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5 bed Detached House For Sale

Shadoxhurst, Ashford, TN26 £1,150,000 - Freehold


  • 16th Century Period Farmhouse
  • Family-sized Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Separate Pantry Store and Utility
  • Sweeping Driveway leading to a Double Garage and Ample Parking
  • Lovely Characterful Features Throughout
  • Two Large Reception Rooms, each with Inglenook Fireplaces
  • Separate Barn offering Annexe Potential
  • Gardens Extending to Approx. 1 Acre
  • A Short Walk from the Village of Shadoxhurst
  • Just a 5-mile Drive to Ashford & International Station


Criols Court' is a charming Grade II listed 16th-century farmhouse, situated in the scenic outskirts of Shadoxhurst village. This remarkable property offers captivating panoramic views of the surrounding farmland and is embraced by beautiful gardens spanning just over 1 acre. Accessed via a sweeping driveway, the house is set back from the lane, providing ample parking options, including a double garage. This beautiful home exudes character and period allure, evident in its exposed structural beams, impressive Inglenook fireplaces, and casement windows. With a total area of 3598 sqft spread across three floors, the internal accommodation is both spacious and inviting. There are three reception rooms, three bathrooms (two of which are en-suite), and two converted attic spaces, each accessible from the respective top floor bedrooms. Over time, modern amenities have been thoughtfully integrated into the property, including a Klargester private sewerage treatment plant, oil-fired central heating, and Vfast Internet connectivity. The gardens surrounding 'Criols Court' are truly enchanting, encompassing the house on all sides. Two picturesque ponds, one featuring a charming bridge and the other once hosting a floating duckhouse, add to the overall allure. The grounds include expansive lawned areas divided by hedgerows and stock fencing, productive vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, several garden storage buildings, and mature trees. In front of the main house stands 'The Barn,' currently utilized as a home office/workshop. However, with electricity already connected and a nearby water supply, this separate building holds potential for various other purposes, including the creation of an annexe. History Criols Court is a Grade II listed farmhouse and is believed to have been named after the 13th Century landlord Sir Bertam de Crioll. He had been knighted during the reign of King Henry III and became Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, Sheriff of Kent, Constable of Dover Castle & Lord of the ‘Leeds Castell in Kent’. The Coat of Arms of Sir Betram de Crioll are two distinctive chevrons and a canton gules. A late owner of the original estate was Captain Sir Charles Molly, Lord of the Manor of Shadoxhurst. He was knighted by King George II and is buried in the village churchyard and to whom there is a monument in the church. The present property dates back to the 16th Century and the neighbouring converted barn knows as Tithe Barn is Listed as 17th Century or earlier. It is believed that the small barn at the top of the driveway to Criols Court is of similar age.


Entrance Hallway

Sitting Room

Dining Room

Kitchen/Breakfast Room





First floor landing

Principal Bedroom

Dressing Room


Guest Bedroom/Bedroom Two


Bedroom Three

Shower Room

Second floor landing

Bedroom Four

Bedroom Five


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (Klargester) and Oil Central Heating.

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