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Property Listing Details

Property details

  • 9 bedrooms
  • 9 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms

Features

  • Historic and unique character property
  • Currently a long established and well reviewed B&B
  • Period features including exposed beams and brick fireplaces
  • Vast open plan dining area and lounge with Cathedral views
  • Walking distance to city centre, university and high speed station
  • Off street parking and walled rear garden
  • EPC energy rating D

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Since listed: 3490 page views

Description

The historic ‘City of Canterbury' is truly unique and was first registered under that name as an ‘alehouse' in 1803 by Flints Brewers of Stour Street when it had three bars and a shop selling produce. However, the origins of this three storey property are likely somewhat older as evidenced by some delightful features from an earlier era including impressive exposed beams and a stunning brick fireplace in the vast open plan dining area. Steps lead up to the bar and lounge area where you can sit around the wood burning stove surrounded by another brick fireplace or look out at views across the city through the bay window.

Having finally closed its doors as a pub in 1971 the ‘City of Canterbury' reopened in 2002. It has since been run as a well established bed and breakfast and includes ten en suite bedrooms and is within easy walking distance of Canterbury West station, Kent University and the city centre. So, if you are looking to continue and develop such a business, this could be the answer. However if you wish to utilise your culinary skills there is also the opportunity to enhance the restaurant facilities or even create a substantial, family home. In addition to the large dining area, lounge and bar on the ground floor there is also a kitchen and cloakrooms as well as a three bed family room with an en suite bathroom and another double bedroom with an en suite shower. On the first floor there is the fire escape and seven double bedrooms with en suite shower facilities including an en suite and steps up to a lounge area with a sofa bed and views across to the Cathedral and another three bed room with an en suite shower. The lower ground floor currently consists of the owner's private quarters and includes a double bedroom with a wall of fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom, a living room, utility room, kitchen and store room. There is also access to the terrace where you can sit and enjoy the view and steps down to the walled garden. At the front of the property there is space for a number of cars to park off the road.

What the Owner says:
“We came here four years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed running the B&B but are now looking to move in another direction. It is a lovely building with so much history and originally had a thatched roof that was later replaced with Kent peg tiles, while at the rear of the building in what was previously the kitchen a large slab was discovered with a well underneath it. Apart from the lovely building we also felt the position was ideal as we are so near to the Canterbury Westgate with pubs, restaurants and high street shops, plus guests could stroll along to the station for the high speed train to St Pancras or be in the university campus grounds within a couple of minutes walk. As well as all the sightseeing opportunities and retail therapy available in the city there is so much else to do such as going to the theatre at the Gulbenkian or the Marlowe or sampling some of the wonderful restaurants in the city – all within walking distance of the ‘City of Canterbury'.
Business information
Currently the business attracts both national and international clients and has excellent reviews on various websites including TripAdvisor. Turnover for the year ending November 17 was £116,143 net of VAT with a net profit of £63,353 with additional information being available as required. There is scope to enhance the business even further with more use being made of the restaurant”.

Room sizes:
  • Lobby
  • Bedroom 10 14'2 x 11'2 into fitted wardrobes (4.32m x 3.41m)
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Living Room 16'1 x 14'0 (4.91m x 4.27m)
  • Kitchen Area 8'0 x 5'1 (2.44m x 1.55m)
  • Utility Area 10'8 x 10'4 (3.25m x 3.15m)
  • Store Room 13'9 x 10'9 (4.19m x 3.28m)
  • Room 25'2 x 8'0 (7.68m x 2.44m)
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Dining Area 32'5 (9.89m) narrowing to 30'9 (9.38m) x 16'0 (4.88m)
  • Bar/Lounge Area 25'3 into bay x 15'2 (7.70m x 4.63m)
  • Kitchen 9'0 x 8'10 (2.75m x 2.69m)
  • Bedroom 8 12'0 x 10'7 (3.66m x 3.23m)
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Bedroom 9 13'5 x 9'4 (4.09m x 2.85m)
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Landing
  • Bedroom 1 11'1 (3.38m) narrowing to 9'7 (2.92m) x 9'1 (2.77m)
  • En-suite Shower Room
  • Bedroom 2 10'6 x 8'8 (3.20m x 2.64m)
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Bedroom 3 10'9 x 8'7 (3.28m x 2.62m)
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Bedroom 4 13'5 (4.09m) narrowing to 6'4 (1.93m) x 13'4 (4.07m)
  • Adjoining Lounge Area 15'1 (4.60m) narrowing to 10'3 (3.13m) x 10'2 (3.10m)
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Bedroom 5 12'5 x 10'4 (3.79m x 3.15m)
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Bedroom 6 14'4 x 9'6 (4.37m x 2.90m)
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Bedroom 7 9'4 x 8'3 (2.85m x 2.52m)
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Loft Room/Storage
  • Rear Garden
  • Off Street Parking

The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may be it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures & fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only as are floor plans which are not to scale and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose.

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Local Amenities

  • Canterbury West 0.7 miles
  • Canterbury East 1.3 miles
  • St Edmund's School Canterbury 0.1 miles
  • Kent College (Canterbury) 0.4 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Canterbury West 0.7 miles
  • Canterbury East 1.3 miles
  • St Edmund's School Canterbury 0.1 miles
  • Kent College (Canterbury) 0.4 miles

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  • £497,707
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  • £34,968
  • (7.557%)
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    £464,519
  • Properties sold

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Price history

Sold prices provided by Land Registry
29th Jul 2019 £875,000 Price reduced by £25,000
14th Jun 2019 £900,000 Price reduced by £75,000
12th Feb 2019 £975,000 First listed

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