5 bedroom detached house for sale

Stodmarsh Road, Canterbury

Guide Price £835,000

Property Description

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A home of great character, charm and design, this five bedroom, four reception room property is believed to have been constructed around the 1930’s and is in the architectural style of the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement, an influential movement which attempted to re-establish the skills of craftsmanship at the time being lost due to industrialisation. The house exudes character and craftsmanship throughout and boasts a very generous plot indeed with ample carriage driveway and gardens to the front with detached double garage. To the rear there’s a large, mature garden and the entire plot measures around 1.35 acres.

The extensive accommodation including the garage is generously proportioned and square footage runs to in excess of 3,000 square feet. There’s a charming hallway leading to a large lounge with access to the garden room and garden at the rear, dining room leading to the kitchen with breakfast room again with access to the garden to the rear and a separate utility room. There are four bedrooms downstairs, two bathrooms and a WC en-suite to one of the bedrooms. Upstairs is the master bedroom with bathroom off the landing and ample storage/ wardrobe space. There’s also a games room access via the garden and detached double garage.

The property sits on Stodmarsh Road, approximately 2.5 miles East of central Canterbury in a semi-rural situation and close to a number of well regarded schools in both the public and private sectors. The Cathedral City of Canterbury is a Roman walled city and World Heritage Site with medieval cobbled streets, famous Cathedral and the Marlowe Theatre. Canterbury has two mainline railway stations, with Canterbury West offering the high speed service to London (St Pancras 56 mins). The property is also within easy access of the A2 dual carriageway, which in turn links to the Channel Port of Dover and Brenley Corner at Faversham, adjoining the M2 / A299 (Thanet Way) linking London and the coastal towns respectively.

Ground Floor -

Hallway -

Lounge - 6.48m x 5.89m (21'3 x 19'4) -

Garden Room - 6.53m x 3.66m (21'5 x 12'0) -

Dining Room - 3.99m x 3.38m (13'1 x 11'1) -

Kitchen - 5.66m x 3.38m (18'7 x 11'1) -

Utility Room - 2.51m x 1.12m (8'3 x 3'8) -

Breakfast Room - 6.40m x 3.30m (21'0 x 10'10) -

Bedroom - 4.19m x 3.28m (13'9 x 10'9) -

Bath And Shower Room -

Bedroom - 4.17m x 3.30m (13'8 x 10'10) - With built-in cupboard

Garden Room - 3.73m x 3.30m (12'3 x 10'10) -

Inner Hall - 4.80m x 2.92m (15'9 x 9'7) -

Bedroom - 4.39m x 4.29m (14'5 x 14'1) - Plus built-in wardrobe

En-Suite W.C -

Bedroom - 2.97m x 2.62m (9'9 x 8'7) - With built-in wardrobe

Bathroom -

First Floor -

Bedroom - 4.55m x 3.86m (14'11 x 12'8) - Plus built-in wardrobe

Bath And Shower Room -

External -

Front Garden/Driveway -

Detached Garage - 6.53m x 5.66m (21'5 x 18'7) -

Large Rear Garden -

The Vendor's View - When we first saw this property over 35 years ago we knew it was the house for us. Despite already being a lovely countryside home, we could see the prospects of how we could make it our own and it has been a delightful place to live ever since.

Our combined breakfast room and kitchen is in the middle of the house and is a very useful space where we have spent a lot of our time. There is plenty of versatility to the layout we have here. Off the breakfast room are two bedrooms and a bathroom, which we refer to as the guest area – so when our children come with our grandchildren it is where they stay. Over the years the family has expanded but we have never struggled for room to cater for everyone! The large sitting room has a beautiful stain glass window to one side, an inglenook fireplace and views onto the garden from the other. The bedrooms are bright and spacious with plenty of storage.

With a summerhouse and outside storage, the garden is a wonderful place to relax, potter about and spend time as a family – our grandchildren love to play out there. We refer to the summerhouse as our garden room and it is lovely to sit in there with a cup of tea, taking in the surroundings, something we have always enjoyed in between gardening throughout the years.

As a city, Canterbury provides everything you could possibly need – plenty of highly-rated restaurants for dining out, shopping, history and entertainment, which means there is something for everyone around a 15-minute drive from here. From a family point of view there are many schools with excellent rankings for all ages and commuting to London for work or leisure is easy with high speed rail links. There is a local green across the road, which is used by sports teams but it doesn’t take away from the peaceful atmosphere of living here, with views restricted by trees and hedgerows.

This is a home we have built around with family in mind and it can be adjusted to suit what you need – you could even separate the downstairs areas for self-contained living and renting it out, something we had previously considered. It is a lovely and quiet place to live but it is just too big for me now and I hope the next owners will enjoy living here as much as we have.


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Nearest stations

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  • Bekesbourne (1.9 mi)
  • Canterbury West (2.6 mi)
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  • Sturry (1.0 mi)
  • Bekesbourne (1.9 mi)
  • Canterbury West (2.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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