The Old Post Office is a hugely attractive and prominent double fronted period house, having undergone a significant refurbishment which included an extension, garden studio/store and professional garden design and landscaping. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an immaculate and stylish Grade II listed period property with south facing garden in the centre of a quintessential Kent village, yet located within 5 miles of Canterbury City with its High Speed Rail services to London (St Pancras 53 mins).
Bridge 1 mile
Canterbury 4.5 miles
Dover 12.5 miles
Channel Tunnel Terminal 14 miles
As the name implies, the property was formerly the village Post Office and shop and retains the original bow window and attractive half glazed front door. Throughout the majority of 2014 the property was the subject of a roof-down refurbishment, carried out by a highly regarded builder and finished to an exceptionally high standard including bespoke solid wood painted kitchen by Thoroughly Wood of Lyminge, bespoke fitted shelving and cupboards, underfloor heating, new solid wood windows and doors, new electrics, heating system and water softener. This property offers the charm of period living, with the all the benefits of a modern contemporary home.
Grounds & Gardens
To the front of the property there is an area of York stone paving with park railings. There is a small walled courtyard to the side providing access to the boot room and provides a useful storage area for logs etc. To the rear and accessed via Park Lane, there is a gravelled area providing hard standing for two cars. This is next to the garden studio and there is direct access to the house. The south facing garden has been professionally designed and landscaped and has been beautifully planted with pleached hornbeams, box hedging, beech hedging, climbers and perennials.
Surrounding Areas & Local Amenities
Bishopsbourne is a highly regarded and very pretty small village surrounded by delightful undulating countryside providing opportunities for walking, riding and cycling. Both the Elham Valley Way and North Downs Way walking routes pass directly through the village. The village has a Shepherd Neame pub serving real ales, a farm shop, coffee shop and the beautiful 13th Century church called St. Mary s. The surrounding conservation area includes some splendid country houses including the Georgian mansion of Charlton Park (privately owned), the stately early 18th Century mansion, Bourne Park (privately owned) and Bridge Place Country House which is being converted to a luxury boutique hotel. A wide range of local shops and amenities can be found in Bridge (1 mile) and extensive amenities in Canterbury (4.5 miles).
The property is exceptionally well placed for access on to the A2 London to Dover road, which in turn provides access on to the M2 and A20/M20. There is also easy access to both Faversham and Canterbury, with the latter providing HSR services to London (St Pancras 53 mins).
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