York House is a substantial and architecturally designed 5 bedroom house, built in 2006, offering light and expansive accommodation, with a landscaped garden and detached double garage, set in a rural location with lovely farmland views. Set just over 0.5 mile from the village of Waltham it benefits from a local schools bus service and is within easy access of the vibrant village of Wye and the City of Canterbury.
The main door opens on to a lovely entrance hall, partly vaulted, which gives a feeling of light and space. This impressive central area provides access to all of the accommodation, including a spacious kitchen/breakfast room which has been fitted with solid wood bespoke units with granite worktops by a highly regarded local firm Thoroughly Wood, based in Lyminge. A bespoke built central staircase provides access to the remaining accommodation including a wonderful principal bedroom suite, fitted with a picture window offering fine views over the surrounding countryside. All of the accommodation is presented in good order, with underfloor heating throughout, inbuilt storage and quality bespoke joinery.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
There is a tarmac driveway to both the front and side of the property which leads to the detached double garage block with additional large storage level over, being a useful unconverted space. There is a small garden to the front providing access to the oil tank, landscaped garden to the rear and greenhouse.
The property is situated about 0.5 mile from the pretty rural village of Waltham on the North Downs, within both an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Landscape Area. Local amenities are available in the nearby villages of Crundale, which offers The Compasses Inn and Petham, which has a village hall, highly regarded primary school (Ofsted Good) and church, together with additional primary schools in the nearby villages of Bossingham, Bodsham and Stowting.
The vibrant village of Wye is within easy access with its doctors surgery, restaurants, farmers market and station. The nearby village of Stelling Minnis also offers a store/post office, primary school (Ofsted Good) and the Rose & Crown Inn.
Wider facilities are provided by the Cathedral City of Canterbury, which has a modern shopping centre, a choice of schools in both the public and private sectors including Kings, St Edmunds, Kent College and Simon Langton boys and girls 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, Gulbenkian and the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.
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 Polo Farm Sports Complex, just outside Canterbury.
There is a local school bus service to Canterbury from the village of Waltham (which stops close to York House) and the property is just over 5 miles from Wye, which offers a one-stop service to Ashford International, with High Speed Rail services to London (St Pancras 36 mins) and the continent. The City of Canterbury has two mainline railway stations including Canterbury West also providing HSR services to London (St Pancras 54 mins).
From Canterbury and at the St Georges roundabout take the road towards Dover and Sandwich (A257). At the traffic signals continue straight across on to New Dover Road and turn second right on to St Lawrence Road (B2068). At the end of this road, turn left in to Old Dover Road and at the traffic signals turn right into Nackington Road (B2068). Continue for approximately 3 miles and turn right on to Town Road (signposted Petham). Continue through the village of Petham and after about 2 miles York House will be found on the left hand side, 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. CAN170033 |060617|v1