3 bedroom cottage for saleThe Street, Wittersham, Kent TN30 7EA
Withdrawn from Market £475,000
LOCATION The property is situated in a Conservation Area in the lea of the parish church in the village of Wittersham on the Isle of Oxney. Local facilities include a primary school, recreational ground, public house, community market, general store, hairdresser and village hall and within 3.5 miles is Peasmarsh village which offers Jempsons, an independent supermarket. The market town of Tenterden is about 5 miles inland offering a wide range of facilities including Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, quality shops, banks, public houses and restaurants. To the south, is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye (6 miles) renowned for its historical associations and fine period architecture. As well as its charm, the town has a range of shopping facilities, smaller retail units, cafes and art/antique galleries and an active local community. Ashford International Station (16 miles) provides Eurostar trains departing for the Continent as well as high speed service to Stratford and London St Pancras (37 minutes). Headcorn station (13 miles) provides a commuter service into London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross in just under one hour. There is a wide selection of schooling within the area, both state and independent and a good range of sporting facilities including a leisure centre in Tenterden, popular golf courses nearby and countryside and coastal walks.
DESCRIPTION Old Queens is an attached Grade II Listed period property of eighteenth century origin presenting attractive mainly weatherboard clad external elevations beneath a Kent peg tiled roof with a later addition to the rear. The well presented interior of the property retains many of the fine period details including exposed timber framing, sash windows and open fireplaces. In common with many properties of this type and age in the area, Old Queens is subject to areas of flying freehold whereby parts of the accommodation of the adjoining property, Queens Head Cottage, pass above parts of this property. The two properties were at one time part of the Queens Head Inn which was converted from a public house and sub divided during the immediate post war period.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached via a panelled front door with glazed inserts and a canopy above opening into a hall which leads through to a spacious inner hall with a door to the rear garden and a cloakroom off with a close coupled WC and wash basin. The sitting room, which is divided into two sections by open studwork, overlooks the front and rear gardens and has a massive inglenook fireplace with a bressummer beam and metal canopy. The well-proportioned dining room overlooks the front garden and has an attractive brick fireplace.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of Shaker style base units and wall cupboards with wood block work surfaces incorporating a breakfast bar, tiled surrounds, under mounted china glazed sinks, an integrated fridge freezer, built in wine cooler, an integrated dishwasher and a Rangemaster cooker with a filter hood above. From the kitchen French windows open onto the rear garden. In addition there is a home office/gym converted from part of the former integral garage and a utility room with fitted cupboards and drawers, a sink unit, space for a fridge freezer and a stable door to the garden.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there is a galleried landing. The master bedroom suite comprises a large bedroom with two windows to the front a range of fitted wardrobes, exposed timbers and a fully tiled en-suite bathroom with a sunken bath with a wall mounted shower above, a close coupled WC and a pedestal wash basin. There are a further 2 bedrooms and a family bathroom with a bath with a shower attachment, a close coupled WC and a pedestal wash basin.
OUTSIDE The front garden is laid to lawn with a central brick paved path, a pedestrian gate, a brick terrace and a front hedge. To one side is an area of hardstanding providing off road parking. To the rear of the house is a sheltered hedge and fence enclosed courtyard garden with a deck terrace and raised planting beds with dwarf stone walls and a variety of shrubs and perennials.
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