12 bed detached house in Adisham, Canterbury

Bossington, Adisham, Canterbury, Kent


  • 12x Bedrooms
  • 10x Reception rooms
  • 6x bathrooms

Fine And Country Canterbury Branch
23 Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UA

01227 479317

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Key features

  • A beautifully presented grade II listed residence
  • 3.45 acre plot including gardens, grounds and paddock
  • Three bedroom self contained annexe/cottage
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool with vast dining/bbq area
  • Office wing with three offices, gym and store/changing rooms
  • Ideally located for the well renowned Kings school
  • En-suite
  • Double glazing
  • Ten receptions
  • Separate utility room
  • Off-Road Parking

What the owner says

“This amazing property was in a somewhat parlous state as it had previously been used as a nursing home for nearly 20 years. However the current owners decided they would bring it back to its former glory so that once again it would become a very special place and the results have been fantastic. It has been a wonderful home to live in and entertain friends and family but the sellers feel it is now time to pass the baton on to new owners who they hope will enjoy it as much as they have. The hamlet of Bossington is charming and the property is close to the village of Adisham which includes a primary school that is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and a railway station as well as a livery stables for anyone interested in horses. You are only a short distance from the friendly village of Bridge with its three pubs including two with very good restaurants as well as a variety of useful shops such as a baker, butcher, small supermarket, health centre, chemist and equestrian outlet plus a dentist, hairdressers and gift shop. There is also an Outstanding primary school in Bridge and excellent private and grammar schools in Dover and Canterbury plus two universities and a further education college.

This property is only a few miles from Canterbury with its UNESCO world heritage site historic buildings, high street stores and individual shops, theatres, bars and restaurants as well as two mainline stations and the high speed rail that will get you to London within an hour. Cricket

Property details

This magnificent Grade II Listed residence is surrounded by 3.45 acres of gardens, grounds and paddock. In 2005 a superb renovation and conservation project was undertaken to restore, extend and enhance the property to provide a truly luxurious home. As you sweep through the electronic wrought iron gates onto the long, tree lined driveway you glimpse the Flemish gables and mellow brick facade that gives the house such charm and character.

There is a Georgian staircase rising up from the welcoming entrance hall which leads to the sitting area with an archway to the main reception while the elegant dining room is the ideal place for formal entertaining. If you want a quiet read there is a good sized snug and the children can relax in the family area.

This property is built around a beautiful courtyard that you can view and access from the impressive dining hall with its large archway through to the contemporary country style kitchen incorporating a central island, range cooker, integrated appliances and access to the laundry room. For extra storage additional rooms are available on the lower ground floor including a wine cellar. There are three offices and a cloakroom as well as a games room, gym, changing rooms, a covered recreation/al fresco dining area and an outdoor barbecue and terrace surrounding the heated swimming pool.

The first floor has a family bathroom and five double bedrooms. These include two en suite guest rooms and the master with its own bathroom and large dressing room/additional bedroom. The second floor incorporates three bedrooms, living room, bathroom and kitchen so could make ideal staff quarters. Beyond the games room on the ground floor is a large annex with a kitchen, bathroom, lounge and three double bedrooms, two of which have en-suites.

Sweeping lawns surround the property interspersed with trees and shrubs together with flower borders, a walled kitchen garden, a 1.75 acre paddock and the gravel frontage providing off road parking.

The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may be it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures & fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only as are floor plans which are not to scale and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose.

