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Property details

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms

Features

  • Freehold
  • Wonderful Opportunity to Purchase an Unlisted Country House
  • With Potential for a Self-Contained Annexe (STPP)
  • Set in an Elevated Position, Close to the North Downs Way
  • Separate Paddock of Just Over 4 Acres
  • Easy Access off the A2
  • In all Just Over 5 Acres, Rural Views

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Description

Description
Upper Digges Place is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a 4/5 bedroom detached unlisted country house presented in good decorative order, with the potential for a self-contained 1 bedroom annexe (STPP), set in an elevated position close to the North Downs Way surrounded by attractive gardens of just over 1 acre and paddock of just over 4 acres.

Distances
North Downs Way (direct access)
Barham 2.1 miles
Cathedral City of Canterbury 9 miles
Dover 10.5 miles

Main House
Thought to be constructed in the 1830's, Upper Digges Place has been extensively refurbished and remodelled by the current owners to provide a well-proportioned and spacious house. Particular features include a double aspect drawing room, open plan kitchen/breakfast/sitting room with central wood burner and a vaulted principal bedroom suite. The main house is set centrally on its plot and offers far reaching views over the surrounding Kent countryside.

Grounds & Gardens
The property is approached via a long lane which provides access for only two properties. The house and gardens offer wonderful, far reaching views. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and planted with mature hedging, shrubs and trees. There is also an extremely useful outbuilding which has been converted in part to provide an office, the remainder of the building houses the oil tank and is used as a store. Subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained, this would be an ideal opportunity to convert to an annexe. There is a paddock being offered as part of this sale on a separate Title totalling just over 4 acres. The paddock was previously used for grazing, with lapsed Planning Permission for stabling and field shelters, and is dissected by a footpath, the boundary fencing now requires repair.

Surrounding Areas & Local Amenities
The property is situated to the north of the thriving village of Barham which not only has a well-regarded primary school (Ofsted Good 2016), but also benefits from a newly built shop/Post Office and hall. There is also a fine historic church and busy pub/restaurant. Canterbury (9 miles) offers wider facilities including a modern shopping centre, boutique shops along the King's Mile together with a variety of restaurants and bars. The newly constructed Marlowe Theatre and refurbished Beaney House of Art & Knowledge offer further entertainment. Both Canterbury and Dover have Grammar schools (single sex and co-ed). There are also three highly regarded private schools in Canterbury (King's, St Edmund's entertainment. And Kent College. There are good local tennis courts at Barham, as well as a bowls green and wonderful countryside walking along both the Elham Valley Way and the North Downs Way. Broome Park Golf Club offers a good course set round a spectacular Jacobean mansion. At Canterbury, there is golf at Scotland Hills, county cricket at the St Lawrence Ground and the Polo Farm sports complex for hockey, cricket, tennis and croquet, with sailing on the coast.

Communications
There is exceptionally easy access to the A2, with links to Dover and London via the M2. Canterbury West (10.1 miles) offers High Speed Rail services to London (St Pancras 54 mins) as does Folkestone West (11.3 miles) to London (52 mins) and Ashford International (25.8 miles) to both London (St Pancras 36 mins) and the continent via Eurostar services (Paris 1hr 52 mins). Eurostar also offers direct services to Brussels and the South of France (Lyon, Avignon and Marseille). The Eurotunnel terminal at Cheriton (12.7 miles) is also within easy driving distance, as is the Port of Dover (11.6 miles).

Note: The location plans are for identification purposes only and should not be relied upon for accuracy. Photographs are not true depictions of fixtures and fittings. Wide angle lenses may be used. SHF122357|171017|v1

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Local Amenities

  • Aylesham 1.8 miles
  • Snowdown 1.8 miles
  • Barham Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
  • Aylesham Primary School 1.4 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Aylesham 1.8 miles
  • Snowdown 1.8 miles
  • Barham Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
  • Aylesham Primary School 1.4 miles
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