It’s got location, it’s got character and bags of potential. You know the drill - we take you on a virtual tour - but, most importantly, smarty pants, how much do you think it’s worth?
How’s this for a New Year’s Day treat? As much as we’ve love relaxing at home, feet up in a food and drink frenzy – we’re ready to venture beyond our own four walls (well, mentally, anyway).
So how about a peek through the keyhole at another gorgeous property? And where better than the stunning Camden House – a handsome Arts & Crafts property in a highly accessible location within easy reach of Canterbury city centre. ALL the boxes ticked!
And then the fun bit – guess how much it’s worth, and when you can move in (well a girl can dream, right?)
So what do we have here?
To the rear, the sitting room (above) is a generous room with tall windows and French doors opening to the garden. The adjacent breakfast room (below) also looks to the garden and adjoins the kitchen, (pic below breakfast room) which has been thoughtfully fitted by Smallbone of Devizes.
A short flight of steps leads to the family room (below) and together these spaces work brilliantly for family living, being distinct areas but also partially open plan. A door links to the garage and a useful storage cellar (wine store, me thinks?)
What else? Think gallons of historic features – a front tall ceilings, large windows, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces but there’s also a feeling of space and brightness that you don’t always get with period properties
Built in 1903, the layout is mainly as originally set out, which maintains the character and feel of the house whilst working well for modern day family life.
The front door (below) has period stained glass and is set within an impressive entrance porch opening to the reception hall, which has its original terrazzo floor. The accommodation radiates off the hall with a dining room (above) and study (above) to the front, both of which have lovely fireplaces.
Upstairs you’ll find five bedrooms, all well proportioned and arranged off a wonderfully generous landing.
The principal bedroom sits to the front of the house with a stylish en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, beautifully finished with tiles by Fired Earth. A further three bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and a practical laundry room is also situated on this level.
Stairs continue to the fifth bedroom on the second floor, where there is also a useful store room.
The key word here is space, there’s lots of it and it’s brimming with potential, inside and out – especially when you consider the central location.
Located within walking distance of the city centre, Camden House is well-placed to benefit from all that Canterbury has to offer. And that’s a lot.
The gardens provide a wonderfully secluded space to enjoy to the rear of the house. A pretty summer house sits to the far end, and the garden is laid to lawn with mature shrub and tree borders.
The city of Canterbury is one of the most popular places for Londoners to head when moving out to Kent and it’s no wonder – perfect for culture vultures (think outstanding theatre, World Heritage Site, top tourist attraction) and it’s a shopper and foodie paradise all rolled into one.
What’s more, it’s got some exceptional schools and heaps of family attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained all year round.
Plus, communications links are excellent – in 55 minutes, the high-speed train will take you from Canterbury West to St Pancras.
The A2 provides direct access to the motorway network and Ashford International and the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone provide regular Eurostar and Shuttle services to the Continent.
Camden House is approached via a shared drive leading on to its own drive at the front of the house. Raised up from the road and well set back behind mature trees and shrubs, the house is tucked away out of sight.
Right that really, really is enough clues! So how much is it on for, do you think? Best guesses in the Comments box below first and click here to see if you’re right. No cheating, that’s naughty.