Property Details


For Sale - Church Hill, Hythe, CT21 - £415,000

Front, Church Hill, Hythe, CT21

Cantle Cottage is an enchanting Grade II Listed detached, period property which sits well with its Georgian, Victorian and Medieval neighbours on this particularly pretty stretch of Church Hill. The house has been in the ownership of the family for many years and whilst appearing to have been generally well maintained, it is fair to say that it does now require some general updating. It has many unique and charming attributes and offers the potential to create an exceptional home in this very special setting. There is also considerable scope to extend the property should additional space be required (subject to all necessary consents and approvals being obtained).

The property enjoys comfortable accommodation with the hallway opening into the pretty sitting room with its cosy open fire, beyond this is the dining area which opens onto the south garden and leads through to the bijou kitchen, rear hall and glazed porch which opens onto the garden to the north of the house. On the first floor is a very comfortable bedroom and a bathroom. From the bedroom a second staircase leads up to the second double bedroom.

The house enjoys delightful walled gardens to the south and to the north but also benefitting from a westerly aspect, they provide a charming environment for alfresco dining and entertaining.

For room sizes please refer to the floor plan.

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.)