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Highstead, Canterbury, CT3 4LX  |  £840,000

Key Points

  • Detached Period Home Surrounded By Countryside
  • Secluded Southerly Aspect Plot (1/3 Of An Acre)
  • Two Principal Reception Rooms
  • Impressive Conservatory
  • Downstairs Shower Room & Utility Room
  • Incredible Rural Views
  • Four Double Bedrooms (Master En-Suite)
  • Beautiful Gardens Encompassing The Property
  • Large Driveway With A Detached Double Garage
  • Highly Desirable Semi-Rural Location

Property Information

'The Gables' is an attractive period home which dates to around 1903 and situated within an idyllic semi-rural location, surrounded by picturesque countryside with the most stunning views.
Occupying a generous plot of 1/3 of an acre, the original cottage has been superbly restored and sensitively extended to create a four bedroom home which is situated in the conservation area of Highstead, Chislet.
The generous ground floor flows superbly with two principal reception rooms and a large kitchen/diner which is open plan with the sitting room. The family room leads through to an impressive conservatory with a pleasant outlook of the rear garden, whilst a very handy utility room and downstairs shower room concludes ground floor.
Stairs rise to the first floor which has an exceptionally bright landing area with windows to one end and a skylight to the other. The Master Bedroom is a good size room with east-facing windows, fantastic floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and large an en-suite shower room. Bedroom Two is a good size double room with west-facing windows and lovely views of the garden and countryside beyond. Bedroom Three is another dual-aspect double room with very pretty views to the front of the house and excellent built-in floor to ceiling wardrobe cupboards. Bedroom Four is a double room and is double aspect to the side and front. The first floor accommodation is completed by the family bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
Moving outside, beautiful established gardens encompass the property with various areas to enjoy the sunshine thanks to its southerly aspect. A sweeping gravelled driveway provides extensive off-road parking and leads to a large detached double garage with pitched roof and power.
'The Gables' offers an enviable country lifestyle yet is within just a few minutes drive of a Sainsburys Superstore and the coastal town of Herne Bay just a few minutes thereafter.

The Gables forms part of Highstead which is situated within the Parish of Chislet, and on the outskirts of sought after villages of Herne and Broomfield. The property is situated within catchment area for Chislet C.O.E Primary School which just 1.5 miles way. Herne C.O.E Junior school is also 2.2 miles away. Beautiful country walks are enjoyed literally on the door step with the benefit of a local orchard proving to be popular. The fast 'up-and-coming' seaside town of Herne Bay is just 3 miles away with its ever-popular seafront, enviable coastal walks and cycle paths. The Cathedral City of Canterbury with its extensive leisure and shopping facilities is just 7 miles away and the trendy harbour town of Whitstable is just 8 miles away. The mainline railway stations offer fast and frequent services to London Victoria (approximately 88mins from Herne Bay) and high speed links from to London St Pancras (approximately 86 mins from Herne Bay). Excellent road links are nearby via the A299 and M2 providing direct routes to London.


Non-Approved Property Details


Entrance Hall

Double glazed composite front entrance door. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Under stairs storage cupboard. Power points. Balustrade staircase leading to first floor.


Sitting Room 14' 0 x 12' 3 (4.27m x 3.74m )

Feature fireplace housing multi-fuel burning stove. Coved ceiling. Window to front overlooking front garden. Radiator. Power points.


Family Room 14' 0 x 12' 5 (4.27m x 3.79m )

Coved ceiling. Window to front overlooking front garden. Radiator. Power points.


Conservatory 12' 1 x 11' 3 (3.69m x 3.43m )

Windows to side and rear overlooking garden grounds. Power points. Radiator. French doors to rear garden. Polished porcelain tiled flooring.


Kitchen/Diner 21' 0 x 13' 8 (6.41m x 4.17m )

The kitchen is planned with a matching range of wall and base units arranged on three walls. Inset stainless steel 1 1/2 bowl sink unit. Work surfaces. Electric 'Range Master' cooker. Plumbing for dishwasher. Windows to side and rear overlooking garden grounds. Power points. Two radiators. LED downlighters. French doors providing access to side garden.


Utility Room 7' 9 x 9' 2 (2.37m x 2.8m )

Range of matching wall and base units. Stainless sink unit. Work surfaces. Power points. Radiator. Window to side overlooking garden grounds. Wall mounted oil boiler. LED downlighters. Tiled flooring. Door to rear garden.


Downstairs Shower Room 9' 2 x 5' 6 (2.8m x 1.68m )

Suite in white comprising fully tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Tiled walls. Frosted window to side. LED downlighters. Extractor fan. Tiled flooring.



Window to front. Access to insulated loft. Radiator. Power points. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.


Master Bedroom 12' 4 x 11' 5 Plus Built In Wardrobes (3.76m x 3.48m )

Window to side overlooking rear garden. Range of wall to wall ceiling height built-in wardrobe cupboards. Radiator. Power points. Door to en-suite.


En-Suite 9' 7 x 6' 1 (2.93m x 1.86m )

Suite in white comprising separate fully tiled double shower and close coupled WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Window to rear. LED downlighters. Tiled flooring. Extractor fan. Shaver point.


Bedroom Three 13' 8 x 11' 2 (4.17m x 3.41m )

Window to side overlooking garden grounds and field. Radiator. Power points.


Bedroom Two 14' 0 x 12' 5 (4.27m x 3.79m )

Windows to front and side overlooking garden grounds and fields. Built-in double wardrobe cupboards. Radiator. Power points.


Bedroom Four 12' 5 x 8' 7 (3.79m x 2.62m )

Windows to front and side overlooking garden grounds and fields. Radiator. Power points.


Bathroom 8' 11 x 4' 11 (2.72m x 1.5m )

Suite in white comprising panelled bath with separate shower unit over bath and close coupled WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Frosted window to side. Extractor fan. Shaver point.


Detached Double Garage 21' 6 x 19' 1 (6.56m x 5.82m )

Detached brick built garage with a pitched roof and storage above. Power points and light. Windows to side.


Summer House 12' 4 x 9' 0 (3.76m x 2.75m )

Windows to side overlooking the rear garden. Power points.


Total Plot Size

0.3 acres


Main Services

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



Central heating is provided by an oil fired boiler situated in the kitchen and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars.



The windows are generally of UPVC double glazed sealed units.



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 F. The amount payable under tax band F for the year 2024/2025 is £3,235.02.



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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.

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