Wickham Court Oast is a substantial and beautifully presented 5 bedroom traditional Kentish roundel oast house set in the heart of the pretty rural village of Wickhambreaux. Although located in the centre of the village, it offers seclusion and privacy and has a large walled garden backing on to farmland. There is also a substantial outbuilding providing covered parking, workshop and storage. It offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire nearly 4,000 sqft of accommodation, in a picturesque village, just over 6 miles from the City of Canterbury. In all just over 0.5 acre.
The oast house has an abundance of character and charm which is apparent the moment you enter the front door into the impressive reception hall. There are two roundels, housing the kitchen / breakfast room and sitting room to the ground floor, and principal bedroom suite, bathroom and bedroom to the upper floors. Both of these roundels are topped with working cowls and throughout the property there is evidence of the buildings working past, all in beautiful condition, grounding the building firmly within Kents historic hop farming for the production of beer.
The remainder of the accommodation flows from the central entrance hall which includes a substantial drawing room with wood burner, music room, utility room and cloakroom.
On the first floor there is a charming principal bedroom suite with dressing area. This is located in one of the roundels and has a staircase providing access to the ensuite bath/shower room. There are three further bedrooms on this floor, one of which is also ensuite.
On the second floor there is a further bedroom, study, and landing; there is also access to one of the ensuite bathrooms.
The whole property is offered in excellent decorative order and would provide any owner the chance to enjoy and experience exceptional traditional Kentish living.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The property is approached via a gravelled driveway, with right of way, to the rear of Wickhambreaux Court. This provides access to the parking and turning area located in front of the timber panelled and slate tiled outbuilding providing covered parking for two vehicles, workshop with power and light and large storage area. To the rear of the property there are gravelled paths which provide access to the beautiful walled garden. This is a particularly fine feature of the property and offers a private and secluded area.
The property is situated with a rural outlook, yet located in the heart of a pretty village, with its attractive village green, primary school (Ofsted Outstanding), church, public house, and many varied period houses. The nearby village of Ickham (0.5 mile) has a popular public house The Duke William. Littlebourne (1.1 miles) has a general store/Post Office, public house and also a further primary school, whilst the Cathedral City of Canterbury has an modern shopping centre, two mainline railway stations and a variety of schools, both in the private and public sectors.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include excellent Links golf courses at Sandwich and Deal, including the world renowned Royal St Georges (occasional home of The Open), first class cricket in Canterbury, Polo Farm Sports Complex for hockey, cricket, tennis and croquet, sailing on the coast and riding and walking in the surrounding countryside.
The property lies approximately 6 miles east of Canterbury, with its two railway stations, including Canterbury West. This offers the HSR to London (St Pancras 56 mins), whilst there are closer stations at Sturry and Bekesbourne which together provide one-stop services to Canterbury. The property is also within easy reach of the Port of Dover and the Eurotunnel terminal at Cheriton, for cross channel services.
From Canterbury take the A257 towards Littlebourne. In the centre of the village and at the staggered crossroads, turn left opposite The Anchor public house (now closed) and continue along Nargate Street. Proceed into the village of Wickhambreaux, following the road through the village and before the road turns to the right, the gravelled driveway and five bar gate to Wickham Court Oast will be seen on the left hand side. Follow this driveway to the end and the house will be seen on the right hand side.
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