3 of the best homes for sale in Kent
PUBLISHED: 11:14 16 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:20 16 January 2016
From a Georgian rectory to a family home in Canterbury centre, here are Kent Life’s picks of the best properties on the market this month
The Old Rectory is an elegant, unlisted Georgian house with a double-fronted façade believed to have been added in the Regency era.
Of particular note is the drawing room with an open fireplace and a substantial bay window overlooking the gardens and the impressive reception hall with a gracious staircase rising to a substantial landing with glass roof lantern above.
The dining room is to the front with two large sash windows and the rear of the house is formed domestic offices. The breakfast room, with woodburning stove, has French doors to the south-facing rear terrace and is open at one end to the kitchen, which is fitted with an attractive range of Shaker-style units beneath granite worksurfaces.
The property also benefits from an impressive wine store in the cellar.
On the first and second floors is the master bedroom with views over the gardens
and the Glebe beyond. There is a guest bedroom suite and two further bedrooms on this level together with a family bathroom and a useful dressing room.
Stairs rise to the second floor which provides two further double bedrooms and a large bathroom.
The gardens and grounds form a delightful setting for the house and include an ornamental pond with fountain and a kitchen garden with stores.
Knight Frank 01732 744477
Rarely available so close to the city is this delightful detached, double-fronted period home which has been thoughtfully extended over the years.
Norfolk House provides spacious and versatile family living accommodation and retains many attractive features including high ceilings, picture rails, coving and feature fireplaces.
The property is currently arranged as a well-maintained family home with two reception rooms plus a study, six bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms with an additional one-bedroom ground-floor annexe with its own lounge, kitchen/diner and
shower room; which could easily be bought back into the main residence if required.
The enclosed rear garden is laid mainly to lawn and to the front there is invaluable off street parking for several vehicles.
Miles and Barr 01227 200600
The Grove is a handsome, late-Victorian semi-detached house with a bay front, set in the heart of the village.
The accommodation is laid out over three floors and comprises an entrance hall, sitting room with a feature gas fire, a dining room with a feature fireplace and a fitted solid oak kitchen/breakfast room with built-in appliances, space for an American-style fridge/freezer and Karndean flooring.
On the second floor there are two double bedrooms and a fitted bathroom with a spa bath and separate double shower; on the third floor there are a further two double bedrooms and bathroom.
The small front garden has a block-paved parking area, while the good-sized rear and side gardens are enclosed by panelled fencing and hedging and are mainly laid to lawn with a paved patio area and two garden stores.
Colebrook Sturrock 01227 831999