- 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- Sitting room with adjoining snug
- Kitchen, breakfast room with Aga, dining room
- Useful utility room with separate w.c.
- Wealth of period features
- Parking, carport, garage, substantial studio room & detached timber office
A most impressive 16th century Grade II listed former hall house in an enviable rural location providing extensive and versatile accommodation set in substantial gardens and grounds amounting to approx. 3.7 acres (1.50 hectares). The property provides atmospheric and practical family accommodation with a wealth of features of the period including handsome fireplaces and exposed timbers. The sitting room has a most impressive large inglenook with exposed chimney breast and the adjoining snug has dual aspect windows and a gas fired stove. The kitchen/breakfast room features an Aga, quarry tiled floor and adjoins the useful utility room with separate w.c. The dining room also has a most attractive fireplace and parquet flooring. A floor hatch gives staircase access down to an additional basement room which can provide further living accommodation or an occasional bedroom as required. On the first floor many bedrooms have part-vaulted ceilings and attractive exposed timbers. There is a large master bedroom with a substantial ensuite bathroom featuring roll-top, ball-and-claw foot, bath. There are three further bedrooms and the family bathroom. The property has a gas fired central heating system and most windows are secondary glazed.
Externally vehicular access is gained through five-bar gates onto a driveway leading to a shingled parking area and to the carport. To the front of the house is lawn with inset small trees and access to the porch and front door. The carport has vehicular access through to the orchard area beyond and steps to the rear of the carport lead up to a substantial studio room above that could provide ancillary accommodation, home office or studio/gym. To the rear the gardens include a large paved seating area with timber pergola to the side. Steps lead up to lawn with mature borders and inset fruit trees which extends to the far side of the property. Adjacent to the carport a former garage provides additional storage/workshop space. Beyond the lawn is an enclosed vegetable garden and to the side is a dog enclosure on a concrete base. Beyond the carport is a substantial detached timber office of approx. 15ft6 (4.72m) x 11ft6 (3.50m) with double glazed windows, power and lighting. Adjacent to the office is a further timber store. The side orchard area is laid to rough grass with a selection of mature fruit trees. Beyond the garden the grounds then extend into paddocks, currently used for grassing ponies. In the nearest paddock is timber stabling with a small concrete yard and there is a further timber stable building in the adjacent paddock. The paddocks are enclosed and divided by a mixture of post and rail and stock wire fencing. The property benefits from vehicular access over an adjacent driveway to the side leading to the rear of the paddocks from which vehicular access is gained over adjoining land through five-bar gates to the paddocks themselves. * It should be noted that, if desired, 2 & ½ acres of this land could be sold separately.
The property enjoys a delightful setting in the hamlet of South Street which lies to the south of the Village of Boughton and to the west of the Cathedral City of Canterbury. The surrounding countryside provides lovely walking, riding and cycling. Boughton enjoys a range of pubs and restaurants plus local amenities including post office and popular Primary School. Train stations are easily accessible in nearby Selling, Faversham, Canterbury and Ashford with the High-Speed service to London St. Pancras available from Ashford International and Canterbury West. A comprehensive range of local amenities together with a good selection of schools are available in the nearby market town of Faversham. Canterbury boasts a wealth of facilities including the world-famous Cathedral, the Marlowe Theatre and an extensive range of Schools, Colleges and Universities.