5 bedroom detached house for sale

Canterbury Road, Lyminge, Folkestone, Kent

£995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful Grade II listed extended house with original features
  • Originally dating back to 16th century
  • Nestled upon a generous 1.219 acre plot of gardens
  • Triple garage, single garage, carport and plenty of parking
  • 5 outhouses with potential for conversion
  • Detached Annex with 2 offices and facilities

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Amazing Grade II listed village residence. Nestling in the midst of 1.219 acres of well maintained gardens and secluded from the road, the primary focus is inevitably on the historic house itself, where the central part of the property dates back to the late 16th century but was extended in Georgian and Victorian times. This charming family home incorporates a plethora of period features from beams to fireplaces and multi pane sash windows to high panelled ceilings. However, there is also considerable development potential incorporating numerous outbuildings and, because the property is within the village ‘envelope,’ it may even be possible to provide additional housing, subject to the necessary planning permissions. Turning into the driveway flanked by high imposing hedges, you are ushered into another world. From the moment you see the superb period stained glass and wood front door of this lovely home you know you are in for a real treat. This feeling continues as you walk into the warm and welcoming beamed entrance hall with its log burning stove and direct access to the music room on one side and the elegant lounge with its boxed bay window on the other. There is also a tv room/library where family members can relax and a secondary staircase leading to a couple of bedrooms and a bathroom so this whole area could be self contained for staff or other family members if required. While the rest of the ground floor is steeped in period features, the large kitchen/breakfast room provides everything you could want for contemporary living but still retaining its beam ceiling and incorporating an electric four oven Aga. It leads to the utility room and from here plans have been drawn up to convert the adjacent outbuilding into a vast 60ft galleried dining hall with a vaulted ceiling and a raised octagonal garden room. Although the planning permission has lapsed it could be re-instated. Off the main staircase and the vast galleried landing you will find another family bathroom and three further bedrooms, including the amazing master with its wall of wardrobes and display cabinets and a bathroom with both a bath and a spa shower. Outside the various different garden areas provide a delightful ambience.

What the Owner says:


We have lived in this lovely home for 28 years and have thoroughly enjoyed bringing up our family here. However, we now feel it is time to downsize. We shall obviously miss everything – particularly being able to have numerous children playing in the outbuildings. Indeed, at one stage we had some 30 kids enjoying sleepovers and the triple garage has made an excellent snooker and table tennis room! Indeed, it is a great place for entertaining –we have hosted many parties using the dining hall, music room and drawing room whether we were inviting a dozen people to dinner or having a fabulous Christmas party with the main rooms ‘decked overall’.

We have loved updating the house over the years yet still retaining the period flavour. Even in the kitchen the beautiful handmade units were designed to look as if they were individual pieces of furniture. But we also wanted to be able to take advantage of modern designs so we created a central island and a gas hob as well as installing an American style fridge/freezer, integrated microwave, dishwasher, a wine fridge and a breakfast area. We also have access to very fast fibre optic broadband, which is a real bonus and still have the plans for the galleried dining room. The village is very friendly and there is an active community spirit. It has grocery stores, a lending library, three takeaways, a pharmacy, post office, hairdresser, village pub and coffee shop so all your essentials are within easy walking distance.

Room sizes:

  • GROUND FLOOR
  • Entrance Hallway: 20'0 (6.10m) narrowing to 11'9 (3.58m) x 10'5 (3.18m)
  • Lounge: 24'4 (7.42m) narrowing to 13'2 (4.02m) x 14'8 (4.47m)
  • Music Room: 18'5 (5.62m) narrowing to 16'10 (5.13m) x 16'4 into bay (4.98m)
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 22'2 (6.76m) x 21'7 (6.58m) narrowing to 16'3 (4.96m)
  • Utility Room: 12'10 (3.91m) x 11'7 (3.53m) narrowing to 8'9 (2.67m)
  • Television Room/Library: 16'3 (4.96m) narrowing to 8'6 (2.59m) x 12'4 (3.76m)
  • Cloakroom
  • Cloakroom 2
  • LOWER GROUND FLOOR
  • Basement 1: 15'6 x 15'2 (4.73m x 4.63m)
  • Basement 2: 10'6 x 10'5 (3.20m x 3.18m)
  • FIRST FLOOR
  • Landing: 17'2 x 8'5 (5.24m x 2.57m)
  • Bedroom 1: 21'5 (6.53m) narrowing to 17'9 (5.41m) x 12'3 (3.74m)
  • En-suite Shower/Bathroom: 11'6 x 8'8 (3.51m x 2.64m)
  • Bedroom 2: 16'5 x 15'5 (5.01m x 4.70m)
  • Bedroom 3: 21'8 x 11'7 (6.61m x 3.53m)
  • Bedroom 4: 11'7 x 11'6 (3.53m x 3.51m)
  • Bedroom 5: 13'5 x 9'5 (4.09m x 2.87m)
  • Family Bathroom/Shower Room
  • Cloakroom
  • OUTSIDE
  • Rear Garden
  • Side Garden
  • Front Garden
  • Driveway/Courtyard
  • Triple Garage: 30'11 x 19'0 (9.43m x 5.80m)
  • Garage: 15'2 x 11'8 (4.63m x 3.56m)
  • Carport
  • Barn: 42'8 x 15'7 (13.01m x 4.75m)
  • Out building 1: 15'2 x 5'9 (4.63m x 1.75m)
  • Out building 2: 15'1 x 11'9 (4.60m x 3.58m)
  • Out building 3: 15'2 x 5'7 (4.63m x 1.70m)
  • Out building 4: 19'2 x 12'4 (5.85m x 3.76m)
  • Out building 5: 14'5 x 12'4 (4.40m x 3.76m)
  • Out building/Annex
  • Entrance Hallway: 11'5 x 9'4 (3.48m x 2.85m)
  • Office: 15'6 x 13'4 (4.73m x 4.07m)
  • Office: 11'4 x 10'9 (3.46m x 3.28m)

 
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  • Sandling (3.0 mi)
  • Channel Tunnel Terminal (3.0 mi)
  • Westenhanger (3.3 mi)
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