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The Street Staple, Canterbury £695,000

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  • Impressive Georgian Grade II listed family home with an abundance of character and period features
  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower and dressing room
  • Four further bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Cloakroom
  • Family bathroom with free-standing claw foot bath
  • Cellar
  • Detached double garage
  • Ample off road parking
  • Extensive and well maintained gardens backing onto fields
  • Farmhouse kitchen / breakfast room

'White Gates' is a stunning Grade II listed detached Georgian home retaining an abundance of original period features and character. The rear of the house was built in the 1780's and testament to this are the wonderful exposed timbers adorning the ceilings and walls, wooden latch doors, and plethora of open fireplaces. The front of the house - built in the 1820's - boasts two elegant reception rooms with high ceilings and lovely sash windows that enjoy views towards the beautiful 13th century church. The accommodation is spacious, adaptable and comprises; Drawing room, dining room, sitting room - with inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove, kitchen/breakfast room, cellar, rear lobby leading to a useful cloakroom, and access to the rear garden. The first floor has a secondary landing with an impressive brick fireplace and doors leading to the master bedroom, two further bedrooms, and the family bathroom. Further steps lead to a spacious main landing that has a large panelled sash window with views towards the church. Occupying this floor are two large double bedrooms, each with a fitted vanity unit. These bedrooms have good potential for accompanying en-suites. The front garden is paved with a low retaining brick wall and steps leading up to the main entrance door. A gated driveway at the side of the house offers off road parking for numerous vehicles and leads to a detached double garage with double electric up and over access doors. The rear gardens are lovingly maintained, established and well planted with mature trees, shrubs and flowers, with a paved sun terrace immediately behind the house. The pretty rural village of Staple is home to the historic St James the Great Church which dates back to the Saxon period. Within walking distance is The Black Pig public house and the village hall. The nearby historic Cinque Port town of Sandwich offers a range of amenities including; supermarket, shops, bank, post office, chemist, doctor and dentist surgeries, restaurants, public houses, choice of well-regarded schools and leisure facilities, with a mainline station having high speed services direct to London St. Pancras and frequent trains to London Charing Cross. The busy coastal port of Dover is approximately 6 miles away and the Cathedral City of Canterbury is approximately 15 miles distant.

The Street Staple
Canterbury CT3 1LN
County: Kent
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: S2911

Main door into;-

Entrance Hall

Stairs to first floor, wooden flooring, access door to cellar and further doors to;-

Reception Room 1

15' 4'' x 14' 10'' (4.67m x 4.52m)

Secondary double glazed sash window to front and rear, hatch opening to kitchen, decorative cast iron fireplace with marble hearth incorporating gas coal effect fire with painted wood surround.

Reception Room 2

14' 11'' x 14' 10'' (4.54m x 4.52m)

Secondary double glazed sash window to front, fireplace with marble hearth, painted carved wood and marble surround.

Sitting Room

15' 0'' x 18' 8'' (4.57m x 5.69m)

Wooden latch door, two secondary double glazed sash windows to rear and to side, exposed timbers, inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over, exposed bricks with display recess, brick hearth and multi-fuel burner.


19' 10'' x 14' 8'' (6.04m x 4.47m)

Good head height of approximately 7', window to side

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

11' 5'' x 13' 0'' (3.48m x 3.96m)

Secondary double glazed sash window to side, exposed ceiling timbers, recess with bressumer beam over, incorporating oil boiler, vinyl tile-effect flooring, part-tiled walls, a good range of wall-mounted and base storage units with drawers over, 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit, Neff four-ring gas hob run from Calor gas cylinders, double oven/grill under and extractor hood over, marble effect roll-top work surfaces, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space and plumbing for washing machine with a secondary work surface, stainless steel bowl and base cupboard, opening to walk-in larder which currently houses a fridge freezer with window to side, further door to;-

Rear Lobby

With access door to the rear garden and cloakroom


High-level frosted window to rear, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, part-tiled walls, inset down lights, vinyl tile effect flooring

First Floor

Secondary Landing

With airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over and exposed brick, exposed ceiling timbers and door to;-

Master Suite

15' 7'' x 12' 6'' (4.75m x 3.81m)

Sash window to side, brick fireplace, exposed ceiling timbers and panelled glazed doors to dressing room and;-

En-Suite Shower Room

Fitted double vanity unit, with double inset wash basins and storage cupboards under, low level WC, tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower over, vinyl tile-effect flooring, part-tiled walls, secondary double glazed window to rear with lovely views of the garden and countryside beyond.

Dressing Room

Light connected and fitted wardrobes to two walls

Bedroom 2

10' 0'' x 8' 8'' (3.05m x 2.64m)

Panelled sash window to side, exposed painted wooden floorboards and ceiling timbers

Bedroom 3

9' 10'' x 9' 1'' (2.99m x 2.77m)

Secondary double glazed window to rear, having lovely views, exposed painted wooden floorboards and ceiling timbers


10' 4'' x 6' 7'' (3.15m x 2.01m)

Wood panelling to most walls and ceiling, loft aCcess, free standing claw-foot bath with telephone-style mixer tap and shower attachment, high gloss brick style tiles, marble vanity table with inset wash basin, low level WC with further window to rear, exposed ceiling timber, Victorian radiator/towel heater, tiled flooring

Main landing

Spacious landing with large secondary double glazed sash window to front overlooking the church and further doors to;-

Bedroom 4

15' 5'' x 15' 0'' (4.70m x 4.57m)

Panelled sash window to front having original box shutters and lovely views of the church, corner vanity unit with inset wash basin and built-in storage cupboard.

Bedroom 5

15' 5'' x 14' 11'' (4.70m x 4.54m)

Panelled sash window to front with church views and original box shutters, corner vanity unity with inset wash basin, storage cupboard under with drawers and further wall-mounted cupboards with central mirror and tiled splash back.


There is a side drive allowing off-road parking for numerous vehicles leading to the rear of the property where there is a detached double garage. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a well-planted variety of established trees including plum and apple, shrub and flower borders, ornamental fish pond, timber and glazed summer shed. There is paving to the front of the property with a low-retaining wall and central gate with steps leading to the front entrance door. Steps lead down at the side of the property to a further additional cellar, ideal for storage.


22' 3'' x 16' 8'' (6.78m x 5.08m)

Electronic doors, power and light connected, two windows to the rear, one window to side and side access door.

The Street Staple
Canterbury CT3 1LN
County: Kent
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: S2911

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The Street Staple
Canterbury CT3 1LN
County: Kent
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: S2911
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