Tel: 01227 784 784
26a Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2PU
Dating back to 1450 this three bedroom grade II listed detached house sits on spacious grounds of approx. 0.8 acres and also comes with a six bedroom holiday cottage and a triple garage. The owner has advised us that the annual income from the holiday lets can vary between £25,000 - £29,000 per annum*. The property retains many period features throughout including exposed beams, thumb latch doors, exposed floor boards and open fireplaces. The entrance vestibule has an oversize wooden front door with stone flag flooring and a vaulted ceiling. The living room has a tiled floor with feature inglenook fireplace which has inset wood burning stove. Steps lead to an additional seating area with wood flooring that still retains the original pub seating. The long duel aspect galley kitchen has wood flooring, a gas hob, electric oven and space for free standing appliances. A storage cupboard in the kitchen provides access to the cellar. The duel aspect dining room has both wood and tiled flooring as well as an open fireplace. An inner hallway leads to the old pub kitchen which is now being used as a study but could be a downstairs bedroom. It has tiled flooring with its own separate entrance, built in storage and has an en suite with a bath and separate shower cubical. Completing downstairs is the old gun room (which is now used as a study) and a shower room. Upstairs there are two double rooms, one of which has built in storage and both come with en suites. The six bedroom holiday accommodation is detached from the main house and an internal doorway allows it to be separated into two separate holiday homes. When divided the larger of the two properties has a good size living space with a kitchen and four double bedrooms upstairs all wash basins in and a separate bathroom. The smaller of the two properties has an open plan kitchen/ living room and two double bedrooms both of which have en suite bathrooms with disabled access.
The property is located on the outskirts of the village of Petham which lies 4 miles to the south of Canterbury, nestled within the picturesque Kent Downs which is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village has a beautiful Grade I listed church, and a delightful village hall which caters for wedding receptions, a play group, dance and music recitals. The property is located 0.7 miles away from the Chequers Inn, which is mentioned in the Camra good beer guide 2017. Petham Primary School offers state education for 4-11 year olds and was rated 'good' in its last Ofsted report. The city of Canterbury offers a wide selection of secondary education and further educational facilities including 2 universities.
The property comes with extensive gardens that measure approx. 0.8 acres. The property is entered via a tree lined sweeping gravel driveway which opens up to a large gravel area and provides parking for several cars. There is a triple garage which has power and lighting and has been divided inside to create separate bays. The loft has been partially converted, with fitted stairs and sky lights. It is a useful space which could be used in a variety of different ways such as a home office/ workshop or studio. The remaining garden is mainly to the rear of the holiday accommodation, it is laid to lawn and is surrounded by mature trees and backs on to countryside. There is an additional bit of garden to the side of the house which is mainly laid to lawn and has a patio area.
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