Pear Tree Cottage, The Lane, Guston, Dover, Kent, CT15 5ER

Price £650,000

4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Pear Tree Cottage, The Lane, Guston, Dover, Kent, CT15 5ER

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If your dream is a chocolate box cottage overlooking the Kent countryside and surrounded by fields, then Pear Tree Cottage should come top of your list. This delightful Grade II listed cottage with its origins at the latest in the 16th century, or maybe even earlier, nestles in the midst of gardens framed by impressive trees in the rural hamlet of Guston, near Dover. As you turn into the gravel driveway and see the black and white exterior with its new Kent peg tiled roof and multi-pane casement windows you will be excited to find out what lies beyond the period front door and you won’t be disappointed. There are plenty of characterful features including exposed beams, wood doors with wrought iron fittings and delightful fireplaces.


There is a surprisingly light and spacious hall with a staircase to the first floor and exposed ceiling beams, a cloakroom and an area large enough to be a study. A very useful study or snug can be found in an extension featuring the original outer brick wall interspersed with original beams, while on the other side of the hall is the adorable cosy sitting room that is everything you imagine in a 16th century cottage. It also has a small alcove, which is ideal for bookshelves or even a small computer desk as well as access to the cellar. It has a large inglenook fireplace with an ornate metal hood and log burning stove as well as exposed beams but is quite light as it includes double aspect windows. Friends and family will be delighted to sit down to a meal in the lovely dining room with its wall and ceiling beams and a brick fireplace.


For anyone who enjoys cooking the modern kitchen/breakfast room is a delight. This well-proportioned room with attractive slate flooring incorporates plenty of glossy white storage units, a large contemporary range cooker, a double integrated fridge and space for a dishwasher as well as room for a good sized table and chairs. There is also a log burner with a brick, a stable door to the terrace and steps down to a shower room and a utility room.


Off the galleried landing on the first floor there is a family bathroom with a corner bath, a double glazed casement window and a large storage cupboard and four bedrooms including a double with built in wardrobes, a vaulted ceiling and casement windows. Another double that includes a Velux style window and double aspect and access to another double bedroom with a charming small sliding window and built in wardrobes. This leads through a low door to another bedroom with a large chimney breast and exposed beams. Two of these bedrooms can also be accessed via a secondary staircase that leads from the dining room.


Outside the gardens are divided into different areas. At the front of the property there is a cottage garden approached under a pergola that includes a brick path leading to a quiet seating area and a gravel driveway leading to the double garage. The central part of the rear garden is charming with its sheltered Indian sandstone terrace where you can enjoy the sunshine and eat al fresco. This is bordered by a dwarf retaining wall and a lawn surrounded by a delightful semi-circular wall and shrub borders as well as a summerhouse with decking. Another part of the garden includes vegetable beds, a fruit cage, a greenhouse and garden sheds with the remaining areas left as woodland for the enjoyment of the local wildlife as well as secret pathways where children can wander through their own private jungle and play hide and seek.

“We fell in love with this cottage the moment we saw it and it has been a wonderful home over the past 12 years. During that time we have enjoyed refurbished it with a new roof, cast iron guttering and creating the terrace. We have particularly enjoyed researching the history of the property, gathering information as far back as 500 years. However it is now time to downsize and move nearer to family. It is very quiet and peaceful, and only a few minutes’ walk away from a lovely traditional pub and 1000 year old church. We are not far from Dover for trips to the Continent and the A2 for Canterbury and London. While Dover Priory station is only three miles away and from there the fast train will take you to St Pancras in just over an hour.


There are excellent grammar and private schools nearby as well as the very popular Guston C of E school. The cottage is not far from the expanding village of Whitfield that includes a primary school, hairdresser, doctor’s surgery and a vet as well as a post office, a pub, a garage and the Ramada hotel. There is also a village hall that offers a number of activities and you have access to a Tescos superstore and a number of other large, retail outlets that are very close by, while Dover town centre includes a number of individual shops, bars and restaurants. Motoring enthusiasts can enjoy racing at Lydden circuit and sailors can join the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, while golfers have a variety of choices from the Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club or Broome Park to the Championship courses at Sandwich and Deal.


We have spent many a fond memory in the beautiful garden, from planting new flowers to sitting back and appreciating the wonderful wildlife. It has also been a wonderful spot to entertain friends and family on the cosy winter nights. Our own winter wonderland.”



Property Features

  • A delightful Grade II listed country cottage
  • Characterful features throughout including exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces
  • Modern kitchen/breakfast room with slate floor
  • Flexible accommodation including a study/snug
  • Gardens including a sandstone terrace, lawns and woodland
  • Driveway and double garage





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