Originally built in the 1920's as one of three cottages for the servants at Harbourne Hall, this lovely unlisted cottage exudes character and warmth and has the feeling of a slower paced by-gone era. Having been a much loved home by the same family for almost 50 years, it would now benefit from some modernisation, but with its charming exterior, abundance of period character and beautiful gardens, it offers enormous potential and when finished, would make a very special home indeed. Due to the size of the garden and the fact that this cottage is at the end of the terrace, there is also huge scope for extension, subject of course to the necessary permissions. This property also benefits from a garage and off-street parking. Located on the fringes of the pretty villages of High Halden and St Michael's, it is everything you could wish for in a rural retreat, and yet it benefits from being just over 2 miles from the beautiful Wealden town of Tenterden and 10 miles from the popular town of Ashford with its high speed rail link to London. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all that this lovely cottage and its stunning location have to offer.
The front door opens into a small hall which gives access to the main reception rooms and stairs to the first floor.
A good size room with bags of character. The fireplace forms the focal point for this room and a window to the rear gives views over the lovely gardens. Doors to kitchen and rear lobby. NB: At present, the chimney to the fireplace accommodates the flue from the boiler situated in the kitchen. This would have to be changed by an appropriate professional should someone wish to install an open fire or wood burner.
Small range of wood units, both wall and base, with fitted worktops. Sink unit with drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Built-in oven and hob. Open larder cupboard under the stairs. Boiler. Door to outside. NB: There is definitely scope to consider extending the kitchen (stp) and creating a large space that would make the most of the wonderful views on offer.
With its lovely feature fireplace and character features, this room would be perfect for evening entertaining or as a cosy snug.
A door from the sitting room leads to a rear lobby which gives access to the cloakroom and utility / boot room.
A useful cloakroom with high level cistern WC, handily situated at the back of the cottage close to the garden.
Utility / Boot Room
This useful space is ideal for cloaks, boots and other storage. Door to garden.
Stairs from the ground floor lead to a landing on the first floor from where all the bedrooms and bathroom are accessed. Loft access.
A good size double bedroom with window to the front.
A double bedroom with glorious countryside views to the side, a corner wash basin and large built-in airing cupboard.
A generous sized third bedroom with a window giving views over the garden and woods in the distance.
A traditional country cottage style bathroom comprising: panelled bath with mixer tap and hand shower over; wash hand basin and low level WC. Room for free standing storage. Window to front.
As you approach this cottage, you are immediately struck by its rural location along a country lane which has largely remained unchanged for the past 100 years. To the front of the cottage is a picket fence and path that leads to the front door and side gate, which in turn takes you through to the beautiful rear garden. Wrapping round the cottage on two sides, this lovely garden, which is very well tended, is bordered by grazing land which only serves to accentuate the feeling of peace and tranquillity. For storage, there are two good size sheds and a timber summerhouse, and to the side of the property, there is a garage, to the front of which is an off-street parking space.
AGENTS NOTE: At the end of the garden there is a separate path that leads to the back of the garaging. The neighbour has a pedestrian right of way over this to access their garage.
Mains: water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Shared private drainage (Klargester). EPC Rating: tba. Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council.