ENTRANCEHALL Access to loft storage. Electric heater. Doors to :
SITTINGROOM20' 3" x 13' 1" (6.17m x 3.99m) A spacious sitting room with window to the front. Attractive feature fireplace housing an electric fire. TV aerial point.
KITCHEN/BREAKFASTROOM15' 6" x 10' 7" (4.72m x 3.23m) A well appointed kitchen fitted with a range of matching wall and base cupboards with oak worktops and tiled splashbacks. Integrated electric oven and four ring hob with extractor and lighting above. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Fridge-freezer, washer / dryer and dishwasher. Window.
BEDROOM118' 8" x 11' 10" (5.69m x 3.61m) A spacious double bedroom with window to the side. Electric heater.
BEDROOM213' 2" x 10' 2" (4.01m x 3.1m) Built in work station. Window. Electric heater.
BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising low level w.c. pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with electric shower over and screen. Electric heater towel rail.
OUTSIDE The apartment benefits from a private garden to the rear and a Garage enbloc.
TENURE Leasehold with a 995 year lease. Ground Rent : Peppercorn rent. Buildings Insurance : £300.00 per annum. The management charged on a 'must needs' basis.
COUNCILTAX Band D. Ashford Borough Council.
SERVICES : Mains water, electricity and drainage.
BROADBAND : We understand the property is formally registered to receive new 'super-fast fibre' broadband in 2022.
VIEWING by appointment through WarnerGray 01580 766044
INFORMATION Interesting local information taken from Pluckley Millennium Village Appraisal 1999
The Dering family from their early beginnings in the region of Henry II, grew in importance inheriting the manor of Surrenden to the east of the village and its Surrenden Dering. The first baronet is famous for creating a huge library of books, charter, maps and manuscripts, part of this collection can be found in the Centre for Kentish Studies at County Hall. It is this first baronet who is generally believed to have escaped from the Roundheads through a narrow, curve-topped window at the manor, a popular myth that led to the addition of Dering windows to most, if not all, of the houses owned by the Dering family during the romantic Victorian era.
At one time, trade in and through the village meant there was a need of two forges. One was situated at the Blacksmiths Arms and the other beside Forge Cottage the latter was a larger business with two furnaces and probably serviced the village and local gentry while the other gradually developed into the hostelry known today as the Blacksmith Arms.
When the Dering estate was sold in 1928 many tenants purchased their homes. The auction catalogue shows that tradesmen in the village included a wheelwright and coffin maker, saddler, shoemaker, provisions store, post office and general store, butcher, baker, sweet shop, newsagent and furniture warehouse.