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4 bedroom farm house for sale


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Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • 4 Superb Receptions
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Spectacular Rural Location with Far Reaching Views
  • Triple Garage Block with 1 Bedroom Annexe Above
  • Natural Swimming Pool
  • 1.36 Acres of Glorious Grounds
  • Detached Garden Studio

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION: Denwood Farm is located in the idyllic Hamlet of Crundale, a mere 2 miles from the desirable Village of Wye. This historic settlement displays an abundance of charming traditional architecture and offers a range of local amenities including: a Pharmacy, Newsagent, Doctor’s Surgery, Book Shop, several renowned Restaurants, Hardware Shop, Chinese and Indian Takeaways/Restaurants, Antique Shop, Greengrocer, Family Butchers, French Style Bakery, 2 Estate Agents, a Supermarket, a Beauty Salon, Library, Interior Design Shop, Post Office, 3 welcoming Country Inns and a Mainline Station with a regular service to Ashford International (6 minutes away) which, in turn, runs regular services into London or to the Continent via Eurostar. The City of Canterbury lies 10 miles to the northeast and plays host to a fantastic selection of Shopping and Leisure facilities, Restaurants and countless traditional Taverns as well as unrivalled culture, with part of the City designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprising: Canterbury Christchurch Cathedral and Precinct, St. Augustine’s Abbey and St. Martin’s Church. In addition to Fenwick Department Store in Canterbury and a flagship John Lewis soon to open in Ashford, both also have new Waitrose supermarkets. Despite Denwood Farm’s pin-drop quiet location, the M20 motorway is within easy driving distance, lying approximately 5 miles to the south and connecting to the rest of the motorway network. The M2 motorway lies approximately 9 miles to the north, giving two alternative motorway links to London, each with a journey time of around 45 minutes.

For the commuter, the high speed trains from Ashford International Station reach Paddington in less than 40 minutes or direct trains into London Charing Cross take 1 hour 10 minutes, with London Bridge just over an hour. There are a number of excellent schools nearby in both the State and Private sectors including: Ashford Grammar School, Bodsham C of E Primary School, Canterbury High School, Challock Primary School, The King’s School Canterbury, Lady Joanna Thornhill’s (Endowed) Primary School, Spring Grove Prep School, St. Edmund’s School Canterbury, Stowting Primary School and The Towers Sixth Form Academy, to name but a few.

DESCRIPTION: A truly exceptional Grade II Listed Farmhouse offering sumptuous family living, finished to the highest standards throughout. Solid Oak pegged floorboards abound and an English Oak framed extension has been beautifully crafted to create an impressive Open Plan Drawing Room, Study and Garden Room. A bespoke solid Ash Kitchen with one piece wraparound Corian worktop has been installed and all windows are Mahogany framed sealed double glazed units. The property is believed to date from 1545 and boasts a wealth of Tudor charm, with later additions in the 1720s and 1960s forming what stands today as a generously proportioned, magnificently appointed home, steeped in history and exuding character. A flint Wine Cellar lies below the Drawing Room and is believed to be ancient in origin, still possessing what could be the original candle niches. The accommodation comprises: Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hall, Shower Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room open plan to Study and Garden Room, Master Bedroom, Three further Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. A Detached Triple Garage block also includes a Ground Floor Shower/Laundry Room, a Garden Store, a Log Store and, to the First Floor, a self-contained Annexe with a Shower Room, Open Plan Living Area and a Double Bedroom. To the rear of the main residence, a south-facing Yorkstone Terrace is arranged to capture the spectacular far reaching views the property enjoys across undulating pastoral splendour. A Natural Swimming Pool with a Jetty and a Larch framed Pergola set the Terrace off to perfection. There is a covered Well which is believed to date from the same period as the Wine Cellar. The Grounds feature many mature trees along with a plethora of fine shrub plantings; a Paddock adjoining the Garden brings the land total to 1.23 Acres whilst the Detached Garden Studio/Office offers an ideal place to unwind and become fully immersed in the unparalleled tranquillity of this glorious location.

From the front, under an Oak framed peg tiled Porch, a solid Oak door with a glass panel opens into the:

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: 7’08 x 5’11 (2.34 x 1.80) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 7’09 (2.36). Dual aspect, with elongated windows to either side allowing in plenty of natural light and casting a pleasing outlook over shrub borders. Exposed beams complement the ceiling and the flooring is laid in ceramic tiles. Radiator. A painted wooden door with glass panels leads into the:

RECEPTION HALL: 22’02 x 8’00 (6.77 x 2.43) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 8’08 (2.65) to the highest point. An elegantly proportioned space, further enhanced by the Galleried Landing to the First Floor. The Reception Hall is split level, with the lower section accessing the Shower Room and two under-stairs storage cupboards; three steps ascend to the upper section, where doors lead off into the Dining Room, Drawing Room and Breakfast Room respectively. Exposed beams to the walls and ceiling. A double-hinged Oak latched door opens to reveal an integrated storage cupboard with shelving. Fitted carpet and solid Oak block flooring. Period style radiator. Various power points.

