4 bedroom detached house for sale

Lee Priory, Littlebourne, CT3

Sold STC £699,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Home
  • Panoramic Views across Fields
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Extensive Living Accommodation
  • Annex/Studio
  • Wonderful Gardens

Full description

An idyllic period home situated in a tranquil setting with panoramic views across fields of wheat.

Located at the end of a private road, this weatherboarded, late 19th century property occupies a large plot with picturesque surroundings.

A picket fence borders the front and leads into a large driveway with an oak-framed triple bay car port and garage. This two-storey building also includes a first floor studio, home office or annex.


The soft-shades of a lavender-lined path lead you to the main house, which has been beautifully, yet simply finished, the natural colours blending comfortably with the surroundings.

The Cottage has been sympathetically restored and extended in such a way as to preserve the original character of the home.

Large sash windows flood the rooms with natural light and the plantation shutters are well matched to the colonial-style weatherboarding.

Fireplaces with wood-burning stoves and stripped-wood flooring give a cosy feel to this magical home, that nonetheless has plenty of space to spread out.

The accommodation includes a family room, living room which opens into an orangery which is an ideal dining room, as well as huge kitchen and dining area with adjoining snug.

Also downstairs is a cloakroom with a shower and a laundry. Stairs lead down to a cellar which has been converted to house a traditional Scandinavian sauna.

On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, all of which are good sizes, the two front rooms both enjoying superb countryside views whilst the rear ward one looks out over the garden and wooded area. A pretty smaller room lies off the landing which would make a wonderful nursery or a study.

With two living rooms on the ground floor, one would happily serve as a fourth bedroom should it be required, or the studio above the garage could be converted into guest accommodation, subject to any necessary consents.


Take your time exploring the gardens where every little detail is taken care of and there's a space to enjoy the sunshine, whatever the time of day.

Imaginatively and thoughtfully designed, the gardens envelope the property and are full of flowering plants. A rose-draped pergola and decked terrace adjoins the kitchen and dining area, providing a sun-dappled area to dine al fresco or relax outside, or if you prefer to find more shade, the orangery dining room opens onto a second terrace.

The gardens back onto woodland and provide plenty of space for children to play and keen gardeners to enjoy without becoming overly time-consuming. Working areas for a kitchen-garden (including the luxury green house), potting and composting are neatly tucked away.


A world away from the hustle and bustle but far from isolated.

The Cottage is the epitome of a country escape, but remains conveniently located within five miles of Canterbury, two miles of a mainline station at Bekesbourne, and just three miles from the A2/M2 corridor between London and Dover. High-speed rail services from Canterbury provide connections to London in under 1hr.

The nearby village of Littlebourne has a regular bus service, a shop and a primary school, with surrounding villages offering similar additional facilities.

Please note the floorplan if provided for guidance purposes ony.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 April 2017

Nearest stations

  • Bekesbourne (1.7 mi)
  • Adisham (2.2 mi)
  • Sturry (3.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Winkworth, Canterbury

Albert House, 14 St. Johns Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2QG

01227 917040 Local call rate

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Winkworth, Canterbury

Albert House, 14 St. Johns Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2QG

01227 917040 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bekesbourne (1.7 mi)
  • Adisham (2.2 mi)
  • Sturry (3.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Winkworth, Canterbury

Albert House, 14 St. Johns Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2QG

01227 917040 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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