Occupying a much sought after location on the edge of the pretty Kent village of Shorne is Chart House, a very attractive four-bedroom family home that was beautifully remodelled and refurbished just ten years ago. Read more
Occupying a much sought after location on the edge of the pretty Kent village of Shorne is Chart House, a very attractive four-bedroom family home that was beautifully remodelled and refurbished just ten years ago. My mother and father bought this lovely piece of land back in 1965 and then proceeded to design and build our family home, and I must say it was a very happy home. The location is absolutely superb, very leafy and green, however everything you might want or need is just a stone’s throw away in places such as Rochester and Gravesend, and the Blue Water Shopping Centre is only fifteen minutes away by car.
The original house was a very typical 1960s build and around ten years ago my mother decided it needed a bit of a facelift so that original property was essentially stripped down to ground level and a new house was built. It has been designed to fit beautifully with its semirural surroundings using a mix of red brick and hung tiles, and we went that extra mile and added handmade solid oak window frames and doors. Inside it has a traditional layout and lovely features such as a beautiful stone fireplace in the living room and African teak herringbone parquet flooring – reclaimed from the original house – which combine to add real character. An awful lot of thought went into both the design and build and no expense was spared, and I’d say the overall quality is something that’s very clear to see.
The house sits on a really good-size plot so benefits from having a superb amount of outside space. The garden wraps around three sides and is mainly laid to law, and there’s also a large and nicely sheltered brick-paved patio just outside the kitchen, which is ideal for BBQs and summer entertaining. I’d say that the garden is very family friendly, but there’s definitely scope to enhance it further with the addition of more plants – I’ve always thought the house would look particularly lovely festooned with wisteria.
Seller Insight Favourite room: The living room is a very special room. It has a huge bay window overlooking the garden, a rather handsome stone fireplace with a wood burning stove that kicks out lots of heat, and it also features the beautiful teak parquet flooring. It’s a lovely room and one that has such a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: Bowesden Lane is one of the most desirable addresses in the area, and rightly so. It’s a dead end so there’s hardly any passing traffic and therefore it’s always very peaceful down there, and the outlook is incredibly leafy and green; the village is just a short walk away and there you can find a couple of cosy pubs and a shop, and for everything else you can head to Gravesend, Rochester or the Blue Water Shopping Centre.
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): The house is just lovely as it is, but there’s definitely scope to add extra accommodation. The lofts is absolutely huge so could be converted into an extra bedroom or a children’s playroom, and there’s also a large loft space above the garage, which is ripe for conversion. What they’ll miss most / why they are leaving: My parents came here almost fifty-five years ago, when I was just three years old, so it’s a place that holds a lot of very fond memories. However it’s now time for a new family to fill it and enjoy living here, and I’ve absolutely no doubt that they will.
Location Shorne is a picturesque village offering local shops, public houses, church and primary school. Adjacent to Shorne village there is Shorne Wood Country Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty designated a site of special scientific Interest for its wildlife value. The village is within easy reach of Gravesend and Medway town providing further excellent schooling. Convenient access to the M2 and M25 motorways linking to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London, Bluewater and the International railway station at Ebbsfleet offering a 17 minute link to London and the Channel Ports. The commuter is well served by a coach service running from the area to London, together with main line railway station at Sole Street and Higham on the Victoria and Cannon Street line respectively.
Directions From the A2 coast bound, take the Shorne / Cobham turning. At the T junction turn right onto Brewers Road. Upon entering Shorne Ridgeway turn right just prior to the See Ho Public House. Follow the road down where the property will be found on the left hand side.
Transport Information Higham Railway Station: 1.9 miles Sole Street Railway Station: 3 miles Ebbsfleet Eurostar International Station: 5.6 miles
All distances are approximate and calculated as the crow flies.
Education Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
Golf Clubs Rochester and Cobham Golf Club: 0.9 miles Southern Valley Golf Club: 1.7miles Redlibbets: 6.8 miles The London Golf Club: 7.6 miles
Health Clubs Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym: 2.4 miles Brands Hatch Thistle: 8.6 miles
Useful Information We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.
Council Tax We are informed this property is in council tax band H, you should verify this with Gravesham Borough Council.
Tenure The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details
Appliances/Services The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order.
Measurements All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.
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