79 Abbey Street is an exceptional unlisted 4 bedroom detached period townhouse, offering spacious accommodation arranged over 2 floors plus a cellar. It benefits from both garaging and ample off street parking as well as a walled courtyard garden and is located with exceptionally easy access of both Queen Elizabeths Grammar School (Ofsted Good) and Faversham station with its HSR services to London (St Pancras 63 mins).
The main entrance door is set to the side, providing access to a charming reception hall with cast iron fireplace which links to both a spacious double aspect, double reception room with two fireplaces, together with a sizeable study. The kitchen / breakfast room has double doors on to a practical paved courtyard garden and has a good size utility off. Included in the first floor accommodation there is a lovely principal bedroom suite with dressing lobby and generous size ensuite bathroom, as well as three further bedrooms of a good size. Particular features include; sash windows, open fireplaces, extensive storage cupboards and book shelving and a superb cellar in two compartments with the addition of a useful working chute for logs/coal. All of the accommodation is well maintained.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
A particular feature is the gated and walled courtyard to the rear of the property. Rather uniquely, for a town centre property, there is a single garage (with power and light) and off street parking for three further vehicles within the courtyard garden which been paved and a section divided for outside seating. There are two mature trees (liquid amber and silver birch) planted for interest.
Abbey Street itself is lined with numerous historic and listed properties and is arguably one of the finest medieval streets in England, set in the historic market town of Faversham, which nestles between the rural beauty of the rolling Downs and the sweeping flatlands of the North Kent Marshes. Since pre-Roman times, the town has acquired a number of significant landmarks, with the town centre still hosting a market which has been established over 900 years. The Shepherd Neame Brewery (founded in 1698) is also nearby.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area are extensive and include, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a Grade II listed cinema, a large park and recreation ground, a museum and numerous restaurants and public houses. It also has a good selection of primary schools and the highly regarded Queen Elizabeths Grammar School. There are also extensive walks, cycling and riding routes to be found in and around Faversham including those along the nearby Faversham Creek and out towards the Swale Estuary.
The property is exceptionally well placed for access to Faversham station which offers HSR services to London (St Pancras 63 mins, Victoria 82 mins). The A2 dual carriageway (Brenley Corner 4 miles) provides straight forward road journeys to both Dover and Canterbury, and provides a link to the M2 and A299 Thanet Way, giving journeys to London and the Thanet coastal towns respectively. Ashford International (13.5 miles), provides HSR services to London (St Pancras 36 mins) and the continent (Paris 1hr 52 mins). The Eurotunnel terminal at Cheriton is also within easy driving distance, as is the aforementioned port of Dover.
From Canterbury and at the Brenley Corner roundabout, take the third exit onto London Road/A2 and after 0.5 mile turn right onto Love Lane/B2040. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto Whitstable Road/B2040 (crossing over the railway line), pass Faversham Recreation Ground on the left and then shortly after that turn right onto Crescent Road/B2040, bearing round to the right to join Abbey Street. Number 79 will be found on the right hand side.
From London exit the M2 at J6 following signs to Faversham/A251. At the T-junction turn left and then immediately right towards Faversham following the road round several sharp bends, under a railway bridge and passing a railway station on right. At the mini-roundabout turn left passing straight ahead through a set of traffic lights and passing Tesco on right. Follow the road round to the right and at the junction of Quay lane and Abbey Street, go straight ahead onto Abbey Street. Number 79 is located on the corner of Abbey Street and Abbey place.
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