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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

The Thatched Cottage, Highstead

Under Offer £440,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Grade ll Listed Cottage
  • Three Bedrooms
  • En Suite Bathroom To Master
  • Three Receptions Plus Garden Room
  • Exposed Beams And Inglenook Fireplaces
  • Large And Beautifully Planted Gardens
  • Gated Driveway With Parking For Several Cars
  • Wonderfully Rural Yet Accessable Location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A thoroughly charming Grade ll listed thatched cottage, surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens and situated in an accessible yet wonderfully rural country setting.

The interior boasts just as much charm and character as the picturesque exterior would suggest, with lovely old latchkey doors, exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces. However the cottage has unusually good ceiling heights for a property of its age and, with all the ground floor rooms being dual aspect rooms – the end result is a surprisingly light and pleasant interior.

The living room is at the heart of the cottage, with a wonderful inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and lovely views over both the front and rear gardens. To the left of the living room is the kitchen. This has been recently refitted with a superb range of bespoke pine units, set around rolled top and wood block work surfaces, a twin Belfast sink and a natural stone floor. The centre piece for this fine room is an inglenook fireplace with an old bread oven and copper adjacent to it. A lovely twin oven Rayburn (which also runs the central heating and heats the hot water) has been carefully recessed into the inglenook.

To the right of the living room you will find a pleasant dual aspect dining room, which in turn leads to a useful study/utility room. The dining room also has French doors which open into a beautiful oak and double glazed garden room with a quarry tiled floor and French doors which open onto the rear garden.

The cottage has two staircases which rise to the first floor. One (from the dining room) leads to a small landing with two bedrooms and a compact yet useful shower room. A second, concealed staircase, discretely leads from the living room to a superb master suite with a beamed ceiling, leaded windows, an exposed brick chimney breast with a cast iron fireplace and a large en suite bathroom. Beyond this there is a further room which is currently used for storage but offers good potential for further development.


The cottage sits within a plot measuring approx. ¼ acre of mature and beautifully maintained gardens. There is a large, enclosed, lawned garden to the front of the cottage, with several young fruit trees and mature borders which provide a good degree of privacy.

The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a paved patio area, a pretty rockery, planted borders and a lovely pond and seating area which overlooks the neighbouring paddock. There is a timber shed, a summerhouse and a long, gated driveway which provides parking for several vehicles.


The cottage is situated next to paddocks, with lovely views, nestled behind other properties on a country lane. Chislet is rural parish in the northeast of Kent between the city of Canterbury and the Isle of Thanet. It has a well considered primary school, village pub and a church. The neighbouring hamlet of Marshside is a conservation area, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The coastal town of Herne Bay (approx. four miles) has a delightful promenade and a good range of leisure amenities, including rowing and sailing clubs, a swimming pool and pier, which incorporates a gym and squash courts. The seaside town of Whitstable is approximately seven miles away with its bustling harbour, quayside and picturesque beaches. The town has a good variety of specialist shops, restaurants and schools.

The bustling Cathedral City of Canterbury is approximately seven miles away and offers an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, schools, universities and leisure facilities. There is a mainline railway station at Canterbury West, which offers the high speed link to London St. Pancras and takes just over an hour. The A229 is just over a mile away and links up to the M2 for London in one direction and continues to the Isle of Thanet and the recently built Westwood Cross Shopping Centre in the other.

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements and floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.

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03 September 2016


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