Approached via electronic gates and sweeping driveway is this beautiful detached home with outbuildings totaling over 5,000 sq ft which stand on formal grounds and paddocks of approximately six/seven acres along with an additional nine/ten acres of attached woodland. Situated in the heart of the sought after village of Blean with the convenience of being within easy reach of the City of Canterbury and the delightful fishing town of Whitstable, yet with a pleasant tucked away and hidden feeling once within the grounds. The main property is believed to date back to the 1920’s and in more recent times has been remodelled and now easily facilitates the demands of modern day living. As you step inside you will immediately appreciate the real sense of space with the entrance vestibule opening into a large entrance hall with cloakroom and ample storage cupboards. The hallway leads to the hub of the home definitely being the phenomenal open plan kitchen/dining/family room, extensively fitted high end kitchen with appliances and large Island, a perfect space for all the family to gather and a great room to entertain. This lovely room is zoned with a definite kitchen/breakfast area, dining area and family/sitting area with direct access to garden leading to a large fitted utility room, boot-room/lobby, with oak stable door leading to the garden. In addition to the ground floor is a separate 34ft lounge with log burning stove and direct access to garden. To the first floor are four good size bedrooms, en-suite and large family bathroom. The detached barn style guest suite/annex is approximately 1400 sq ft comprising of two double bedrooms and bathroom to first floor. On the ground floor there is a third bedroom/home office, cloakroom, 20ft lounge and 20ft kitchen/diner. The large detached double garage has independent access leading to entrance lobby/utility area, wet room and WC creating a dog shower area and staircase leading to a 18ft home office. The formal gardens have beautifully stocked beds with extensive lawn areas along with paddocks and the five bar gate leads to the woodland providing delightful woodland walks, all in all making a perfect setting and an amazing family home. Ideal lifestyle location with regular bus services 100 yards away to the quaint harbour town of Whitstable (4.4 miles) and Cathedral City of Canterbury (2.3 miles) with train services from Canterbury West Mainline Station to London St Pancreas International taking just 55 minutes.Entrance VestibuleStained oak front entrance door. Radiator. Windows to two aspects. Porcelain tiled floor.Entrance Hall – 23′ 3 x 7′ 7 (7.09m x 2.32m)Entrance door. Radiator. Window to rear. Understairs storage cupboard. Thermostat control for central heating. Balustrade staircase leading to first floor. Large cloaks cupboard. Tiled floor. Cupboard with shelves and radiator.CloakroomSuite in white comprising pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC with cistern. Travertine tiled walls and floor. Radiator and heated towel rail. Downlighters.Lounge – 34′ 7 + Fireplace x 14′ 8 (10.55m x 4.48m)Feature brick inglenook styled fireplace with bressumer beam housing log burning stove. Windows to front and rear overlooking gardens. Radiators. Patio doors to rear garden. Downlighters.Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family RoomFamily Area – 18′ 10 x 10′ 7 (5.75m x 3.23m)Window to rear overlooking garden. Two vertical radiators. Italian ceramic tiled floor. Downlighters. Double doors to rear garden.Kitchen / Dining Area – 26′ 3 x 17′ 6 Max. (8.01m x 5.34m)Extensive range of matching wall and base units. Large undermount sink unit with waste disposal unit. Granite work surfaces with drainer grooves and upstands. Large island unit with drawers below, granite top and breakfast bar area, 'Miele' induction hob and 'Miele' down draft extractor fan. Two full size 'Neff' slide & hide fan assisted electric ovens. Built-in 'Neff' combination oven and warming drawer. 'Miele' integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer and 'Miele' built-in coffee machine with warming drawer. Windows to side and front overlooking gardens. Vertical radiator. Downlighters. Ceramic tiled floor. Glazed oak door to lobby.LobbyDoor to utility room. Radiator. Oak stable door to rear garden. Italian ceramic tiled floor.Utility Room – 10′ 11 x 9′ 6 (3.33m x 2.9m)Range of matching wall and base units. Inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Partially tiled walls. Work surfaces. Radiator. Windows to side and rear overlooking gardens. Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Wall mounted combination gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating. Tiled floor.LandingLarge feature arch window looking onto garden. Additional window to rear. Access via loft ladder to insulated and partially boarded loft with light. Radiator.Bedroom 1 – 21′ 8 Max x 12′ 5 (6.61m x 3.79m)Window to front and side overlooking gardens. Two walk-in wardrobes. Radiator. Downlighters. Two wall light points. Door to en-suite.En-Suite – 10′ 10 x 5′ 9 (3.31m x 1.76m)Suite in white comprising panelled bath with separate rainfall shower head and additional shower head over bath with fitted screen, wall hung twin wash hand basins, close coupled WC and bidet. