3 of the best Kent homes for sale

PUBLISHED: 13:04 13 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:04 13 August 2016

Shelvin House, Canterbury

Shelvin House, Canterbury


From coach house to contemporary, check out a trio of the county’s most interesting houses on the market

Bearsted £1,750,000

On a private estate at the fringes of Bearsted you’ll find The Coach House, a family home surrounded by formal gardens that overlook the golf course and countryside beyond.

The garden room, kitchen, drawing room and study all open out onto a large patio terrace and covered barbecue area.

The kitchen, dining and living area is a huge space with a beamed, vaulted ceiling and contemporary kitchen units next to period features such as an inglenook, exposed brick walls and the original stone floor.

An iron staircase in the family room leads to the first-floor games room, sun lounge and gym. The en-suite, beamed master bedroom has doors opening onto a Juliet balcony and there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom, plus three more bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.

Fine & Country 01732 222272

Canterbury £1, 395,000

Shelvin House is a contemporary family home set in some six acres offering spacious light and airy accommodation with rural views from all aspects.

The present owners have extensively re-modelled and enlarged the property to create generous reception and entertaining areas plus terraces and decks that surround it. There is potential for equestrian facilities with paddocks, a small yard and a field shelter, while the organic gardens to the rear include a pond, mature trees, shrubs and wildflowers. There are lawned areas, landscaped gardens and a more formal area to the front of the property with steps and terrace to the impressive entrance.

Hub of the house is the large open-plan family kitchen/dining room with a central island and bi-folding doors leading to the outside decks. There is also an attractive family sitting room with log burner, an orangery, music room, study, utility room, cloakroom and a wet room.

To the lower ground floor there is a gymnasium and a large cellar/storage area, which is accessed externally.

On the first floor, the large master bedroom enjoys a triple aspect, Juliet balcony and an en-suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities.

Miles and Barr 01227 200600

Worth £935,000

Woodside is a detached Edwardian house and annexe surrounded by formal and informal gardens of just under an acre, plus numerous outbuildings. The main house has a drawing room, living room, breakfast room, utility room, shower room and an open -plan kitchen dining room with bi-fold doors opening out onto the rear garden.

Upstairs are five double bedrooms with three bathrooms, including two with wetroom-style showers. There is a two-storey, self-contained annexe with a living room and shower room downstairs and a bedroom above.

The gardens include terraced lawns with west -facing views over an adjoining wood-bordered meadow. At the end of the garden is a white-painted, gazebo-style pavilion with its own WC.

Colebrook Sturrock 01304 612197

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