3 bedroom detached house in Fordwich, Canterbury

Fordwich Road, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent

Price£575,000

  • 3x Bedrooms
  • 3x Reception rooms
  • 2x bathrooms

Fine And Country Canterbury Branch
23 Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UA

01227 479317

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Description

Key features

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  • Beautifully presented 17th Century Kentish cottage
  • Delightful garden contributing to the 0.278 acre plot
  • Garage and driveway for off road parking
  • Many original period features throughout
  • Two reception rooms and a study to work from home
  • Within walking distance of Sturry train station
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Three bedrooms
  • Separate utility room
  • EPC energy rating E (47)

What the owner says

“I moved here some 22 years ago as I fell in love with the cottage as soon as I saw it. During the time I have lived here I have enjoyed updating and extending it but still making sure everything is in keeping with the original. However I feel that it is now time to move nearer to my children and I hope someone else will be able to enjoy it as much as I have. I love everything about this character home but it is important to remember that you don't want to be too tall or you will have to duck your head on a continuing basis!".

Although it is a very quiet and peaceful rural environment it is also extremely convenient as we are only about five minutes drive from the centre of Canterbury and a minute's walk from the station at Sturry for the high speed train to London. In fact there are many neighbours who commute to London on a daily basis and find it very easy.

Fordwich is famous for being the smallest town in England with its own town hall. It is full of attractive and historic buildings and the river Stour running through the centre. It includes two excellent olde worlde pubs – the Fordwich Arms and the George and Dragon - that you can easily walk to if you want a drink and a meal and don't want to drive. Also within easy walking distance in the adjacent village of Sturry is the renowned Kathton House fine dining restaurant, a pharmacy, post office, hairdresser and Co op convenience store as well as the famous Kings Junior school and the Sturry primary school".


Property details

The Cottage of St John is probably the oldest building in that part of Fordwich. This archetypal 17th century Kentish cottage built in 1650 is an absolute gem. It was even mentioned in the Doomsday Book but is not Grade II Listed although it is in a Conservation Area and, at one stage in its history, it was called Marsh Cottage and became a delightful tearoom. From the moment you first see the exterior you will fall in love with its olde world charm. Whether it is the historic chimneys, the ancient front door, leaded light windows or catslide Kent peg tile roof, there is something fascinating to see wherever you look. The cottage has been very sympathetically extended to provide versatile accommodation and you will find plenty of character in every room, whether it is the beamed ceilings and walls, the fireplaces or the old cottage doors, there are 'wow factors' everywhere. The adorable beamed kitchen includes a built in oven, hob and microwave as well as an integrated fridge and dishwasher. Leading from the kitchen is a double bedroom that would also make an ideal office or snug as well as a door to the terrace and garden. The cosy beamed sitting area is dominated by the spectacular inglenook fireplace with a log effect gas wood burning stove and is open to the impressive dining area with its high vaulted and beamed ceiling, brick fireplace and access to the ground floor bathroom and through to the extension. This includes a study and the utility room with access to the garden as well as stairs to the superb master bedroom with its arched ceiling, crossbar beams and en suite bathroom. A door leads from the sitting area to stairs up to the original main double bedroom and through to a second bedroom which has been converted into a dressing room with its wardrobes, beams and eaves storage cupboards. This room however, can be easily converted back to an additional bedroom. Another wow factor in this property is the stunning and beautifully maintained rear garden which contributes to the 0.278 acre plot.

The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may be it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures & fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only as are floor plans which are not to scale and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose.

Floor plans

Floor plans

Ground Floor
First Floor

Ground Floor Room Dimensions

Entrance Hall
Kitchen 9'2 x 9'2 (2.80m x 2.80m)
Sitting Area 13'1 x 9'7 (3.99m x 2.92m)
Dining Area 13'7 x 10'9 (4.14m x 3.28m)
Bathroom
Study 12'3 (3.74m) x 10'7 (3.23m) narrowing to 8'2 (2.49m)
Utility Room 11'2 x 5'6 (3.41m x 1.68m)
Bedroom 3 16'0 x 7'3 (4.88m x 2.21m)

First Floor Room Dimensions

Master Bedroom 16'7 x 9'2 (5.06m x 2.80m)
En-Suite Bathroom
Bedroom 2 14'0 x 9'7 (4.27m x 2.92m)
Bedroom 4/Dressing Room 13'4 x 7'6 (4.07m x 2.29m)
Map & Area

Map & area

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Local Information

Primary School

Primary Schools

Secondary School

Secondary Schools

Further Education

Further Education

Train Stations

Train Stations

  • Sturry 0.2 miles
  • Canterbury West 2.2 miles
  • Canterbury East 2.5 miles
Motorway links

Motorway links

  • M2 Junction 7: 8.6 miles
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