6 bedroom detached house for sale27 The Street, Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent, TN30
Sold STC £1,395,000
- Handsome Listed village house
- 5 reception rooms
- 6 bedrooms
- 4 bath/shower rooms
- Tennis court
- About 1 acre
A MOST HANDSOME AND HISTORIC LISTED VILLAGE
HOUSE SET AMIDST DELIGHTFUL PART-WALLED
GARDENS APPROACHING 1 ACRE
Wittersham Court is located in the heart of the pretty village of Wittersham within the village Conservation Area and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Local & Comprehensive Shopping: Wittersham has a primary school and community market. Peasmarsh lies about 2.5 miles to the south and has a privately run supermarket, Post Office, garage, hotel with leisure complex and gym together with public houses and restaurants. Appledore also has a post office, village stores, public house and doctor's surgery. The market town of Tenterden has Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, quality shops and a leisure centre whilst to the south, is the ancient town and Cinque Port of Rye renowned for its period architecture, cobbled streets and historical associations.
Mainline Rail Services: Branch line train services run from Appledore and Rye to Ashford International station with
connections to London and the Continent. A high speed train service runs from Ashford to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
Schools: There is an good selection of schools in the area, in both the state and private sectors.
Leisure/sporting facilities: Golf clubs in the area include Rye (links), Tenterden, Littlestone (championship) and Dale Hill. Sailing and fishing at Rye and Bewl Water.
Situated within a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wittersham Court was originally known as The Manor of Wittersham. In 1032 it is understood to have been given by King Canute to Christ Church of Canterbury as 'fosterland' for the monks. It was then assigned by Licence of King Henry IV to the Masters and Fellows of All Saints College, Maidstone. In 1546 during the reign of Edward VI, Wittersham College, as it was then known was leased to Sir Thomas Wyatt at a yearly rent of £14. This handsome and historic village house has remained in private ownership ever since.
Wittersham Court is an exceptional village house, designated a Grade II Listing as a property of Special Architectural or Historic Interest and situated amidst beautiful part-walled gardens approaching 1 acre. Internally, the generously proportioned and well presented accommodation is arranged over three floors together with a useful two room cellar.
Points of note include;
An abundance of exposed timbers and beams, high ceilings to the majority of rooms, sash and casement windows, some working window shutters, open fireplaces to three of the four reception rooms, slate flooring to the kitchen/breakfast room.
Four attractive principal reception rooms are of good proportions and comprise a drawing room, formal dining room, sitting room and family room. Three of the reception rooms enjoy direct access to the landscaped gardens or the pretty brick paved courtyard.
The kitchen/breakfast room, linked to the light and airy south-facing family room via an archway, features a comprehensive range of hand-painted cupboards, central island with granite work surfaces and an oil fired four oven Aga. Integrated Miele appliances include an electric oven, microwave, electric 2 ring hob and dishwasher. There is a filtered water tap and water softener.
Adjoining the kitchen is a study, off which lies a utility room with a larder providing further storage and a versatile garden room with sliding doors to the south-facing courtyard.
An oak staircase leads to the first floor where the lovely master bedroom suite benefits from a dressing room with a range of built-in cupboards and an en suite bathroom.
Three bedrooms, which are served by two bathrooms and an en suite WC, are situated over the remainder of the first floor.
The second floor spans the length of the house and is a highly adaptable area with two further bedrooms, bathroom, playroom and two store rooms. GARDENS AND OUTBUILDINGS
Wittersham Court is well screened by mature evergreen hedging and approached via electric wrought iron gates that open to a sweeping gravel drive which culminates in an area of parking to the front of the house.
Beautiful formal gardens comprise expanses of level lawns stocked with various mature trees including liquidambar,catalpa, mulberry, walnut and fig, mixed herbaceous borders and a well established rose garden. There are several paved terraces and a charming south-facing courtyard. Within the grounds there is a hard tennis court (in need of resurfacing), which is well hidden by a coniferous hedge.
Outbuildings comprise a detached garage and a pretty period outbuilding with workshop, potting shed and log store.
Square Footage: 5,553 sq ft
Acreage: 0.96 Acres
From Tenterden proceed in a south-easterly direction on the B2082 road signposted to Rye. Proceed for just under 5 miles into the centre of Wittersham. Turn right into The Street and continue for approximately 0.2 of a mile where wrought iron gates will be found on the left hand side leading to Wittersham Court.
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