Property Details


Sold STC - Church Hill, Hythe, CT21 - £450,000

Front, Church Hill, Hythe, CT21

Forming part of the desirable conservation area on Hythe's picturesque lower hillside, lined with hollyhocks throughout the summer and leads 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.)

"Carbery" is an attractive detached house which is situated on Hythe's picturesque hillside with delightful views to the front over the churchyard and St Leonards Church and to the rear over the town and towards the sea.

The house bears a plaque stating that Elizabeth Bowen, renowned authoress and friend of Virginia Wolfe, lived at the property between 1965 & 1973. Having been born in Ireland, Bowen eventually settled in Hythe and lived out her latter years happily in Carbery.

The smartly presented accommodation comprises a cloakroom, well fitted kitchen to the front and bright, airy sitting/dining room to the rear on the ground floor. The first floor incorporates two lovely double bedrooms, both with delightful views, bathroom and access to a useful partially boarded loft.

The delightfully secluded garden is a particularly attractive feature of the property with beautifully planted borders and enjoys a south westerly aspect with views over the town and to the sea from the terrace with the benefit of an electric awning and outside lights. Unusually for this location the house also enjoys the added benefit of a garage and space to park a car, positioned at the end of the garden.

For room sizes please refer to the floor plan.