Dickens is a deceptively spacious 4 bedroom detached house, which has been significantly improved and extended during recent years following architectural plans. It is currently arranged as a 3 bedroom house, with the principal bedroom suite having an ensuite bathroom and dressing room. The latter room was originally designed as a 4th bedroom and all that is required to reinstate it would be the removal of wardrobes, partition the entrance and re-insert the doorway (lintel still in place). Set in a charming village less than 10 miles from Canterbury, Dickens offers stylish modern country living.
The property benefits from having been refurbished, works were undertaken by the current owner at the end of July 2011, including a lovely kitchen/dining room extension with underfloor heating, granite worktops and coloured glass splashbacks, a more spacious living area with French doors opening on to the garden and useful utility room and pantry.
The first floor currently includes a spacious principal bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing area. There are two further bedrooms and a shower room.
The property is presented to an exceptionally high standard and the layout flows particularly well.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
There is an area to the front of the property which provides access to the single garage with electric doors. The area to the front of the house is included in the title and can be viewed at our office for clarification. There is gated access to the side, which also includes a wood store and shed. The landscaped gardens to the rear include an area laid to lawn, with pretty borders, including some mature trees and also a patio area to enjoy the sun.
The property is situated in a small close of five modern houses towards the centre of the attractive and sought after village of Chillenden, which has a church and an excellent village pub, The Griffins Head. Everyday amenities are catered for in the nearby villages of Bridge, Wingham and Ash, whilst the property is within 10 miles of the Cathedral City of Canterbury, with its modern shopping centre, excellent choice of schools in both the public and private sectors including Kings, St Edmunds, Kent College and the highly regarded Simon Langton boys and girls grammar schools, together with the University of Kent and colleges of further education. The City is also well known for its cultural interests, including the Marlowe Theatre and the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include county cricket at Canterbury, golf at Scotland Hills and Polo Farm sports complex, both of which are found in Canterbury and pleasant walks and rides over the various footpaths and bridleways in the vicinity.
The property is well placed for access into Canterbury and Dover, lying roughly midway between the two. Canterbury West offers High Speed Rail services to London (St Pancras 53 mins). The property is also well placed for access on to the A2 dual carridgeway, which connects to the channel port of Dover and London via the M20 at Brenley Corner.
Leave Canterbury on the A2 dual carriageway towards Bridge and Dover. After 5-6 miles turn left off the A2, signposted Wingham and on to the Adisham Road. After 4 miles, turn right in to Crockshard Lane shortly before Wingham and after 0.7 mile fork right on to Cave Lane. After a further 1.7 miles and in the centre of Chillenden, turn left on to Short Street and after 200 metres the entrance drive to the property will be found on the right hand side. Dickens is the first property on the right, 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. CAN170074|200617|v1