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This is a unique opportunity to acquire an exceptional Grade II listed Tudor property. Built around 1492 as a barn, later extensions have created a spacious and original accommodation whose character, features and history offer an ideal home within a distinctive and exclusive period property.
Set within a quiet lane with no through traffic, the property is surrounded by open farmland but with three neighbouring properties. It is approximately a mile from the highly desirable village of Minster with its wide range of social amenities, doctor’s surgery, primary school, shops, pubs and reputable restaurants. The railway Stations at Minster and Ramsgate are on the main London lines, with the latter operating a high speed service. The nearby A299 gives duelled road access towards London, with local towns such as Canterbury, Sandwich, Ramsgate, Margate, Broadstairs, and local sandy beaches, all less than thirty minutes drive away.
The property has a large private parking area and attractive walled garden, paved terraces, a small garden shed and greenhouse, outside workshop with bike store and a utility room. The house is of brick construction beneath a Kent peg tiled roof which has recently been retiled with a twenty-five year warranty. It benefits from oil fired central heating, attractive beamed ceilings, an abundance of inbuilt storage areas and other period features throughout. It is partly attached to a Georgian Wing, which is not part of the property.
The property is approached via a shared gravel driveway which leads to private parking sufficient for around six cars, with space for a garage if required. From there a winding path leads up to steps and a gate, then opens up to a side terrace with access to the utility room via a half-glazed wooden door, and with a gate leading to the back terrace. The solid wooden door leading from the side terrace opens to a large entrance hall with exposed timber framing, a winding carpeted staircase with an oak banister to the First Floor, a recess currently used as a small office, a large walk-in cupboard and a toilet.
A welcoming family space for the keen cook with a heavy wooden door, double aspect glazing including French windows opening out on to the rear terrace, exposed timber framing and panelling, one natural brick wall and other brick features, ceramic floor tiles and carpeting, a Victorian cast iron range and decorative water pump, antique pine featured in an eight foot dresser, wall-mounted corner cupboard, larder and plate rack, a built-in double oven with large overhead cupboard and two large storage baskets underneath, and beech worktops housing a gas hob, white ceramic butler sink with antique brass taps, under sink storage and two double pine cupboards.
A warm and inviting carpeted room containing exposed timbers, an impressive brick-built open fireplace and an arched window; with antique pine featured in a window seat and cupboards below, a fitted ‘gun cupboard’, fire surround and recess cupboards either side, dado railing, skirting boards and doors to entrance hall, dining room and walk-in storage cupboard.
A delightful carpeted and heavily beamed room, with light from two aspects provided by a window overlooking the side terrace and the half-glazed wooden front door opening to steps leading down to the garden. Boasting extensive antique pine panelling, fitted wall cupboards and two doors leading to the Drawing Room and Entrance Hall, and a sealed cast iron fireplace with quarry tiled hearth.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Carpeted with a galleried balustrade, the Upper Landing has a Velux roof light, access hatch to the loft, two antique pine doors housing an airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder fitted with an immersion heater, antique pine panelling, dado railing and doors leading to Bedroom 1 and the Bathroom. Two stairs lead down to the carpeted Lower Landing with five antique pine doors opening to Bedrooms 2 and 3, the toilet and two ample built-in cupboards.
A charming carpeted dual aspect large double room with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, antique pine panelling, skirting boards and dado railing, built-in corner cupboard and shelf, antique pine door leading to Upper Landing and the original exterior door.
A delightful carpeted dual aspect large double bedroom with a central beam, antique pine doors leading to the Lower Landing and a walk-in wardrobe, an eaves storage cupboard and a marble washstand with built-in sink.
A handsome large carpeted double bedroom overlooking the front garden, with a central beam, two antique pine doors leading to the Lower Landing and a walk-in wardrobe and a sealed fireplace with inset cast iron grate.
Spacious and carpeted with exposed timber framing and natural brickwork, a shower cubicle and imposing cast iron roll top bath with gold-plated rose-head shower and taps, and a white ceramic corner sink with gold-plated fittings.
Accessed from the Lower Landing via two stairs and a recess suitable for book shelving, with Heritage white ceramic low-level suite and pedestal hand basin.
ON THE SECOND FLOOR
Carpeted stairs leading to:
ATTIC BEDROOM 4
Pleasant carpeted double bedroom overlooking the front garden with pitched ceiling, exposed timbers, built-in wardrobe with mirrored door and recessed shelving.
ATTIC STUDY/ BEDROOM 5
Carpeted large area overlooking the front garden, with pitched ceiling and exposed timbers. Currently used as a study but could alternatively become a further double bedroom.
Originally accommodating the bread oven, this now houses the oil-fired boiler as well as electricity points, space for a freezer and tumble drier and plumbing for a washing machine.
There are two paved terraces: the side terrace features a capped well, outside sink and small herb garden; the rear lower terrace includes a garden shed and greenhouse, a small storage shed and a bunded oil storage tank.
A tranquil walled garden of lawn and borders plentifully stocked with mature trees, shrubs, Spring bulbs, perennials and annual flowers including Holly, Vine, Pear, Peach, Crab Apple, Fig, Clematis, Jasmin, Honeysuckle, Hydrangeas, Lavender, Foxgloves, Delphiniums, Hollyhocks, Primroses, Snowdrops, Narcissi, Tulips, Poppies, a stunning Magnolia and numerous Roses. There is a large wooden shed/workshop with a bicycle store built on the side, whilst a beech hedge and natural willow fencing provide privacy from the drive and parking area.