Director, Residential AgencyCanterbury Estate Agents
Riverside is an impressive property, built by the current owners to their own exacting specification, and offers extensive accommodation including an integral flat. The farmhouse style nature of the house is accented with the use of oak and brick throughout, giving a sense of cohesion and unity.
The spacious and welcoming reception hall leads to five comfortable reception rooms including a dual aspect drawing room with a brick-built fireplace and French doors opening onto the garden. There is also a sitting room, a light, airy conservatory, an office and a formal dining room. The kitchen and breakfast room have fitted oak units and worktops, a central island and a range cooker.
On the first floor there are five well-presented bedrooms en suite, three of which, including the principal bedroom, have extensive fitted storage. The additional two bedrooms are currently used as a study and play room.
The second floor offers a self-contained flat with its own open-plan kitchen, sitting and dining area, a separate office, a double bedroom and a bathroom.
On the lower ground floor there is an extensive purpose-built leisure complex with a 10m swimming pool, a gym, a sauna and steam room, a sitting room and a bar.
There is a gated entrance at the front of the property, which opens onto a driveway with parking for several vehicles. There is also a detached garage block for further secure parking.
The landscaped gardens are to the side and rear of the house and have been designed to give privacy. A shaded seating/barbecue area to the side of the house leads to the garden via brick and stone pathways and a delightful bridge over a charming water feature. Areas of lawn are surrounded by a variety of shrubs, hedgerow and mature trees providing seclusion.
The property lies in the village of River. River has several everyday amenities, including a local shop, a village hall, a pharmacy and an outstanding-rated primary school. Dovers town centre is two and a half miles away, offering a choice of high street shops and a selection of large supermarkets and leisure facilities.
The area is well connected by road, with the A2 a mile and a half away and the A20 providing access to the M20 at Folkestone. Dover Priory mainline station provides services to London St Pancras International, Charing Cross and Victoria, taking between one and two hours.
From Canterbury: Take the A2 towards Dover. At the Whitfield Roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the A256/Whitfield Hill. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto London Road, then turn left onto Alkham Road. Take the first left into Lower Road, then left into Pavilion Meadow. Follow this road and bear left into Chisnall Road. The entrance to Riverside is found at the end of the road.Read all