Herne Bay Road, Sturry, Canterbury

4 bedroom house


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Are you looking for a detached home with beautiful, extensive gardens for the children to enjoy? Do you dream of a spacious home with plenty of space for friends and family alike? Would the potential to supplement your income thanks to the self contained studio apartment over the double garage sound appealing to you?

From the first moment you see Ranscombe House in its true glory, you will not fail to be impressed. The external façade is imposing with double glazed sash windows that pay homage to the period style of this fabulous home. Park your car on the driveway in front of the gates which can be opened to allow for more vehicles if you have older children with cars or guests to entertain. The neat front lawn envelops the pathway which leads you to the front door. Turn the key in the lock and let the weight of the world lift from your shoulders.

As you enter the spacious entrance hall, you will note the immediate light and airy feel of this property which welcomes you in. To the left, there is a spacious reception room which could be a home office, play room or work room, whatever suits your needs best. Push open the stunning stain glass door to the right and explore the expansive living/dining room. The log burner is a focal point to the living area which adds a cosy feel to this very open space. Imagine snuggling in with your loved ones on a cold winters night, the fire roaring, a glass of wine and a good film. Heavenly. The dining area sits beyond this, with a large table and chairs that demonstrates the scope of this area with plenty of space to host the largest of gatherings. Double doors lead out to the conservatory with the lush green grass of the garden visible through the windows.

The kitchen is an illustrious deep blue with light granite work tops and is open to the dining area allowing you to be sociable as you prepare food. There is a glorious kitchen island which is finished with white units to contrast with the distinguished dark blue, which is highlighted by the dual aspect windows that allow the light to flood through and illuminate this space. Just exquisite. The kitchen has an eye level double oven, integrated fridge and wine fridge which deserves to be stocked up all year round! There are plenty of storage drawers and cupboards plus wooden shelving that confirms the attention to the finishing details that makes this home so impressive. The utility room is easily accessed via the rear hall next to the kitchen and is home to the Worcester boiler and noisier white goods like the washing machine. There is a further pantry area within the utility which allows you to hide away any clutter keeping the main heart of the home pristine and well kept. The handy ground floor shower room offers a cloakroom for visitors as well as a place to rinse off after long walks in the surrounding countryside, so convenient. The rear door leads you out to the extended driving area, opposite the spacious double garage. This has ample space for vehicles and has a self contained studio apartment above it, making this an ideal annexe option or rental opportunity if you wish to supplement your income. To see the virtual tour of the studio apartment, please contact Regal Estates.

The first floor of the main house is home to the sleeping quarters with some true surprises that need to be seen to be truly appreciated. There are two fantastic double bedrooms to the front of the property, one with mirrored sliding wardrobes and the other with dual aspect windows. Both have beautiful views out over fields. The family bathroom is an opulent space with his and hers sinks that compliment the era of this home and a gorgeous roll top bath. The fourth bedroom has been transformed into every little girls dream with fantastic built in furniture that provides a mezzanine level for playing with a built in ladder to access it. Simply wonderful!

To access the main bedroom you must pass through two doors that take you away from the rest of the property and give you a real 'Alice in Wonderland' feeling. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the French doors that take you out onto a private balcony with views over the gorgeous green sea of garden and beyond. You have panoramic views of the rolling countryside beyond the gardens and an external space of your own to soak it in. This room has a modern en suite shower room and a kitchen area, creating an apartment feel to allow you to utilise this as a further business opportunity. The balcony has beautiful external steps that lead down to the garden which also means that this room has its own entrance point without passing through the main home. This master room is ideal for people who wish to have their own private space away from the rest of the home, for blending a family, older children perhaps or as a potential Air BnB opportunity. Perfect!

The gardens of this property are a real delight with a raised summer house with seating areas to enjoy in the summer months. The pagoda that sits to the centre of the garden is another lovely feature that is sure to be a talking point while eating al-fresco. There is a large shed and a play house too, perfect for the little ones. This garden has an abundance of plants and flowers with lush green lawns that will make you the envy of your friends, all bathed in sunlight for the duration of the day. Stunning.

If home is where the heart is, then Ranscombe House will make your heart race as you make everlasting memories with your growing family in this spacious home. It has everything you could want and more yet is within easy reach of both the coast, countryside and city of Canterbury.

Call us now to see this spectacular property for yourself, it is not one to miss!

Entrance Hall

Study - 14'6 x 8'4 widening to 12'1

Living/Dining Room - 34'9 x 12'1

Kitchen - 15 x 11'1

Utility Room - 8'5 x 5'

Shower Room

First Floor

Master Bedroom - 28'7 at widest x 10'9

En Suite Shower Room

Bedroom Two - 13'11 x 11'11

Bedroom Three - 12'7 x 9'1

Bedroom Four - 9'2 x 8'3

Bathroom - 9'4 x 9'2


Double Garage - 19'10 x 19'10

Self Contained Studio Apartment - 15'5 x 12' 7

En Suite Shower Room

Front Garden


Rear Garden - 200 ft x 150 ft approx

Note 1. Please note the the second reception is not included in the virtual tour nor photographed. It will be available when visiting the property to view.
Note 2. To view the virtual tour for the studio apartment, please contact Regal Estates.
Note 3. Please note that this property is not on mains gas. LPG tank located behind the double garage. Vendor currently pays approx £90 pcm.
Note 4. Council tax Band E.

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