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Westbere Lane, Westbere

£695,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: rps_whh-HYT230051
  • Type: Detached House, House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Laurel Cottage, is situated in the much sought after pretty village of Westbere, which lies around 4 miles north-east of the historical city of Canterbury.

The village is set in a preservation area that overlooks the beautiful Westbere Lakes (created by gravel extraction) and is a teem with birds, wildlife, and excellent country walks. There is a village hall. All Saints Parish Church and the well-known Yew Tree public house/restaurant, which was built in 1348 and it is one of the oldest pubs in Kent. Queen Anne and the Archbishop of Canterbury are reputed to have stayed here, and Dick Turpin evaded capture from the law hiding out there.

Everyday facilities can be found at the neighbouring village of Sturry, with a range of local shops, along with Junior Kings school, and a mainline railway station connecting to Canterbury and the coast.

The historical city of Canterbury offers a wider range of facilities, many cultural interests, excellent shopping centre, good selection of schools both in the private and state sectors, along with colleges and universities.
Recreation facilities include a good selection of golf courses, sport centres, swimming pools, championship cricket, and rugby. Fishing and water sports can be found along the coasts.

Transport links are also good, with the high-speed train operating into London ST Pancras from Canterbury West in less than an hour.
The A2 gives access to M2, M20 and M25 motorway networks. The port of Dover and Channel Tunnel terminal at Cheriton provide cross channel services to the continent.

Laurel Cottage is a charming and quintessential period Grade II listed detached cottage, dating around 1650, with later additions.
Construction, is painted brick, hipped tiled roof, three pretty gabled dormers, three casement leaded light windows with cambered surrounds and modern porch.

The property has been sympathetically improved by the current owners, which carefully combines the old with new, and now creates a charming and characterful home.

Internal period features include an Inglenook fireplace with wood burner, beautiful exposed beams, pretty leaded light windows, latch doors, and oak flooring.

• Entrance hall/study, entry door, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
• Sitting room, Inglenook fireplace with wood burner, exposed beam ceiling and two latched and braced doors, concealing the staircases to the first floor.
• Kitchen/Dining room, range of attractive base and wall mounted cabinets, including integrated appliances, and complimented with granite worksurfaces, and wood flooring which sweeps through to the dining area. Off the dining area are bi-folding doors opening onto the impressive decked sun terrace.
• Utility room, butler sink, boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine.
• Shower room, beautifully fitted and tiled.
• Master bedroom/dressing area, range of built in wardrobes.
• En-suite bathroom, panelled bath, hand basin WC.
• Bedroom 2, double room with leaded light windows.
• Gardens/grounds of just shy of 1.2acres.
• Stable/workshop, summer house and various outbuildings.

The beautiful south facing garden and grounds are sure to impress and extend to around just shy of 1.2 of an acre, which are partially walled with sweeping lawns, a wonderful variety of tree species, to including oak, fig, apple, plum and pears trees, along with well planted herbaceous borders, perineal and annual planting, a wild meadow area and a good-sized vegetable garden.

Within the grounds are two feature wells, fabulous decking area which sits to the rear of the property, perfect for BBQ’s and entertaining family and friends.

The various outbuilding includes a former stable, with an internal staircase leading to a loft area, power and light. We understand this would make an excellent annexe (providing all the normal planning constraints are granted).
The stunning summer house is insulated, has a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, power, light and wood burner. There’s a tractor shed, greenhouse, chicken coop, and at the top of the garden is an impressive viewing platform where you can relax, looking out over the Westbere lakes and enjoy an evening sundowner.
The property also has side gate access to the rear gardens, and are all enclosed within a mature mixed hedge and tree boundary.

The front of the property has access off Westbere Lane via a gate and path leading to front entrance. The garden is paved and edged with garden cottage flowers, along with herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs.

Services: Main water, gas, drainage and electricity.
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
Council Tax Band; F (2023/2024)

Strickley by appointment through Whitney Homes
Tel: 01303 262853
E: info@whitneyhomes.co.uk

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