Roper Road, Canterbury

£1,675,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: rps_whh-HYT220018
  • Type: Detached House, House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Parking: Double Garage, Off Road Parking
  • Tenure: Freehold
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24 Roper Road is a handsome detached Victorian house built, we believe in 1880, which sits proudly within its plot and enjoys views of Canterbury Cathedral from the front facing rooms.
Construction is of an attractive Kent Red brick and features double bay windows, complimented with soldier brickwork over the double-glazed sash windows, with central hardwood entry door, under natural slate tiled roof.
The property has been meticulously and sympathically restored and renovated in 2012 by the current owners to an extremely high standard and specification, using only the best materials and craftmanship, and now provides a stunning six-bedroom, five-bathroom period family home.

The internal features display elegance and style, whilst keeping to the traditional period features which include the original cast iron fireplaces, high skirting boards, high ceilings with ornate fibrous plaster cornices, picture rails, a fabulous feature staircase and oak balustrade, along with engineered oak flooring which features in all reception rooms.
The contemporary fitted kitchen adjoins a family breakfast area with pitched roof and sky light windows, polished porcelain tiled floors and bi-folding doors opening onto the gardens. In addition, there is a separate family room /study and a basement which includes a storage area and plant room.

The six bedrooms are arranged over the first and second floors, three of which have beautiful fitted and contemporary en-suite shower rooms, and the master suite has a dressing area and luxury fitted bathroom suite, along with a large family bathroom located on the second floor.

Other benefits include LED downlighting, linked surround sound music to all reception rooms and a security system, smoke alarms which are wired to mains, digital control panels for the under-floor heating which feature in all rooms supplied by the energy efficient boiler. There is also a large solar heated hot water storage tank and pump which ensure hot water is instantaneously supplied throughout the property, perfect for any modern-day family living.


• Entrance Porch, hardwood entry door, Victorian tessellated flooring, picture rail, original half glassed door.
• Entrance Hall, oak balustrade staircase which continues to the second floor, engineered oak flooring.
• Dining Room, full height bay window, cast iron feature fireplace, picture rail, glass panelled 180 degree opening doors to sitting room.
• Sitting room, feature fireplace, bay windows with French doors opening onto the sun terrace.
• Study, cast iron feature fireplace, storge cupboards.
• Kitchen/breakfast family room, full range of high gloss cabinets to include AEG double ovens and integrated microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, housing for plumbed fridge freezer, central island with induction hob, prep-sink, extractor, and wine cooler, complemented with natural granite worksurfaces.
• WC, hand basin, attractive tiling
• Cellar/Utility room, storage area, space for tumble dryer and separate boiler room.

• First floor, landing with rear facing window.
• Master bedroom/dressing room, range of fitted wardrobes. View to the cathedral.
• Luxury en-suite bathroom, free standing tub, separate ‘wet room’ walk in shower, wall mounted hand basin, chrome ladder radiator, feature stone tiled wall, along with attractive tiling. View to the cathedral.
• Guest bedroom, cast iron feature fireplace, built in wardrobes, en-suite shower room.
• Bedroom 3, cast iron fireplace, built in wardrobes, en-suite shower room.

• Second floor, landing, with rear facing window.
• Luxury family bathroom, with separate shower cubicle, all beautifully fitted and tiled.
• Bedroom 4, built in wardrobes, en-suite shower room. View to cathedral.
• Bedroom 5, sash window and cast-iron feature fireplace.
• Bedroom 6, currently arranged as office/store room.
• Front and rear garden.
• Double detached garage, with access to large storage room above.
• Off road parking.

Services: Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas, under floor heating to all floors.
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council.
Council Tax Band: TBC.

To the front of the property is an attractive ornamental brick wall with privet hedging, brick piers, wrought iron fencing and gates, lawn and block paving drive which provides an off-road parking space.
The rear enclosed walled gardens are mainly laid to lawn with sun terrace, perfect for alfresco dining, a personal door gives access from the garden to the detached garage and there’s a side gate for rear access, outside electric points and lighting.

The detached double garage has power, light and an automatic double door, which is accessed via a fob activated security entry gate to the side of the property.

The property is conveniently located in the very popular and highly sought-after location of St Dunstan’s, which offers a variety of local shops, supermarket, restaurants, public houses, hotels and Canterbury West railway station is about a five-minute walk away.
Canterbury City centre is less than half a mile walk, which offers an excellent shopping centre, restaurants, as well as many cultural interests along with the popular Marlowe theatre.
Recreational facilities include Championship cricket at St Lawrence Spitfire ground, rugby, swimming pool, leisure centre and an excellent choice of golf courses. Fishing and water sports can be found along the coast, whilst the seaside town of Whitstable famous for its oysters is just 15-minutes’ drive away.

There is also a good choice of schools in both the state and private sectors, girls and boys grammar schools, along with colleges and universities.
Transport links are also good, with the A2 linking into the M2, M20/M25 and other motorway networks.
Canterbury has two mainline railway stations with Canterbury West operating the HS1 train service to London St Pancras in just under an hour.
The port of Dover and Eurotunnel are easily reached and both provide services to the continent.

From Canterbury West Gate Towers, heading straight towards Whitstable on St Dunstan’s Road (A290), head over the railway crossing and take next right into Roper Road. The property will be found on the left-hand side just before Lenleys.

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