4 bedroom cottage for saleKing Street, Fordwich, Canterbury
'River Cottage' is a wonderful double fronted period home backing onto the River Stour. It has been extended to make a contemporary family living area overlooking the large gardens with access to the river and a mooring space. The property has many character features yet has been modernised to provide a balance between period and contemporary styling ideal for modern family living.
The ground floor has a cosy lounge to the front complete with a log burner, there is a further reception room that leads through to a large light open plan kitchen/family room with lantern style skylight and 'John Lewis of Hungerford’ units with range master cooker, tiled floor and two sets of doors providing access to and overlooking the attractive gardens. There is also a ground floor shower room/utility room as well as a study/bedroom. There is underfloor heating to the back part of the property. The first floor has a master bedroom overlooking the rear garden with a walk-in dressing room. There are two further double bedrooms and a large contemporary family bathroom.
The large attractive gardens are laid to lawn with shrubs plus a fantastic timber built home office behind which there is a large patio area ideal for outside entertaining backing onto the river with mooring space.
Fordwich is located approximately 2 miles from the City of Canterbury and has two highly regarded public houses and is easily accessible to Sturry railway station. Canterbury City Centre offers a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants as well as leisure and recreational facilities. There are good road links to the coast via the A299 Thanet Way and the A2. Canterbury also offers a high-speed rail link to London St. Pancras.
Ground Floor -
Lounge - 4.0 x 3.1 (13'1" x 10'2") -
Reception Room - 4 x 3.4 (13'1" x 11'1") -
Snug - 4.6 x 3 (15'1" x 9'10") -
Study/Bedroom - 3 x 2.7 (9'10" x 8'10") -
Kitchen - 3.6 x 3.5 (11'9" x 11'5") -
Dining Room - 5.2 x 3.5 (17'0" x 11'5") -
Utility/Shower Room - 2.9 x 2.3 (9'6" x 7'6") -
Pantry - 2.4 x 2.3 (7'10" x 7'6") -
First Floor -
Bedroom One - 3.8 x 3.1 (12'5" x 10'2") -
Dressing Room - 2.2 x 1.5 (7'2" x 4'11") -
Bedroom Two - 3.9 x 3.5 (12'9" x 11'5") -
Bedroom Three - 3.9 x 3.1 (12'9" x 10'2") -
Bathroom - 3.1 x 3.1 (10'2" x 10'2") -
Rear Garden - Laid To Lawn With Shrubs, Large Patio Area Backing Onto The River With Mooring Space, Plus Timber Built Home Office 141 x 96 (4.3m x 2.9m)
Our Time Here -
The Vendor's View - The proximity to Canterbury was the first thing that drew us to the property, which is within easy walking distance along the cycle path. We also loved the fact that the river runs along the bottom of the garden. Its a real character property that is deceptively spacious, and we like the blend of contemporary and period features.
We have done a lot of renovation work since we moved in about 8 years ago. We particularly love the kitchen/diner which has bi-fold doors and Velux windows, making this a lovely bright living space which is quiet and looks out over the garden. In the summer its great to be able to open up the doors and the garden becomes an extension of the house and vice versa.
For us a real benefit of the location is that the walks in the area are absolutely amazing. We have a dog, so we take advantage of this everyday; walking along the river, next to the nearby fishing lakes or through the woods. In spring the woods are full of bluebells and its just beautiful and serene to walk there. Its probably the best place to live if you love walking and/or have dogs.
Locally there are two really nice pubs, and we have lovely neighbours. The centre of Canterbury is just 3 miles from the house, and I regularly walk in with our young daughter in the pushchair. I also work in London, so another benefit of living in this location was the easy access to the capital, making this an ideal location for commuters. The high speed rail link from Canterbury West gets you into London in under an hour, which I can cycle to in around 15 minutes. There is also a local station about a 5 minute walk, and I tend to catch the train from there if its raining!
Were now looking to move to Suffolk as we would like to live closer to our family, and have more of a support network around us. If we could pick the house up and take it with us, we definitely would!
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