Ebony Cottage is beautiful period property, believed to be date to 1468 , formerly 3 cottages which were originally built for local boat builders and then later converted into one substantial dwelling. The property is steeped in history, believed to have been constructed by a local shipbuilder using reclaimed timbers and features include oak timbers, doors, herringbone parquet flooring, fireplaces and leaded light windows. Internally the property is arranged over 3 floors, a brief description of which follows with approximate dimensions :
SITTING ROOM 17' 5" x 15' 3" (5.31m x 4.65m) Double aspect, with attractive stone fireplace, open timber studwork partially dividing adjacent Snug/Study and staircase to 1st floor.
DINING ROOM 17' 7" x 15' 5" (5.36m x 4.7m) Beautiful herringbone wood flooring, open fireplace with brick surround and door to Sitting Room.
SNUG/STUDY 14' 4" x 9' 0" (4.37m x 2.74m) Partially open plan to adjacent Sitting Room, enjoying double aspect with French doors to rear garden.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 8" x 11' 0 max" (5.69m x 3.35m) Good size with traditional style base/wall cabinets with eye level double oven and hob leaving space for appliances. Built in oak corner cabinet and inglenook chimney to one end. Door to Dining Room.
UTILITY ROOM / PANTRY 9' 0" x 4' 8" (2.74m x 1.42m) Built in open shelving and worktop, leaving space for appliances.
REAR HALL 19' 9" x 3' 0" (6.02m x 0.91m) With W.C. (5'3 x 4'4') off and Rear Lobby (5' x 4'7) with door to garden.
Landing with window to front, airing cupboard and staircase to 2nd floor.
MASTER BEDROOM 18' 0" x 15' 7" (5.49m x 4.75m) Double aspect to front and side, with fireplace & built in storage (including 'concealed'). En-suite with small bath (with wall mounted shower over), hand basin and W.C. with further built in storage.
BEDROOM 13' 10" x 13' 1" (4.22m x 3.99m) Double room with deep dormer window to rear, chimney breast and built in storage.
BEDROOM 11' 8" x 11' 3" (3.56m x 3.43m) Double room with walk in storage and shelving.
BATHROOM 7' 5" x 6' 8" (2.26m x 2.03m) Coloured suite with bath, hand basin and W.C.
Small landing area with 2 further double bedrooms off.
BEDROOM 16' 0" x 14' 0" (4.88m x 4.27m) Double size, with vaulted ceiling and built in storage.
BEDROOM 13' 3" x 13' 0" (4.04m x 3.96m) Double room with door to adjacent walk in store room.
STORE ROOM 112' 5" x 7' 7" (34.26m x 2.31m) Generous built in storage with window to side.
OUTSIDE The property is set back from the road, with large, secluded mature gardens backing onto open fields to the rear. The generous gardens are densely planted with many beautiful trees/shrubs/flowers including Indian bean trees (catalpa), fruit trees, roses, hydrangeas, lilac and honeysuckle. Old paths meander around the lawns, through a woodland area, past the well, pond and charming terraces. There is a useful timber outbuilding (31' 8 x 17') which incorporates a Studio (21'5 x 8'8) with light, power, water and sink. The building has been recently re-roofed and is well insulated. In addition there is a detached garage, timber shed, brick store, greenhouse and gravel driveway providing off road parking.
SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage with oil fired central heating.
DIRECTIONS From Tenterden proceed on B2080 Appledore Road and immediately after Tenterden Garden Centre (on right) turn right to Reading Street and the property is 2nd house on the right.