Three of the best homes for sale in Kent

PUBLISHED: 17:29 01 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:29 01 March 2015

Family house in Folkestone

Family house in Folkestone


An elegant family house in Folkestone, a country cottage or a Grade II listed bungalow - our pick of the best properties on the market in Kent this month

Folkestone £775,000

This elegant family house in a cul-de-sac location is within walking distance of the high-speed rail link, and the Leas Promenade and is believed to have been built in the late 1920’s of brick with part rendered colour washed and part tile hung elevations under a tiled roof.

Extensively modernised to create a bright and stylish home, it includes a new German kitchen with cream high-gloss units and porcelain-tiled floor, as well as newly installed bathrooms and en-suites with power showers and travertine or porcelain flooring.

A limestone fireplace with granite hearth has been added to the drawing room and a contemporary gas log-effect fire fitted in the sitting/family room.

On the ground floor there’s an entrance hall and airy reception rooms, including a drawing room, dining room and sitting room, with decorative fireplaces and stripped and stained wood floors, a study, cloakroom and a utility room.

The main bedroom has a double-aspect view, attractive fireplace and a door leading to the fifth bedroom, which could serve as a dressing room if only four bedrooms are needed. It also has an en-suite shower room with limestone-tiled walls and floor.

A large garden to the rear is mainly laid to lawn with established apple trees, a vegetable area and lovely brick wall borders.

There is also a large patio area next to the house.

Smith-Woolley & Perry 01303 226622

Hawkhurst offers in excess of £630,000

Fothersby Cottage is a sympathetically extended cottage close to Hawkhurst and in the Cranbrook School catchment area.

Dating from the mid 1800s, this is a charming property, beautifully presented insiit’s decorated in a range of neutral tones, with stylish marble and travertine flooring and generous use of bespoke solid oak joinery.

Additional highlights include a fitted kitchen, luxuriously appointed bathrooms, plantation shutters, an integrated vacuum system and a surround-sound system in the drawing room.

The dining room is set within the conservatory and French doors open on to the garden, while the drawing room is triple aspect with a magnificent fireplace.

The lovingly tended and securely fenced gardens have herbaceous and evergreen borders, topiary and established hedges and trees that provide a good degree of privacy.

Jackson-Stops & Staff 01580 720000

Worth £350,000

This Grade II listed attached bungalow with large gardens and a double parking bay is situated just outside Sandwich in lovely countryside.

It has been recently extended to provide an open-plan kitchen and living area with a vaulted ceiling, underfloor heating and two pairs of French doors to the garden and courtyard (ideal for barbecues), two double bedrooms with an additional sitting room, a utility room and a wetroom.

Period features include exposed timber and two fireplaces.

Colebrook Sturrock 01304 612197

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