4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Oast House, Budds Lane, Wittersham

£725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Exceptionally pretty 4 Bedroom Country House
  • Picturesque, secluded and tranquil rural location
  • Beautiful mature landscaped gardens and pond
  • Enchanting views and lovely aspect from every room
  • Grade II Listed

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Overview:

An enchanting and exceptionally pretty detached Oast House set amidst beautiful mature landscaped gardens and located in the most picturesque, secluded and tranquil rural location.

This wonderful period country house was built circa 1833 and is a rare example of a twin bottle kiln Oast with brick and weatherboard elevations. It was possibly originally conceived as a Folly for the nearby Budds House estate. With its utterly charming architecture and glorious position towards the end of a long private lane nestled amidst field, vineyard and woodland, this lovely property is a rare and desirable proposition. Already skilfully converted as a substantial four bedroom family home The Oast House provides opportunity for additional enhancement and development subject to planning. Located equidistantly between the attractive towns of Rye and Tenterden.

Interior comprises:
Roundel Entrance Hall, Spiral Staircase, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, Roundel Galleried Landing, Inner Landing with study area, Principal Suite with en suite Bathroom and Dressing Room, three further Bedrooms, family Bathroom.

Exterior comprises:
Superb landscaped plantsman's gardens including expanses of tiered level lawn, mellow brick and gravelled terrace areas, evergreen hedging, shrub and flower borders, specimen trees, a vegetable patch, mini orchard area and hand built chicken run. The 'centrepiece' arguably is the spectacular large natural pond with deck surround and naturalistic waterfall, framed by majestic weeping willows.

The Oast House is approached by a gravelled driveway with large gravelled turning area and double garage.

In all about 0.5 acre (tbv)

Accommodation:
Ground Floor:
Porch with tiled canopy and panelled door to:

Roundel Entrance Hall - a light and generous space with terracotta flooring and attractive 3ft wide spiral staircase. Pine door to:

Dining Room - A charming and light-filled room with terracotta tiled floor and substantial original ceiling beam. Attractive arched window and arched half glazed door overlook and give access to the gardens.

Drawing Room - A large and lovely reception with lead light windows and French Doors to the garden. Open fireplace with brick hearth and beam and substantial original ceiling beams. Views out on three sides to the gardens.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - This sits within the second roundel and is skilfully designed with wooden units and tiled ceramic work surfaces and splash backs. At the centre is a peninsular breakfast bar with hob and extractor. Integral appliances. Terracotta flooring. The kitchen offers the most fantastic views out over the gravel terrace to the pond and willows beyond.

Utility Room - Windows and door to rear garden, terracotta flooring, ample space for additional appliances, large built in cupboard and cupboard for oil fired boiler.

Cloakroom - White suite, terracotta flooring, exposed beam, window to rear garden.

First Floor:
Spiral staircase to Roundel Landing - An unusual and attractive space with low level lead light windows overlooking driveway and rear garden. Pine balustrading and ceiling beam. Opening through roundel wall to:

Inner landing and hallway corridor - A very charming area punctuated with cross sections of original ceiling beams. Incorporating a cosy study area with lead light window overlooking the rear of the house and at certain times of the year offering a lovely view down and across to Romney Marsh. Doors off to bedrooms and family bathroom.

Principal Bedroom - A very pretty and spacious room but with an intimate, 'cottagey' feel. Original ceiling beams and opening through the roundel to the ensuite bathroom and dressing room. The lead light window gives the most spectacular view over the gardens and pond and beyond that to Wittersham Church across the fields.

Bathroom - Of semi-circular shape being half of one roundel. White suite of bath, basin and bidet and separate shower cubicle with white tiling. Low level lead light windows overlook a gravel terrace and gardens and provide a wonderful and unique view whilst bathing.

Dressing Room - Of semi-circular shape as above, being the other half of a roundel. An old fashioned dressing area. A genuinely useful space with in-built storage shelves.

Bedroom 2 - A charming small double with large inbuilt wardrobe. Exposed original timbers. Lead light windows providing lovely views across the gardens towards countryside.

Bedroom 3 - Another pretty small double room with inbuilt wardrobe. Exposed original timbers. Views as above over gardens towards countryside.

Bedroom 4 - A darling single bedroom and a favourite with children. Exposed timbers. Inbuilt wardrobe. Dual aspect windows to the gardens and afforded great privacy by mature hedging.

Family Bathroom - A wealth of exposed timbers and lead light window to the rear garden. Coloured suite of panelled bath, basin and WC.

Outside:
The landscaped gardens surrounding The Oast House are simply outstanding. Much of the garden is laid to level lawn in two tiers but hard landscaping is also a feature with gravelled areas and mellow brick paving surrounding the house. There are various well-stocked shrub and flower borders including a long rose border and an abundance of box hedging. The garden is a plantsman's delight and includes many specimen shrubs and mature trees, including walnut, plum, apple, pear, quince, mulberry and medlar. There is a pretty and productive vegetable garden and a delightful hand built chicken run.

At the heart of the garden is the magnificent large natural pond with decking surround and bounded by beautiful mature weeping willow. A striking waterfall feeds into the pond which is home to koi and grass carp, and is a haven for wild birds such as ducks, moorhens and the occasional heron or kingfisher.

The house is approached by a driveway culminating in a large turning and parking area along with a double garage which houses the oil tank.

Services:
Mains power and water, private drainage system and oil fired central heating system.

Council Tax: Ashford Borough Council - Band G

Situation:
The Oast, Budds Lane is nestled in a peaceful, yet not isolated rural position situated close to a pretty Bluebell wood, approximately half a mile along a private unmade lane which serves this and several other properties. The property lies roughly one mile from Wittersham on the Isle of Oxney and offers countryside views being adjacent to the renowned Rother river valley. Local facilities include a primary school, recreational ground, public house, village shop, village hall and within 3.5 miles is Peasmarsh village lies Jempsons, an independent supermarket. The market town of Tenterden is roughly 5.2 miles inland offering a wide range of facilities including Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, Majestic Wine, quality shops, banks, public houses and restaurants as well as excellent schooling in the shape of Homewood School (state) and Dulwich Preparatory (private). To the south, lies the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Rye (6.2 miles), famous for its historical associations, fine period architecture, golf course and beaches at Camber and Winchelsea. As well as its charm, the town has a range of shopping facilities, smaller retail units, cafes and art/antique galleries, digital cinema with 2 screens and an active local community, the arts being strongly represented.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 December 2016

Nearest stations

  • Rye (4.0 mi)
  • Appledore (4.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Rye (4.0 mi)
  • Appledore (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Weald Property, Rolvenden- Sales

2 Windmill Oast Benenden Road, Rolvenden, TN17 4PF

01580 471049 Local call rate

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