The School House is an enchanting unlisted 6 bedroom former school house dating from 1830 set in a prominent position within a popular rural village. It retains some interesting features and offers characterful period living. It includes a garage and a self-contained 2 bedroom annexe which has been successfully tenanted for over 10 years and therefore offers the opportunity of a second income, or alternatively the annexe could easily be incorporated into the main house.
The well-proportioned L-shaped kitchen leads through double glazed doors to a lovely dining room and drawing room which is the principal feature of the property and part of the former classroom. This drawing room is particularly impressive, being vaulted and is fitted with a wood burner. To the first floor, there is a pretty principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom and two further bedrooms and bathroom with large spa bath, with a further bedroom on the ground floor. The accommodation offers a lovely sense of space and charm.
There is a completely self-contained annexe attached to the property, accessed via its own gravel driveway. Again, this is a building with charm and has been converted from the remaining part of the former classroom to provide a two bedroom annexe with open plan living fitted with a wood burning stove to the ground floor. It has an area of garden which has been fenced.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
There are two driveways to the property, one providing access to the main house and one to the annexe and garage. The gardens are to the front, side and rear of the house and are landscaped to provide cottage style plantings with areas of lawn, pathways, arches, climbers and seating areas. They are a delight.
The property is situated in the centre of a pretty village, set on the North Downs, within both an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Special Landscape Area (SLA). Waltham has a hall, playing fields, playground and church and is also within the catchment area of three highly regarded grammar schools and nine primary schools. We have also been advised that there is an active community in the village supporting a number of societies and events. Wye is also within easy access with its doctors surgery, restaurants, farmers market and station. The Cathedral City of Canterbury provides extensive amenities and is also well known for its cultural interests, including the Marlowe Theatre, Beaney House of Art & Knowledge and the Gulbenkian.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include County Cricket at Canterbury, golf at Scotland Hills and Etchinghill, point-to-point at Charing, sailing on the coast, tennis in both Chilham and Wye and the highly regarded Polo Farm sports complex just outside Canterbury.
There is a local school bus service to Canterbury from the village of Waltham, with Wye (5 miles), which offers a one-stop service to Ashford International, with HSR services to London (St Pancras 36 mins) and the continent. Canterbury has two mainline railway stations where Canterbury West provides HSR services to London (St Pancras 54 mins).
From the St Lawrence Cricket Ground in Canterbury, take the Nackington Road (B2068) towards Hythe. Continue for approximately 3 miles and turn right on to Town Road (signposted Petham). Continue through the village of Petham and on in to the village of Waltham. The School House will be found on the right hand side after a short distance, being identified by our For Sale board.
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. Distances are approximate. CAN090282|190717|v1