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Summer Hill Harbledown, Canterbury £1,375,000

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  • A superbly located Grade II Listed 7 bedroomed family home dating from the Georgian era
  • Outstanding views over rolling countryside and woodland
  • Spacious gardens (0.633 acre)

A superbly located Grade II Listed 7 bedroomed family home dating from the Georgian era with outstanding views over rolling countryside and woodland yet within 15 minutes walking distance of Canterbury's main line stations and close to the main A2 route to London. Originally purchased in the late 18th Century by a Canon of Canterbury Cathedral for his five unmarried daughters. The property remained in the Metcalfe family for more than 200 years and benefits from a wealth of original features including magnificent fireplaces, sash windows, arched openings and demi-lune shelving. The accommodation is arranged over three floors each of which has a fully equipped bathroom and separate access. The lower ground floor has the potential for a large totally self-contained home, thus making it ideal for the bigger family, a "granny" flat or as an income producing unit (subject to permissions). The spacious (0.633 acre) garden is split into several areas, including a large lawn, a small orchard with established apple and pear trees, a kitchen garden, a woodland area and a circular patio and outdoor dining area. There is a large summerhouse/shed with Kent tiled roof and leaded windows built on the foundation of what was originally the gardener's cottage. To the front of the property the original coach house has been converted into a double garage. There is a gravelled parking area with parking for at least five cars. The house is accessed via a small tree-lined private road giving it maximum privacy and a rural feel despite its proximity to Canterbury. There are superb views from the living room, kitchen and main bedrooms towards Bigbury Woods and Chartham Downs.


Summer Hill Harbledown
Canterbury CT2 8NN
County: Kent
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: ADF21856

Ground Floor

with steps up to the front door with fanlight glass insert.

Spacious Entrance Hall

9' 2'' x 8' 2'' (2.8m x 2.5m)

of an 'L' shape with large walk-in storage cupboard. Stairs to first floor and door with stairs down to lower ground floor.

Shower Room

8' 2'' x 5' 11'' (2.5m x 1.8m)

with tiled shower cubicle, vanity basin with mixer tap and cupboards under, WC, part-tiled walls and heated towel rail.

Drawing Room

20' 8'' x 15' 9'' (6.3m x 4.8m)

with attractive marble fireplace, large rear bay window, wall light points, recessed wall shelving.

Dining Room

11' 6'' x 14' 9'' (3.5m x 4.5m)

with attractive marble fireplace.

Study

15' 1'' x 11' 2'' (4.6m x 3.4m)

with two built-in butler cupboards, cast iron fireplace with gas coal-effect fire (temporary sealed door to Utility Room).

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

14' 9'' x 13' 1'' (4.5m x 4.0m)

with stainless-steel sink with mixer tap, cupboards and drawers under, adjacent worktop with cupboards and drawers and space under, cooker extractor hood, Bosch dishwasher, Xpelair extractor fan, large rear bay window and Amtico flooring.

Utility Room

8' 2'' x 8' 2'' (2.5m x 2.5m)

with stainless-steel sink with mixer tap, built-in larder cupboard, external side door, wall and floor cupboards and open archway to -

Hallway 2

9' 2'' x 8' 2'' (2.8m x 2.5m)

with stairs to first floor, external front door, understairs cupboard.

Lower Ground Floor

Spacious hallway of an 'L' shape, laminate flooring, understairs cupboard, external side door, walk-in cupboard and walk-in storage area.

Bedroom

14' 5'' x 15' 5'' (4.4m x 4.7m)

with double rear casement doors, tiled fireplace with pine surround.

Bedroom

14' 5'' x 13' 5'' (4.4m x 4.1m)

with double rear casement doors, cast iron fireplace, two built-in double wardrobes.

Bedroom

14' 9'' x 12' 10'' (4.5m x 3.9m)

with side window and radiator.

Bathroom 2

8' 2'' x 5' 11'' (2.5m x 1.8m)

with bath, shower unit, WC and pedestal wash basin.

Kitchen

8' 2'' x 8' 2'' (2.5m x 2.5m)

with stainless-steel sink with mixer tap, wall and floor units, adjacent worktop with space under, plumbing for washing machine.

Basement Room/Workshop

15' 1'' x 11' 2'' (4.6m x 3.4m)

with two built-in storage cupboards.

Side Lobby

with two built-in storage cupboards (one housing gas-fired boiler which supplies domestic hot water and central heating). External side door.

First Floor Landing

Landing 1 with built-in shelved cupboard, access to loft space.

Bedroom

20' 8'' x 15' 5'' (6.3m x 4.7m)

with built-in double and single wardrobe, arched shelved recess, door to -

En-Suite Bathroom

8' 2'' x 5' 11'' (2.5m x 1.8m)

with bath and mixer tap, Triton shower unit, vanity basin with mixer tap and cupboards under, bidet, WC, ladder-style heated towel rail.

Bedroom

10' 2'' x 13' 5'' (3.1m x 4.1m)

with built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom

14' 9'' x 14' 5'' (4.5m x 4.4m)

with granite fireplace, rear bay window and built-in wardrobe.

Bathroom 1

8' 6'' x 6' 11'' (2.6m x 2.1m)

with bath with mixer tap, Triton shower cubicle, ladder-style heated towel rail, WC, washbasin with mixer tap and cupboard under.

Landing 2

with two built-in storage cupboards with high-level cupboards over, door to -

Bedroom/Office

15' 1'' x 10' 10'' (4.6m x 3.3m)

with old fireplace recess, two built-in wardrobes with high-level cupboards over, built-in airing cupboard housing hot water tank, large fitted wall mirror and sliding door to -

Studio/Upstairs Garden Room

11' 6'' x 8' 2'' (3.5m x 2.5m)

This room has stunning views to side and rear. Built-in storage cupboard (We understand that there is a hot and cold water supply to this room which is currently capped off).

Outside

The spacious (0.633 acre) garden is split into several areas, including a large lawn, a small orchard with established apple and pear trees, a kitchen garden, a woodland area and a circular patio and outdoor dining area. There is a large summerhouse/shed with Kent tiled roof and leaded windows built on the foundation of what was originally the gardener's cottage. To the front of the property the original coach house has been converted into a double garage. There is a gravelled parking area with parking for at lease five cars. The house is accessed via a small tree-lined private road giving it maximum privacy and a rural feel despite its proximity to Canterbury. There are superb views from the living room, kitchen and main bedrooms towards Bigbury Woods and Chartham Downs.


Summer Hill Harbledown
Canterbury CT2 8NN
County: Kent
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: ADF21856

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Summer Hill Harbledown
Canterbury CT2 8NN
County: Kent
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: ADF21856
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