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4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Vicarage, Lees Court Road, Sheldwich

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Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial 1950's Built Detached Family Home
  • Exceptionally Private & Secluded Setting
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Three Well Proportioned Reception Rooms
  • Lovely Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Detached Home Office/Guest Annexe
  • Over An Acre Of Gardens & Woodland
  • Charming Village Location
  • Easy Access To Faversham
  • EPC Rating E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial and imposing detached family residence, built during the 1950’s for the local diocese, and set within exceptionally private grounds of approximately one acre within the charming village of Sheldwich.

The property has seen numerous improvements in recent years, including a brand new roof, new bathrooms and a stunning side addition incorporating a new kitchen/breakfast room. However, the property still offers good potential to further extend or perhaps convert the loft into additional accommodation.

The front door opens into a large central entrance hall with original parquet wood flooring, a stylish cloakroom and stairs to the first floor.

To the right of the entrance hall is a magnificent 28 ft, dual aspect sitting room with an open fireplace with a traditionally styled gas fire and double glazed French doors which open onto the formal gardens.

To the left of the entrance hall is a particularly light and airy, triple aspect study/family room with a cast iron Victorian style fireplace and a wall of floor to ceiling windows with lovely views over the rear gardens.

Beyond the entrance hall is a large, dual aspect dining room with oak flooring and double glazed patio doors to the rear garden.

The dining room leads to a beautifully remodelled kitchen/breakfast room with a half vaulted ceiling and double glazed French doors and superb views across the formal gardens to the front of the house. The kitchen has been fitted with an excellent range of cream ‘cottage’ style wall and floor units, set around solid oak work surfaces, space for a range cooker and lovely oak flooring.

To the rear of the kitchen there is a useful utility/boot room and shower room.

On the first floor, a wide landing with a tall feature window leads to four well proportioned double bedrooms and a beautifully appointed family shower room and separate cloakroom.

Due to the pitch of the roof and generous width of the landing, there is excellent potential to further improve this family home by converting the loft space into a vast master suite or cinema/games room.


The house sits within an exceptionally private plot, surrounded on all sides by woodland and mature trees, and measuring approximately one acre in size. A long, gravelled driveway leads to ample parking for numerous vehicles and a detached, brick built garage.

The house itself sits squarely within the plot and is therefore surrounded on all sides by garden. To the front of the house a patio extends across the full width of the house and a wide pathway leads to a beautifully planted formal garden.

To the rear of the house, there is another full width patio, a large expanse of lawn, a productive vegetable garden and a lovely area of natural woodland to the very rear of the plot.

There are various outbuildings, including two sheds, a greenhouse and a pretty white weatherboarded studio annexe. This has a bedroom/living area, a well appointed shower room, double glazing, power and heating and would be ideal for use as either an occasional guest annexe or a luxury home office.


The Old Vicarage enjoys an extremely secluded position, set well back from Lees Court Road in Sheldwich and screened from this quiet road by an abundance of mature trees.

The charming village of Sheldwich has a very well regarded primary school, the beautiful Grade ll listed Church of St James and several fine period buildings including the Grade l listed Lees Court (home to the Countess of Sondes). The village has a good sense of community with various clubs and societies run from either the church or the village hall whilst a village fete is held every year.

The market town of Faversham is just three miles away and offers a wide variety of shopping facilities including both specialist shops and national retailers.

There is also a bustling market three times a week, a cinema, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and even a cottage hospital. The town has a good selection of primary and secondary schools, including the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, whilst a good selection of private schools can be found in either Canterbury or Ashford. A mainline railway station offers a regular service to London Victoria and Cannon Street and a high speed service to London St Pancras. There is an alternative High Speed train from Ashford, via Ebbsfleet, also to London St. Pancras.

The A2/M2 motorway network is within one mile offering good access to London and the coast, as well as the cathedral city of Canterbury (eleven miles) which again offers an excellent choice of shopping, restaurants, leisure facilities, a theatre, and has a good range of both private and state schools and three universities.

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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Added on Rightmove:
20 July 2016


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