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23 Orchard Street, Canterbury, CT2 8AP  |  £745,000

Key Points

  • Grade II Listed Georgian Gothic Property
  • Accommodation Over Three Floors
  • Sitting Room With Open Fire + Additional Reception
  • St Dunstans Area Close Mainline Railway Station
  • Semi-Detached 3 Double Bedroom Period Home
  • Full Of Charm & Character
  • Large kitchen/Dining/Famiy Room With Log Burner
  • 55ft Established Rear Garden
  • Short Stroll To Canterbury City Centre

Property Information

Shakespear Cottage is a fine example of a Grade II listed Georgian Gothic property, this semi-detached period home exudes charm and character at every turn. Prepare to be captivated by its rich history and architectural beauty as you step into this enchanting residence. Spread over three floors, this home offers a spacious and versatile layout that is sure to suit the needs of any modern family. The large kitchen/dining/family room provides a perfect space for entertaining or simply enjoying quality time with loved ones, with a lovely touch to this room being a log burner adding warmth and cosiness to the space. The sitting room boasts an open fire, creating an inviting atmosphere that is perfect for unwinding after a long day. On the lower floor is an additional reception room, double bedroom, en-suite and a small utility room offering even more flexibility for your lifestyle needs. There are two double bedrooms and large bathroom/shower room to first floor. Step outside into the 55ft established rear garden, a true oasis of tranquillity. This beautiful space is perfect for soaking up the sun, enjoying a barbecue with friends and family or simply indulging in some peaceful gardening. The lush greenery and mature plantings create a picturesque backdrop that enhances the overall ambiance of the property. Located in the highly desirable St. Dunstan's area, this home offers the perfect balance of serenity and convenience. Enjoy the peacefulness of the neighbourhood while still being just a short stroll away from Canterbury West Mainline Railway Station providing easy access for commuters. If you are looking to explore the vibrant city centre, Canterbury is at your fingertips allowing you to indulge in its rich history, cultural offerings and wide array of shops and restaurants.
This semi-detached period home is full of character and promises a lifestyle that is truly one-of-a-kind. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of history in this sought-after location.


Entrance Hall

Painted wood front entrance door with fanlight window above. Attractive tiled floor. Balustrade staircase to first floor and staircase to lower floor.


Lounge 11' 10 into alcoves x 11' 10 (3.61m Into alcoves x 3.61m )

Original stone fireplace with open hearth. Bay window to front overlooking garden. Radiator. Oak floor. Picture rail.


Dining/Family Area 15' 1 into alcoves x 10' 5 (4.6m x 3.18m )

Feature fireplace housing log burning stove. Fitted cupboards and shelving to alcoves. Window to front with fitted shutter. Radiator. Oak floor. French double doors to rear garden. Opening to kitchen.


Kitchen Area 10' x 8' 2 (3.05m x 2.49m )

Matching range of wall and base units. Large Belfast sink. Butcher block work surfaces. Partially tiled walls. Range style cooker. Integrated dishwasher. Window to side and rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Downlighters. Door providing access to rear garden. Oak floor.



Window to side. Access via loft ladder to insulated and partly boarded loft.


Bedroom 1 11' 11 plus wardrobe x 10' 6 (3.64m x 3.21m )

Window to front overlooking garden. Two built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Varnished floorboards. Cast iron fireplace.


Bedroom 2 11' 8 plus alcoves x 10' 5 (3.56m plus alcoves x 3.18m )

Window to rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Cast iron fireplace. Painted floorboards.


Bathroom 10' 0 x 8' 2 (3.05m x 2.49m )

Suite in white comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, fully tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Heated towel rail. Partially tiled walls. Frosted window to rear. Downlighters.


Lower Floor Hall


Bedroom 3 11' 8 x 9' 9 (3.56m x 2.98m )

Window to rear. Underfloor heating. Downlighters.


En-Suite 9' 9 x 2' 9 (2.98m x 0.84m )

Suite in white comprising shower cubicle, wall hung wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Underfloor heating. Downlighters. Tiled floor. Extractor fan. Wall mounted combination gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating.


Reception Room 11' 11 x 11' 2 (3.64m x 3.41m )

Window to front. Radiator. Access to walk in store area with tiled floor.


Utility Room

Stainless steel single drainer sink with space and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor.


Front Garden

Wrought iron railings with pedestrian gate. Paved area. Shrubs and bushes.


Rear Garden 22' 0 x 53' 0 (6.71m x 16.16m )

Mainly laid to lawn with flower beds, bushes and shrubs. Ornamental pond. Two paved patio areas. Two timber sheds. Outside tap. Pedestrian side access. Enclosed with fencing and brick walls.


Main Services

The following mains services are connected to the property electricity, water, gas, drainage and a telephone line. All services will be subject to the appropriate companies transfer conditions.



Central heating is provided by a gas fired boiler situated in the Lower Ground Floor En-Suite and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars.



The windows are generally of painted timber frames.



The property is to be sold Freehold with vacant possession.


Council Tax

We are advised by the Valuation Office that the property is currently within Council Tax Band E. The amount payable under tax band E for the year 2023/2024 is £2,563.73.



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Agent Notes

Kent Estate Agencies gives notice for themselves and for the sellers of the property, whose agents they are that any floor plans, plans or mapping and measurements are approximate quoted in metric with imperial equivalents. All are for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The measurements are provided in accordance with the R.I.C.S. Code of Measuring Practice 6th edition. <br />We have not carried out a structural survey and the services, appliances and specific fittings have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Prospective purchasers or lessees should seek their own professional advice. Kent Estate Agencies retain the copyright in all advertising material used to market this property. <br />No person in the employment of Kent Estate Agencies has any authority to make any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property. Purchase prices, rents or other prices quoted are correct at the date of publication and, unless otherwise stated, exclusive of VAT. <br />For a free valuation of your property contact the number on this brochure. Printed 8th February 2024

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