This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market

View similar properties

4 bedroom house for sale

The Street, Boughton Under Blean, ME13

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Full description

Painted shutters, large French doors, scrubbed floorboards and windows that you can throw open are reminiscent of Provence.

But the origins of this home are more closely linked with the fields of Flanders, beginning life as an army drill hall, and perhaps forming poignant memories for soldiers that never returned from the Great War.

Following the war, the building underwent many roles, from dance and social hall to a cinema. Rescued from neglect, the Linen Shed was converted into the unique and wonderfully quirky home that exists today.

The exterior of this home is more Rhode Island beach house than rustic French farmhouse; but the styles do compliment.

Built into the naturally hilly topography that defines this part of the North Downs, the plot slopes upwards from the front access and the property is ‘stepped’ into the beautifully established gardens that surround it.

Unusually therefore, the weight of accommodation is on the first floor, which is at the same level as the rear garden.

Arriving at the front, covered veranda, the double entrance doors lead into a reception hall, off which lie several rooms, including a double bedroom, bathroom, utility room and store.

A stained-glass skylight provides a halo of natural light into the hall and invites you up the imposing staircase towards the first floor.

A large open-plan living area greets you, with high ceilings and enough windows to flood the room with light.

With plenty of space for sofas and a dining table, the area is a great, social environment. Opening into the kitchen, again with space for a breakfast table, this home is perfect for those that enjoy entertaining.

A separate dining room is ideal for more formal meals, however, this would serve equally well as an additional living space or bedroom.

There are three further double bedrooms, the master of which benefits from a dressing room, in addition to a bathroom and shower room.

With its soft tones and a comfortable, worn-in feel, you’re immediately at home.

Beautiful features are apparent throughout the home, including cast iron radiators, wood flooring and panelling.

Outside, the careful attention to detail that nonetheless appears so organic and natural, continues. A covered veranda offers an idyllic and tranquil space in which to relax or entertain, as well as welcome shade from the summer sun.
The garden is a verdant myriad of colour, interspersed with wild flowers, lavender, roses and hollyhocks. There’s a lot more depth and space than would, at first appear, as well as ample room for several teak steamers and a kitchen garden.

The front garden is just as delightful, creating a pretty frontage to the property.

Conveniently situated between the medieval market town of Faversham and the cathedral city of Canterbury.

Boughton-under-Blean is well served, with its own post office, several pubs, primary school and a regular bus service. Positioned just a short hop from the A2/M2 corridor which runs between Dover, Canterbury and London, there is great access to nearby towns, as well as high speed rail services to London St Pancras.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
10 July 2017

Map & Street View

Disclaimer - Property reference CAN170061. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Winkworth, Canterbury. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm) from packages available on Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. Providers may increase charges. You should have the right to exit your contract without penalty if this happens. The information is provided and maintained by Decision Technologies Limited.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.