Canterbury Kent CT4 Street End
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Features at a glance
- Street End Place: Reception hall, 4 reception rooms and conservatory
- Kitchen and cellar
- 4 Bedrooms (all en suite) and 2 balconies
- Stable Cottage: 3 Reception rooms and kitchen
- 3 Bedrooms and shower room
- 2 Double garages, outbuilding and store
- Estate office with flat over
- Gardens & grounds
A rare and outstanding country house, constructed about 30 years ago, in beautiful parkland
There is a fascinating history to Street End Place. The property has been in the same family for numerous generations, and this is the first time it has been offered for sale. The original mansion house was demolished in the 1960s and replaced with a bungalow. This was subsequently demolished in the late 1980s and replaced with the house that is seen today. The property occupies the original footprint of the former mansion and benefits from the original walled gardens and associated period buildings, including a separate three-bedroom cottage.
A magnificent stone pillared entrance portico leads up to the double front door. In turn this opens to the stunning full height reception hall with its striking bifurcating staircase with a half landing and display niches to either side.
To the right is the superb 40ft drawing room, which has an ornate marble fireplace and a bay window with fabulous far-reaching views over adjoining farmland. To the left of the hall is the formal dining room, a wonderful room for entertaining. Beyond is the family breakfast room, which gives access to both the kitchen and the Amdega conservatory.
Positioned between the breakfast room and the drawing room is the generous sitting room with views over the walled garden. This is a bright and welcoming space with a large bay window. From here there is access to a half cellar and two large store cupboards. The kitchen provides plenty of storage in an array of fitted wall and base units alongside integrated appliances, including a double oven and an induction hob. There is a useful utility room and a separate cloakroom.
Upstairs the extensive 40’ galleried landing is the focal point with a skylight overhead. There are four generous double bedrooms, all of which have en suite bathrooms. These include the principal bedroom with its large en suite bathroom and access to the southwest-facing balcony. Two further bedrooms also have access to balconies.
Agent's Note: The Coach House Flat is let on an AST until 13/3/24. Further details available from the agents
This property has 10.49 acres of land.
A long carriage driveway leads up from Street End to a large gravel parking area at the front of the house. The everyday drive is to the rear, which also serves Stable Cottage and the outbuildings.
The outbuildings principally comprise a former stable block and adjoining store room, a detached store/garage. Attached to Stable Cottage is a further range of buildings, including a double garage and the former estate office with a self-contained flat above.
The parklike gardens and grounds include sweeping lawns and a magnificent display of fine specimen trees. To the rear of the house is a pair of walled gardens. The garden nearer to the house is profusely planted and landscaped with pathways interspersing the lawns and shrub and herbaceous beds. The rear courtyard is tranquil and provides a wonderful setting for this rare and special property.
The small village of Street End lies in a peaceful rural position on the edge of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby village of Chartham offers several everyday amenities, including local shops and a doctor’s surgery, while the nearest primary school is in the village of Petham.
Canterbury city centre offers a wide range of cultural, sporting and recreational amenities. In particular, there is a good range of educational facilities, both in the independent and state sectors, including King’s Canterbury, St Edmund’s School and the Simon Langton grammar schools for Boys.
The A2 provides direct dual carriageway access onto the motorway network and Canterbury West station provides High Speed services to London St Pancras in under an hour. The area has good access to the Continent.
From Canterbury: Leave on the Old Dover Road then turn right onto Nackington Road/B2068. Follow the B2068 for 2.2 miles, then turn left at the Granville Pub onto Hardres Court Road. Ignore the entrance gate on the right and continue on Hardres Court Road, passing the Old Post Office on the right. Immediately turn right here. Continue down the rear drive and, at the end, turn right into the courtyard.Read more
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