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.

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - HOMESNEWS - By ven­dor Jean Ken­sit

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.

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