South Barn is a delightful and exceptionally attractive 3 bedroom unlisted detached house, set in the heart of a thriving village, but with the benefit of being well set back from the road and sharing a boundary with open farmland. It has a detached garage with store and ample off-road parking and has been maintained to an excellent standard, being ready for immediate occupation.
The property has attractive elevations that are of mellow brick with burnt headers and regimented heads, beneath a tile roof. It is accessed by an entrance porch with stable doors to the front which reference its past life as a barn.
Particular features include a large kitchen/dining area with windows overlooking the garden, useful storage areas throughout, a substantial principal bedroom suite with generous storage and charming painted barn doors throughout. The property offers characterful period living set within the centre of a charming and well located village not far from the City of Canterbury.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The gardens are a particular feature of the property and have been meticulously cared for over the years. The property is set well back from the road and there is a curving driveway to the front of the property that leads to the detached garage block. This is brick built and includes a large store. Steps lead down to the main house and there is a paved area to the front which is planted with roses. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn and includes some mature trees including a rather magnificent weeping silver leafed pear. The garden to the side of the house backs on to open farmland, to the rear and the other side it backs on to neighbouring gardens. There is also a painted summerhouse.
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 provides HSR services 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 and being identified by our For Sale board, the driveway to South Barn will be seen directly infront.
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. CAN170081|150617|v1