SHOWER ROOM: 6’05 x 6’04 (1.95 x 1.94) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 7’02 (2.19). Equipped with a walk-in Power Shower with double doors, a solid limed Oak vanity unit with integrated cupboards and inset wash-hand basin with chrome taps. Low-level WC. Heated chrome towel rail. A frosted glass window opens to the front. The flooring is laid in Natural Stone tiles. Inset ceiling spotlights. Two shaver points. Extractor fan.

KITCHEN: 14’09 x 13’04 (4.50 x 4.06) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 7’02 (2.20). The Kitchen has been installed with no expense spared and boasts a comprehensive array of solid Ash wall and base units. The superior quality is evident in the flush- fitting framed doors and seamless wraparound Corian worktop, featuring sculpted inset twin sinks with chrome tri-flow mixer tap and etched drainer. Integral Miele gas hob with extractor hood and separate integrated electric oven. Three Mahogany framed windows cast an attractive dual aspect outlook over the Garden to the side and to the front. An integrated cupboard with latticework Ash doors houses the Boiler and Ash panelling graces one wall. There is space for a dishwasher and a fridge/freezer. The flooring is laid in ceramic tiles. Tiled splashback surround to all units. Inset ceiling spotlights. Under unit lighting. Various power points. A solid Oak Staircase and balustrade ascends to the:

BREAKFAST ROOM: 12’11 x 8’03 (3.94 x 2.51) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 12’10 (3.92) to the highest point. An idyllic area, boasting a vaulted ceiling, open plan layout to the Kitchen and a charming outlook over the Terrace and Natural Swimming Pool. An integrated Ash wine rack continues the superb craftsmanship of the Kitchen and the flooring is laid in solid Oak. Radiator. Various power points. A wooden door leads into the Reception Hall and a further door with glass panels opens into the:

LAUNDRY ROOM: 7’09 x 5’11 (2.36 x 1.80) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 7’04 (2.23). Equipped with a range of base units, a ceramic double Butler sink with chrome mixer tap and a solid wooden worktop with tiled splashback surround. Space and plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and fridge/freezer. The flooring is laid in ceramic tiles. Inset ceiling spotlights. A window looks out to the side and a solid Oak door serves as side access, beneath a solid Oak peg tiled Porch with Lime rendered infill panels. Various power points.

DINING ROOM: 13’06 x 12’02 (4.11 x 3.71) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 6’08 (2.03) to the highest point. Located in the oldest part of the house, this beautiful dual aspect room is endowed with an abundance of character. A wealth of ancient exposed Oak beams adorn the walls and ceiling with the flooring laid in Oak blocks. There is also a feature display alcove. A delightful Inglenook Fireplace, set beneath a bressumer beam and sporting a wonderful brickwork interior houses an antique cast iron stove. Double glazed windows with leaded lights look out to the front and side. Period style radiator. Various power points.

From the Reception Hall, a wooden door with glass panels opens into the:

STUDY: 10’03 x 8’02 (3.12 x 2.49) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 12’06 (3.82) to the highest point. A superb area, benefitting from a vaulted ceiling with many exposed beams and a reconstructed Lime plastered wall featuring an inset Oak mullioned opening looking into the Garden Room, an echo of the original Oak mullioned window in the Master Bedroom, now set high into one wall. A Mahogany framed window provides vividly beautiful views over the Terrace to the side, continuing across verdant tree-lined hillsides. The Study also features a superfast Broadband connection, which would easily cater for a home-run business. Solid Oak pegged floorboards. Period style radiator. Telephone point. Various power points.

DRAWING ROOM: 25’06 x 13’03 (7.77 x 4.04) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 7’05 (2.28) to the highest point. A wonderfully light, bright and sun-filled triple aspect room (east, south and west), separated from the Study and Garden Room by open beam studwork with a lime plastered base, allowing for a sublime sensation of space and an outlook over the Terrace and far reaching rural views beyond. This magnificent room is complemented by two fireplaces, one at either end. An open fire with a concave arched brickwork interior and an ornate painted wooden mantle is located in the raised Dining Area, whilst an immense brick Inglenook with integrated log store and display alcoves dominates the opposite wall, accommodating a high-end MorsΨ Multi-fuel Stove. Solid Oak floorboards are laid to the raised dais and Oak blocks to the lower level whilst a number of fine original Oak beams, dating from 1545, garnish the ceiling. An ornately carved Oak beam runs along the far wall, possibly Elizabethan in origin, constituting a fascinating feature. Television point. Two period style radiators. Various power points.

