Blaxland House is a substantial 5 bedroom detached house, built in 1994 by Environ Homes and with attractive elevations that are of brick and painted weatherboard, beneath tile. The property is approached off a communal drive by a private gravelled driveway with five-bar gate leading to the parking and turning area and garaging in front of the house. It sits in a good size garden, predominantly laid to lawn and partly brick wall enclosed, enjoying views over the farmland to the rear.
Inside, the accommodation is reached from the entrance door to the front, providing access to a hall with doors leading to a sitting room with double French doors on to the garden, dining room, study fitted with cupboards and electric blinds and kitchen with separate utility room fitted with water softener and space for fridge/freezer. The kitchen benefits from the addition of a wonderful wood conservatory (again fitted with electric blinds) which makes the most of the garden and sunny aspect of the house.
On the first floor, and off the galleried landing, there is a lovely double aspect principal bedroom suite with dressing hall fitted with large wardrobes, together with an ensuite rain shower room with underfloor heating having been designed and fitted by Ripples. There are four further bedrooms, two of which are generous doubles and a lovely family bathroom, again designed and fitted by Ripples. The property benefits from extensive storage throughout, double glazing and due to its orientation it is a bright and sunny house, designed and built to offer characterful living and yet with all the benefits of a modern home.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The private gravelled driveway to the property provides ample hard standing and in turn leads to a detached double garage with one electric up and over door. To the rear, the garden is of a good size, being brick wall, fence and hedge enclosed and laid to lawn with an area of paving off the conservatory. The garden is exceptionally well maintained and offers privacy and peace within the centre of a thriving village, with fine rural views.
The property is situated within the heart of the picturesque and sought after village of Fordwich, within the Conservation Area. Up until the Middle Ages, the Isle of Thanet was separated from the rest of Kent by a channel called the Wantsum. The Cathedral City of Canterbury was navigable as far as Fordwich and thus became the Port of Canterbury. Fordwich was later described in the Doomsday book as a small burgh, one of only seven boroughs in Kent. The River Stour, with its abundance of wildlife and amenities for fishing, walking and pleasure boats is a modern day treasure, much enjoyed by those living close by. With its many fine period buildings, two well-known pubs and its reputation for being the smallest Town in England, the village really is a gem.
Canterbury itself lies about 3 miles to the West, with its excellent shopping centre, cultural interests, amenities, good range of schools in both the public and private sectors including Kings, St Edmunds, Kent College and Simon Langton boys and girls grammar schools (as well as Junior Kings at Milner Court, Sturry which is within exceptionally easy access). There are also two universities and colleges of further education.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include golf at Scotland Hills Canterbury, famous Links golf courses at Royal St Georges and Princes, Sandwich, sailing on the coast and at the nearby Westbere Lakes, county cricket at Canterbury and the Polo Farm sports complex on the Littlebourne Road, just outside of Canterbury for hockey, cricket, tennis and croquet, as well as pleasant walks and rides over the various footpaths surrounding the nature reserve.
The property is well placed for access to Sturry station (just over 0.5 mile) which provides a rail link to Canterbury West and in turn provides the HSR service to London (St Pancras 53 mins). The property is also well placed for access in to Canterbury along the A28, which in turn links with the A2, giving access to the Channel Port of Dover and London.
From Canterbury take the A257 Sandwich Road towards Wingham and Sandwich. Take the first left immediately after Canterbury Golf Club on to Stodmarsh Road. Continue on to the next left in to Moat Lane and at the bottom of the hill follow the road round to the right and immediately to the left. The entrance drive will be found on the left hand side (being identified by our For Sale board), with the private gravel drive of Blaxland House being found in the top right hand corner.
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