In terms of location alone, this wonderful home offers the best of two worlds. While it is just a short distance from all the many local amenities on offer in both St Michaels and Tenterden and only 11 miles from Ashford with its high-speed rail link to St Pancras, it also has the feel of a country retreat, offering peace and tranquillity away from the stresses of everyday life. The house itself, which has been designed to take advantage of the garden vistas, has a lovely warm feel and the accommodation is not only generous, but also practica and versatile. This property also boasts a separate outbuilding called “The Hopper Hut”, which is at present let as a successful Airbnb, but could also work equally well as a home working, business or hobby space or additional guest / family accommodation, subject to any necessary permissions. The property also benefits from a sweeping driveway providing off-street parking, integral garage / workshop, timber store, half acre garden (tbc) with large natural pond, and two separate paddocks which extend to one and a half acres in total (tbc). Anyone who is lucky enough to live here can enjoy a superb lifestyle with charmed surroundings close to many good local amenities, and for that reason, viewing is highly recommended.
Entrance Lobby / Sitting Room
The front door opens into a lobby area which is open to the sitting room. Stairs to first floor with cloaks storage under. The sitting room itself is a warm, welcoming space, perfect for both summer and winter living. While the beautiful oak floor and brick fireplace with wood burner mean it is perfect as a sitting room for cosy evenings in, the French doors that open onto the patio and garden also make this the perfect place to sit and relax during the warmer months.
Set in one of the oast roundels, this lovely room, currently used as a study cum snug / hobby space, could be used in a number of different ways, including as a second living room, play room or teenage den. Brick feature fireplace and French doors onto patio.
A spacious dining room, handily positioned between the kitchen and sitting room. A stable door gives access to the back of the house where there is a small patio area.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
This pretty kitchen, situated in the second roundel oast, is a lovely place to cook and eat. There are a range of bespoke fitted shaker style units with granite worktops and inset one and a half bowl sink. Quooker tap. Integrated NEFF oven, microwave and warming drawer. Integrated dishwasher. Bespoke island with granite top and NEFF induction hob with extractor above. Space for table and chairs. Under floor heating. French doors give access to the patio beyond and views over the pond and garden.
An inner lobby from the sitting and dining rooms leads to a large utility area. Shaker style fitted units, both base and wall, with woodblock worktops. Butler sink. Integrated dishwasher, under counter fridge and freezer. Large built-in storage cupboard. Space for washing machine and dryer. Boiler. Doors to cloakroom and garage.
Wood shelf with counter top basin and storage under. Low level WC.
First floor Landing
Stairs from the ground floor lead to a landing which gives access to all the rooms on this floor. Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Large eaves storage space. Loft hatch.
This beautiful double bedroom, situated in one of the roundel oasts, has both lovely garden and far reaching countryside views. Built-in wardrobe.
A traditional style modern bathroom comprising: free standing bath; pedestal wash basin; WC and heated towel rail. Built-in mirrored storage. Under floor heating.
Spacious double with lovely garden views and built-in wardrobe, situated in the second roundel oast.
Handily situated next to the main bedroom is this modern shower room comprising: corner shower; basin with storage below; WC and heated towel rail.
A good size double with built-in wardrobe.
This handy shower room comprising an enclosed shower, vanity unit with basin and storage under and WC, serves bedrooms 2 and 3.
Study / Bedroom 4
This room is currently set up as a study, but could just as easily be a fourth bedroom. Built-in storage.
The Hopper Hut
This detached outbuilding has an open plan living area, shower room and kitchenette and is currently let out for Airbnb. It could however be utilised in a number of different ways, subject to any necessary permissions. Electric heating.
Integral Garage / Workshop
This incredibly useful space could be used for garaging, storage and as a workshop. The fact that it is accessed from the house could offer potential for conversion, subject of course to any necessary consents. Light and power. Garage door to front.
This wonderful property has a good degree of privacy. It is approached over a gated sweeping driveway, at the end of which is a parking area in front of the integral garage and annexe. To the front of the house is a patio which takes full advantage of its south facing aspect and the garden views on offer. The large garden, which extends to circa 0.5 of an acre sweeps gently up from the house and includes a beautiful natural pond, which is a magnet for wild life. The two paddocks, which extend to approximately 1.5 acres, are also a haven for wildlife, children and pets.
Mains: water, electricity, gas and drainage. EPC Rating: C. Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council.