Virtual viewing available: A fine example of a detached Victorian cottage offering total seclusion
The Cottage is a superb Victorian property with splendid period detailing to the exterior and well-presented interiors, finished to an exceptional standard using the finest materials in keeping with its period origins. The setting is truly remarkable and a rarity for East Kent. The house is set at the end of a long private drive and offers peace and tranquillity. On arrival one is immediately captivated by the enchanting sound of nature and complete seclusion. There are beautiful country views in every direction and a wooded valley backdrop to the East. There is a large paddock and stable block (part of which is used as a home office).
The generous reception hall has solid oak flooring, which extends into the sitting room, where a wood-burning stove is set within a feature fireplace on a slate hearth. A hand built kitchen/breakfast room is adjacent, designed to maximise storage whilst allowing high levels of natural light to flow though, showcasing a range cooker with mantle surround and modern fitted units, topped with marble worksurfaces. This room has ample space for dining and is filled with natural light courtesy of glazed doors which open onto a garden terrace.
The ground floor also features a stunning conservatory extension, accessed from the hallway, offering additional dining and seating with the benefit of views over the garden and countryside beyond. A cloakroom with Catchpole and Rye fittings is accessed off the reception hall, and has a door to rear terrace.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom has a length of mirror-fronted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom, with a custom made roll top bath and marble flooring. There are two further bedrooms and a modern shower room.
This property has 1.35 acres of land.
The property is approached via a rural lane, onto a gravel driveway, providing parking for vehicles and leading to the entrance to the house and the timber weather-boarded stable block, with adjoining office and carport.
The landscaped garden has a natural feel in keeping with the setting, with low hedging to the boundary allowing appreciation of the rolling landscape beyond. Paved terracing adjoins the house, for outside dining and relaxation, with step level-changes and retaining brick walls adding interest. A large pond, frequented by moorhens, ducks and koi, is set within the lawned grounds, which are interspersed with mature trees.
Outbuildings provide office space, stabling and storage. The land includes a large paddock.
The Cottage is situated in a secluded location within the Kent Downs (AONB), where outdoor activities such as walking, cycling and horse riding can be enjoyed. Ospringe village, which has a primary school, is just a couple of miles to the north of the property, with the market town of Faversham just beyond, where there are a range of shops and services for day-to-day needs, including supermarkets, and a train service for commuters.
The Cathedral city of Canterbury to the north is easily accessible and offers a wealth of cultural and leisure amenities, including the Marlowe Theatre, several bars and restaurants and a major shopping centre, as well as many individual shops. The area enjoys excellent schools in both the private and state sectors, include Lorenden Prep School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Faversham, and Kings School, St Edmunds School and Simon Langton Grammar schools in Canterbury.
From Canterbury: Take the A2 towards Faversham and after approximately 9 miles turn left onto Brogdale Road and then Eastling Road. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn left onto Scooks Hill where the property will be found on the right.Read all
- Reception hall
- Sitting room and conservatory
- Kitchen/Breakfast room
- Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom
- 2 Further bedrooms and shower room
- Stable block with carport and home office
- Outbuilding and shed
- Garden, grounds/paddock
- Virtual Viewing
- Map & Street View
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