51 Barton Mill Road is an elegant family house in a terrace of Georgian properties once associated with the old water mill. Situated close to the river, alongside which a path provides an easy walk to the city centre, the house is Grade II listed and offers fine, well-proportioned rooms.
The stylish accommodation is accessed from a gracious entrance hall with lovely period details such as architrave, dado rails and tall ceilings, which are enjoyed throughout the house. The kitchen enjoys plenty of light through a large sash window beneath which there is ample space for a table. White gloss units provide good storage, as do original alcoves. Light coloured tiled floors, with underfloor heating, flow throughout the ground floor giving a sense of calm and continuity. Off the hall is a useful cloak/shower room and a hatch beneath the stairs gives access to the cellar.
Overlooking the garden are both a generous sitting room, where alcoves and fitted cupboards sit either side of a fireplace, and a stunning dining room. The latter has great volume, with a pair of tall sash windows reaching up from the floor toward the exceptionally tall ceilings.
On the first floor the principal bedroom enjoys the excellent proportions found at the back of the house in particular, and has an en suite shower room and fitted cupboards. There is a further bedroom and bathroom on this floor. On the second floor bedrooms 3 and 4 share a shower room.
Situated on the banks of the River Stour, the property is ideally located for taking a scenic walk beside the river on the pedestrian pathway linking to the city centre and the new Waterside development. Canterbury offers a wealth of cultural and leisure amenities, including the Marlowe Theatre and the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge. There are a number of cafés, bars and fine restaurants in the city, as well as a major shopping centre and many individual shops.
Communication links are well-provided with the nearby A2 giving direct access to the motorway network, linking the M2 and M20. The city also offers a High-Speed commute from Canterbury West station into London St Pancras in under an hour, as well as services to London Victoria from Canterbury East. Notable schools in the area include the Simon Langton Grammar schools, St Edmunds and The King's Schools.
The garden complements the house and is laid out with box-edged raised beds and a terrace for dining.
There are various fruit trees and a working area to the back of the garden has a shed and a gate, which gives access to the lane behind and to the property's two designated parking spaces.