Cotterell Court is a fine Grade II Listed house, thought to date originally from the 12th century, making it one of the oldest homes in the UK. Outside, the red brick, timber and rendered elevations have been immaculately preserved, while inside there are delightful original features, combined with elegant modern fittings.
It has recently been the subject of comprehensive refurbishment with brand new fittings throughout including high qaulity carpets, kitchen and bathrooms.
The impressive reception hall displays exposed timber beams, wood panelling, intricate carvings, leaded and stained-glass windows and a magnificent open oak staircase leading to a galleried first-floor landing. The well-proportioned drawing room has a dual aspect and a fireplace, fitted with a wood-burning stove. There is also a study/office and a dining room, which has a splendid inglenook fireplace. The kitchen has elegant Shaker-style units, white quartz worktops and integrated appliances.
The first floor has four double bedrooms, including the en suite principal bedroom, together with a family bathroom. Both the bathroom and en suite feature stylish, contemporary bathroom suites.
The annexe provides useful self-contained accommodation, which could be utilised as guest accommodation or as a holiday let.
There is a large open-plan sitting and dining area and kitchen, with modern kitchen fittings. A shower room is situated off the main entrance lobby. Upstairs there is a fully air-conditioned 34ft bedroom with skylights and fitted storage.
This property has 3 acres of land.
At the entrance to the property, gates open onto a paved and tarmac driveway, which provides plenty of parking space and leads to a gravel courtyard area with access to the outbuildings. Included in the outbuildings are a two bay garage with extensive storage and workshop space to the sides, a utility room, a bike room, a large office space with storage over and a large greenhouse.
The garden includes paved terracing, extensive, rolling lawns and meadows, with various shrubs, trees and hedgerows. Beyond the garden there are open fields, which back onto open countryside.
The picturesque village of Petham benefits from a well-regarded primary school, recreation ground, church and active community village hall. The surrounding countryside is designated an AONB, providing a lovely environment for walking, riding and cycling. Canterbury offers a wide range of cultural, sporting and recreational amenities. In particular, there is a good range of educational facilities, both in the independent and state sectors.
The M20 is less than 10 miles away via the B2068 Stone Street, as is the M2 via Canterbury and the A2. Canterbury West station provides High Speed services to London St Pancras in under an hour. The area has good access to the Continent.
From Canterbury: Take Old Dover Road away from the city centre and turn right onto Nackington Road/B2068. Continue to follow the B2068 for 3 miles, and then turn right onto Town Road. Continue for a mile, then turn left onto Church Lane. The property will be found on the right-hand side.