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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Forge House, Throwley Forstal

Under Offer £515,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Grade ll Listed Cottage
  • Carefully Refurbished And Improved
  • Beautiful Period Features Throughout
  • Three Well Proportioned Bedrooms
  • Sitting Room With Inglenook Fireplace
  • Stunning Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Potential For Ground Floor Annexe
  • Large Rear Garden With Parking
  • Delightful Rural Setting
  • Views Over Village Green

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An utterly charming brick and white weatherboarded Grade ll Listed period cottage with off road parking and large gardens, set behind a white picket fence and overlooking the village green.

We understand that the property dates back to around 1650 and has retained a wealth of fine period features including wide sash windows, many exposed beams and timbers and a magnificent inglenook fireplace to the sitting room.

However, Forge House has recently undergone an extensive yet sympathetic programme of refurbishment and now offers spacious and exceptionally well appointed accommodation over three floors.

The front door opens into a central entrance hall with stairs to the first floor and doors to two reception rooms. To the left of the entrance hall is a wonderful sitting room with a beamed ceiling and a grand inglenook fireplace.

To the right of the hallway there is a generously proportioned dining room with a beamed ceiling and an exposed brick fireplace.

To the rear of the cottage, a beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast room runs across the entire width of the house and enjoys pleasant views over the rear garden. The kitchen has been fitted with an excellent range of bespoke cottage style wall and floor units, set around striking granite work surfaces, a twin Belfast sink and solid oak flooring. The centre piece to this room is an open chimney breast (ideal for recessing a range into) with a section of beautifully hand painted tiles depicting the tale of Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter.

Stable doors open onto the rear garden and a lovely old latch-key door leads to the cellar. This has a good ceiling height, a brick floor, a window to the front and currently serves as a utility room, with several wall and floor units, work tops, a Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine.

A more recent (most likely Victorian) side addition provides an annexe-like wing to the ground floor, with a bedroom, a study and a beautifully appointed shower room with a contemporary white suite including a rainfall power shower, natural stone wall and granite floor tiles.

On the first floor, a small landing leads to two double bedrooms and a stunning family bathroom. This has been fitted with a high quality, traditionally styled white suite including a double ended bath with a shower attachment. The master bedroom is a particularly good size double room with many exposed beams, a built-in wardrobe and lovely views over the village green.


To the front of the property there is a pretty front garden enclosed behind a white picket fence. The rear garden measures approx. 82 ft x 32 ft, with an additional section to the side of the house measuring approx. 34 ft x 26 ft.

The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature flower and shrub borders and a flagstone patio and barbeque area to the side of the cottage. There is a large timber shed with power connected to it and a useful woodstore. A set of timber double gates open onto a gravelled area of off road parking and a pedestrian gate opens out towards the green.


Throwley Forstal is a delightful little hamlet situated on top of the North Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 5 miles to the south west of the bustling market town of Faversham.

The hamlet is centred around a pretty village green and is predominantly surrounded by arable farmland and woodland copses. It is served by a beautiful twelfth century flint church, The Church of St Michael and All Angels, and has many local clubs and societies which create a strong sense of community.

Local pubs can be found in The Red Lion in Baddlesmere (approx. 2 miles) and The Carpenters Arms at Eastling (approx. 4 miles), whilst the nearby villages of Selling, Sheldwich, Eastling, Challock, Charing and Chilham all offer good primary schools. Selling, Charing and Chilham are all served by a railway station and for a wider range of local services, the villages of Charing and Chilham both have a good main street with a variety of shops and businesses.

The nearby town of Faversham offers a far wider range of shopping, leisure and recreational amenities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, a museum and numerous good pubs and restaurants. The town is served by a good selection of primary schools and two secondary schools, one of which being the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. Faversham also has a mainline station with a high speed link to London St Pancras in just over an hour.

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements and floor plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.

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01 November 2016


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