4 bedroom detached house for saleClubbs Lane, Brookland, Kent TN29 9QX
ROOMS Entrance porch, 37' Reception hall, Sitting room, Dining room, Designer fitted kitchen/breakfast room, Utility/cloakroom, Landing, Four bedrooms, Shower room (en suite), Family bath/shower room, Attic room, Oil central heating, Detached single garage with studio/home office above, Off road parking, Mature cottage garden & orchard.
LOCATION The property occupies a rural position on the edge of the small village of Brookland with its primary school, Royal Oak public house and 13th century Church of St Augustine with lead font and detached octagonal wooden belfry. Brookland is set on an attractive part of Walland Marsh, renowned for big sky views, picturesque walks and historic churches including the church in Fairfield dedicated to St Thomas a Beckett, standing alone in the fields and approached by a grass causeway. To the east is the town of New Romney (6 miles) with an historic high street, several small and interesting shops and a Sainsbury's supermarket. For more comprehensive facilities there is Ashford (12 miles) with access to the M20 and International Station, which offers a high speed service to London St Pancras in 37 minutes and Eurostar service to the Continent. To the west is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye (7 miles) with its historical associations and medieval architecture. Schools in the area include The Marsh Academy in New Romney, Folkestone School for Girls and The Harvey Grammar School for boys in Folkestone, together with Norton Knatchbull Grammar School for boys and Highworth Grammar School for girls, both in Ashford. Access to coastal bathing beaches is at Littlestone, where there is also an excellent links golf course and at Camber, both about 8 miles.
DESCRIPTION Barling House is a handsome detached Grade 11 listed farmhouse of early seventeenth century origins with late eighteenth century alterations presenting mellow red brick and tile hung elevations under a Kent peg tiled roof. The property provides generous accommodation over 2 levels together with an attic room, as shown on the floor plan. Original features include exposed beams and timber framing, polished oak floors and a massive central chimney stack with back to back inglenook fireplaces.
GROUND FLOOR A part glazed porch leads into the 37' long reception hall with exposed beams, an old oak staircase rising to the first floor, a natural stone tiled floor and a door to the garden. The double aspect sitting room has exposed beams, oak flooring and a massive inglenook fireplace with a flagstone hearth and fitted wood burning stove. A door to the right of the fireplace leads to the original entrance lobby, with a former front door and secondary access to the dining room. The dining room has exposed ceiling beams and a brick inglenook with a wood burning stove. The designer kitchen/breakfast room, which has a tiled floor, is fitted with an extensive, bespoke range of cupboards and drawers beneath corian work surfaces and a breakfast bar twin sinks and a mixer tap, an inset induction hob, 3 built in stainless steel Neff ovens, integrated wine cooler, fridge, freezer, coffee machine and dishwasher. Also on the ground floor is the utility/cloakroom with a close coupled WC, wall mounted wash basin and plumbing for a washing machine.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor there is a heavily beamed ceiling. The master bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room with a close coupled WC, wash basin and shower enclosure. Bedroom 2 has exposed beams and timbers, a brick fireplace and old oak floorboards. Bedroom 3 has exposed beams, a brick fireplace and beautiful oak flooring. A door leads to an interconnecting lobby with Bedroom 2 with a ladder staircase to the attic room. Bedroom 4 has a built in wardrobe cupboard. The family bath/shower room has period style fitments including a roll top bath, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC and shower enclosure.
OUTSIDE The detached garage is at the end of the short driveway and has brick and white weatherboard clad elevations with sliding barn doors under a peg tiled roof. An external staircase to the rear leads to the studio/home office with windows on 2 sides. Very much a particular feature of this property is the garden, being set down to lawn filled with lush and burgeoning borders overflowing with cottage garden plants and mature shrubs and trees with brick pathways, clipped box, rose and clematis covered archways, and an ornamental pond. Behind a hedge screen are 2 greenhouses, and 3 sheds together with a log store. Adjacent to the rear of the house is a pump for pumping rain water from an underground tank. Beyond the garage is half an acre of orchard, along one boundary of which there is a public footpath.
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