7 bedroom guest house in Canterbury

Sun Street, Canterbury, Kent

Price£1,550,000

  • 7x Bedrooms
  • 3x Reception rooms
  • 7x bathrooms

Fine And Country Canterbury Branch

01227 479317

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Description

Key features

  • A truly wonderful property boutique hotel
  • Found in the heart of the City Centre
  • Seven guest bedrooms including two family suites
  • Beautiful Grade II listed Tudor building with many original features
  • Ideally located to benefit from all Canterbury has to offer
  • Made famous by once having Charles Dickens as a guest
  • Three receptions

What the owner says

“We bought the property to renovate some 14 years ago with the intention of then selling it on. However we fell in love with the place and decided to run it as a boutique hotel and have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. However we feel that it is now time to hand the reins over to new people who will be able to build on what we have already achieved. It has always been said that location is the key to any property and if you can add character and history then you have the whole package and nowhere is this better illustrated than with the this property in the very heart of Canterbury. It is a wonderful base for any visitors and tourists wanting to explore the delights of the city. As well as the cathedral there are a wide variety of other historic and interesting attractions to see including the Canterbury Norman Castle, the Canterbury Tales, St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury Heritage Museum, the Westgate, The Beaney House and the Canterbury Roman Museum. The city also has a wide variety of high street stores, individual shops and plenty of restaurants and bars as well as two mainline stations. It is home to two theatres and two universities and numerous state schools including three grammar schools and a number of private schools such as the famous Kings School".


Property details

If your dream is to own and run a boutique hotel in the heart of Canterbury city centre that is steeped in history and abounding in character and charm, then the this property should be top of your list. Originally built in 1503 this fascinating Grade II Listed beamed Tudor building is just a few steps from the main gate into Canterbury Cathedral and adjacent to the bustling shops and stores that surround the cobbled stone streets and Buttermarket Square. One of the most illustrious guests was Charles Dickens who made the hotel internationally renowned as Mr Micawber's ‘Little Inn' in his most famous book, David Copperfield. The building was restored by Debenhams in 1992 after being vacant for some 40 years and then extensively refurbished by the current owners in 2006 who have created a delightful and stylish hotel, bar and restaurant. They renovated it from top to bottom with new plumbing, wiring, central heating and installed en suite bath and shower rooms and have run it as a successful hotel for the past ten years. The property incorporates a flying freehold with some of the rooms being above the exclusive jewellers next door and from the moment you see the external signature Tudor herringbone brickwork and beams together with the later Georgian multi pane sash windows you know that the interior will be fascinating. Once through the front door you are straight into a very large and welcoming dining area which has room for 20 plus covers. This is open plan to a very long bar and leads through to the catering kitchen and cloakrooms. On the first floor there are historic wall and ceiling beams and five double bedrooms that are all individual in character. These include a magnificent suite with a very impressive carved four poster bed, a storage cupboard and an en suite Jacuzzi bath. Another double bedroom, also with a carved four poster bed, beamed walls, a fireplace and an en suite shower room is where Charles Dickens is reputed to have stayed. A third double bedroom has an en suite bathroom and a fourth has an en suite shower while the family suite includes a double bedroom and a second bedroom with bunk beds for the children and an en suite shower room.

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

Split Level Ground Floor
First Floor
Split Level Second Floor

Split Level Ground Floor Room Dimensions

Split Level Ground Floor
Porch
Dining Area 17'11 x 16'0 (5.46m x 4.88m)
Reception/Bar 17'11 x 11'10 (5.46m x 3.61m)
Cloakroom
Cloakroom
Catering Kitchen 14'2 x 13'5 (4.32m x 4.09m)

First Floor Room Dimensions

Landing
Bedroom 3 (Family Room) 13'8 x 11'1 (4.17m x 3.38m)
Bedroom (Family Room) 16'6 x 7'2 (5.03m x 2.19m)
En-Suite Shower Room
Bedroom 7 11'8 x 8'6 (3.56m x 2.59m)
En-Suite Shower Room
Bedroom 6 11'8 x 9'5 (3.56m x 2.87m)
En-Suite Bathroom
Bedroom 5 14'2 x 11'7 (4.32m x 3.53m)
En-Suite Shower Room
En-Suite WC
Bedroom 4 14'7 x 10'10 (4.45m x 3.30m)
En-Suite Jacuzzi Bathroom

Split Level Second Floor Room Dimensions

Split Level Second Floor
Landing
Bedroom 1 16'3 x 14'6 (4.96m x 4.42m)
En-Suite Bathroom
Bedroom 2 (Family Room) 12'11 x 9'5" + 10'11" x 9'1 (3.94m x 2.77m)
En-Suite Bathroom
Laundry Room 22'0 x 7'4 (6.71m x 2.24m)
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

  • Canterbury West 0.3 miles
  • Canterbury East 0.4 miles
  • Sturry 2.0 miles
Motorway links

Motorway links

  • M2 Junction 7: 6.9 miles
Brochure

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