A compact small estate in a wonderful rural location, set at the end of a long private drive.
Three Reception rooms
Five Bedrooms and three bathrooms
Variety of outbuildings and two garages
Gardens, paddocks and woodland
Two, two Bedroom cottages
Reception hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Snug | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | Cloakroom/boot room | Boiler room | Five Bedrooms | Three Bathrooms | Outbuildings | Two External store rooms | two Garages | Barn comprising workshop and garden store | Hard tennis court | Gardens | Paddocks | Woodland | EPC F
Cottage One - Entrance hall | Sitting room | Dining room | Garden room | Kitchen | Two Bedrooms | Bathroom | EPC E
Cottage Two - Entrance hall | Two Reception rooms | Kitchen | Two Bedrooms | Shower room | EPC G
About 21.5 acres
Eastleigh Court is set in a delightful and much favoured rural location to the south of Canterbury just off the ancient Roman Road of Stone Street. The house is approached over a quiet country lane over a long driveway off a no through lane. Unusual for this area of Kent, Eastleigh Court is a thatched country house in the Arts and Crafts style. The original house dates back to the 17th century, and was substantially altered and extended about 100 years ago.
Eastleigh Court forms the central part of this small estate, with two semi-detached cottages and a range of outbuildings forming a delightful grouping around a forecourt.
Steps lead up to the front door and into the large and welcoming reception hall. Reached through double doors to the right is the magnificent drawing room, a beautifully proportioned and elegant room, filled with light from the double aspect windows. This is a wonderful room for entertaining on either a grand scale or for those more intimate occasions.
Situated opposite, in the older part of the house, is the cosy and atmospheric dining room with a beamed ceiling and an inviting deep brick inglenook fireplace with a fitted wood-burner. From here a door leads into the farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, which is comprehensively fitted with a good range of wooden wall and floor units and has a four-oven Aga as the focal point; there is ample space for a large table and chairs for informal dining. Off to one side of the kitchen is an unusual circular utility room, and beyond the kitchen is a charming snug with views over the rear garden. There is a secondary staircase from here to the first floor.
The main staircase rises from the hall. A long, wide landing runs along the front of the building and gives access to all the bedrooms. The master bedroom is a significant size and has an adjoining dressing room/bedroom five. Also accessed from the landing are two further bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms. Accessed off the secondary stairs is bedroom four with an adjoining shower room.
The pair of semi-detached cottages are at right angles to the main house and provide excellent secondary accommodation. Cottage One has until recently been in a long term let and is now in need of modernisation. Cottage Two is modernised and has two bedrooms and two reception rooms.
The gardens are principally to the rear of the house and are simply laid out with wide expanses of lawn interspersed with trees and shrubs. A low stone wall runs across the lawn from the rear of the house. At the far end of the garden is a hard tennis court. Beyond the garden and to the front of the house are a series of fenced paddocks. Adjoining the gardens and giving a significant amount of protection is a belt of woodland.
Opposite the cottages and also at right angles to the house are the outbuildings comprising of two attached barns and a block of three garages and an adjoining workshop.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 21.5