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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Stone in Oxney, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7JN

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Tenure: Freehold

ROOMS Entrance hall, Sitting room, Conservatory, Dining room, Studio/reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Utility room, Rear lobby, Landing, Four double bedrooms, Family bathroom, Oil central heating, Double glazing, Cottage garden of about half an acre, Off road parking for several cars. EPC rating E.

LOCATION The property is set down a long private shared drive in the rural community of Stone, which lies within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the former sea cliffs of the Isle of Oxney, and from its elevated position enjoys far reaching rural views to the front across pastureland in the Rother Valley. The village of Wittersham, 1.5 miles, has a primary school, community market and local convenience store, whilst the village of Appledore, 3 miles, has a post office, village store and public house. The market town of Tenterden, 6 miles to the north, has supermarkets, quality shops and a leisure centre. To the south, is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye (6 miles) renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture. As well as its charm and history, the town has an extensive range of shopping facilities, smaller retail units, guest houses, cafes and art/antique galleries and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. Rye Festival is held annually. There are branch line train services from Appledore and Rye to Ashford International Station from where there are high speed connections for London, Stratford and St Pancras (37 minutes) and the Continent. The M20 may also be joined at Ashford (13 miles). Private schools in the area include Vine Hall at Robertsbridge, Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Benenden Girl's School and Kings College at Canterbury.  

DESCRIPTION Waggoners is a detached period farm house, dating from the eighteenth century with later additions, presenting mixed mellow brick and tile hung elevations set with predominantly double glazed timber casement windows beneath a pitched peg tiled roof. Internally there are some exposed ceiling and wall timbers, old brick flooring, panelled doors and an inglenook fireplace. The light filled living accommodation is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan. 

GROUND FLOOR An oak panelled front door opens into an entrance hall with a woodblock floor. The sitting room, which enjoys far reaching views to the front, has a fireplace with a slate hearth and a fitted wood burner, together with display shelving to either recess. Glazed double doors with folding side panels open through to a conservatory which has a terracotta tiled floor and doors out to the garden. The double aspect dining room has an original brick floor, matchboard panelling to dado height with a tall corner cupboard to match and a fine inglenook fireplace with an oak bressumer. The studio/reception room has a beamed ceiling and overlooks the garden on three sides.

The double aspect kitchen/breakfast room, which has rural views to the front and overlooks the garden to the rear, is fitted with a range of Shaker style painted floor cupboards and drawers beneath wood edged work surfaces with an inset stainless steel single sink unit, stainless steel Smeg cooker, corner cupboard, beamed ceiling and exposed studwork, matchboard panelling to one wall and a built in larder. Adjacent is a cloakroom and a utility room with a tiled floor and space for a washing machine, tumble drier and fridge freezer. A door opens to a rear lobby with a quarry tiled floor and stable door to the garden.

FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, the landing has linen and airing cupboards. Bedroom 1 overlooks the rear garden and has a deep wardrobe cupboard and wash basin. Bedroom 2 enjoys far reaching rural views and has an attractive cast iron decorative fireplace. In addition there are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a white suite comprising a panelled bath with a wall mounted shower above and screen, pedestal wash basin and close coupled w.c. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached from the farm track via a 5 bar gate leading to a gravelled area of off road parking for several vehicles. Very much a feature of the property are the traditional hedge enclosed cottage gardens of about half an acre informally broken into integers with areas of lawn, dense plantings, a mixture of ornamental plants, flowering herbs, perennials and shrubs including rambling roses, oxeye daisies, euphorbia, stachys lanata, fatsia, rubra, lychnis and montbretia. To one corner is a kitchen garden with raised beds and a shed. From the rear garden an archway within the hedge leads through to a wild flower meadow with fruit trees backing onto farmland. Greenhouse. Garden store.


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