Associate Director, Residential AgencyCanterbury Estate Agents
The Old Tavern is a hugely characterful property set in perhaps one of the most recognised and picturesque scenes of Canterbury, being located on the banks of the river Stour overlooking the historic 14th Century Westgate Towers and gardens. Listed Grade II, the house is a beautiful timber-framed building dating to the 16th Century. The Old Tavern has a wonderful feel to it providing a tranquil oasis in the heart of this popular and bustling area of the city. The house is full of character and charm and provides generous, well-proportioned accommodation.
The front door opens to the entrance hall which leads through to the charming reception rooms. The sitting room is set to the front of the house, with a bay window giving views of the river. Behind this, the double aspect dining room is well situated adjacent to the kitchen. This is located at the back of the house and has a stable door leading out to the garden.
Stairs from the hall rise to the first floor where an unexpectedly spacious landing provides a very comfortable sitting room. The bedroom accommodation offers a very civilised arrangement with each of the three double bedrooms having en suite facilities, allowing guests or family space and privacy.
The delightful courtyard garden has plenty of space for alfresco dining and entertaining. A huge variety of plants and shrubs, provide year round colour, interest and structure.
There are useful garden stores to the side of the terrace and the garage is accessed off close by Whitehall Road.
Agents Note: One further garage is available to purchase by separate negotiation.
The Old Tavern is superbly situated close to the heart of the city, enjoying all that Canterbury has to offer, including a wide range of cultural, sporting and recreational amenities. In particular, there is an excellent range of educational facilities, both in the independent and state sectors.
Canterbury has two stations with services to London. The High Speed service to London St Pancras from nearby Canterbury West station takes from around 56 minutes. The A2 provides direct dual carriageway access to the motorway network. The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone provides regular Shuttle services to the Continent.
On foot: From the high street (St Peter's Street) proceed towards the Westgate Towers. Pass through the Towers and take the next turning left into Westgate Grove. The Old Tavern, 8 Westgate Grove, will be found on the right hand side.Read all