Those looking for large open living space, gorgeous gardens, additional living space and hidden pleasures look no further than The Deanery in Kent.
A true flower in England’s garden, the Deanery at Chartham, near Canterbury, is “an exceptional and intriguing home,” agents say, and is Grade II* listed.
It is being marketed through Strutt and Parker with an estimated price of £2.75 million.
With parts dating back to the 14th century, the property was once home to the Deans of Canterbury Cathedral, but fear not, it was recently refurbished and the house in its current form was rebuilt around 1738.
The red-brick Georgian house is accessed by a wide gravel driveway flanked by an ornate 18-story building.th porch with century columns.
Entering the house, you immediately find yourself in a delightful hall. As the largest “room” in the house, the space really sets the tone for what comes next.
The hotel boasts a fine example of a branching staircase in the reception area, ideal for the front entrances to masquerade balls that you may or may not host, as well as four bedrooms, including a huge master bedroom with a separate dressing room.
With a rustic kitchen (complete with parquet flooring), a study and study, a living room with French doors leading to the garden, as well as a scullery, utility room, pantry and even a dog room… the ground floor certainly makes an impression.
The three acres of garden and grounds also feature a three-bedroom addition (known as the Deanery Cottage), regular lawns, mature trees, a moat, and a separate greenhouse with mature vines.
The deanery is located on the outskirts of the village of Chartham, just under five miles from Canterbury and close to the natural beauty of the Kent Downs.
The village has local shops, a primary school, a health center and a railway station with links to London and Ashford.
The Deanery is currently listed for sale through Strutt & Parker for an estimated price of £2.75m – see more photos or contact an agent for more information.
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