Happy summers and cosy winters in family home
After nearly half a century in the same family, Georgian house The Green is finally on the market. found out more about this picture-perfect property in Selling.
With its striped lawns and neat flowerbeds, it’s easy to imagine spring and summer days stretching ahead at The Green.
The five-bedroom house is at Hogben’s Hill, a hamlet on the edge of the village of Selling, in countryside south east of Faversham.
Buyers will love the 23ft sitting room, with its arched fireplace, windows to three sides and french windows to the garden.
There’s also a study, with a small, blue-tiled fireplace.
The kitchen has modern units, with Corian worktops and opens directly to the dining room and utility. A back hallway leads to a downstairs cloakroom.
The five bedrooms are arranged around a central landing and have plenty of built-in storage. The family bathroom has a freestanding slipper bath with shower attachment. There is a separate shower room and a separate toilet.
The well maintained gardens have been landscaped in recent years and flower and shrub Address: The Green, Hogben’s Hill, Selling, near Faversham Price: £650,000 to £675,000 Agent: Fine & Country beds are an impressive sight. Owner Jean Kensit says: “While the children were small, the large garden was a space mainly reserved for them. However, once they flew the nest, it became a passion of mine and has been carefully landscaped to provide colour and interest throughout the year. It also provides a space for total relaxation, or to enjoy the variety of visiting wildlife.”
The gardens include a summerhouse, timber lodge and block-paved parking area.
Surrounding countryside is outstanding and there is friendly and active village community, with art, dance and judo classes.
The local primary school is highly regarded, while Faversham and Canterbury are great for shopping trips. The house, which was built around 1830, has many delightful and original Georgian characteristics. We came to live here in 1971 and, of course, added our own touches, but all with respect to the unique tradition of the house.
We added an extension shortly after coming to live, sourcing period materials, which blend in beautifully with the original character of the house.
It has been such a brilliant family home with lots of space for a busy family life and for our children and their friends to play safely and happily and space for them to enjoy their privacy.
It is a wonderful house for entertaining and we have enjoyed so many special occasions here, with Christmas always being exceptional.
When we extended the house, we created what has been a fabulous kitchen/dining/ family space, which is such a sociable and inviting area, ideal for family living, or relaxed meals with friends and family.
It has doors opening out on to the patio and into the garden, perfect for young children.