Chislet House is a striking and imposing detached country house, dating from the Edwardian era and comprising a particularly spacious 6 bedroom house totaling just over 5,000 sq ft arranged over 3 floors, together with a detached former stable block, a detached quadruple garage, an enclosed heated swimming pool with changing facilities/chalet and sitting in grounds of nearly 4 acres. The property sits on top of a hill and enjoys extensive rural views.
The main house is reached by electronic gates leading to a block paved parking and turning semi-circle, which also leads to the garaging and also the former stables. The ground floor accommodation is light, spacious and particularly well arranged, with rooms of magnificent proportions as one would expect with a house dated 1910 and therefore of Edwardian origin. Particular features include; beautifully proportioned reception rooms, deep moulded skirtings, picture rail surrounds, coved cornices and double glazed windows/sliding doors. The drawing room features a fireplace with wood burner having a green and beige marble surround, hearth and mantel, whilst the dining room currently incorporates an ingenious dining table top, hiding beneath a half size snooker. The kitchen has an AEG double oven and off the kitchen, there is a small utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine and fridge. There is also a wine cellar, a useful freezer room, two storerooms and a gardeners cloakroom.
A gentle rise staircase with oak baluster and painted carved balustrade leads to the first and second floors, both of which feature generous landing spaces. All of the bedrooms enjoy excellent views across the rear garden and out towards the surrounding countryside. Reached off the first floor landing there is an inner passageway which leads to a third bathroom and a large bed/sitting room. This room also has a door concealing a secondary staircase down to the ground floor with access to outside and therefore could be utilised as an annexe.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The property is approached from the lane by a pair of wrought iron gates which provides access to a block paved parking and turning circle. This leads to the front of the house, the former detached stable block and the detached quadruple garage with electric up and over doors. The former stable block is ripe for further conversion, subject to the requisite planning consents being obtained. In addition to these buildings, there is an enclosed heating swimming pool with changing room and separate chalet.
The garden creates a wonderful setting for the property, being principally laid to lawn with mature trees including oak, chestnut and willow, flower beds and borders, evergreens, an arbour and an orchard with separate road access. There are also four greenhouses, together with purpose built fruit cages and numerous vegetable patches. In all nearly 4 acres.
The property is located in a pleasant semi-rural location, within the village of Chislet which has a church and primary school. Further facilities are offered by the village of Upstreet. The property is also close to the Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve, the River Stour and The Grove Ferry Riverside Pub & Inn (an award winning public house) which offers river trips. The Cathedral City of Canterbury (just over 7 miles), has a modern shopping centre, boutique shops along the Kings Mile , two mainline railway stations and a choice of schools in both the public and private sectors including Kings, St Edmunds, Kent College and Simon Langton boys and girls grammar schools.
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, sailing on the coast and riding and walking in the surrounding countryside, including the nearby nature reserve. Polo Farm Sports Club in Canterbury also offers an excellent sports facility, featuring hockey, cricket, tennis and croquet.
The property is situated just under a mile from the A28, which links Sturry and Canterbury (both of which have mainline railway stations) and the Thanet towns of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate. Canterbury itself has two stations, including Canterbury West. This offers the HSR to London (St Pancras 53 mins) whilst the property is also within easy reach of the Port of Dover and the Eurotunnel terminal at Cheriton, both of which offer excellent cross channel services.
Leave Canterbury on the A28 towards Margate, passing through Sturry and on in to Upstreet. Towards the end of the village turn left, signposted to Chislet. Follow this road for just over 0.7 mile and immediately before the road bears sharp right, take the second entrance in to Chislet House, identified by brick retaining walls and wrought iron gates.
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. Copyright Humberts. CAN160078|060916|v1
Note: The owner holds a 25 year guarantee dated 24 May 2000 for the flat roof at the property. Double glazed windows and doors installed by Piper Double Glazing in June 2010.
Re-wiring guarantee dated August 2010 by 240 Electrical Services. Copies of all these documents are available by request.