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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Highstead, Canterbury

Sold STC £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Detached Period Cottage
  • Two Bedrooms Plus Study/Third Bedroom
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Double Garage & Extensive Off-Road Parking
  • Solid Oak Flooring & Inglenook Fireplaces
  • Rustic Style Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Very Pretty & Well Screened Rear Garden
  • Far Reaching Rural Views
  • Highly Desirable Semi-Rural Location
  • No Forward Chain!

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

April Cottage is a beautiful double fronted period property thought to date back to the mid 1800's and is situated within a most tranquil and highly desirable semi-rural location. This handsome property boasts an abundance of period features including exposed timber beams and inglenook fireplaces. The property has undergone tasteful refurbishment and careful extension over the years providing comfortable accommodation with that all important warm and cosy feel.
Internally the property provides 2/3 bedrooms including a study which is also used as a third/guest bedroom. Both reception rooms feature inglenook fireplaces and solid oak flooring. The rustic kitchen/breakfast room overlooks a very pretty and established south facing rear garden, basking in sunshine throughout the day and providing a great sense of privacy.
Upstairs you will find two double bedrooms providing far reaching rural views. A large family bathroom also benefits the first floor as well as a separate cloakroom on the ground floor. Extensive off-road parking is provided to the front via the gravelled driveway which leads to double garage with power and light.
The current owner has made many recent improvements which include replacement of the entire rear of the roof, repointing of both chimney stacks and general redecoration throughout.
This chocolate box cottage really must be seen to appreciated. Call the sole agents, Kent Estate Agencies on 01227 367441 to arrange your viewing appointment.

April Cottage forms part of Highstead which is situated within the Parish of Chislet, and on the outskirts of sought after villages of Herne and Broomfield. The property is situated within catchment area for Chislet C.O.E Primary School which just 1.5 miles way. Herne C.O.E Junior school is also 2.2 miles away. Beautiful country walks are enjoyed literally on the door step with the benefit of a local orchard proving to be popular. The fast 'up-and-coming' seaside town of Herne Bay is just 3 miles away with its ever popular seafront, enviable coastal walks and cycle paths. The Cathedral City of Canterbury with its extensive leisure and shopping facilities is just 7 miles away and the trendy harbour town of Whistable is just 8 miles away. The mainline railway stations offer fast and frequent services to London Victoria (approximately 88mins from Herne Bay) and high speed links from to London St Pancras (approximately 86 mins from Herne Bay). Excellent road links are nearby via the A299 and M2 providing direct routes to London.

Non Approved Property Details

Sitting Room - 12' 1 x 11' 11 (3.69m x 3.64m)
Window to front with rural views and window to rear overlooking rear garden. Feature brick fireplace with multi fuel burning stove. Tiled hearth. Solid oak flooring. Door to rear garden. Radiator. Power points. TV point.

Dining Room - 14' 0 x 12' 1 (4.27m x 3.69m)
Windows to front with rural views. Inglenook fireplace currently housing an electric storage heater. Balustrade staircase to first floor. Under stairs storage cupboard. Door to front. Solid oak flooring. Radiator.

Inner Hall
Vaulted ceiling with velux window. Cupboard housing 'Worcester' gas fired boiler providing gas central heating and hot water. Solid oak flooring.

Study/Bedroom Three - 7' 9 x 6' 11 (2.37m x 2.11m)
Windows to rear. Downlighters. Radiator. Power points. Phone point.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 14' 1 x 10' 0 (4.3m x 3.05m)
The Kitchen is planned with a matching range of wall and base units arranged on two walls with inset ceramic butler sink unit. Granite work surfaces. Integrated fridge/freezer, washing machine and 'Neff' electric oven. 'Smeg' induction hob with 'Neff' extractor hood above. Partially tiled walls. Tiled floor. Windows to rear overlooking rear garden. Stable door opening to rear garden. LED downlighting. Radiator.

Low level WC and corner wash hand basin. Tiled flooring. Downlighters. Extractor fan.

Access to loft. Windows to rear. Airing cupboard.

Master Bedroom - 11' 11 x 11' 4 (3.64m x 3.46m)
Window to front overlooking rural views. Power points. Windows to rear overlooking rear garden. Radiator. Built in wardrobe cupboard.

Bedroom Two - 12' 0 x 12' 0 (3.66m x 3.66m)
Window to front overlooking rural views. Power points. Radiator. Built-in wardrobe cupboard.

Bathroom - 10' 0 x 9' 2 (3.05m x 2.8m)
Free standing roll top bath with shower attachment. Separate fully tiled shower cubicle. High flush WC. Bidet. Pedestal wash hand basin. Frosted window to rear. LED downlighters. Radiator.

Rear Garden - 27' 0 x 35' 0 (8.23m x 10.67m)
The pretty south facing rear garden is split level and is laid to lawn with steps leading up to a raised paved patio with flower beds to perimeter and ornamental pond. The garden offers complete privacy and proves to be a real sun trap. Enclosed by brick walls. Personal gate providing access to the driveway.

Front Garden
A paved and gravel driveway providing extensive off street parking and enclosed by a low level brick wall to front.

Large Garage - 15' 7 x 14' 4 (4.75m x 4.37m)
Timber panelled doors opening to front. Power and lighting.

Main Services
The following mains services are connected to the property electricity, water, drainage and a telephone line. All services will be subject to the appropriate companies transfer conditions.

Central heating is provided by LPG gas bottles with a gas fired boiler situated in the inner hall.

The windows are generally of timber double glazed sealed units.

The property is to be sold freehold with vacant possession.

Council Tax
We are advised by the Valuation Office that the property is currently within Council Tax Band E. The amount payable under tax band E for the year 2016/2017 is £1,932.23.

Please ring us to make an appointment. We are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

Agent Notes
Kent Estate Agencies gives notice for themselves and for the sellers of the property, whose agents they are that any plans or mapping and measurements are approximate, quoted in metric with imperial equivalents. All are for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The measurements are provided in accordance with the R.I.C.S. Code of Measuring Practice 6th edition. The fixtures and fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Prospective purchasers or lessees should seek their own professional advice. Kent Estate Agencies retain the copyright in all advertising material used to market this property. For a free valuation of your property contact the number on this brochure. Printed 29th October 2016

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29 October 2016

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