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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Canterbury Road, Boughton Aluph, Kent


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Internal inspection strongly recommended. An intriguing Grade II Listed detached former Toll house providing a comfortable family home.
Three bedrooms, 22'9 sitting room with beamed ceiling, 16'10 dining room, 17'3 kitchen, hall, bathroom, delightful established gardens, plenty of car space, gas heating,
To view: On application to the Agents as above.

Directions - From Ashford take the A28 Canterbury Road. The property will be found three miles along on the right, the first house after the 40mph sign and just before reaching the Kempes Corner crossroads. Turn into the drive at the left of the property.

Most conveniently situated along the A28, about three miles from Ashford and about eleven miles from the Cathedral city of Canterbury. Ashford offers a wide range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities together with a commuter train service making London readily accessible in just 38 minutes.

The large village of Wye with many village amenities is about 11/2 miles distant.

Much of the surrounding area is still agricultural and there are many pleasing walks in the area.

The detached property is Listed Grade II as being of Special Architectural or Historic Interest and was for many years a Toll House for the old turnpike road and the Toll keepers booth is also included. This Is one of the few toll booths to remain intact in the UK.

According to Historic England, the former Toll House dates back to the 1700's with later addition. Construction is of painted brick under a Kent peg tile roof with an interesting bracketed oriel window to the front elevation.

The accommodation with very approximate room sizes comprises: -

Ground Floor: -

Rear Entrance Hall - Oak flooring, walk in cloaks cupboard housing Vaillant wall mounted combination boiler supplying domestic hot water and heating system.

Sitting Room - 22'9 x 9'0 + Bay (6.93m x 2.74m +Bay) - Beamed ceiling, traditional style wood burning stove in recess with oak bressumer, feature exposed brickwork, two double radiators.

Dining Room With Sitting Area - 16'10 x 13'0 (5.13m x 3.96m) - Solid oak flooring, feature brick fireplace with traditional style multi burner stove, coved ceiling, dado rail.

Kitchen - 17'3 x 8'7 (5.26m x 2.62m) - Being of an irregular shape with comprehensive range of units comprising base units together with eye level wall cupboards, eye level china display cabinets, fitted Lamona four ring gas hob, housing double oven, pull out larder cupboard, granite effect working surface, traditional style inset 11/2 bowl sink unit with contemporary style mixer tap, ceramic wall tiles, feature floor with limestone type finish, feature exposed brickwork, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, ceramic wall tiles, recessed low voltage lighting.

Bathroom - White suite with shower/bath, plumbed in Aqualisa shower, dual flush low level WC suite in fitted unit, contemporary style wash basin with lever mixer tap, marble effect shelving with units under, floor to ceiling ceramic wall tiles with feature decorative frieze, chromium plated ladder towel airer, 'riven slate' effect flooring, airing cupboard containing insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater, beamed ceiling, extractor unit.

Staircase From Hall: - With double turn, turned newel post with turned spindles, leading to: -

First Floor: -

Library/ Computer Recess - Views look over strawberry fields across to the North Downs.

Bedroom One - 17'8 + recess x 9'2 (5.38m +recess x 2.79m) - Glimpses across to Wye Crown.

Landing - Fitted cupboards with shelf and hanging rail.

Bedroom Two - 13'10 x 13'3 (4.22m x 4.04m) - Victorian style cast iron fireplace, downland views, double shelved cupboard.

Bedroom Three - 13'10 x 9'0 (4.22m x 2.74m) - An intriguing room with oriel window, arched display recess.

Outside - Private drive with parking for several vehicles.

The plot has a long frontage of very approximately 150 ft and a maximum depth of about 30 ft. The beautiful garden is nicely bounded at the rear with a mature hedge. There are ragstone features, a raised paved area and the garden is thoughtfully planned and nicely stocked with many established plants, plants and trees. The sun trap garden is terraced with lawns and has a feature arch. The many established plants, shrubs, flowers and trees include rosemary, acer, euonymus, hollyhocks, ivies, lavender, camellia, fuchsia, buddleia, kerria japonica etc etc. There is a useful garden shed together with an outside tap.

Services - Main water, electricity and gas are connected. Drainage to septic tank. Secondary double glazing mainly installed.

Council Tax - Ashford Borough Council Band: E.

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