Tel: 01227 784 784
76 Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QD
Hidden from view and accessed via electric gates, this old pumping station dates back to 1906. It has been lovingly modernised to a high standard inside but still retains many period features which included exposed beams and arched windows. The quality and charm this place oozes is evident from opening the oversize solid wood front door and stepping into the hallway with its grand oak staircase and sold oak flooring that runs throughout the majority of the house. The impressive spacious modern kitchen/diner is the real hub of this house and has tiled flooring, bi- fold doors and a vaulted ceiling. The recently finished Wren kitchen has Quartz worktops, a large island with a breakfast bar, a tiled splash back, under counter lighting and soft close cupboards and draws with clever storage solutions and which have solid wood carcasses and draw boxes. Integrated Neff appliances include and induction hob, an eye level oven, a combi oven and a warming draw, a dishwasher and a washing machine. There is also a duel wine cooler, a water softener, a pop up socket and a vertical radiator. The conservatory is accessed via large wooden double doors and has the same tiled flooring as the kitchen and there is a door onto the garden. The duel aspect living room has large arched windows and a feature fireplace with an electric fire. Also on this floor there is a cloak room and under stairs cupboard. The basement is accessed via a glass Balustrade staircase in the kitchen and is currently used as a study and spare room. It has the flexibility to be used as a play room, second sitting room or as a cinema room depending on your needs. Upstairs there are three bedrooms two of which are doubles and the third is a good size single. The modern bathroom is fully tiled with a corner double shower, a double ended bath, a counter top basin with storage below and a back to the wall W.C. Other benefits include an alarm and CCTV system.
The property is located on the outskirts of the popular seaside town of Herne Bay and just 0.4 miles walk to the popular area of Hampton and the sea front. As well as the beautiful sea views, Hampton also has a pier you can stroll along, a large park with play equipment for children and a well regarded pub offering food. From Hampton you can walk along the sea front to the boutique fishing town of Whitstable (3.5 miles) or to the centre of Herne bay which is just a mile away. Herne Bay has plenty of small independent shops, larger chains and supermarkets in the town centre. There is also a popular pier which offers regular events for children and has a collection of fishing huts which have pop up businesses offering food, drink and hand made goods. Herne Bay has excellent road links onto the A299 and M2 and the main line train station is just 0.9 miles walk away and has a high speed commuter services to London. Hampton Primary School is just 0.2 miles walk from the property and was rated as good in its latest Ofsted report. Herne Bay also has a secondary school which is just 0.8 miles away and was also rated as good in its latest Ofsted report. The City of Canterbury is just 7 miles drive way where you will find an array of independent shops and mainstream retailers both within the older part of the High Street and Whitefriars shopping complex. There are a range of further educational facilities including two major universities, which adds to the city's unique and multicultural identity.
The property is set back from the road and accessed via electric gates and a long gravel driveway which opens up to provide plenty of parking but maintains a private feel. The garden wraps around the whole house and to the front is a sunny paved patio which is lined with railway sleepers, external lighting and flower beds with attractive bark chippings. The wooden log cabin to the side off the house has power and lighting. It is currently split into four rooms, two workshops, a utility room and storage space. It has the potential to be used in a variety of different ways such as a home office, summer house or continue as a workshop. The rear garden has a paved patio with wooden decking which is also surrounded by railway sleepers. There are mature shrubs, exotic trees and flowers that make this a beautiful place to enjoy.
Find out more