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4 bedroom house for sale

The Street, Mersham, Kent


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Something different.
Some seclusion without isolation.
A superb and spacious attached 'Listed' period home comprising the major part of the frontage of a beautiful Queen Anne former rectory, combined with a building of earlier date. The flexible accommodation includes drawing room, dining room, 18'0 x 16'6 kitchen, 16'6 breakfast area, study, wine cellar, bath, cloaks and en suite, double garage, wonderful 'gardeners' garden.
To view: By appointment with the Agents as above.

Directions - Front Junction 10 at the M20 interchange, follow signs to Sellindge, passing Tesco superstore on the right. Continue along the A20 for another 1.5 miles and turn right signposted Mersham. Pass the Mersham village sign on the left and Old Rectory Close. Just past a lamp post turn right into a private gravelled drive and continue through and park at the far end of the gravelled drive, beyond the telegraph pole.

Situated in a unique location offering some degree of privacy without isolation. Mersham is an ancient village dating back to Saxon times, situated within about four miles of the busy commercial town of Ashford and only a few minutes drive from the M20 motorway providing a fast link with both London and the channel ports.

From Ashford, London is readily accessible via commuter train service in just 38 minutes.

There are a number of organisations in the village including village school, sports club, cricket club, village hall, local inns and places of worship including the Church of St John The Baptist, standing on the site of a Saxon Church.

The surrounding area is still largely agricultural and there are some lovely rural walks in the area.

The famous Hatch Park Estate, with its 190 acre deer park, ancient woodland, and designated as a site of special scientific interest is served by a number of footpaths across the 2700 acre estate.

The property itself comprises the major three bay frontage of the stunning Queen Ann style facade together with the adjoining earlier 16th Century building, thus providing intriguing and spacious accommodation.

The generously proportioned accommodation, together with very approximate room sizes comprises: -

Ground Floor: -

Entrance Hall - Access to cellar/workshop.

Cellar/Workshop - 18'6 x 9'9 + recess 7' x 9' (5.64m x 2.97m +recess - One compartment, gives access to: -

Second Cellar Compartment - 8'0 x 6'9 (2.44m x 2.06m) - Access to: -

Old Rectory Milner Safe - 8'9 x 3'2 (2.67m x 0.97m) -

Dining Room (Front) - 14'0 x 14'0 (4.27m x 4.27m) - Traditional style multi fuel stove in exposed brick chimney, tiled floor, exposed ceiling,

Impressive Kitchen - 18'0 x 16'6 + inglenook style recess (5.49m x 5.03 - Exposed oak ceiling beams and timbers, range of units with traditional 'Farrow Cream' finish, built in fridge, freezer, Creda dishwasher, deep porcelain sink with cross head mixer taps, ceramic wall tiles with decorative motif, space in 'inglenook' recess for Range with recircularisation cooker hood, central island unit, ceramic floor tiles.

Breakfast Area/Utility Area - 16'0 x 9'0 (4.88m x 2.74m) - Further range of units including china display units together with wine rack and matching base units, eye level wall cupboards, door to garden, Camray oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and heating system, ceramic tiled floor.

Short Flight Of Stairs: - Leading to: -

Inner Hall - Fitted shelves.

Drawing Room - 19'8 x 17'6 (5.99m x 5.33m) - White marble fireplace with Stovax multi fuel burner, bracketed white marble fireplace, picture rail intact, 18th Century style sliding sash windows with shutters.

Study - 7'7 x 7'6 + recess + wall cupboard (2.31m x 2.29m - Cupboard with meters.

Cloakroom - Low level WC suite, traditional style wash basin with chromium plated cross head taps, Edwardian style unit under, ceramic wall tiles with rope twist frieze, shaver light and socket.

Staircase: - With 1/4 turn leading to: -

First Floor: -

Landing - With hatch to roof space.

Bedroom One (Front) - 19'2 x 14'8 (5.84m x 4.47m) - Pleasing views overlooking the garden, treble wardrobe cupboards with hanging rail, fireplace opening.

Bedroom Two - 18'6 x 12'6 + door recess (5.64m x 3.81m +door rec - Double aspect windows, walk in cupboard and second wall cupboard.

Bathroom - White suite comprising panelled bath with cross head mixer taps with shower, low level WC suite, fluted column pedestal wash basin, matching cross head chromium plated taps, ceramic wall tiles with marbled finish with decorative frieze, shaver light and socket, extractor unit, contemporary style towel rail.

Second Floor: -

Landing - Under stairs cupboard.

Bedroom Three (Front) - 17'6 x 10'6 + recess (5.33m x 3.20m +recess) - Sliding sash window, picture rail intact, treble wardrobe cupboard with shelf and hanging rail, incorporating linen cupboard, fireplace opening.

En Suite - Panelled bath with hand shower, low level WC suite, pedestal wash basin with chromium plated cross head taps, ceramic wall tiles with decorative frieze, matching towel rail.

Staircase Leading To: -

Third Floor: -

Spacious Landing - Possibly suitable for a computer area, hatch to roof space.

Bedroom Four - 16'0 x 10'7 (4.88m x 3.23m) - Picture rail intact, wardrobe cupboard with shelf and hanging rail.

En Suite - Ceramic wall tiles with decorative frieze, shaver light and socket, pedestal wash basin with chromium plated cross head taps, shower cubicle, contemporary style towel airer, fireplace opening.

Outside: -

Double Garage - Of traditional brick and tile construction, useful roof storage space.

Gardens - The 'plantsmans' gardens are a most attractive feature of the property, the whole being stocked with a number of established shrubs, plants, flowers and trees including acer, ivies, hydrangea, aquilegia, viburnum, daphne, angelica, roses etc.

The rear is a paved terrace with water feature together with clipped box hedging, herb garden together with strawberry bed, raspberry canes and soft fruit area, served by a paved path laid in basketweave pattern.

To the front are lawns with the well stocked kitchen garden and the whole of the garden is sheltered and protected from the road with an area of established laurel, yew, holly etc.

Overall plot depth from front to rear, very approximately 195ft.

Important Note - Plot size roughly scaled from Plan and subject to onsite/deed verification.

Council Tax - Ashford Borough Council Band: F.

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