Virtual viewing available: An exquisite Grade II* listed Georgian property in a popular village
Available as a whole or in 2 Lots. Lot 2 will not be sold before Lot 1
LOT 1 - The Chapter House The Chapter House is an exceptionally beautiful mid-18th century Georgian house in a tucked away location in Wingham. Being amongst the finest houses in the villages around Canterbury, The Chapter House is a much loved and long owned family home and its sale presents a rare opportunity. Set within the village conservation area, the property occupies a special environment within mellow Grade II Listed brick walls. Standing on the site of Wingham College, founded in the late 13th century by Archbishop Peckham, several neighbouring buildings date to this time.
Behind the pleasing symmetrical façade, with handsome detailing such as modillion eave cornicing and a central front door flanked by Doric columns, the rooms are full of elegant period features. To one side of the Reception Hall a Library/Sitting Room leads through an arched doorway to the Drawing Room. These gracious rooms have beautiful panelling and cornice detailing with tall ceilings; both have fireplaces and are double aspect, occupying the full depth of the house.
Across the Reception Hall, a charming Dining Room sits to the front of the house, conveniently located adjacent to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room. The Kitchen has a lovely feel to it, having stripped panelling and a walk-in larder. The room provides a comfortable and generous family space, which is flooded with light, being triple aspect. Steps from the rear hallway lead down to extensive cellars.
The Principal Bedroom suite is approached via a lobby and has an en suite Bathroom. There are three further Bedrooms on this floor with two Bathrooms. Arranged as such, two could be used as suites with en suite Bathrooms. On the second floor, stairs arrive at a generous Sitting Room/Study area with far-reaching views through an arched window. Set off from this are two further good-sized Bedrooms and a further Bathroom.
LOT 2 - The Old School - IS AVAILABLE IN ADDITION, AT A SEPARATE GUIDE PRICE OF £350,000
Set adjacent to the house is the major portion of a substantial single storey building known as The Old School, which fronts on to School Lane, from which it has pedestrian access. The building can also be approached from the garden of the house via a gate in the wall against which a further garden store is situated. This space provides a delightful secret garden to the main house and The Old School currently provides storage. The building offers scope for possible conversion subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
This property has 0.7 acres of land.
The property is approached through a wooden gate leading to a gravelled driveway which sweeps past the house to the carport and plenty of parking.
A detached building behind the house provides storage and a workshop and has great potential for ancillary accommodation or perhaps a home office, subject to necessary consents. Adjacent to this is a gravelled area and to the front of the house the gardens are laid to lawn with a magnificent weeping beech tree.
A gate in the garden wall provides access to The Old School (Lot 2) set within a grass courtyard.
Wingham is a thriving and charming village situated close to Canterbury and the lovely open spaces of Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve, with the stunning Kent AONB also close by for walking and cycling. The village has a popular wildlife park and a useful range of amenities, including post office, greengrocers, village store, pubs, doctors surgery, dentist and a well-regarded primary school. Nearby, 'The Dog at Wingham' is a highly regarded and award winning 'Restaurant with Rooms'.
Nearby Canterbury, with its wide range of cultural, sporting, shopping and recreational amenities, also has some of the best performing state and private schools in the Government league tables. The coastal towns of Deal and Ramsgate are also close by for leisure facilities and lovely seaside walks.
There are excellent road and rail links. The A2/M2 can be joined just south of Canterbury at Bridge and links with the remaining southern motorway systems, Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Canterburys two mainline stations offer a variety of commuter and stopping services to London, with the High Speed service to London St Pancras taking just under an hour from Canterbury West. The area has good access to the Continent.
Leave Canterbury on the A257 (signposted to Sandwich). Remain on this road, passing through Littlebourne village. On entering Wingham, continue round a sharp left hand bend and School Lane is on the right hand side, almost opposite the church. Continue up School Lane where The Chapter House will be found on the left hand side.Read all
- Lot 1 - The Chapter House:
- Reception hall and 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast room
- Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom
- 5 Further bedrooms and 3 burther bathrooms
- Second floor sitting room/study area
- Extensive cellar
- Outbuilding and workshop, garden and carport
- Lot 2 - The Old School (AVAILABLE SEPARATELY)
- Generous outbuilding and enclosed garden
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