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Chesters, Chilham

  • 6 Bed
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Receptions

A handsome and traditionally styled detached property, set within 0.53 acres of secluded grounds in a rural, yet highly sought after…

Key features

  • A Substantial Detached Period Property
  • Creatively Extended & Beautifully Configured
  • Six Double Bedrooms & Four Bathrooms
  • Over 3400 Sq.Ft Of Versatile Accommodation
  • Vaulted Ceilings & Extensive Glazing
  • Creative Architecture & Fine Craftmanship
  • Set Within Half An Acre Of Natural Gardens
  • Splendid Views Over Rolling Countryside
  • Situated In Chilham Village Close To Canterbury

Full property description

A handsome and traditionally styled detached property, set within 0.53 acres of secluded grounds in a rural, yet highly sought after village location close the Cathedral City Of Canterbury.

We believe that Chesters dates back to the early 1920s and still has many attractive period features, however, it has been significantly extended and improved in recent years and now offers over 3400 sq. ft of beautifully appointed accommodation, ideal for modern family living.

The architecture and fine craftsmanship is evident throughout, and blends beautifully with the original building. Every effort has been made to frame the stunning views from the property, with many rooms dual aspect. The light and energy is exceptional with extensive glazing and many double glazed french doors facing out to the southerly aspects of the garden.

An oak framed vestibule has entrance into a convenient utility room, or directly into a welcoming entrance hall, with beautiful wood flooring, cloak room with shower and stairs to the first floor.

To the right of the entrance hall is a spacious study with bespoke shelving and cabinets, whilst beyond this, there is a charming dual aspect sitting room with wood burning stove and two sets of French doors leading out onto the patio.

To the rear of the house, there is a spectacular open plan kitchen/dining/family room which forms part of the extension added in 2015. The kitchen area has been fitted with an extensive range of modern styled wall and floor units, set around rich granite work surfaces, integrated appliances, electric stove, and a Butler sink. The family area has a stunning vaulted ceiling, with oak beams and an exposed brick, this leads to a split-level area ideal for relaxing overlooking the garden.

On the first floor, a large central landing which has been configured as a reading nook, leads to five generously proportioned bedrooms and the main family bathroom.

The main bedroom is a magnificent room, over 20ft long with a dual aspect floor to ceiling glass windows, vaulted ceiling and a beautifully appointed ensuite bathroom with free standing bathtub.

The sixth bedroom is on the second floor and ideal for a teenager wanting a little more independence and privacy.


Chesters occupies a generous 0.53 acre plot of secluded grounds which overlooks rolling countryside and enjoys all day sunshine.

The patio area surrounds the main living areas, and the French doors can be opened up allowing the outside to feel part of the house.

The patio spills out onto a vast lawn area that is bordered by mature trees and established shrubs.

There is a 17ft studio set in shaded area, ideal as a home office or art studio/hobby room along with an under croft storage perfect for keeping lawnmowers and other gardening tools.

To the front of the property there is a gravelled driveway suitable for several cars.


Mountain Street is a quiet little road, situated just off the picturesque village square in the hugely sought-after village of Chilham. Chilham is an historic and quintessentially English village on the outskirts of Canterbury and is set in the attractive valley of the River Stour. It is bounded on the north, south and west by the North Downs offering fantastic walks through the countryside. In the heart of the village, there is a beautiful fifteenth century market square with some exquisite period buildings, including The White Horse pub, traditional village tea rooms and a gift shop.

The village is also served by a post office, a primary school, The Woolpack public house, a railway station, a childrens playground, the village hall a tennis club and a sports centre. The village is also home to Chilham Castle and the 15th century Church of St Mary, which is reputed to have Thomas Beckett buried within the churchyard.

The nearby Cathedral city of Canterbury (7 miles) and the market town of Ashford (9 miles) offer a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational amenities, including a selection of both private and state grammar schools. Both have mainline railway stations which connect with London Victoria and London St Pancras, with a fast service running from Ashford International station to London St Pancras in just 37 minutes.

The area is very well served by road connections, with the A2/M2 (4 miles) and the M20 (from Ashford). The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone (24 miles) provides a regular shuttle service to the Continent, whilst the Port of Dover (22 miles) also provides regular ferry crossings to the Continent.

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements, floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.

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