5 bedroom detached house for saleNackington Road, Canterbury
Guide Price £550,000
Full descriptionA substantial detached property occupying an elevated position and situated in a popular and highly sought-after location on the south side of Canterbury. The ground floor has an attractive double glazed conservatory, cloakroom, kitchen, dining room and dual-aspect lounge with a woodburner. The first floor has a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the top floor there is a large 17’ 5” x 16’ 0” attic room with potential to use as an additional bedroom, or as a study/hobby room. Externally there is a delightful well-stocked garden to the rear of the property and steps up to a pretty shingled front garden with a single garage at street level plus off street parking.
Situated in a convenient location close to the Chaucer Hospital, the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, the two Simon Langton Grammar Schools, the Kent County Cricket Ground; as well as being within easy reach to the city centre, where you will find a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants. In addition, there are a number of highly regarded schools in both the public and private sectors, Canterbury West station also provides a high-speed rail link to London.
Ground Floor -
Porch - 2.97m x 2.54m (9'9 x 8'4) -
Dining Room - 3.81m x 3.07m (12'6 x 10'1) -
Inner Hallway -
Lounge - 10.41m x 3.66m narrowing to 2.79m (34'2 x 12'0 nar -
Kitchen - 3.35m x 2.79m (11'0 x 9'2) -
First Floor -
Bedroom One - 7.16m x 3.05m (23'6 x 10'0) -
En-Suite Shower Room -
Bedroom Two - 3.51m x 3.00m (11'6 x 9'10) -
Bedroom Three - 3.05m x 2.21m (10'0 x 7'3) -
Bedroom Four - 2.79m x 2.44m (9'2 x 8'0) -
Second Floor -
Attic Room - 5.31m x 4.88m (17'5 x 16'0) -
Frontage - Steps up to a pretty shingled garden
Garage - At ground level
Rear Garden - Mainly laid to lawn, well-stocked with a variety of plants and shrubs, patio areas
Our Time Here - It was the convenience of the location for personal reasons that first drew me to this property, as it was within safe walking distance for my grandchildren. Another factor I liked was that in less than a 10 minute walk, you can be into open countryside. It's ideal for people who like running or have dogs or children.
The house was the sort of place I felt that I could make into a home. It allowed personal space, and plenty of room for entertaining the family. All of the rooms have different purposes. I particularly enjoy the large living room with the wood-burning stove, and this divides into two areas so you can have adults in one part and children in another. Likewise the room at the top of the house is very spacious and makes an ideal playroom, as you can close the door and forget about any mess the children have made, while the rest of the house remains civilised! I had considered extending out the back and knocking down one wall in the kitchen to make a kitchen diner.
The house is situated just beyond the cricket club, within walking distance of the hospital. There's a good bus service from inside the hospital grounds. It's a very convenient location, offering close proximity to the lovely, interesting and historic city of Canterbury, but also so near to the countryside. Waitrose is about a 15 minute walk from the house, and I like to cycle into the city centre (a mile away) or to the train station at Canterbury West with its high speed service to London, which is two miles away from the house.
It has been a good home and I'll be sorry to leave it. I feel the time has come to downsize while I'm still fit and able but I have been very happy here.
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