5 bedroom detached house for sale

Chalk, Kent

£835,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Five bedroom oast house
  • Set in formal gardens
  • Backing and fronting onto farmland
  • Five reception rooms
  • Kitchen breakfast room with Aga
  • Drive for several cars
  • Double garage
  • EPC Rating F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Quintessentially part of the Kentish landscape an opportunity has arisen to secure this stunning Oast house set in formal gardens. East Court Oast is a charming Oast house of excellent proportions understood to date back from the early 1800s and converted in the 1980s. The property has been refurbished by the current owners to a high standard and provides well presented and flexible accommodation. The ground floor comprises spacious entrance hall, the triple aspect roundel houses quality fitted kitchen with aga and affords superb views over gardens and fields. The double aspect sitting room benefits from doors opening out to the garden and has natural stone fireplace with multi fuel stove. There is separate dining room and study, one further reception room currently used as a bedroom and practical utility room. The first floor accommodation comprises master bedroom in the roundel with en-suite, further bedrooms and family bathroom and superb attic bedroom.

The property is approached via long driveway affording parking area for several cars leading to double garage and open carport. The formal gardens set in 0.8 of an acre are mostly laid to lawn interspersed with mature flower and shrub borders. *There is further land and stables available subject to separate negotiation*

Property ref: 121_2493_4214294

LOCATION 
Chalk, already known in the 8th century from a witan (a Saxon meeting) held here, is mentioned in the Domesday Book. A large Roman villa was discovered here in 1961. Of the farms in the parish, Filborough is the oldest, having historical mention as early as AD 1220. At one time it was owned by Henry VIII. Two of its manor houses were called West Court and East Court.

Chalk’s major claim to fame is its connection with Charles Dickens. Here he spent his honeymoon with his new bride, Catherine Hogarth; and it was here that he wrote the early instalments of Pickwick Papers. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin lies at some distance to the east of the village centre. A church building existed in this location for the Synod of Chalkhythe in 785 and was noted in the Domesday Book of 1086; the current structure dates from the 12th century.

Also within the parish was the one time Gravesend Airport, opened as the Gravesend School of Flying in 1932...

DIRECTIONS 
From A2 London bound, take the Shorne/Cobham turnoff. At T junction turn right onto Brewers Road, take first exit onto Woodlands Lane which takes you down through Shorne village and meet the cross road. At junction turn left onto the Rochester/Gravesend Road A226 and take first exit on your right into Church Lane. Proceed round bend by church and follow the lane down about 350yrds where the property will be found along on the right hand side.

VENDOR INTERVIEW 
The ancient town of Gravesend lies in North West Kent on the banks of the Thames estuary. It is a place that benefits from not only a superb array of shops and amenities, but also excellent transport links, including Ebbsfleet, a high-speed rail link to central London. Nestled on a quiet lane on the rural outskirts of the town is Eastcourt Oast, an extremely attractive family home that was beautifully converted from an old working Oast House in the 1980s. It is enclosed by formal grounds and enjoys a setting that is picturesque, tranquil and wonderfully convenient.

“We purchased the property around twenty-six years ago,” says Mary, “not too long after it had been converted. My father was coming to live with us and so what really attracted us was the space and the fact that the land around the house is wonderfully flat, so it meant he was able to get around very easily.”

This beautiful home has a traditional layout and gener...

TRANSPORT INFORMATION 
Higham Railway Station: 2 miles
Gravesend Railway Station: 2.5 miles
Ebbsfleet International Station: 5.7 miles

The distances calculated are as the crow flies. For information regarding travel please visit:- www.kent.gov.uk/roads_and_transport/getting_around.aspx.

LOCAL SCHOOLS 
Primary Schools:-
Shorne Primary School: 1 mile
Higham Primary School: 1.9 miles
Cobham Primary School: 2.7 miles
Meopham Primary Academy: 4.8 miles

Secondary Schools:
Gravesend Boys Grammar: 1.6 miles
St George’s C of E School: 2.5 miles
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School: 1.8 miles
Mayfield Girls Grammar: 2.6 miles
Rochester Girls Grammar: 5.2 miles
Meopham Academy: 4.8 miles

Independent Schools:
Cobham Hall: 2.3 miles
Gads Hill: 1.9 miles
King’s Rochester: 4.4 miles
St Andrew’s Rochester: 4.6 miles

Information sourced from www.schools-search.co.uk
Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.

USEFUL INFORMATION 
We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website www.gravesham.gov.uk and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding. Some information in these details is taken from third party sources. Should any of the information be critical in your decision making, then please contact Fine & Country for verification.

USEFUL LINKS 
www.mouseprice.com
www.tfl.gov.uk
www.environment-agency.gov.uk
www.landregistry.gov.uk
www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures
www.homeoffice.gov.uk
www.tkradon.org.uk
www.fensa.org.uk
http://list.english-heritage.org.uk

COUNCIL TAX 
We are informed this property is in council tax band G, you should verify this with Gravesham Borough Council on 01474 564422

TENURE 
The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details

APPLIANCES/SERVICES 
The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order.

MEASUREMENTS 
All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.

VIEWING 
Via Fine & Country on 01474 700009

OPENING HOURS 
Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 6.30 pm, Saturday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm, Sunday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

REF 
HA/SD/ST/150810 3876434/D1

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27 July 2016

Nearest stations

  • Higham (2.0 mi)
  • Gravesend (2.5 mi)
  • Sole Street (3.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Higham (2.0 mi)
  • Gravesend (2.5 mi)
  • Sole Street (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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