20 Best Lane is an unusually large, Grade II listed 4 bedroom townhouse sitting proudly within the City walls being only a short stroll away from the Cathedral, the new Marlowe Theatre & the spectacular Beaney House of Art & Knowledge. Dating to the 16th Century, this superbly positioned home is spacious, light and airy presenting a wealth of period features and Cathedral glimpses.
The front door opens directly into a reception room with tiled floor and large inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam over. A door then leads through to the sitting room with built-in shelving to one side and a brick fireplace with inset gas fire styled as a wood burner. A door then leads to the kitchen where the current owners have created a stunning dining room which incorporates a double height ceiling with part glass roof and full length glass panels to one side. This addition has created a wonderful light and airy room with space for a range cooker, American style fridge / freezer and dishwasher. There are a number of bespoke cupboards with granite worktops, integrated gas hob and electric oven. A central island with sink provides further storage and work space. Just off the dining room is a cloakroom, currently housing a washing machine and separate tumble drier. There is also a single door leading outside.
On the first floor, accessed via a staircase from the reception room, there are three bedrooms, the principal bedroom having windows to both the side and rear of the property and offering glimpses of the Cathedral; this room has a spectacular vaulted ceiling, wooden floorboards and ensuite wet room with fully tiled floor and walls. There is also a sliding window overlooking the breakfast room below. The two other bedrooms on this floor consist of an excellent size double room with deep fireplace and wooden mantel over having lovely lead windows to the front and a large built-in storage cupboard; bedroom three is a charming single room with storage cupboard and skylight in the roof. There is also a family bathroom on this floor currently comprising bath with shower attachment over, WC, bidet and wash basin. From the landing stairs rise to the second floor which is heavily timbered and comprises bedroom four, a good size double room with views to the Cathedral. There is also an additional room which is currently used as an office / study.
Grounds and gardens:
Although there is no garden with this property, 20 Best Lane has a right of access to the rear and there are numerous gardens including Canterbury Three Cities Garden in Best Lane itself and Sollys Orchard Riverside Garden only a short distance away.
EPC rating: C
Services: Mains gas, mains electricity, mains water.
The property is set in a superb position in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury, perfectly placed to enjoy all that the city has to offer. The city centre, with its superb choice of cafés, restaurants and both high street and independent shops, is just half a mile away, while there is also easy access to large supermarkets and the city’s excellent leisure and cultural facilities. The city provides excellent schools in both private and state sectors, including The King’s School, St Edmund’s School and the Simon Langton grammar schools.