Property Details


For Sale - Church Hill, Hythe, CT21 - £695,000

Front, Church Hill, Hythe, CT21

Overbury is a true hidden gem situated in the heart of Hythe, nestled on the picturesque lower hillside on a pretty lane lined with hollyhocks throughout the summer months. This enchanting Grade II Listed property is set behind a high ragstone wall affording a great deal of privacy to the house. A gate set within the wall opens to the delightfully secluded, south facing cottage garden, the perfect vantage point from which to appreciate the handsome double fronted ragstone facade with a later addition to the east side, pretty central porch and a beautiful Marston & Langinger conservatory.

The house, which dates to the 1800's, exudes charm and character with a wealth of original features throughout including joinery, fireplaces and other architectural details. The attractively presented accommodation, which of particularly comfortable proportions, comprises a welcoming entrance porch opening to the charming sitting room with its cosy woodburning stove. Beyond this to the west side of the house is the atmospheric dining room and to the east side, the beautifully equipped kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, bespoke cabinetry and a stable door opening to the conservatory which successfully unites the house with the garden. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, both enjoying views over Hythe and of the sea and a generously sized bathroom. The second floor comprises two further double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and both enjoying views to the sea. Unusually, there is the added benefit of a cellar with an original well, a space utilised by the current owners as a utility room.

The garden is truly a delight having been lovingly created by the current owners to provide a tranquil environment planted for year-round interest and incorporating a generous south facing terrace, the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the garden and the views. Overbury also benefits from a garage, which, whilst detached from the house, is just moments away, a rare commodity to be found in this central Hythe environment.

For room sizes please refer to the floorplan.

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. The Channel Tunnel Terminal is just over 3 miles away and the ferry port of Dover 12 miles away. (All distances are approximate.)