Outstanding Country Home In Canterbury Complete With Guest Cottage And Pond

Duckpit Road, Petham, Canterbury, United Kingdom
GBP|1950000GBP £1,950,000USD $2,666,302
MLS CAN170089
Web code JOIP
Status Pending

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3241 M2
Total Beds
Full Baths
Lot Size (M2)


A country house of real stature and quality sublimely set in the folds of the North Downs with outstanding unspoilt views Beech Bank is one of the most outstanding country houses in the Canterbury area. The current owners have used their vision and skill to create a home of real distinction and character, taking full advantage of the unique and special environment in which it sits. Approached down a quiet, tree lined country lane Beech Bank sits on rising ground and has wonderful views up and down the valley. The house has been extensively refurbished and extended with care and...

craftsmanship, this being immediately obvious on arrival from the patterned brick and timbered main façade. From the front door a winding series of brick and timber steps leads into the hall. To the left is an occasional bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The main hall them leads to a larger reception hall off which is the sitting room, a cosy room to read a book in. Double doors from the main hall open into the wonderful open plan reception space. This has been created by the addition, in 2020, of a fabulous oak and glazed full height garden room. The space is divided into three distinct areas with the drawing room being a traditional timbered room with a magnificent inglenook fireplace as the focal point. The drawing room leads directly into a dual-purpose galleried room, with a dining area at the rear and the main space given over to further seating. With bi-fold doors, the garden and this room blend seamlessly into each other, above all taking absolute full advantage of the stunning southerly views. A door from the dining room leads into the farmhouse kitchen. A custom-built oak and painted kitchen by the much respected local firm of Thoroughly Wood. There is masses of space for a table and chairs for family dining. There are plenty of wall and floor cupboards with extensive granite work surfaces over. A cloakroom and utility room complete the ground floor accommodation. A turned wooden staircase leads to the first floor where the principal balconied bedroom occupies pride of place at the end of the passage with an en suite shower room. There are four further bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite) on this floor. Situated across the courtyard is the cottage, a pretty brick and timbered building comprising: a reception room, cloakroom, kitchen, bedroom and en-suite bathroom. This separate property would provide an ideal bolthole for visiting guests, or self-contained accommodation for a dependent relative. The gardens make a magical and fitting setting for this house. A series of brick paths meander past well stocked herbaceous beds. Extensive lawns have a wisteria and laburnum clad walkway which in turn leads to the generous pond with a jetty and a waterfall. An area of orchard and indigenous trees lead to the monkey house. Immediately to the rear of the house is a fenced paddock. There is a large adjacent barn. A French style archway leads through the house to a large parking area to the rear, and also acts as a car port.

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