GARDEN ROOM: 8’10 x 8’02 (2.69 x 2.49) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 12’06 (3.82) to the highest point. This area mirrors the layout of the Study, with a vaulted ceiling and also boasting Oak framed tri-folding doors with full length glass panels which can be folded back completely to maximise the breathtaking view over the Terrace. A plethora of mellow English Oak beams form the frame of this extension, infilled with Wattle traditional Lime render to exacting standards. The Oak framed porch with transom windows further augments the feeling of space in this wonderful room which captures the morning sun. A Mahogany framed window with leaded lights looks out to the rear. Solid Oak pegged floorboards. Various power points.

From the Garden Room, a solid Oak trapdoor set into the floor opens to reveal a flight of steps, descending to the:

WINE CELLAR: 8’07 x 8’07 (2.63 x 2.63) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 6’00 (1.84) to the highest point. This ancient, flint walled room still bears what are probably the original candle niches. The vendor assures us that a consistent temperature of 60F is maintained all year round, ensuring ideal conditions for wine storage. A light well allows in natural light from ground level. Lighting and various power points.

Returning to the Reception Hall, an Oak and Elm Staircase, complemented by a luxurious carpet with brass stair rods ascends to the:

LANDING: 13’06 x 12’00 (4.11 x 3.66) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 7’06 (2.29) to the highest point. Two windows afford a frontal outlook to the Galleried Landing, which also boasts fitted carpet, a period style radiator and an Oak framed opening leading to the Master Bedroom and Bedroom 2, respectively. Various power points.

A further Oak framed opening leads into the:

MASTER BEDROOM: 18’08 x 13’11 (5.69 x 4.24) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 8’05 (2.57) to the highest point. This magnificent dual aspect room probably dates from 1545 yet possesses unusually generous ceiling height; a Mahogany framed window with leaded lights looks out to one side and a dormer window casts spectacular views to the opposite side. An original Oak mullioned open window looks down into the Study area. A fine example of a Tudor Fireplace, complete with a monumental brick chimney breast and open beam studwork, has been uncovered by the present owners and could easily be reinstated as an Open Fire. Solid Oak pegged floorboards. A double-hinged Oak latched door serves as access to Eaves Storage space whilst an original Oak latched door opens into an integrated wardrobe. Period style radiator. Television point. Various power points. An Oak framed opening leads through into:

BEDROOM 4: 13’10 x 9’06 (4.22 x 2.90) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 8’04 (2.54). A lovely dual aspect room enjoying outlooks to the side and rear via two Mahogany framed windows, one with leaded lights. Also benefitting from ample storage space, served by two bespoke wardrobes, each with double solid reclaimed Pine latched doors, spanning almost the entire width of the room. Numerous ancient beams adorn the walls and ceiling and the flooring is laid in Oak pegged floorboards. Period style radiator. Various power points.

From the Landing, a timber door with original stained glass panels opens into:

BEDROOM 2: 13’11 x 12’10 (4.24 x 3.91) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 8’10 (2.70) to the highest point. This wonderfully characterful room boasts superb ceiling height and several exposed beams to the walls. A Victorian cast iron inset Fireplace has been installed to delightful decorative effect whilst a deep integrated wardrobe provides storage space. The flooring is laid in high quality Hardwood and a Mahogany framed window looks out to the side over the Kentish Downs. Period style radiator. Various power points.

To the opposite side of the Landing, three steps descend to the wing containing the Airing Cupboard housing a pressurised hot water cylinder and water softener, the Family Bathroom, and:

BEDROOM 3: 13’06 x 10’05 (4.11 x 3.18) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 8’11 (2.72). A charming room, resplendent with a bay window enjoying perhaps the most commanding view from the upstairs over the Kentish Downs. Accessed via a timber door with original stained glass panels, this Bedroom boasts Oak pegged floorboards, stately ceiling height and, of course, those exquisite views. Picture rail and ornate ceiling rose. Period style radiator. Various power points.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 6’09 x 6’05 (2.06 x 1.96) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 9’00 (2.74). Also boasting a timber door with original stained glass panels and exceptional ceiling height, the Bathroom features ceramic tiling to three walls and a white Suite comprising: pedestal wash-hand basin with chrome taps, low-level WC and an impressive roll-top Bath with ball and claw feet. A chrome shower rail encircles the Bath and an integrated period style shower has both a fixed monsoon type head and an additional handheld showerhead. Exposed Oak floorboards. Heated period style towel rail. Two shaver points. Loft access. A frosted glass window opens to the front.


