5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ford Hill, Hoath, Canterbury, Kent

Guide Price £740,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen
  • 5 Bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • 2 Attic rooms
  • Thatched barn/garage
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Entrance hall | Drawing room | Sitting room | Music room | Dining room | Kitchen | Utility room | Ground floor shower room | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2 Attic rooms | Loft | Thatched barn/garage | Swimming pool | Garden

Just under 1 acre

The Manor House is a handsome Grade II Listed house lying in unspoilt undulating countryside to the north of Canterbury.

Dating from the late 17th Century the house has had significant additions over the years. Originally a timber-framed farmhouse, the property was extended and altered in the 18th Century with the addition of the southern wing. As a result, the house has huge charm and character with very obvious detailing from Georgian times, such as the elegant staircase and hall, and the lovely cupboards in the drawing room, as well as exposed timbers in the dining room and kitchen.

A door to the right of the hall leads into the beamed dining room with an open brick fireplace. Opposite the dining room is a door to the sitting room, a bright room with a communicating door to the drawing room. This is a double aspect room with lovely Georgian features, an unusual curved back fireplace and doors to the garden. The hall leads through to a rear hall where there is a utility room and a separate shower room.

The farmhouse kitchen is a welcoming space with a two-oven AGA and a traditional fitted dresser to one wall. From here a door leads into the magnificent “music” room. This is a wonderful room for entertaining, with glazed doors opening on to the garden. The focal point of the room is a magnificent brick inglenook fireplace with the chimney head exposed to the full height, along with exposed ancient and contemporary timbers to the ceiling.

An elegant staircase rises to the first floor where there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms. A discreet door on the landing gives access to the second floor, which has been converted into a magnificent space with a variety of potential uses, including playroom, secondary bedroom, etc.

The Manor House is situated in the hamlet of Ford on the edge of Hoath village to the north-east of Canterbury. Hoath has a village church and hall, a primary school and two public houses. Canterbury itself offers a broad range of amenities, including schools, shops and leisure facilities. Ramsgate and the Westwood Cross Shopping centre are readily accessible.

The A299 (Thanet Way) is close by and connects to the M2 at Brenley Corner. High Speed rail services to London St Pancras take under an hour from Canterbury West. The Continent is easily accessible via the Port of Dover, Eurotunnel at Folkestone and Eurostar from Ashford International.

Set a little way back from the road, the house has an in and out driveway. The gardens are informally laid out and set principally to the rear and side of the house. A driveway leads to a delightful thatched barn that incorporates a garage and secondary storage. Behind the barn is the heated swimming pool. A picturesque area of garden to the side of the barn is centred on a charming pond with a bridge traversing it.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
28 May 2017

Nearest stations

  • Herne Bay (2.4 mi)
  • Sturry (3.6 mi)
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (4.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Strutt & Parker, Canterbury

2 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, CT1 2SL

01227 917146 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Canterbury

2 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, CT1 2SL

01227 917146 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Herne Bay (2.4 mi)
  • Sturry (3.6 mi)
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (4.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Canterbury

2 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, CT1 2SL

01227 917146 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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