“I moved here 17 years ago because I fell in love with the apartment and the environment. Even now every time I drive up the private lane to Mystole House I feel so happy. However my circumstances have changed and, although it will be a wrench to leave, I am sure new owners will be able to enjoy the special delights available in this unique home.
Although it is out in the country and there are wonderful places to go for walks and it is only a few miles from Canterbury and is virtually equidistant between Chartham and Chilham villages and stations as well as being within easy reach of Ashford, Folkestone and Dover for access to London and the Continent or the coast for a day on the beach. Chilham with its beautiful buildings, friendly community, primary school, shops, pubs and tea rooms surrounding the historic 15th century village square, is a delight while Chartham has a good primary school, recreation ground, convenience store, post office and hairdresser as well as a couple of pubs.
The historic city of Canterbury includes a plethora of ancient buildings, lovely eateries and two theatres as well as a variety of high street stores and independent shops, recreational facilities such as a golf course and sports centre and two mainline stations including Canterbury West with the high speed train that will get you to London in under an hour. It also has excellent grammar schools as well as top class public schools and three universities”.
Historical note: Mystole House was built in the 18th century by Charles Fagge on the site of an earlier 16th century property built by John Bungey, Prependary of Christ Church Canterbury and his family owned it for the next century. The last family to own the estate as a single dwelling were the Pomfrets who purchased it in the late 1890s. During WWI it was used by the Royal Horse Artillery who stabled their horses at Mystole and it was commandeered by the army in WW11.