An attractive detached residence with extensive and highly versatile accommodation, including a completely self-contained one bedroom annexe, set within a generous plot of 0.4 acre in a wonderful rural setting.
The Hollies was originally a small Victorian bungalow, which has been significantly extended over the years and was almost completely rebuilt in 2011, transforming the property into a spacious and well appointed modern family home.
A UPVC double glazed front door opens into a tiled entrance porch, which in turn leads into a long, central entrance hallway. This has stairs to the first floor and lovely oak flooring, which extends throughout most of the ground floor.
To the left of the entrance hall, there are three, generously proportioned bedrooms, whilst to the right, you have the living accommodation. The master bedroom is a particularly good size double room, with a walk-in storage cupboard and a well appointed en-suite shower room, with a modern and contemporary white suite.
At the end of the entrance hall, there is an equally well appointed family bathroom, which has also been fitted with a stylish white suite and finished with attractive ceramic wall and floor tiles.
The sitting room is a great size room to the front of the house, with an inset electric fire. To the rear of the house, there is a splendid open plan ‘L’ shaped kitchen, dining and utility room, with a double glazed door to the rear garden and double glazed French doors which open onto a pretty side garden.
The kitchen area has been fitted with an extensive range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around granite effect work surfaces, integrated appliances and oak flooring. The dining area has a fireplace with a wood burning stove and ample space for a table and chairs.
On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to two further bedrooms, one of which is a good size double, the other a comfortable single room and both have oak flooring.
In addition to the main accommodation, there is also a completely self-contained annexe, which can be accessed either independently or from within the main house. This has a double bedroom, a well appointed bathroom, a kitchen/dining room and a spacious living room with double glazed patio doors which open onto a private patio and garden area.
The Hollies is set within a generous double width plot which measures approximately 0.4 acre in total. The property is approached via a set of timber five bar gates, which open onto a large driveway providing extensive parking for numerous vehicles and leading to a detached double garage. This has an up and over double door and the rear section has been converted into an office/workshop. The front garden is beautifully planted, with a variety of mature flowers and shrubs, including some wonderful rose bushes and a lovely old willow tree. A secure gate opens onto a side garden and patio area, adjacent to the annexe.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and has been thoughtfully planted with extensive beds and borders, filled with a colourful array of flowers, shrubs and several mature trees. There is a second patio area towards the rear of the garden and a stable block with four boxes, a tack room and power connected to it. Whilst this is in need of some attention now, it could potentially be renovated or converted into a more impressive or substantial outbuilding.
The Hollies is situated on a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the lovely village of Staple and is surrounded by beautiful farmland and countryside. The village has an active community with various local organisations including a youth club, a preschool, a parent & toddlers group, Staple rbl and Staple Woodland Trust which all hold regular meetings at the village hall, whilst every year the village holds its popular Country Fayre at the recreation ground. The village is served by The Black Pig, a 15th century public house and restaurant and a lovely Saxon church dedicated to St James The Great.
The nearby village of Wingham (2 miles) offers a wide range of local services, along with the historic cinque port town of Sandwich is just 4.5 miles away. There are good primary schools at Wingham, Goodnestone and Ash (state and private) whilst both Sandwich and Canterbury both offer an excellent selection of Grammar and private secondary schools.
The nearby cathedral city of Canterbury (approximately 9 miles) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a thriving city centre offering a wide array of High Street brands alongside a diverse mix of independent retailers, cafes and international restaurants.
The city also offers a fine selection of sporting, leisure and recreational amenities, including the Marlowe Theatre. Canterbury has three universities, two hospitals and two mainline stations offering a regular service to London, whilst Canterbury West station offers a high speed service which reaches London St Pancras in just under one hour.
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