Detached house for sale in St. Lawrence Forstal, Canterbury CT1

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Detached house for sale - 4 bedrooms 4 2 2
Council tax band:
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Property features

  • Charming Fully Refurbished Detached Property
  • Four Double Bedrooms & Two Luxury Bathrooms
  • Impressive Entrance Hall & Galleried Landing
  • Striking Open Plan Layout With Bi-fold Doors
  • Additional Reception Room Ideal Home Office/Playroom
  • Contemporary Kitchen With Utility Room & Pantry
  • Planning Permitted To Convert Above The Garage
  • Extensive Driveway, Double Garage & South Facing Garden
  • A Short Walk To The Cathedral City Of Canterbury
  • EPC rating: D - council tax: G

Property description

A charming four-bedroom detached property offering beautifully appointed accommodation, and includes a double garage and a sizable, south facing rear garden. The property has undergone a significant number of improvements by the current owner who has an eye for detail which is reflected in the fine décor and creative interior design.

The property comes with the potential to extend with planning permission in place to convert above the garage, creating an additional two bedrooms and bathroom or a magnificent principal suite and a study to the rear at ground floor level.

A contemporary front door sits beneath a pillared canopy and opens into an impressive entrance hall with cloakroom and storage closets. There is a wonderful amount of light and energy as you can see directly through to the garden and an internal window has been positioned to extract additional natural light from the main reception room.

Oak effect flooring has been laid seamlessly throughout and leads to the striking dark framed glazed doors which open into the main living area.

To the left, the kitchen has been beautifully designed making the most of the garden views. Dark units complement the polished concrete work surfaces and there is a breakfast bar peninsula. The cooking area is enhanced by a walk-in pantry and a separate utility room.

Although the space is open plan, there is clear division for cooking, dining and relaxing. A splendid Portland stone fireplace sits central to the room, whilst the bi-fold and patio doors can be opened out allowing the inside to connect directly with the garden. The downstairs space offers an additional reception room at the front of the property, currently used as a study but could equally become a playroom or a snug.

The stairs rise to the first floor where you will find a large galleried landing which leads to four generously proportioned double bedrooms, three of which have fitted wardrobes. There are two separate bathrooms, one of which has a walk-in shower whilst the other offers an elegant bath suite finished with Moroccan glazed tiles.

The current owner has made many improvements, including a full rewire, new combination boiler and modern plumbing, ensuring excellent energy efficiency throughout.


A driveway provides parking for several cars and leads to the detached double garage, a well-manicured front garden with young trees sits directly in front of the main entrance which overlooks the peaceful close.
To the rear of the property the southerly facing garden is accessed via the patio and bi-fold doors, which step out onto a newly laid porcelain patio. The garden has established shrubs and small trees which provide delicate shade and privacy to the outside space.


St. Lawrence Forstal is situated within an easy walk to Canterbury city centre and conveniently located for excellent secondary schools, including Simon Langton boys and girls grammar schools.

The Cathedral city of Canterbury offers a wide choice of amenities including a range of High Street and independent retailers, restaurants, pubs, leisure facilities and the very popular recently refurbished Marlowe Theatre.

Canterbury has an excellent choice of educational amenities, ranging from Grammar schools to well-regarded private schools and three universities. Canterbury offers a regular rail service to London Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street and the high-speed rail link connects with London’s St Pancras from Canterbury West station in just under one hour.

Ashford International station and the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone are both about 14 miles away and provide regular Eurostar and shuttle services to the continent, whilst the A2/M2 motorway provides good access to both London and the Channel port of Dover.

The surrounding countryside is predominantly farmland and is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, such as walking and horse riding, whilst the nearby Stodmarsh Nature Reserve offers excellent bird watching.

There are also numerous pretty villages nearby with typical village pubs to visit, such as Wingham, Littlebourne, Ickham and Wickhambreaux, giving you the ideal balance between city and country living.

The popular seaside town of Whitstable is situated seven miles from Canterbury and is famous for its seafood and annual Oyster Festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside. The town has a variety of shops and boutiques, as well as high street names.

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements and floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.

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