A well-appointed detached farmhouse in a rewilded naturalists’ paradise

Huguenot Farm provides a special, and very rare, opportunity to acquire what is to all intents and purposes a private nature reserve. Created and nurtured by the current owners over the past 25 years, the property is teeming with wildlife and provides a remarkable and unique setting for this family home, set just a few miles from Canterbury. The property features up to four bedrooms and neutral décor, with plenty of natural light throughout and enjoying beautiful views over the land and beyond.

The ground floor has three flexible, comfortable reception rooms. The sitting room has a fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove. The adjoining family room has reclaimed oak flooring, a vaulted ceiling and a dual aspect, including French doors opening onto the garden. There is also a library with wooden flooring and built-in oak storage.

The 22ft kitchen and breakfast room has wooden units, an integrated hob and double oven and a range cooker, as well as a fireplace with a wood-burner. The useful utility and pantry provide space for further storage and appliances.

There are two double bedrooms on the first floor, both of which have built-in storage. Also on the first floor there is a study, which could be utilised as a further bedroom, and a family bathroom. A separate staircase leads to the first-floor office, a light and airy room, which could also be used as a further bedroom.

This property has 5 acres of land.


The grounds are remarkable and provide an extraordinary setting for the house. Centred on the lake, they have been carefully nurtured over the past 25 years to encourage nature. The Burnan Brook (a seasonal stream flowing to the sea at Swalecliffe) runs along one side of the property and water voles have been seen there. Many different mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and fish together with wild flowers, native and woodland plants of all types thrive in this enchanting setting and, together with the orchard (with mature Bramleys and a great variety of rarer fruit trees of all types including apples, plums, cherries and pears) and vegetable garden, make an ecologically diverse setting for this family home.

A detached outbuilding close to the house provides a workshop, tractor store and greenhouse/potting shed and there are log stores close by. Beyond the lake is the brick built period stable, a substantial building with potential and believed to date from before 1800.


Denstroude is a picturesque rural setting, just north of the cathedral city of Canterbury. Nearby Blean offers several local amenities, including a village shop, a doctor’s surgery and an Ofsted Outstanding primary school. Canterbury itself provides a wide choice of cultural and leisure facilities, as well as an array of shops and restaurants. The city also offers an excellent range of well-regarded educational facilities, including Kent College, which is within easy reach of the property.

Canterbury has two stations with direct rail links to London, with Canterbury West being the closest to the property. The High Speed service has journey times to London St Pancras in under an hour. There are also excellent road links within easy reach, as the A2 links directly to the motorway network. The area has good access to the Continent.


From Canterbury: Leave on the Whitstable Road, pass through Blean and turn left into Denstroude Lane opposite Druidstone Park. Continue around a sharp left hand bend, and after a further 1/3 mile turn left into an unmade lane (before reaching Brook Farm). Continue on the lane for about 100 yards and Huguenot Farm is then found on the right.

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Other features

  • Entrance lobby
  • 3 - 5 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 2 - 4 Bedrooms and family bathroom
  • Gardens and private ‘nature reserve’
  • Outbuilding and period brick stable
  • Lake, woodland, orchards and vegetable gardens

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Ref: CAN220178

Denstroude Lane, Denstroude Canterbury Kent CT2

Guide Price

Ref: CAN220178

Denstroude Lane, Denstroude Canterbury Kent CT2

Guide Price