Virtual viewing - Period village house with separate cottage

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The house has a fascinating history, originally 2 C16th farm cottages, it was altered in the C17th and during the C19th became a school for 'young gentleman'. During this time the current drawing room was added on the south side.

The house has a traditional appearance with mainly rendered elevations, with sash windows under a slate roof. An elegant covered veranda wraps round 2 sides. The elevated position gives outstanding views across and down the valley. The front door opens to a hallway with the drawing room to the side, at over 26 feet in length and with attractive features including an open fireplace with cupboards and shelving to the sides and the large sash windows with great views this is a fine room for entertaining. A study and cosy sitting room occupy the central part of the house and lead to the large kitchen/breakfast room with the Aga in a central island position.

The house has 2 staircases to the first floor, with a principal suite of bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. There are 5 further bedrooms, and a family bathroom. It is recommended a careful study of the floorplan is made as the layout offers much flexibility and some may wish to adapt it.

Hillcrest Hillcrest is a single storey C20th property with slate roof and extending to over 600 square feet. The property is located just to the right north of the entrance drive on Dully Hill. It is on a separate title and can be occupied separately to the main house or sold off.

The large sitting room open to the kitchen and bath room. There is 1 bedroom, but it would be easy to partition the large sitting room to create another bedroom. The property has its own parking on a gravel drive at the front and stands in a small but pretty garden.

This property has 0.6 acres of land.

Outside

The property is approached through 5 bar gates and a drive to large parking and turning area with access to the double and large single garage.

The gardens are on the south side and have been lovingly created and tended and display a remarkable variety of trees, shrubs, and plants. There are borders, arbours, walkways, a circular enclosed garden, and a kitchen garden.

Situation

The property lies on the edge of the traditional village of Doddington, which lies in a valley deep in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a good community spirit and facilities include A pub, Doughty’s Butchers, Service Station, village hall and church.

Further afield Lenham, Faversham and Canterbury offer a more comprehensive range of shops and entertainments. Transport communications are good with easy access to the M2 and M20. There are rail services to London from Sittingbourne (from 67 minutes) and Lenham (from 97 minutes).

Schooling in the area includes primary schools at Milstead and Eastling, and Grammar schools in Faversham and Canterbury. independent schools include Lorendon, at Painters Forstal, a Kings’, St Edmunds and Kent College in Canterbury.

Directions

From Faversham follow the A2 west towards Sittingbourne. After less than a mile turns left onto the Faversham Road to Newnham and Doddington. Continue for 5 miles into Doddington. Pass the Chequers Inn and service station and just after the recreation ground turn right into Dully Hill. The drive to Gloucester House is on the left after 125 metres, with Hillcrest just after.

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Other features

  • Hall
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Cellar
  • Principal bedroom with bathroom and dressing room
  • 5 Further bedrooms and family bathroom
  • 3 Garages
  • Gardens
  • Separate bungalow with garden

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Ref: CAN200354

Dully Hill, Doddington Nr Sittingbourne Kent ME9

Guide Price
£1,150,000

Ref: CAN200354

Dully Hill, Doddington Nr Sittingbourne Kent ME9

Guide Price
£1,150,000