We moved here in 1989 and have thoroughly enjoyed bringing up our family in this lovely home. However they have now all flown the nest and we feel it is time to downsize. We were originally attracted to both the size of the house and character of the house and its proximity to the centre of Canterbury. It meant that we never had to even get a taxi to go out for a meal or the theatre and the children have always been able to walk to school or to see their friends. We are so close to the station that we can be in London in just over an hour ‘door to door’ so it is an excellent base for commuters.
It has been a labour of love over the years to create the garden that was somewhat of a wilderness when we arrived and we were pleased to design the studio upstairs that makes a wonderful spot for an older child looking to have a little independence or it could be used for a nanny or au pair. We have also enjoyed entertaining with family coming at Christmas when the whole house looks stunning when it is decorated or having friends round in the summer to enjoy the great outdoors.
Canterbury is a beautiful and historic city. Whether your interest is historic buildings, eating out at a range of delightful restaurants, visiting theatres or shopping in a variety of high street stores or individual shops, Canterbury has something for everyone. Not to mention the excellent educational facilities available with two universities, further education colleges and both private and state schools.