From the rear, under a solid Oak peg tiled Porch, a solid Oak door with an entry phone system opens onto a Staircase ascending to the:

OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA: 25’00 x 13’03 (7.62 x 4.04) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 7’02 (2.19) to the highest point. Finished to a very high standard with a Kitchen area boasting solid Oak base units with solid Oak worktops. Electric cooker with overhead extractor hood. Tiled splashback surround. Stainless steel sink/drainer with electric water heater beneath. The living area is dual aspect, with a window to the rear and a dormer window to the front. Solid Oak flooring. Night storage heaters. Inset spotlights. Television and Sky TV point. Telephone point. Various power points. A door opens into the:

SHOWER ROOM: 5’10 x 6’06 (1.78 x 1.98) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 7’02 (2.19) to the highest point. Fitted with a white Suite comprising: low-level WC, wash-hand basin and Electric Shower unit. Ceramic tiling to the walls and Natural Stone tiles to the floor. Heated chrome towel rail. Inset spotlights.

Returning to the Living Area, a bi-folding door opens to the:

BEDROOM: 13’00 x 9’01 (3.96 x 2.77) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 7’02 (2.19) to the highest point. A dormer window affords a rural outlook to the side and an integrated wardrobe with double Oak doors caters for storage space. The solid Oak flooring is continued from the Living Area. Inset spotlights. Various power points.

EXTERNALLY: Arguably Denwood Farm’s most remarkable assets are its blissfully quiet rural location and unique vantage point. The extraordinarily beautiful views over the picturesque rolling hills of the Kentish Downs can be admired from almost every room in the house, strolling in the Grounds, dining al fresco on the Terrace or even taking a dip in the inviting Natural Pool. A charming array of well-stocked shrub and flower borders are arranged to magnificent effect. The Terrace to the rear is laid in substantial 6” thick Yorkstones with a gravelled area ensconsing the Natural Swimming Pool, also boasting its own Larch Jetty. An exceptional feature, this was converted by the present owners, filled with water from the well and now purified by a selection of water reeds and aquatic plants, negating the need for chemical additives. The well is now covered with a lockable grate and has been estimated to date from the same period as the Cellar. The original timber framed well canopy has been retained and now houses a miniature fish pond. A Larch framed Pergola further enriches the ambience of this superb Terrace. An area of lawn to the side flows through into the Paddock which boasts a further wildlife pond and spectacular views. A Detached Garden Studio has been constructed and has electricity supply and storage heating. Add to this a decked Terrace, positioned to take in the incredible view, and this makes for the ideal Garden retreat or Home Office. A five-bar gate offers direct access to the Paddock from the lane, ensuring deliveries to the Log Store can be easily made. There is also a Greenhouse, enclosed Kitchen Garden, lockable Tractor Store and two Garden Sheds.

A generous paved Off Road Parking area is situated to the front, as is the Triple Garage block, complete with three electric up-and-over doors. A Garden Store with separate access can also be found to the rear housing water softener and separate meters for the Annexe above, and, to the Ground Floor, there is a Shower/Laundry Room, fitted with a white Suite comprising: low level WC, shower and wash-hand basin. This room also offers ample space for Laundry facilities. In total, the land amounts to approximately 1.36 Acres.

SERVICES: Mains Electricity. Metered Mains Water. Oil Fired Central Heating. Private Drainage.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Ashford Borough Council. Tax Band: G.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Country Property provide these particulars in good faith for guidance purposes only. The Vendors of the property have supplied the measurements of Garden and or Land sizes mentioned above to us in writing. We wish to stress that Country Property is unable to measure the land on offer to confirm the exact acreage and therefore ask all potential purchasers to satisfy themselves prior to entering into negotiations. Please note we have not conducted a structural survey of the property nor have we tested any of the heating, drainage, services, fittings or sanitary items in this property.

VIEWING: All viewings by appointment through Country Cottages on 01892 724488 (Horsmonden) or Country Property on 01580 211888 (Goudhurst) or Country Equestrian Property on 01892 724949 (Matfield). A member of the team will conduct all viewings, whether or not the Vendors are in residence. For your convenience we always carry a tape measure and we would be delighted to Double-check any measurements for you during viewing. As a matter of policy once an offer made on a property has been accepted, we like to encourage buyers to attend the premises again with us so that all property particulars can be Double-checked prior to any interested party incurring any professional expenses.

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