The Maltings is a characterful 4 bedroom period house, believed to date from the 15th Century and was originally a medieval Wealden Hall House. It retains many original features and is situated within the heart of the picturesque and sought after village of Fordwich, with its excellent connections to the City of Canterbury and the coast.
The accommodation is reached from the entrance door, providing access to a spacious dining hall with oak flooring which forms the heart of the house and provides links to both the sitting room, study and kitchen. The kitchen has been extended by the current owners to provide a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with then connects to a ground floor bedroom with bathroom. All of the principal rooms on the ground floor have doors leading out to the garden.
The first floor includes a lovely double aspect principal bedroom with a beautiful large fireplace as well as two bathrooms and two further bedrooms. The property benefits from useful storage areas throughout and particular period features include fireplaces with Bressumer beams and fine exposed timbers. The property offers characterful period living set within the centre of a charming and well located village.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
There is a narrow driveway to the side of the property which provides some off-road hard standing for a small vehicle or motorbike and in turn leads to a rear door providing access to the utility room. To the rear, the mature garden is of a good size, being laid to lawn, with mature trees and an area at the bottom of the garden which could be cultivated to provide a productive vegetable garden. The garden offers an idyllic haven within the centre of a thriving village. Garden shed and store.
Fordwich really is a gem, set within a Conservation Area and close to the River Stour which provides an abundance of wildlife and offers amenities for fishing, walking and boating. This river is a modern day treasure, much enjoyed by those living close by. Fordwich has many fine period buildings, two well-known pubs and a reputation for being the smallest Town in England. Canterbury (3 miles) offers a modern shopping centre and a 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 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, then to the left and The Maltings will be found immediately on the right hand side.
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