Floor plans

Floor plans

Ground floor
Lower-Ground floor
Split Level First Floor & Annexe
Split Level Second Floor

Ground floor Room Dimensions

Split Level Ground Floor
Sitting Room 19'8 x 17'0 (6.00m x 5.19m)
Drawing Room 29'8 into bay x 18'1 (9.05m x 5.52m)
Games Room 28'5 x 13'6 (8.67m x 4.12m)
Snug 14'8 x 12'6 (4.47m x 3.81m)
Formal Dining Room 21'9 x 17'9 (6.63m x 5.41m)
Boot Room
Dining Hall 21'9 x 15'7 (6.63m x 4.75m)
Kitchen 26'8 x 17'9 (8.13m x 5.41m)
Utility Room 16'4 x 10'8 (4.98m x 3.25m)
Family Area 17'5 x 13'3 (5.31m x 4.04m)
Inner Hall
Office 12'0 x 11'1 (3.66m x 3.38m)
Study 12'0 x 10'5 (3.66m x 3.18m)
Home Office 16'2 x 12'0 (4.93m x 3.66m)
Gymnasium 17'5 x 17'0 (5.31m x 5.19m)
Shower/Changing Room
Outside WC
Log Store
Bin Store
Bedroom 3 14'5 x 13'2 (4.40m x 4.02m)
En-Suite Shower Room
Family Bath/Shower Room 11'4 x 9'0 (3.46m x 2.75m)
Bedroom 4 14'9 (4.50m) narrowing to 13'7 (4.14m) x 13'9 (4.19m)
Bedroom 5 18'0 x 11'0 (5.49m x 3.36m)
Studio 28'6 (8.69m) narrowing to 25'3 (7.70m) x 16'0 (4.88m)
Outbuilding (The Cottage)
Entrance Hall
Annexe Study 10'5 x 7'7 into fitted wardrobes (3.18m x 2.31m)
Annexe Lounge 21'6 x 14'4 into fitted wardrobes (6.56m x 4.37m)
Annexe Kitchen/Diner 28'0 x 14'4 (8.54m x 4.37m)
Utility Room 11'4 x 10'5 (3.46m x 3.18m)

Lower-Ground floor Room Dimensions

Split Level Lower Ground Floor
Wine Cellar 16'9 x 15'7 (5.11m x 4.75m)
Gun Room
Plant Room 14'0 x 12'3 (4.27m x 3.74m)
Store Room 2
Wine Cellar 2 11'0 x 8'3 (3.36m x 2.52m)
Store Room 3

Split Level First Floor & Annexe Room Dimensions

Split Level First Floor
Master Bedroom 19'6 x 17'0 (5.95m x 5.19m)
Dressing Room 17'9 x 13'0 (5.41m x 3.97m)
En-Suite Bath/Shower Room 17'8 x 7'9 (5.39m x 2.36m)
Bedroom 2 20'9 (6.33m) narrowing to 18'0 (5.49m) x 14'3 (4.35m)
Walk-In Wardrobe
En-Suite Bath/Shower Room 11'3 x 7'2 (3.43m x 2.19m)
Outbuilding (The Cottage)
Galleried Landing
Master Bedroom 16'0 (4.88m) x 13'5 (4.09m) narrowing to 10'8 (3.25m)
Dressing Room 11'7 (3.53m) x 10'9 (3.28m) narrowing to 9'5 (2.87m)
En-Suite Shower Room 9'7 x 6'9 (2.92m x 2.06m)
Bedroom 2 11'5 x 10'9 (3.48m x 3.28m)
En-Suite Shower Room
Bedroom 3 18'0 (5.49m) narrowing to 11'1 (3.38m) x 11'4 (3.46m)

Split Level Second Floor Room Dimensions

Bath/Shower Room
Bedroom 10 12'3 x 10'1 (3.74m x 3.08m)
Bedroom 9 12'1 x 11'8 (3.69m x 3.56m)
Bedroom 8 19'6 x 14'5 (5.95m x 4.40m)
Dressing Area
Kitchenette 9'4 x 8'5 (2.85m x 2.57m)
Bedroom 7 20'9 x 14'5 (6.33m x 4.40m)
Map & Area

Map & area

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Local Information

Primary School

Primary Schools

Secondary School

Secondary Schools

Further Education

Further Education

Train Stations

Train Stations

  • Adisham 0.5 miles
  • Bekesbourne 0.5 miles
  • Aylesham 1.7 miles
Motorway links

Motorway links

  • M2 Junction 7: 12.4 miles

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