6 bedroom detached house for saleIckham Court Farm, The Street, Ickham, Canterbury
- Entrance hall
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- 5 Further bedrooms (3 en-suite) and family bathroom
- Triple garage with gym
- Outbuildings and extensive gardens
Entrance hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Study | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | 2 Cloakrooms | Master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom | 5 Further bedrooms (3 en-suite) | Family bathroom | Triple garage with gym over | Children’s den | Garden shed | Extensive gardens | EPC C
About 2 acres
The Parsonage is a substantial family house with stylish, generously proportioned rooms. Set over three floors, the accommodation is bright and spacious, presenting the ideal family setting. The gardens are truly wonderful. Situated off a private roadway in the heart of Ickham, the house is a short stroll to all the village has to offer, including a popular gastropub. The Parsonage has recently been creatively styled in a relaxed and welcoming manner creating a tranquil environment.
A light and airy entrance hall gives access to the three principal reception rooms. The kitchen/dining room runs the entire depth of the house, with large double aspect windows providing fantastic levels of natural light. The kitchen is centrally located and has pale grey, shaker style units with natural ash work surfaces over. To the front of the room there is space for a large table and chairs for convivial dining.
At the far end of the room is a relaxed seating area, affectionately known as the “G&T” zone! A door leads to the utility room and French doors open to the rear patio. The dining room is located at the centre of the house and runs seamlessly from the hall, creating a wonderful, fluid entertaining space. The drawing room is a wonderful focal point for the house with a stylish fireplace with attractive inset wood-burner. Double doors from here lead directly into the dining room creating a feeling of openness. Beyond the drawing room is the fully fitted study. The ground floor also benefits from two cloakrooms.
Four bedrooms (two en-suite) and a family bathroom occupy the first floor, with a long landing offering plenty of storage. The master suite includes a stylish bathroom. All but one of bedrooms have pleasant views over the garden and fields beyond. A staircase rises to the second floor, with two en-suite bedrooms and eaves storage.
Ickham is a picturesque village on the outskirts of Canterbury. The village has a public house and a church whilst neighbouring Wickhambreaux has a highly regarded primary school. Canterbury provides a broad range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities, with a selection of well-regarded schools in both the private and state sectors. The nearby villages of Littlebourne and Wingham offer day-to-day amenities.
There are excellent road and rail links with access to the A2 at Bridge and the High Speed service to London St Pancras from Canterbury West taking just under an hour. The area has good access to the Continent
A private track leads to a large driveway at the front of the house providing ample room to park and turn, with a triple garage with studio above, currently used as a gym, but could be utilised as a cinema room, home office etc.
In designing the house and garden, the juxtaposition of the two has had an important influence on the garden layout. The extensive patio to the rear of the house has, by design, become a further outside room enabling alfresco dining and entertainment to take place on either a grand or more intimate scale depending on the occasion! A more formal garden extends from here. A beautiful rose clad arbour borders a central lawn with a discreet pathway surrounding it with profusely stocked herbaceous beds beside. To the left of the lawn are a series of small “rooms” given over to a herb garden, an enclosed seating area etc.
Beyond the main garden is a more informal area. Dotted with mature trees this is a landscape redolent of the famous Fragonard “Girl on a Swing” painting. Large trees and wide cut pathways through longer grass create an enchanting area that children would spend endless happy hours running around.
To the rear of the garden is a delightful rill which leads into a charming water garden. A romantic pond with bulrushes and a pontoon is overlooked by a lovely timber garden room. Just imagine sitting here on a summer’s evening as the sun goes down, listening to the sounds of the adjoining countryside.
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