A substantial, well appointed, detached house with annexe and outbuilding, set in grounds of about 7.5 acres
Rannoch House is situated on Stodmarsh Road, which runs parallel to Canterbury golf course, and enjoys lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
The house is located about half a mile from Fordwich, a delightful village with many fine period buildings, two well known public houses beside the River, and is reputed to be the smallest town in England which has a small town hall. The River Stour runs through the village, a treasure with its abundance of wildlife and amenities for fishing, walking and pleasure boating. The Cathedral City of Canterbury lies to the west with an excellent shopping centre, many cultural interests, amenities, excellent range of educational establishments including schools in the state and private sectors, universities and colleges.
Connections are good with mainline railway stations at Sturry and Canterbury West operating the high speed train to London St. Pancras along with services to Charing Cross as does Canterbury East.
The A2 is easily accessible which links into the motorway networks. The Port of Dover and Channel Tunnel Terminal at Cheriton offer services to the continent. Sports and recreational facilities in and around the area include golf, tennis at The Polo Farm and cricket in Canterbury, sports centres, swimming pools and water sports can be found along the coast.
Fordwich 0.5 of a mile
Sturry village 0.75 of a mile
Canterbury 2 miles
Wingham 6 miles
Dover 18 miles
(Distances are approximate)
Rannoch House is a superb detached home of red brick under tile roof, with central door case and attractive Tuscan pillars, built around 1988 and substantially and sympathetically extended by the current owners in 2013, creating a lovely spacious, family home.
The property comprises good size entrance hall with staircase rising to the first floor and attractive detailed dentil cove ceiling with central rose, glass doors opening through to the double aspect dining room with double glazed panel windows, attractive feature fireplace and detailed coved ceiling. Further glazed doors lead to the drawing room with double glazed panel windows overlooking the front gardens and French doors opening onto a sun terrace.
The sitting room is also double aspect with coved ceiling and double glazed panel French doors opening to a gravel courtyard to the rear of the property. There is a separate study, well planned kitchen with a range of matching base and wall mounted cabinets, integrated appliances including dishwasher, wine cooler, electric oven, gas hob and extractor with steel splash back, complemented by attractive worktops and Amtico style flooring. Off the breakfast room are further French doors leading into the beautiful double glazed conservatory on brick plinths incorporating under floor heating. In addition, there is a good sized utility and separate WC.
The first floor leads to the impressive master bedroom suite with well fitted dressing room and luxury en suite bathroom, incorporating an attractive Victorian style roll top bath on claw feet, separate tiled shower cubicle with large chrome rain head, twin hand basin set in vanity units, chrome ladder radiator, complemented by contemporary tiling. There are four further double bedrooms with bedrooms 2 & 3 having dressing rooms and en suite facilities and bedroom 4 has an en suite bathroom, along with an elegantly fitted and tiled family bathroom.
The detached annexe comprises of entrance porch and open plan sitting/dining kitchen. The kitchen has matching base and wall mounted cabinets with fitted electric oven and hob, extractor above and 1.5 bowl sink with attractive worktops.
French doors open through to a lovely double glazed conservatory on brick plinth and the bedroom has a well fitted en suite bathroom and separate WC.
Reception hall • Dining room
Drawing room • Sitting room
Kitchen/breakfast room • Study
Utility • WC • Conservatory
Master bedroom with luxury en suite
bathroom and dressing room
4 Further double bedrooms, two having
dressing rooms and en suite shower room
and en suite bathroom
Family bathroom • One bedroom annexe
with conservatory •Double garage
Outbuilding • Grounds of about 7.5 acres
Property also benefits from solar panels
The front of the property is accessed off Stodmarsh Road via electronic gates onto a gravel driveway, edged with lawn, mature trees and shrubs. There are attractive railings and boxed hedge with planting.
The rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn with sun terrace, deck area for alfresco entertaining and a further deck area with hot tub, gravel courtyard, wealth of mature trees and shrubs, various outbuildings and to the front of the property is a detached garage with automatic up and over doors.
Heading out of Canterbury via the New Dover Road, follow signs for the A257. At the Longport roundabout take the second exit and continue taking a left into Stodmarsh Road. Continue along Stodmarsh Road for approximately 300 yards and the property will be found on the right hand side.
Services All mains services connected. Solar panels to the annexe.
Local Authority Canterbury City Council.
Tax Band "G".
Fixtures & Fittings Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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