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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

High Street, Elham, Canterbury, Kent

Offers in Excess of £499,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A charming and characterful period four bedroom cottage in the sought after village of Elham

SITUATION
Fairfield Cottage is situated in the heart of a Conservation Area in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful views out over the Elham valley.

Elham offers a wide range of local amenities to include general store, post office, public houses, doctors' surgery, primary school and the beautiful 12th Century St. Mary's church. There is also a new village hall with floodlit tennis courts and children's play area. There are various events that take place throughout the year, and a regular bus service operates through the village to the south to Folkestone and the north to the Cathedral City of Canterbury, with its many fascinating cultural interests, excellent shopping centre and a wide range of schools in both the private and state sectors, including Simon Langton Grammar schools for Boys & Girls, colleges and universities. Grammar schools can also be found in Folkestone.

LOCATION
• Lyminge 2.25 miles
• Hythe 7.25 miles
• Folkestone 8 miles
• Canterbury 10.5 miles
• Ashford 14.5 miles
(Distances are approximate)

DESCRIPTION
Fairfield Cottage is a charming, characterful, late Victorian cottage dating around 1881, adorned with Virginia Creeper, comprising a lovely sitting room with cast iron feature fireplace with recess either side, one having shelving and cupboards, deep skirting boards and attractive sash windows to the front, which enjoy lovely views out over the valley. The separate dining room also incorporates an exposed brick feature fireplace, stripped boards and bay window with window seat and door leading down to a useful cellar.

The rear of the property has a fabulous open plan family room with wood burner and French doors opening onto the cottage garden. The breakfast area and bespoke fitted kitchen has a range of matching base and wall mounted cabinets, larder cupboards, space for Range cooker and door opening through to a very useful utility room. Also on the ground floor is an elegantly fitted and tiled shower room.

To the first floor is the master bedroom with built-in cupboards, sash window and again enjoying the wonderful views out over the Elham valley. There are three further bedrooms with bedroom two having the use of a study room which could be altered to become an en suite shower or dressing room. Also on the first floor is an elegantly fitted and tiled family bathroom.

FEATURES
• Entrance hall
• Sitting room
• Open plan kitchen /breakfast/family room
• Dining room
• Utility/laundry room
• Shower room
• 4 Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• Bedroom 2 has facilities for office/en suite
• Cellar
• Parking
• Gardens

OUTSIDE
A path winds beautifully through the well stocked cottage garden with a wealth of perennial and annual planting, flowering shrubs, climbing plants and lawn area with garden storage shed, and a side gate gives access to the front of the property.

To the front is an attractive wall with wrought iron rails and central steps leading to the front entrance, lawns either side and flower borders, with the front and rear of the property being adorned with Virginia Creeper. To the front there is also an off road parking space.

DIRECTIONS
Head out of Canterbury via the A2 towards Dover and exit via the slip road towards Kingston/Barham. Turn right at the bottom of the slip road, taking you under the motorway, and take a first left signposted Kingston and Barham. Continue straight until you approach the village of Elham. On entering the village the property will be found the third house on the right hand side.

PROPERTY INFORMATION
Services Main water, electricity and drainage.

Local Authority Shepway District Council. Tax Band "E".

Fixtures & Fittings Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

PRIVATE FINANCE
Jackson-Stops & Staff Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact the office for further information.




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26 July 2016

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