range. All the tiled areas are fitted with underfloor heating which runs off the central heating. The property is presented in excellent order, having been recently refurbished and restored to provide period living with a contemporary feel.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The main garden is to the rear of the property and provides a large paved and decked area which then leads via some steps to a lawn. There is a shared driveway to the side of the property which provides access to off-road parking behind the property. This area could be further enhanced to provide substantial off-road parking, if required.
The property is situated on the outskirts of 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, boutique shops along the Kings Mile together with 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 (Kings, St Edmunds and Kent College).
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
In the village, these include 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 good 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.
The Old Post Office is well placed for access to both London and Europe. There is easy access to the A2 (1.2 miles) with links to Dover and London via the M2. Canterbury West offers High Speed Rail services to London (St Pancras 54 mins) as does Folkestone West (10.3 miles) to London (52 mins) and Ashford International (19.8 miles) 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). The Eurotunnel terminal at Cheriton (11.6 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 6 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. The Old Post Office will be found on the right hand side, shortly after the school and crossing, being identified by our For Sale board.
Note: The location plans are for identification purposes only and should not be relied upon for accuracy. Photographs are not true depictions of fixtures and fittings. Wide angle lenses may be used. CAN170039|060417|v1