Surrounded by Kent countryside, a charming country cottage.

Old Stables is beautifully set amongst idyllic Kent countryside in an elevated position with far-reaching views. With the city of Canterbury just four miles to the south, the cottage provides bright and flexible accommodation in a convenient location. The sheltered garden provides a great deal of privacy and calm.

The light-filled dining area has French doors to the garden terrace, offering seamless inside to outside living. The wood floor covering extends into the adjoining sitting room. Fitted with modern wall and base level cabinetry, topped with stonework surfaces, the kitchen has integrated appliances and smart metro-tiling. The sitting room is an impressive space with double height vaulted ceilings - the perfect room to entertain guests.

An inner hall gives access to the three bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom, with shower unit over the bathtub.

The open-tread wooden staircase rises from the sitting room to the first-floor, with skylight windows allowing natural light to flood inside. A study on the galleried landing offers an ideal home-working space and a further room, with adjacent shower room, is also found at this level.


Evergreen hedging fronts the lane with a five-bar gate opening onto a gravelled driveway giving access to a parking area, which has trellising with climbing plants to one side forming a practical divide.

Borders close to the house and marking the start of the path leading to the entrance door are stocked with attractive flowering shrubs and perennial plants.

The two areas of lawn are decorated with specimen silver birch trees which provide dappled shade and a sense of seclusion whilst enjoying the westerly aspect of the paved terrace which adjoins the house.


Lower Hardres has a thriving farm shop, local church and modern village hall. The cathedral city of Canterbury offers a diverse array of cultural, leisure and shopping facilities. There is an excellent range of schooling in both private and state sectors.

The M20 (Junction 11) is to the south and the A2 at either Canterbury or Bridge connects to the M2 at Brenley Corner. The High Speed train service connects Canterbury West to London St. Pancras from around 54 minutes and Ashford International to London St Pancras from around 36 minutes. Links to the Continent are provided by The Port of Dover and The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone.


From Canterbury: Join the Old Dover Road at the Riding Gate roundabout to the south of the city. Turn right onto the B2068/Nackington Road and at Street End take the left turn to join Hardres Court Road. Follow the road through the village and after approximately 3 miles bear left onto Tapley’s Hill, where the property will be found after a short distance on the right-hand side.

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Other features

  • Entrance porch
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private garden
  • Shed
  • Off-road parking
  • Beautiful rural setting

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Ref: CAN220166

Cooks Farm, Lower Hardres Canterbury Kent CT4

Guide Price

Ref: CAN220166

Cooks Farm, Lower Hardres Canterbury Kent CT4

Guide Price