The Gables, Woodland Road, Lyminge, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8EP

Price £875,000

4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in The Gables, Woodland Road, Lyminge, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8EP

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This impressive early Edwardian village residence is a real gem. It is one of the more prominent and taller houses in Lyminge and was believed to once belong to the local school master. From the in-and-out driveway you gain your first impressions of the fascinating exterior with its conservatory style porch, arched sash windows, interesting roof lines and large chimney stack giving promise of an equally charming interior. This promise is fulfilled from the moment you see the terracotta patterns each side of the large inner front door with its arched stained glass skylight. Once across the threshold the very large light and airy reception hall will take your breath away when you see the expanse of Pugin style floor tiling, ornate coving, moulded ceiling and a veritable wall of original stained glass windows. Throughout the rest of the property you will find a number of other original features including very high ceilings, deep skirtings, ornate architraves, sash windows, wood flooring, stripped pine doors, picture and dado rails as well as period fireplaces.

There is a large formal dining room with a cast iron fireplace and wood burner that is ideal for those special dinner parties and family celebrations. However it also includes floor to ceiling book shelves so would make an excellent library and somewhere to sit and have a quiet read. The bright sitting room has wood flooring, a real fire with a pine surround and an arch to a charming bay bringing in plenty of natural light. There are french doors to the conservatory that overlooks the lovely garden and gets the sun most of the day. It has access to the terrace and makes an ideal additional seating area. The good sized square country style kitchen/breakfast room has space for an electric Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher and a large walk in pantry as well as space for a family size table and chairs. There is also a utility room and a shower room on the ground floor.

The original wide staircase is another great feature with an impressive stained glass window on the half landing that also includes a cloakroom and is large enough to be used as a study area. Off the main landing there is a family bathroom and four double bedrooms including one that leads down steps to a ‘secret’ room that makes a great study and has access to a large boarded loft storage area. The main bedroom is a mirror image of the sitting room below so is also very light and bright with a charming bay window area as well as an en-suite bathroom.

Outside the garden backs on to fields and offers stunning rural views. There are plenty of other delights including a heated swimming pool with a pool house, a surrounding patio and a circular stone feature. There is also a workshop and sun room as well as a wooded area that is ideal for the kids to enjoy a game of ‘hide and seek,’ and for anyone who wants to develop the ‘good life’ there is a chicken house and run and a vegetable patch.

“We bought this large Edwardian house when we decided to move out of London with our young family as we thought it would make a wonderful family home – and it has proved to be a lovely place to bring up our children and it has been great to have access to high quality primary and grammar schools. The house has also been ideal for entertaining but as the family have grown up we have decided it is time to downsize and enjoy a new phase in our lives.

Lyminge is a very friendly village and there are a number of regular activities in the village including an active bowls club and judo as well as an outdoor gym, a playground, skate park and tennis courts. The Coach and Horses pub is within walking distance and there is also a convenience store, post office and newsagent, library, pharmacy, Chinese and Indian restaurants, a hairdresser, two doctors’ surgeries and a vet as well as a bus that goes to Canterbury and Folkestone so is very useful for children going to secondary school. The beautiful village of Elham is only about five minutes away with its good pubs, coffee shop and restaurants and it is not far to Folkestone for the seaside and the Continent or Canterbury with its UNESCO site historic buildings, high street stores, individual shops, theatres, excellent eateries and three universities.

The Lyminge primary school is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage and Behaviour and Safety have been judged ‘Outstanding’ and there are excellent grammar schools in Canterbury, Dover and Folkestone and first class private schools in Canterbury, Dover and Ashford. If you enjoy a good walk with the dog or want to go for a cycle ride there are Lyminge and Sibton parks and an extensive network of footpaths around the village or you can roam through the 440 acres of Lyminge Forest to experience a rich diversity of wildlife either on foot or on horseback. For those who like the sound of leather on willow the nearby Sibton Park cricket club might beckon for a game, while for golfing enthusiasts there is the Etchinghill Golf course and country club on the outskirts of the village and the Roundwood Hall Golf Club along Stone Street.

There is good road and rail access with the M20 for the Channel Tunnel and London not far away and Canterbury is within easy reach as is the charming Cinque port town of Hythe if you want a day on the beach. Commuters can be whisked to London from Folkestone West station on the high speed rail in under an hour or you can drive to Ashford and be in London in 36 minutes from the International station”.

Property Features

  • A delightful early Edwardian detached home
  • Garage and in & out driveway
  • Beautiful and spacious mature rear garden
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool and sun room
  • Many fabulous original period features throughout
  • Four bedrooms, a study and en-suite to main bedroom

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