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For Sale - Church Hill, Hythe, CT21 - £475,000

Front, Church Hill, Hythe, CT21

SITUATION
Forming part of the desirable conservation area on Hythe's picturesque lower hillside, lined with hollyhocks throughout the summer and leading straight down the hill to the town centre, Church Hill leads onto "Great Conduit Street" (Hythe's shortest road) and directly into the bustling High Street, with its range of interesting shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, together with 4 supermarkets (including Waitrose, Sainsburys and Aldi), doctors' surgeries, etc. Schools are also excellent with Hythe Bay C of E Primary, Saltwood C of E Primary, St Augustines Catholic Primary & Brockhill Park Performing Arts College all being accessible. There are also two highly regarded Grammar Schools in Folkestone with a regular bus service providing access to both. The attractive, unspoilt seafront and picturesque Royal Military Canal are a short walk away together with a variety of sports and leisure facilities, including 2 golf courses, swimming pool, cricket, squash, bowls and lawn tennis clubs together with the Hotel Imperial Leisure Centre.

The area is fortunate in having particularly good communications with a main line railway station in Saltwood (Sandling - 2 miles) and access to the M20 (Junction 11 - 4 miles). The High Speed Link rail service to Stratford and St Pancras is available from Folkestone West (5 miles) and Ashford International (10 miles), with journey times of 53 and 37 minutes respectively. Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels also depart from the latter. The Channel Tunnel Terminal is just over 3 miles away and the ferry port of Dover 12 miles away. (All distances are approximate.)

DESCRIPTION
Church Hill Cottage is a charming period style property which sits well with its Georgian, Victorian and Medieval neighbours on this particularly pretty stretch of Church Hill. The house has been thoughtfully designed to provide particularly comfortable accommodation with each of the principal rooms enjoying a southerly aspect with pleasing roof top views over the town with the sea in the distance. The accommodation comprises a welcoming entrance hall leading to the triple aspect sitting room with an archway to the separate dining room. From here French doors lead to the garden. the kitchen, which is to the rear of the house, has a door leading to the courtyard garden. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor. The first floor comprises three bedrooms and a bathroom. The house is approached via a flight of flag stone steps with wrought iron balustrade and is set behind high brick and stone walls which lens a great deal of privacy to the gardens. To the rear of the house is a walled courtyard garden with clever topiary against the walls and to the front, the south facing garden is tiered and has been thoughtfully planted creating a beautiful setting for alfresco entertaining. There is also the surprising but valuable asset of a garage situated in Bartholomew Street, opposite the foot of the hill.

Whilst the property appears to have been lovingly maintained for its owners, it is fair to say that it would now benefit from some general updating. It is considered well worthy of any expenditure required, is priced accordingly and provides an opportunity to create a beautiful home of charm and character, tailored to suit the purchasers own tastes and requirements.

For room sizes please refer to the floor plan.