Associate Director, Residential AgencyCanterbury Estate Agents
Set in a private position adjacent to the parish church, The Old Vicarage is a superb family home. The building has evolved over the years, combining a charming blend of Georgian and earlier architecture to create a substantial house with a wonderful feel throughout.
The Georgian element provides elegant formal reception rooms in the shape of a library and drawing room. Both these handsome rooms are filled with light through large sash windows and the woodwork has been restored, giving a fantastic warmth to them. The main front door with a delicate fan light above opens to the library. The house retains many period features including beautiful sliding or folding shutters.
The kitchen is to the middle of the house with plenty of space for a table; the units are set into a wide bay window. A lobby leads to a door opening to the front of the house and to the utility room. Across an entrance hall, providing the day to day access, is a dining room and a further utility/additional kitchen space.
Three further reception rooms are arranged across the back of the house providing two sitting rooms, one with a door to a large store cupboard and the other with a wood-burning stove set in a brick fireplace. A further reception room with a bay window could make a spacious study. All overlook the gardens to the rear.
Two of the principal bedrooms occupy the Georgian part of the house, providing beautifully proportioned rooms with large sash windows. A Jack and Jill bathroom has a separate bath and shower. There are five further first floor bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, and two attic bedrooms.
The Old Vicarage offers the most wonderful amount of space combining beautifully the different ages of the house. The room and layout give potential for an annexe, if desired.
This property has 0.75 acres of land.
To the south side of the house is a pretty walled rose garden and beyond this a kitchen garden with a greenhouse. Adjoining is a terrace leading to an expanse of lawn which sweeps round in front of the Georgian façade and provides the main area of garden.
The house is approached over a gravel drive leading to a five bar gate and plenty of parking beyond. There is a garage, workshop, covered carport and log store.
Sellindge sits in pretty, undulating countryside at the foot of the North Downs. Together with nearby Brabourne Lees, the village provides a variety of amenities, including schools, day-to-day shopping, sports facilities and public houses. A comprehensive range of leisure, educational and shopping facilities can be found in Hythe, Ashford, Folkestone and Canterbury.
Commuter access to London is excellent, via the M20 and the rail network. There is a station at Sandling and Ashford International provides High Speed services to London St Pancras from around 36 minutes. The area has good access to the Continent.
From the M20 (Junction 11): Exit and join the B2068 towards Canterbury. Continue until reaching the junction with Blindhouse Lane (signposted to Sellindge/Broad Street). Turn left and continue on this road as it becomes Swan Lane. Where Swan Lane joins Ashford Road, turn right and continue on this road. The Old Vicarage will be found a short distance along on the left hand side adjacent to the church.Read all