The Old Cattle Byre is a charming 4 bedroom detached brick and flint cottage believed to be some 200 years old and converted in 1987. It sits in a pretty landscaped garden, backing on to farmland and enjoying undulating rural views to woodland and beyond. The property is set towards the end of a no-through country lane and benefits from both footpath, bridleway and useful bus stop access nearby. In all nearly 0.6 acre.
A broad path leads to the oak front entrance door and hall, which provides access to a lovely sitting room with wide fireplace with wood burner. This in turn connects to the kitchen which has been extended by the current owners to provide a delightful south-facing painted Canadian cedar wood conservatory which the current owners use as a dining room. This really makes the ground floor living area a super space with views across the garden and on to the farmland beyond. The kitchen also benefits from a set of French doors which provide further access to the garden and on to a wonderful terraced arbor area.
The first floor offers two double bedrooms, both of which offer wonderful views across the surrounding countryside. The property benefits from some useful storage areas and particular period features include exposed timbers, mellow brick and flint. The property offers charming rural living with beautiful views and yet within easy access of village amenities.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The property is reached via a generous gravel parking and turning circle to the front with double garage. To the side and rear, the mature garden is of a good size and is a particular feature of the property having been landscaped to provide a charming cottage garden, being laid to lawn and interspersed with mature trees, shrubs, borders and a terraced area off the kitchen which provides a wonderful arbor. During the warmer months this provides a glorious outdoor entertaining area. The garden is surrounded by rural views towards woodland. The boundary is fitted with stock proof fencing.
Set between Canterbury (3 miles) and Ashford, the surrounding farmland and woodland is both an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Landscape Area. The charming village of Chilham, with its period square, stunning architecture and castle can be found locally, along with the bustling village of Wye with its farmers markets, pubs, tea room, restaurants and school (Ofsted Good). Both Ashford and Canterbury offer excellent schools within both the public and private sectors. There are also universities and colleges of further education.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include some lovely walks on the nearby footpaths and bridleway (the Stour Valley Walk can be found locally and starts at Lenham and runs through to Pegwell Bay for 53.8 miles). There are numerous clubs to be found locally as well as extensive amenities and sports facilities at both Ashford and Canterbury.
The property is well placed for access to both Ashford and Wye stations, both of which offer HSR services to London (St Pancras 36 mins and 50 mins respectively). 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. There is also a useful bus stop located at the end of the lane.
From Canterbury take the A28 towards Ashford, pass through Chartham and turn left on to the Ashford Road/A28 before reaching Chilham. Continue for approximately 1.3 miles and turn left on to Pope Street (marked by our For Sale board). Continue along this no-through lane passing under the railway bridge and The Old Cattle Byre will be found on the right hand side, set slightly back and flanked by low flint walls.
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. CAN090240|191016|v1