by Aspect County

Petham House is amongst the very finest country homes to come to the market within a short distance of the Cathedral City of Canterbury. This fine Grade II listed house which extends to over 10,000 sq ft is well situated on high ground and enjoys fine views from the rooms across its own park where magnificent specimen trees frame the views of the rolling countryside. Available as a whole or in two lots, you have the house in about 10 acres and then the Parkland about 38.5 acres.

The house is introduced through a grand staircase hall where a cantilevered staircase rises to a generous galleried landing. The principal reception rooms are situated on the south side of the house and enjoy the best views through large full height sash windows. The drawing room and dining room adjoin and cater for entertaining on a generous scale. The morning room is a more intimate family space and all have fine fire surrounds, very high ceilings, period mouldings and other decorations.

A kitchen with Aga, breakfast room and conservatory and domestic offices complete the main accommodation; the former servants hall to the west of the house has been adapted to a generous garden room or games room with a kitchen and shower room. It could be used as an annexe or for staff.

The four principal bedrooms are off the main landing, and there are three generously sized bathrooms here. A fifth bedroom is reached from the second staircase. On the lower ground floor are the utility room, office, gym and a further sitting room, all of very generous proportions.

Sweeping lawns surround the house which is approached over a long private driveway. Post and rail fencing divides the gardens from the park beyond. There are numerous specimen trees and flower and shrub borders, and a pathway leads to the walled garden, which is impeccably planted with fruit and vegetables, with a generous central potting shed and greenhouses. This might be considered suitable for the installation of a pool or tennis court if so desired.

The picturesque village of Petham has a primary school, church and an active community village hall. The surrounding countryside is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing a lovely environment for walking, riding and cycling.

The agents are Strutt & Parker. Telephone: 01227 917146