Single Family

Parish Road, Chartham, Canterbury, United Kingdom
GBP|2750000GBP £2,750,000USD $3,258,448
MLS CAN210210
Web code MGWA
Status Active

Key Details

Size
6474 M2
Lot Size (M2)
3

Overview

An important Grade II* listed house with fascinating ecclesiastical history, centred on the “Great Hall” and set in partly walled and moated gardens, with a detached cottage.Grade II* ListedThe Deanery - 4 Bedrooms Deanery Cottage - 3 BedroomsGreat Hall Two panelled reception roomsFarmhouse Kitchen4 room principal bedroom suitePartially walled GardenOrangery MoatTHE DEANERYThe Deanery is an exceptional and intriguinghome, Grade II* listed on account of itsimportant history and interesting architecture.It has strong ecclesiastical connections, andwas for many years the country residenceof the Deans of Canterbury Cathedral. TheGeorgian House seen today stems from a majorrestoration that took place in about 1738 andincorporates...
many features from the muchearlier house on the site, including walls of theGreat Hall built in 1303, and the crownpostsfrom the roof of the solar built in 1394.The house is approached over a gravel driveway which wraps around the converted brickbarn and arrives at the main entrance which isframed by the elegant eighteenth century sixpillared porch.The former Great Hall is a magnificent receptionhall and entertaining space, and has a strikingbifurcating staircase and period fireplace. Toone side are three well-proportioned receptionrooms, with oak flooring throughout, andshutters to the windows. The farmhousekitchen/breakfast room is well fitted, withmodern equipment. Beyond are a scullery,utility room and boot room and dog room whichlead to the kitchen garden.A second staircase is situated on the Northside of the house, and both link to the galleriedlanding overlooking the great hall. To the East ofthe house, are three double bedrooms all withsash windows, and a family bathroom. The dualaspect principal suite, within the West wing,is arranged across four rooms, (one of whichdoubles as a fifth bedroom) currently arrangedwith a steam shower room, dressing room,principal bathroom and library, with doors to awest facing balcony.DEANERY COTTAGEDeanery Cottage, formerly a brick barn, has beenrecently renovated to a high standard. Initiallyarranged as two cottages, these have beencombined, and are currently used togetherbut could be re-divided. The ground floor has a kitchen/utility/boot room, with cloakroom, to one end, and a larger kitchen/dining room at the other, with two garagesbetween them. Each has a staircase to the firstfloor and a large vaulted open plan receptionroom with the original beams. The bedroomsare also on this level, with an en-suite doublebedroom with exposed beams on one end, andtwo further double bedrooms with a Jack andJill en-suite bathroom on the other.To the front of the house, lawns interspersedwith mature specimen trees are divided by thegravel driveway, which continues past the houseand a back drive returns to Parish Road. Themore formal gardens lie to the rear of the houseand are enclosed by traditional brick walls andhigh fencing. Beyond the main formal lawn isthe moat (restored and lined about 12 years,with filtering and dams to control the waterlevel) beyond which two well planted parreterres with a central statue provide a focal pointfor the main views from the house and beyondan avenue of trees leads to the ancient orchardfound at the foot of the garden. A largeorangery is built against the wall and containsa mature vine. There are two external store rooms, used to store garden tools.

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