- Master bedroom suite with Juliette balcony, ensuite & dressing room
- 3 Further double bedrooms
- Impressive kitchen/dining room adjoining the sitting room
- Two further reception rooms
- Driveway, double bay carport & garage
- The entire plot extends to over 1 acre
Situated in the attractive village of Chillenden, Thornlea is a most impressive house having undergone significant extension and is set in delightful, well maintained and extensive gardens. Originally a Georgian farmhouse dating back to early 20th Century the property is superbly presented and retains much interest of the period combined with a superb contemporary specification. On the ground floor is a most impressive kitchen/dining room comprehensively fitted including a number of integral appliances, solid granite work surfaces and Rayburn Range which incorporates the oil fired boiler serving central heating and hot water. There are French doors overlooking and opening onto the paved terrace at the rear and there is an adjoining sitting room also accessing the garden. There are two further reception rooms to the front and a useful central utility room with w.c. On the first floor there is a superb master bedroom suite to the rear featuring a Juliette balcony overlooking the garden and private walk-in dressing room with fitted wall to wall wardrobes and impressive ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower. There are three further double bedrooms plus the family bathroom which also features a freestanding bath and large shower.
The property is approached from the road through double gates onto a large driveway providing parking, turning and to the detached oak frame garage building. The garaging provides double bay open fronted carport plus enclosed single garage with double timber doors to the front, power and lighting. There is also an adjoining log store to the side. To the front of the house is a lawn with path leading to the open porch and front door. From the rear of the house access is gained onto the large slate-paved terrace ideal for seating and eating out with a low level wall and steps leading down to lawn. The large gardens are principally laid to lawn with mature inset beds and extend to the sides and rear of the house. There is a comprehensive and well maintained kitchen garden enclosed by privet hedging with rabbit wire incorporating raised beds, greenhouse, timber workshop and adjoining store area. To the far end is a fruit garden with young orchard area (and adjacent oil tank on a concrete plinth). There are a range of fruit bushes and raspberry canes plus strawberry beds and further herbaceous beds. Adjacent to the side of the house is a most attractive circular herb garden with box hedge perimeter and rabbit wire. As a whole the entire plot extends to over 1 acre.
The property is set in the delightful Village of Chillenden amidst the east Kent countryside providing extensive nearby walking, riding and cycling. The Village has a highly regarded public house, The Griffins Head and easy access to the facilities of the neighbouring villages of Eastry and Wingham. The market town of Sandwich is also easily accessible and the Cathedral City of Canterbury lies to the east which provides a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities and an enviable choice of schools, colleges and universities. The A2 provides road links to the Channel Ports of Dover and Folkestone and High-Speed rail links are available from Sandwich, Ashford International and Canterbury west stations.