Sat amidst a lovely plot, this home feels right, comfortable, relaxing and balanced.
More than twenty years ago work brought the owners to this quiet village. what they found was a bungalow that has made a fabulous home and a rural community that makes living here a real pleasure.
Known to some as Preston-next-Wingham this village sits amidst delightful Kentish countryside and is wonderfully positioned to put you within reach of charming places such as the cathedral city of Canterbury, Historic Sandwich on the coastline and numerous pretty villages.
The three bedroom bungalow you see today has been altered from what it once was. A lovely extension has created a delightful living and dining room, split level, with a striking vaulted ceiling that makes a real feature of the room. The wood burning stove creates a striking centre point and provides a glow that evokes rural life. Sitting on a large plot means that the outside space still feels huge and you struggle to see that the bungalow has been enlarged, it all seems to fit proportionately very nicely.
For those who like some space around them, this is somewhere you will feel very comfortable with. The plot must be close to one third of an acre and wraps beautifully around the home. Mainly lawn, there are fruit trees to admire, a prodigious rhubarb and scope for fans of Gardeners World to unleash their inner Monty Don.
Internally the accommodation includes three bedrooms and surprisingly, yet extremely conveniently, the bungalow has a bathroom and a separate shower room, wonderful for a family and for when guests visit. The kitchen opens into the garden room, a space that has so much potential and we wonder how the new owners will utilise this space. It can be anything from somewhere to sit and have breakfast through to a utility room and planting room. There is a detached garage with store room behind and the drive takes numerous vehicles.
The village is growing, it has retained a village shop, a local butcher, a credit to it when so many have disappeared from rural communities. There is a primary school and superb playing field by the village hall. New homes being built bring fresh faces to the area and ensure the village will stay vibrant for the future. The pub and garden centre will benefit and for those moving into this bungalow it means you will be an integral part of the village and not out on a limb. Where once the owner worked will become another community space for the village so the surroundings seem to be improving more than ever imagined.
Wherever your work and life takes you, one thing is certain, driving to and from the village through the seasons will captivate you, some delightful countryside, wildlife and country lanes all add to the pleasure of being here. Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is close by, a delight for countryside lovers.
Canterbury, that iconic city is less than ten miles and Westwood Cross, the popular shopping centre near Broadstairs is less than eleven miles.Get in touch if you like this home.