Rich in history and heritage which has been well documented over the years, the original part is believed to date from medieval times, exuding period detail bearing testament to the great age of the house, which has been supported through a fascinating report from English Heritage
Old Chilmington is a much-loved family home offering extensive accommodation arranged over three floors with spacious reception rooms and generous bedrooms ideal for modern day living and entertaining. There is a wealth of classic features that have been retained over the centuries including exposed beams, superb crown posts, fireplaces, floorboards and of particular importance are the painted ceiling timbers with Italian black and white herringbone pattern believed date back to the 15th Century.
The character and charm are evident as soon as you enter the property through the front entrance Porch and front door opening into the Entrance Dining Hall with a staircase to the first floor, attractive feature fireplace, charming tiled flooring and of great importance are the stunning Italian painted ceiling beams in a herringbone pattern.
The Sitting Room features exposed floorboards, fireplace with woodburning stove and stunning Italian painted ceiling beams. Window overlooking the rear terrace and garden.
The spacious Kitchen / Breakfast Room lies at the heart of the house with an impressive feature inglenook fireplace with bresssumer beam and brick surrounds. A central island provides worktop space and storage. Built in oven and hob, sink unit with drainer, worksurfaces with base and wall storage cupboards and space for further appliances. Tiled flooring. Windows and doors to the rear terrace and garden. Space for dining table and chair.
Door to the rear wonderful 'Jacobean' secondary staircase and further door to a spacious Utility Room with ample room for appliances, door to the garden and door to the Cloakroom.
The main staircase leads from the entrance hall to the First Floor Landing with built in linen cupboard.
The Master Bedroom is an impressive room with window to the rear, feature fireplace and walk in wardrobe cupboard. Door to the en-suite Shower Room. A door from the bedroom also leads to the 'Jacobean' staircase featuring a historic ragstone wall and the ancient Chapel windows, which also feature in the master bedroom.
The bright, Guest Bedroom has a window to the rear and access to the Family Bathroom with doorway leading back to the landing.
Bedroom 3 is a light double aspect room with windows to the front and side.
On the Second Floor, there is a wealth of exposed beams and timbers with further versatile rooms, vaulted ceilings and of particular note is the magnificent crown post in bedroom and door to a large Store Room. There is a further Bedroom / Study with access to another very useful Store Room
Outside : Old Chilmington is approached over a driveway culminating in a parking and turning area at the front of the property with access to the Detached Double Garage with power and light. The lovely gardens provide an ideal setting with a large expanse of lawned garden to the front leading to a low brick wall bounding the Moat and further areas of lawned garden interspersed with mature flowering plants, trees and shrubs.
To the rear is a paved terrace and further area of garden providing an ideal setting and alfresco dining and entertaining. There is also access to a cellar to the rear of the property.
Services : Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating.
Local Authority : Ashford Borough Council. Council Tax Band G.
Agents Note : Prospective purchasers should also be aware of the expansion of Ashford town and the area immediately around Chilmington Green, prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries regarding future development of the area through Ashford Borough Council.