A really special townhouse, set in the heart of the City and surrounding by 5 acres of City gardens.
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5 Dane John is an attractive and elegant Grade II listed period townhouse set within the beautiful Dane John Gardens in the heart of the City of Canterbury. The accommodation is arranged over 4 floors, offering a flexible 3/4 bedrooms and an attractive walled courtyard garden with the highly sought-after benefit of adjoining allocated parking.
The property is reached from the front by wrought iron gate and railings leading to a recessed panelled entrance door with semi-circular fan light opening to the hall. An attractive staircase with winders provides access to the lower ground and first and second floors. On the lower ground floor there is a super kitchen/dining room, with large windows to the rear, giving excellent light, along with a fourth bedroom with ensuite bathroom which the current vendors are using as a music room. From here there are doors to a cellar (used by our current owners for storing wine) which has been professionally lined by Anglian Tectonics with a sump and pump system complete with a 10-year warranty from December 2015. From the kitchen, doors lead to the sunken terrace with steps to the main wall enclosed garden. To the ground floor, there are two elegant rooms providing views to front and rear.
On the upper floors, there is both an excellent principal bedroom suite with generous sash cord window overlooking the Dane John Gardens, complete with a well-fitted ensuite shower room and a family bathroom. On the top floor there are two further double bedrooms, both of which offer excellent views.
The house has been particularly well maintained, with light, elegant and well decorated accommodation, yet still retaining period features, including panelled doors, architraves, skirtings, sash cord windows and cornicing.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The property is reached from the Dane John Gardens by a wrought iron gate and railings leading to a small outside area and the attractive entrance porch. To the rear the private garden comprises a sunken terrace with steps leading to a decent size area of lawn with pathway and being wall enclosed, having access to adjoining allocated parking.
The property is situated in a highly desirable location overlooking Dane John Gardens. This exclusive address contains only a handful of elegant homes and sits within five acres of lawns, an avenue of lime trees and manicured beds which are all maintained by the City Council and are enclosed by the Roman City Walls. The gardens provide a sense of enclosure and escape from the City and yet are within exceptionally easy access of the modern shopping centre, boutique shops along the Kings Mile and 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. The Marlowe and Gulbenkian theatres are both nearby.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include golf at Scotland Hills Canterbury, famous Links golf courses at Royal St Georges and Princes, Sandwich, sailing on the coast, county cricket at Canterbury and the Polo Farm Sports Complex on the Littlebourne Road, just outside Canterbury for hockey, cricket, tennis and croquet.
The property is well placed for access to both the East and West stations at Canterbury. The latter offers HSR services from London (St Pancras 51 mins) with Canterbury East offering connections from London (Victoria 90 mins). There is also easy access on to the A2 dual carriageway, which in turn provides straightforward road journeys to the Port of Dover and Faversham, which links with the M2, giving road access to London, Gatwick and Heathrow. The International Passenger Terminal at Ashford (15.1 miles) provides HSR services to London (St Pancras 36 mins) and Eurostar services to the continent (Paris 1hr 52 mins).
From the bus station (and on foot) proceed towards Dane John Gardens and Canterbury East railway station. On entering the gardens, number 5 Dane John will be found on the right hand side after a short distance and being identified by the red door.
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. CAN160028 |260716|v1