5 bedroom detached house for saleWoodland Way, Woodnesborough, Sandwich, Kent
Guide Price £1,100,000
Cottage 1 - 3 Bedrooms
Cottage 2 - 3 Bedrooms
Further land available by separate negotiation
About 2 acres
Woodnesborough House is a striking and imposing property with origins dating back to 1820. The property has rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof. A wooden front door opens into a small lobby area which in turn leads into the main entrance hall, a large space that could be used as a family sitting room, windows overlook the driveway and there is a good sized wood burning stove inset in the fireplace. To the left of the hall is a double aspect drawing room overlooking the formal garden and front of the property, with ornate coving and cornicing and an inset wood burning stove; the windows have built-in wooden shutters and there is very pretty stained glass detail in the French windows overlooking the driveway. To the right of the entrance hall is the dining room with lovely 1950s style fireplace, a double aspect room looking to the side and front of the property. Again the windows have lovely stained glass detail and the ceiling has ornate deep coving.
A door from the dining room leads to the spacious utility room which benefits from plenty of in built storage. A further door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is a large, light room with a window overlooking the garden to the rear of the property. There is a built in Aga, larder cupboard and plenty of space for a dining table and chairs. Leaving the kitchen there is a cloakroom/boot room to the right and stairs lead to the cellar on the left. A corridor leads from the rear of the house back to the entrance hall, off this corridor is the games room with French doors to the formal garden and charming brick fireplace.
Stairs rise from the entrance hall to the first floor, to the left of which is bedroom 2 with built-in wardrobe cupboards and a large window with inbuilt wooden shutters which overlooks the rear of the property and garden. Bedroom 3 is a lovely bright room with plenty of space for a double bed and a window overlooking the rear of the property, again with shutters. A small fight of stairs then leads to bedroom 4, a double aspect room looking to the front of the property and the formal gardens to the side. Adjacent to bedroom 4 is a bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC. The master bedroom is a double aspect room with windows to the side and front of the property, again the room has plenty of inbuilt storage; there is an en-suite bathroom comprising of bath with shower over, wash basin and WC. Bedroom 5 is a single aspect room overlooking the front of the property. There is a decent sized family bathroom comprising shower, bath, wash basin, WC and a large airing cupboard.
Stairs rise to the attic which is divided into 2 rooms currently used for storage but with potential to be converted to a large study area.
* Woodnesborough House is situated in the attractive village of Woodnesborough, between Eastry and Ash. Ash provides a good range of local services including a small supermarket, post office, pubs, school, etc. The ancient medieval Cinque Port of Sandwich is about 1.5 miles away and offers a further range of facilities, and the Cathedral City of Canterbury with its excellent leisure, shopping and educational facilities is about 12 miles to the west.
* Woodnesborough House is well placed to take advantage of good road access in the area, with the A256 linking directly with the A2 to Dover, which in turn links directly with the A2/M2 and the A20/M20. Rail services can be joined at Sandwich or Canterbury which has two railways stations providing services to Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. The High Speed link to London St Pancras from Canterbury West takes about 58 minutes. The channel port of Dover is within 12 miles and the Channel Tunnel terminal is within 15 miles.
* For information on schools please visit http://www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_learning.aspx
Woodnesborough House is approached via a private driveway. In front of the main house there is parking for up to approximately three cars and the drive then leads round to the back of the property where the garage, with space for up to four cars, is located. To the side of the driveway at the rear of the house is a large lawn with a variety of mature trees. Opposite is a charming old brick wall with yew hedging, and an archway through to the formal garden. Running the length of the wall is a deep herbaceous border with hollyhocks, agapanthus, geraniums, fuchsia and other seasonal flowers.
There is a paved area with a central flower bed and space for a table and chairs, ideal for al fresco entertaining. There is also a very good sized log store.
The formal garden to the side of the property has a large ornamental pond, mature trees (including oak and ash) and a deep border planted with a superb range of plants and flowers giving year round colour and interest to the garden; copper beech and yew hedging surround this area.
Two cottages are attached to the main house. Both are in need of complete refurbishment but have potential to be either a very spacious annexe or holiday let cottages.
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