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Window to front. Downlighters. Travatine tiled floor. Extractor fan.Bedroom 2 – 15′ 3 x 8′ 4 Plus 6’1 (4.65m x 2.54m)Windows to side and rear overlooking gardens. Walk-in wardrobe. Two radiators. Downlighters.Bedroom 3 – 10′ 9 x 10′ 1 (3.28m x 3.08m)Window to rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Downlighters.Bedroom 4 – 14′ 9 x 8′ 5 (4.5m x 2.57m)Windows to front and rear overlooking gardens. Radiator.Bathroom – 13′ 4 Max x 10′ 3 Max (4.07m x 3.13m)Suite in white comprising large free standing Sottini Calvari rain bath with mixer tap, separate rainfall shower head with fitted screen, wash hand basin set into vanity unit, close coupled WC and bidet. Radiator and chrome heated towel rail. Travatine tiled walls and floor. Frosted window to front. Downlighters. Extractor fan.Annex/Guest SuiteAnnex Entrance HallStained wood stable front entrance door. Radiator. Understairs storage cupboard. Balustrade staircase leading to first floor. Laminate flooring. Downlighters.Annex CloakroomSuite in white comprising wash hand basin and WC with concealed cistern. Local splash back tiling. Radiator. Extractor fan.Annex Lounge – 20′ 4 x 13′ 8 (6.2m x 4.17m)Windows to front and side overlooking garden. Radiator. Laminate floor.Annex Kitchen/Diner – 20′ 4 x 13′ 2 (6.2m x 4.02m)Matching range of wall and base units. Inset single drainer stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit. Work surfaces. Partially tiled walls. Inset electric hob with stainless steel extractor cooker hood above and built-in fan assisted electric double oven below. Unit housing wall mounted combination gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating. Windows to front and side overlooking gardens. Radiator. Door providing access to garden.Bedroom 3/Study – 13′ 7 x 6′ 9 (4.15m x 2.06m)Window to rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Laminate flooring.Annex LandingRadiator. Built-in cupboard with power and light. Velux window to front. Downlighter.Annex Bedroom 1 – 13′ 9 x 13′ 8 (4.2m x 4.17m)Velux window to front. Radiator. Downlighters. Eaves storage cupboard.Annex Bedroom 2 – 13′ 8 x 13′ 6 (4.17m x 4.12m)Velux window to front. Radiator. Downlighters. Eaves storage cupboard.Annex Bathroom – 13′ 7 x 6′ 11 Max (4.15m x 2.11m)Suite in white comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Velux window to rear. Downlighters. Tiled floor. Extractor fan. Shaver point.Detached Double Garage With Office Above – 19′ 6 x 18′ 4 (5.95m x 5.59m)Two sets of oak double doors. Power and light.Lobby/Utility RoomTo rear of double garage with independent access. Window to side. Tiled floor. Stairs to first floor office. Plumbing for washing machine. Door to WC/wet room. Electric shower.WC/Wet RoomSuite in white comprising close coupled WC and wash hand basin. Wet area for dog shower. Frosted window.Office – 18′ 6 Plus Recess x 11′ 6 (5.64m x 3.51m)Three Velux windows. Downlighters.OutsideStanding in approximately sixteen acres, approximately six/seven acres of garden and paddocks with the remaining being private woodland providing woodland walks connecting onto the Crab & Winkle cycle path which links between Whitstable and Canterbury.Formal GardensThere are formal gardens to front, side and rear surrounding the property and annex, with well stocked borders and beds. Large Patio area. Remote operated electric gates open to a large sweeping driving way leading to property and garage providing extensive parking and turning area. Large pond area which is a haven for wildlife. Variety of mature trees, shrubs and bushes. Extensive lawns. Five bar gate gives access to the woodland area.Main ServicesThe following mains services are connected to the property electricity, water, gas, drainage and a telephone line. All services will be subject to the appropriate companies transfer conditions.HeatingCentral heating is provided by a gas fired boiler situated in the Utility Room (main house) and in Kitchen (Annex) and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars.WindowsThe windows are generally of painted timber frames and double glazed sealed units to the annex and UPVC double glazed units to the main house.TenureThe property is to be sold Freehold with vacant possession.Council TaxWe are advised by the Valuation Office that the property is currently within Council Tax Band F. The amount payable under tax band F for the year 2023/2024 is £3,082.92.ViewingPlease ring us to make an appointment. We are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.Agent NotesKent Estate Agencies gives notice for themselves and for the sellers of the property, whose agents they are that any floor plans, plans or mapping and measurements are approximate quoted in metric with imperial equivalents. All are for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The measurements are provided in accordance with the R.I.C.S. Code of Measuring Practice 6th edition.
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