The Old Rectory is a substantial and sensitively extended country house situated on the edge of the village. The house enjoys the light and space so typical of a Victorian property, with tall ceilings and large sash windows. The current owners have balanced the original house beautifully by creating a stunning open plan kitchen and living space to provide a superb home fit for modern family life.
The front door opens to the entrance hall, to the left of which are two reception rooms providing a sitting room and a formal drawing room, both with fireplaces and the latter having a wood burning stove. Doors from the drawing room open to the terrace with lovely views beyond. A study sits to the front of the house.
Moving towards the back of the house the handmade kitchen is arranged around a large central island with ample room for a dining table. Light floods in from the back of the house where the space opens out to an extremely elegant and exquisitely crafted, garden room. Fully glazed, this bright and uplifting space captures the views across neighbouring countryside, as well as over the gardens, from its elevated position. Bi-fold and French doors on two sides open to the garden. Combined, the kitchen/breakfast and garden room provide the perfect open plan space for family living. A useful utility and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.
The staircase rises past a fine leaded light, gothic window to a generous landing. The principal bedroom is double aspect and has an en suite bathroom. There are four further bedrooms and a generous family shower room.
Hoath village has a popular primary school and is within driving distance of Herne Bay and Whitstable, each with a variety of shops and further schooling. Canterbury offers a variety of cultural, sporting and recreational amenities as well as a range of independent and high street shopping. There are well regarded schools in both state and private sectors, including The King's School, Kent College, St Edmunds and the Langton grammar schools.
The A299 (Thanet Way) is close by and connects to the M2 at Brenley Corner. High Speed rail services to London St Pancras take under an hour from Canterbury West. The Continent is easily accessible via the Port of Dover, Eurotunnel at Folkestone and Eurostar from Ashford International.
Tall wooden gates open to a private driveway providing plenty of parking. A large outbuilding provides garaging, storage, a wood store and a gardener's WC. The building houses the wood pellet fired boiler and pellet store.
The Old Rectory is set in established, part-walled gardens mainly laid to lawn interspersed with a wide variety of mature trees and bordered by well-stocked flowerbeds. A large terrace, in conjunction with the garden room, is ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining whilst enjoying far-reaching views.