Providence House is a picturesque, historic property which we understand dates back to 1410 with later additions, creating the substantial 4 bedroom, 4 reception room dwelling full of great character that we see today. A fascinating history reveals that the property was originally a Wealden hall house which was then converted to The White Horse public house (1725-1881) and then in the 1880's became a successful bakery complete with salt house and flour stores, supplying many surrounding villages. Over the following years the property was converted to a house which today offers spacious, vesatile accommodation exceeding 2,300 sq ft. Internally the property is arranged on two floors, a description of which follows (with approximate dimensions) :
SITTING ROOM 24' 8" x 16' 1" (7.52m x 4.9m) Triple aspect with beautiful inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. Views to courtyard garden and double doors to adjacent Garden Room.
DINING ROOM 19' 2" x 12' 9" (5.84m x 3.89m) Beautiful timber parquet flooring, tongue & groove wall panelling and built in storage to one wall.
FAMILY ROOM 17' 5" x 17' 4" (5.31m x 5.28m) With small inglenook fireplace and inset 'wood burning' stove (gas), tile flooring and built in storage.
GARDEN ROOM 13' 11" x 9' 3" (4.24m x 2.82m) With 'wood burning' stove (gas) and door out to courtyard garden.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 10" x 7' 10" (4.83m x 2.39m) Fitted modern, light oak colour cabinets with breakfast bar area, eye level double oven (electric), hob (gas) with integrated dishwasher and washing machine. Storage area with original bread oven door.
CLOAKROOM W.C. and hand basin, with feature recess (formerly housed bread kneading machine).
MASTER BEDROOM 17' 3" x 16' 7" (5.26m x 5.05m) Good size with cleverly concealed built in wardrobe storage.
BEDROOM 17' 0" x 11' 3" (5.18m x 3.43m) A former flour store room with beautiful timbered double height ceiling and access to large eaves storage area.
There are 2 further double bedrooms, 21'9 x 8'4 and 13' x 11'6, the larger of which was formerly 2 rooms converted into one.
BATHROOMS 2 Family Bathrooms, both with bath and wall mounted showers above, hand basin and W.C.s. (One also with bidet).
OUTSIDE Charming 'L' shape brick paved courtyard garden enjoying views to the ancient village church, with water feature, terrace with pergola and planting to include roses, bay trees and various fruit trees (plum, apple and pear). Detached open Garage (16'5 x 11 with solar panels on rear roof), Workshop (7'10 x 11) and space for parking, with further off road parking to front of the property.
SERVICES Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. GFCH.
DIRECTIONS From Tenterden, pass through Biddenden village and take 1st right turn to Smarden and when reaching the village Providence House will be found on the left hand side immediately before the art gallery at the beginning of the High Street (by very sharp bend, next to the church).