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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Smarden Bell Road, Pluckley, Kent, TN27 0SY

Offers in Excess of £750,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Impressive characterful Grade II listed medieval farmhouse with a wealth of period features including the attractive and famous Dering windows. This much-loved family house, where the current owners have lived for the last 40 years, offers scope for updating and improvement. Internal viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this fantastic home.

The large oak studded door opens into the entrance hall, which features oak panelling to one side and a beamed ceiling. There are two principal reception rooms; the sitting room features include a heavily beamed ceiling and charming Dering windows, and the magnificent inglenook fireplace provides the focal point of the room. The adjacent dining room has another impressive carved Bethersden marble fireplace with Dering windows to the side, tiled flooring and a wealth of exposed beams and timbers.

The Kitchen/breakfast room offers a range of fitted base units, drawers and wall cupboards and work surfaces, butler sink, and space for appliances. A doorway leads to the downstairs shower room where a further door provides access to the inner lobby and through to the utility/boot room with access to the front driveway.

On the first floor the master bedroom offers a brick fireplace, built in wardrobe, airing cupboard and en-suite bathroom. On the landing, there is access to bedroom three, a door leads to steps down to a bedroom and stairs to the second floor with two spacious attic rooms offering scope for further bedrooms.

The most attractive staircase with carved balustrade from the dining room provides access to the first floor leading to a bedroom with brick fireplace and access to the en-suite bathroom. On the inner landing, there are built in eaves storage cupboards and access to a separate WC.

Giles Farm is approached over a large driveway providing ample parking and turning areas and access to the detached double garage. The double garage also offers steps to the side providing access to the two office rooms above the garage.

There are extensive and well maintained grounds of about 4.4 acres, including two paddocks, gardens with terrace areas ideal for entertaining, vegetable garden, greenhouse, an ornamental pond and large wildlife ponds. The lawned gardens are planted with various shrubs and plants and the adjacent paddocks with mature trees and hedging to the boundaries provide good seclusion.

There is a detached stable block comprising three loose boxes and adjacent store. In the paddock there is a large modern barn about 60’ x 20’ with solar panels providing power. The paddock also benefits from a separate access from the road.

Giles Farm occupies a desirable setting on the edge of the historic village of Pluckley, which offers local amenities including Dering Arms and Black Horse public houses, butchers, general store/post office, Church, village hall and recreation ground. The village also benefits from a primary school with other schools available in the area include Dulwich Preparatory School, Benenden Girls School, Sutton Valance School and Homewood School in Tenterden.

Pluckley also offers a railway station service to London Charing Cross, being on the Ashford line from where Eurostar trains station depart for the continent as well as the regular high speed service to London St Pancras in 37 minutes. The M20 offers access to London, the motorway network and to the London airports and access to the Channel Tunnel and Ports.

Services include mains water and electricity, private drainage and oil central heating.

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Added on Rightmove:
18 November 2016


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