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Elegant Edwardian house in Kent

This Edwardian country house has light, well-proportioned rooms and classic accommodation in an elevated position near Canterbury

Built in 1901, The Red House is a classic Edwardian country house near Canterbury in Kent, sitting in eight acres of gardens and grounds. The property has classic proportions and inside the principal rooms all have fascinating period features including oak-stripped floors, period fireplaces, deep skirtings and ornate cornices, and enjoy views across the formal gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room adjoins the old nursery (now a secondary kitchen) and also includes the butler’s pantry, boot room and larder in its complex.

The ornate oak staircase rises in three flights to the principal bedroom suite, which has a double aspect, and the upper floors have five further double bedrooms all with fireplaces, together with a family bathroom.

Accommodation in total comprises: entrance porch, drawing room and sitting room, dining room and study kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, nursery, Butler’s pantry, boot room, two cloakrooms and cellars, principal bedroom suite and five further bedrooms and family bathroom.

Outside, the property has eight acres which comprise formal sweeping lawns, magnificent mature trees and colourful herbaceous borders. A paddock and orchard lie to the south, while a generous area of woodland is to be found to the north. Four stables and a tack room are in good condition.

The Red House sits on the outskirts of the village of Petham which has a primary school, a village hall and a church. Canterbury is just over three miles and direct trains to London are within easy reach.

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The guide price is £1.575m. For further information please contact Chesterton Humberts on 01227 452 780 or visit

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