A truly exceptional 5/6 bedroom country property sitting in an enviable hillside position, offering spectacular views across the village of Boughton and on to the Swale Estuary and sitting in gently sloping landscaped gardens, with pool, tennis court, garaging and outbuildings. In all about 3.7 acres.
Berkeley House was constructed about 50 years ago and extended in the 1980s. The property was built on the site of a rather grand 19th Century country house that was demolished post World War II. The current vendors have extensive historical files which can be made available upon request.
The house has been constructed to take full advantage of the views and as such the accommodation is light with large windows giving a commanding vista. Particular features include a dining room panelled in reclaimed limed oak, stone fireplace and balcony to the first floor principal bedroom suite shower room.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The property is approached via a long driveway which sweeps gently up to past the garaging to the main house. The gardens are an outstanding feature of the property and date from the time of the former country house built on the site. The views are breathtaking with the grounds and gardens rolling gently away from the property to reveal the original pond set centrally in the lawn. To either side of the pond, there are mature plantings of trees, specimen shrubs and semi woodland under planted with cyclamen, bluebells and primroses.
Within the grounds there is a tennis court (in need of refurbishment), a pool (requiring servicing), a brick built summerhouse which houses the pool filtration equipment, a charming folly (lovingly restored), four former stables, adjoining tack room and a log store.
A shelter belt of mixed woodland (about 3.5 acres) to the east of the house is available by separate negotiation.
Berkeley House is set in a tucked away position within the Parish of Dunkirk, being set on high ground and enjoying views towards the historic market town of Faversham. Dunkirk links with the larger village of Boughton, which has a range of local shops, including a Post Office, public houses and restaurant. The village also has a primary school, together with a garage / filling station and is on the bus route between Canterbury
Wider facilities are offered by the Cathedral City of Canterbury and the former Cinque Port of Faversham, which lie roughly equidistant between the property and both offering an excellent choice in both public and private schools. The former has an excellent modern shopping centre and a variety of recreational and educational facilities (including Kings, St Edmunds, Kent College, Simon Langton girls and boys, the University of Kent and Christ Church University), whilst the latter has an attractive range of period buildings, shops, superstore and schools (including Queen Elizabeths Grammar school).
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include golf at Boughton and Canterbury, Polo Farm sports club in Canterbury, various gyms, county cricket at Canterbury, sailing on the coast and point-to-point at Charing.
The property is also well placed for access to the A2/M2 at Brenley Corner, which in turn provides dual carriageway links to Canterbury, the port of Dover, London and the Thanet towns via the A299 Thanet Way. Canterbury has two railway stations, one of which provides the High Speed Rail to London (St Pancras 56 mins), whilst Faversham also offers the HSR to London (St Pancras 68 mins).
From Canterbury on the A2 towards Faversham take the exit signposted Dunkirk (just after the Gate Services). Follow this road, passing over the A2 and bearing round to the left, as you descend the hill, the private driveway to Berkeley House will be found on the right hand side being identified by our For Sale board.
From London exit the M2 at Junction 7. At the Brenley Corner roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A2 signposted Canterbury, Dover. Branch immediately left signposted Boughton, Dunkirk onto the Canterbury Road passing through Boughton-under-Blean. The private driveway to Berkeley House will be found on the left hand side halfway up the hill and 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. HPS170092 |120617|v1