This wonderful Grade II Listed home, offering just under 3,000 square feet of versatile living space (excluding outbuildings) is perfect for family life, and although it has the character and feel of a more peaceful by-gone era, it has the generous proportions, flexibility, modern comforts and added potential desired by many modern families. But it is not just the house itself that takes your breath away. Not only are the rolling countryside views stunning in every direction, but children and adults alike will want to spend as much time as possible outside, relishing the freedom and tranquillity of the large south east facing gardens that surround the house and the separate paddock. In addition, this property boasts a number of outbuildings which offer much potential and could be used for a variety of different purposes, subject of course to any necessary permissions. Occupying a peaceful rural location along a quiet country lane between the historic Cinque Port towns of Tenterden and Rye, High House Farm is a rare find indeed and would make the ideal home for anyone wishing to live the good life, far away from the madding crowd, while still needing to be close to excellent local facilities, schools and transport systems. Internal viewing is highly recommended.
Hall / Inner Hallway
The front door opens into a lovely hall which forms the centre of this picture postcard Georgian house. The front hallway, which houses the stairs to the first floor and cellar and gives access to the sitting and dining rooms, opens into a spacious inner hallway to the rear that leads through to the back of the house and gives access to the study, kitchen / breakfast room and shower room. Door to outside.
This characterful double aspect room with its magnificent inglenook fireplace and wood stove exudes warmth, making it the perfect place for cosy nights by the fire. French doors open onto the south facing garden beyond.
With its brick fireplace, this generous room is perfect for family gatherings or intimate evening entertaining. Windows to the front and side bring in good amounts of natural light.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
With its shaker style painted kitchen, fireplace housing the two oven oil Rayburn and space for a good size table and chairs, this warm sunny room is at the heart of this home. The kitchen has a range of fitted units with drawers and cupboards, granite worktops and ceramic sink. Electric hob with oven under and extractor above. Integrated under counter fridge. Door to utility.
Utility / Boot Room
A very useful area for dirty dishes, laundry, coats, boots and dogs! Worktop with ceramic sink and plumbing and space for washing machine and dishwasher under. Space for free-standing fridge/freezer. Built-in storage. Boiler. External doors to both sides.
Planning permission was granted for the partial demolition of the existing rear extension (utility) and erection of a new rear extension in March 2012 (now lapsed). The application can be viewed on the Ashford Borough Council website under reference 12/00351/AS.
This room makes a perfect home office or study but could be ideal for a number of different uses.
A traditional style contemporary shower room comprising: glass screened walk-in shower; marble top vanity unit with inset basin and storage below; WC and heated towel rail.
This bonus space could be utilised for storage or if professionally tanked, made into an additional living space. Door to outside.
First Floor Landing
Stairs from the ground floor lead to a landing that has an elegant feel. A window to the front makes a pretty focal point and a lovely place to sit, read or simply watch the sheep grazing.
This beautiful, spacious double bedroom has an original brick feature fireplace and glorious countryside views to wake up to.
Spacious double bedroom with built-in wardrobes to one wall and feature fireplace. Window to the front giving far reaching views towards St Mildred's church in Tenterden.
A good size double with built-in wardrobe, feature fireplace and window to the side giving lovely views of the paddock.
A pretty room with wash basin and inter connecting door with bedroom 4.
Double bedroom with built-in wardrobe and inter connecting door with bedroom 5.
A traditional style bathroom comprising: freestanding claw footed roll top bath; wooden vanity unit with inset basin and storage below; pedestal wash hand basin; high level WC and heated towel rail. Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Beautiful exposed floor boards.
The property is approached over a gated shared driveway which has the paddock to one side and house and gardens to the other. This leads to a good size parking area at the back of the house. The paddock is thought to extend to 1.5 acres and has a useful triple shed/stable field shelter and large natural pond. The south east gardens which wrap around the house on three sides total approximately half an acre and provide a spacious oasis of calm and relaxation.
They also house a number of useful outbuildings including a detached WORKSHOP / STORE which has enormous potential (stp), a timber STUDIO, which has been used as a home office and is now a crafting space, and a SHEPHERD'S HUT with pull down double bed and wood burner, currently used for quiet contemplation and sipping G and T's as the sun goes down! In addition, there is a greenhouse and raised veggie beds for those who really want to live "The Good Life".
Mains: water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. EPC: Exempt. Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. Council Tax Band: G. Broadband speed: Ultrafast 1000 Mbps available.