5 bedroom detached house for saleEpaul Lane, Rochester, Kent
- Entrance hall
- 2 Reception rooms and study
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom with en-suite
- 4 Further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Walled gardens
- Off-road parking
Entrance hall | Sitting room | Dining room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Cloakroom | Cellar | Study | Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom | 4 Further bedrooms | Family bathroom | Shower room | Separate WC | Parking space Walled gardens
Salisbury Villa stands in a prominent position opposite the castle gardens. The house has weather-boarded elevations with large sash windows under a lead roof. Although the principal elevation is believed to date from the early 19th Century, it is probable that the rear part is older and formerly part of another property.
The panelled front door leads to the elegant reception hall. The adjacent dining room is a beautiful, panelled room with display shelving and cupboards either side of the fireplace. The well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room has a range of bespoke cabinets with integrated appliances and a 4-oven Aga; the breakfast area is in a more modern extension with a massive floor to ceiling window giving a dramatic outlook over the cathedral roofscape. The generous sitting room has a fireplace with wood burning stove and access to the two walled gardens.
The master bedroom, to the back of the house, has ample storage space and an en-suite bathroom. Next door is a study, with fitted oak furniture, which links to the front bedrooms. Both have pretty fireplaces and outstanding outlooks. There is a large family bathroom with roll top bath and shower. On the second floor, the front bedroom occupies the full width of the house, with three sash windows making the most of the views. Two period fireplaces and polished floorboards help give the room a special character. The fifth bedroom is at the rear with a 'jack and jill' shower room between.
Salisbury Villa is situated within the walled heart of the ancient city of Rochester, overlooking both the Norman castle and cathedral. The city centre is probably best known for its associations with Charles Dickens and the attractive high street is lined with a selection of period houses dating in the main from Georgian and Victorian times. Rochester is known for specialist shopping and an active cultural programme. There is a good range of schools both in the independent and state sectors, including The King's School (within 250 metres) and separate boys' and girls' grammar schools.
There are good commuter services from the new Rochester station (about 400 metres) with journey times to London St Pancras from 36 minutes and other services to Victoria, Cannon Street, London Bridge and Charing Cross. The M2 (Junction 1) gives access to the motorway network and also links with the Bluewater shopping centre and Ebbsfleet International station.
The property is, in the main, surrounded by a mellow brick wall with gates opening to a parking space and some covered storage. This leads to an enclosed garden at the rear with flowering cherry trees and an ivy clad arbour with paved terrace. The second walled garden is on the south side, giving two idyllic locations with a choice of sun or shade for alfresco dining.
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