Chapel Cottage provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase a perfectly formed package, consisting a 4 bedroom detached house, with self-contained 1 bedroom annexe, numerous outbuildings including garaging and stables, together with attractive gardens and a field. The property is presented in excellent decorative order and sits in just over 2 acres.
The property is approached from the lane by a driveway with parking and turning area leading to the front entrance. Off the hall, there is a good size sitting room with fireplace and an L-shaped dining room, which leads in to the kitchen/breakfast room and provides internal access to the self-contained annexe. The kitchen/breakfast room is an excellent size, double aspect and fitted to an exceptionally high standard, with an Aga (available by separate negotiation) and a wealth of natural oak timbers, numerous cupboards, granite worktops, an island unit and ample space for a breakfast area.
On the first floor, there is an impressive principal bedroom suite with dressing area, having fitted cupboards, and ensuite shower room and bi-fold glazed doors out to a balcony. This is a lovely open space, giving excellent views across the garden, field and surrounding countryside. Completing the first floor, there are three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The two front bedrooms enjoy another lovely aspect to the front of the property, with views to the distant Westbere Lakes and Stodmarsh Nature Reserve.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The grounds consist of an area of hard standing to the front with a parking and turning area, formal garden and field. The garden lies mainly to the rear of the property, with a raised deck with covered area, a sunken fire pit and a former pond. There are a variety of mature shrubs, evergreens and trees and the immediate garden opens out on the field. This is grassed and fence enclosed and could easily provide paddock land for a horse. There are numerous outbuildings, including a detached quadruple garage block, a stable block with two stables and a former tack-room (now used as an office), together with a further large adjoining barn, which is currently used as a mower store and workshop. Polytunnel. In all just over 2 acres.
The property is situated in a rural position on the outskirts of the pretty semi-rural village of Wickhambreaux, with its attractive village green, primary school, church and public house, together with its many varied period houses. Littlebourne (2.7 miles) has a general store, public houses, restaurants and also a further primary school, whilst the Cathedral City of Canterbury has an excellent shopping centre, two mainline railway stations and a variety of schools, both in the private and public sectors.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include excellent Links golf courses at Sandwich and Deal, including the world renowned Royal St Georges (occasional home of The Open), first class cricket in Canterbury, Polo Farm Sports Complex for hockey, cricket, tennis and croquet, sailing on the coast and riding and walking in the surrounding countryside.
The property lies approximately 7 miles east of Canterbury, with its two railway stations, including Canterbury West. This offers the HSR to London (St Pancras 56 mins), whilst there is a closer station at Sturry which provides a one-stop service to Canterbury West and also Bekesbourne. The property is also within easy reach of the Port of Dover and the Eurotunnel terminal at Cheriton, for cross channel services.
From Canterbury take the A257 towards Littlebourne. In the centre of the village and at the staggered crossroads, turn left opposite The Anchor public house (now closed) and continue along Nargate Street. Proceed in to the village of Wickhambreaux, following the road out of the village along Grove Road. Continue along this road for approximately 1.5 miles and just after the S bend, Chapel Cottage will be found on the right hand side identified by a white street lamp.
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