5 bedroom detached house for saleThe Street, Preston, Canterbury, Kent
Guide Price £595,000
The property is located in the popular rural village of Preston which has local shops and amenities. The larger village of Wingham, which lies approximately two miles away, has a wider choice of shops and facilities with Sandwich, around 6 miles, being the home of Royal St. George's Golf Club.
The Cathedral City of Canterbury is approximately 7.1 miles, offering an excellent shopping centre, highly regarded educational facilities including King's school, St. Edmund's, Kent College, Grammar schools, universities and colleges. The City has many fascinating cultural interests and the high speed Javelin train operates to London St. Pancras from Canterbury West in approximately 58 minutes. The A257 connects eastwards to Sandwich and westwards to Canterbury, with the A2 trunk road linking into motorway networks.
Sporting and recreational facilities in and around the area are also good, including golf clubs, hockey, tennis and cricket at the Polo Farm and Spitfire Ground in Canterbury offering Championship cricket. Fishing and water sports can be found along the coast.
Wingham 2 miles
Sandwich 7.1 miles
Canterbury 9.5 miles
Dover 16.5 miles
(Distances are approximate)
Japonica is a lovely Grade II Listed characterful property dating around the late 17th Century, with extensions around the
19th Century with attractive red brick, plain tiled roof and a cat slide to the rear.
The property offers delightful and spacious accommodation sporting lovely exposed brick and beam work, attractive inglenook fireplace with wood burner and contemporary style bathrooms.
The accommodation comprises entrance hall leading to the dining room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner, built-in shelving to one wall for display with storage below. There are four further reception rooms with the family room having the original bread oven, and dining room incorporating an inglenook fireplace. The well-fitted kitchen has a range of base and wall mounted cabinets, some glass fronted for display, stainless steel twin sink, range cooker, stainless steel extractor hood and splash back, complemented by granite and wood worktops and tile flooring. Also on the ground floor are bedroom 5 with an en suite shower room, a separate WC and utility room.
To the first floor is the master bedroom with feature fireplace, built-in wardrobe, en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, pedestal hand basin, low level WC and attractive tiling.
There are three further double bedrooms and family bathroom.
Downstairs bedroom with en suite
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
3 Further bedrooms
Ground of just over half an acre
The property is accessed via five-bar gate leading to a gravelled area which provides ample parking, edged with flower borders and lawn.
The rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn with sun terrace, a wealth of mature trees and shrubs, trellis fencing leading through to a small orchard, all enclosed by a mixed fence, tree and hedge boundary.
There is a detached garage with up and over door.
Head out of Canterbury via the New Dover Road following signs for Sandwich/A257. At the Longport roundabout take the second exit and continue following signs for Sandwich/A257, passing through the villages of Littlebourne and Wingham. At the end of Wingham High Street turn left onto Preston Hill. Continue along Preston Road and then Preston Lane and passing a barn on your left hand side, Japonica will be found a little further along on the left just before the village shop.
Services All mains services connected.
Local Authority Dover District Council.
Tax Band "F"
Fixtures & Fittings Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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