Cobwebs is an attractive period timber framed farmhouse, Grade II listed and believed to date from the 16th Century or earlier. The accommodation is extremely adaptable and flexible, either comprising a 4 bedroom farmhouse with excellent ground floor space, or a 3 bedroom farmhouse with a 2 storey annexe. The property sits in a good size garden surrounding the property, with a detached garage, newly converted office and bespoke glazed storage area.
Inside, the accommodation is predominantly light and spacious, having been refurbished and extended, but retaining many period features including blackened timbers, quarry tiled floors and two ornate brick sculptured fireplaces with wood burners. On the first floor, there is a principal bedroom suite comprising a double aspect double bedroom and an ensuite bathroom, fully refurbished family shower room and two further bedrooms.
A recently refurbished two storey annexe, extending into the garden and forming part of the original property, offers a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, with a double bedroom, dressing room and study area on the first floor. Currently, the property is presented as two separate living accommodations, but both could easily be incorporated to form one principal residence.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The property is approached from the street by a path leading to the front door and a small driveway leading to the detached garage with office. The property sits very much towards the centre of its plot, which is laid to lawn with trees and hedging. There is a good size storage area which has been newly glazed and a garden implement store which has Planning Permission granted to convert to a store/summerhouse (17/01108). In all nearly 0.3 acre.
The property is situated in the centre of the pretty rural village of Waltham on the North Downs, within both an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Special Landscape Area (SLA). Local amenities are available in the nearby villages of Crundale, which offers The Compasses Inn, and Petham which has a village hall, primary school and church, together with additional primary schools in the nearby villages of Bossingham, Bodsham and Stowting. Wye is also within easy access with its doctors surgery, restaurants, farmers market and station. Stelling Minnis also offers a store/post office, primary school and the Rose & Crown Inn. Extensive amenities are provided by the Cathedral City of Canterbury, which includes a choice of schools in both the public and private sectors including Kings, St Edmunds, Kent College and Simon Langton grammar schools, together with the University of Kent and colleges of further education. The City is also well known for its cultural interests, including the Marlowe Theatre, Beaney House of Art & Knowledge and the Gulbenkian Arts Centre.
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. Cobwebs will be found on the left 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. HPS150296|130717|v1