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3 bedroom cottage to rent

Lees Court Road, Sheldwich Lees, Faversham, ME13

£1,900 pcm| £438 pw fees apply

Property Description

Letting information:

Furnishing: Unfurnished
Reduced on Rightmove: 13 October 2016 (199 days ago)

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A newly refurbished Grade II listed Hall House, set in an exquisite rural location in the heart of the beautiful Lees Court Estate, yet only a short distance from both the village green and fast trains to London. Yew Tree Cottage has been the subject of a comprehensive renovation project which has carefully retained the period features such as the exposed timber beams and the wonderful large fireplaces. It is now offered for rental for the first time since the refurbishment project was concluded. Although set in some of East Kent’s most beautiful countryside, the M2 (3 miles) and Faversham, with a choice of fast trains to London is only 5 miles away. The property is offered unfurnished and some pets may be allowed.

Faversham 5 miles : Canterbury 12 miles : Ashford 11 miles : Central London 56 miles
Situation
Yew Tree Cottage, part of the prestigious Lees Court Estate, is situated on the edge of Sheldwich Lees, overlooking open farmland to the rear. Sheldwich offers primary school facilities, with the medieval town of Faversham (5 miles away) offering a range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities. The Cathedral City of Canterbury with its excellent shopping centre and cultural interest is 12 miles distant, Ashford with its designer outlet centre and leisure facilities is 11 miles and Bluewater Shopping centre is 35 miles.

Fast trains to the Medway Towns, Bromley South and London Victoria are from Faversham railway station, journey time approximately 90 minutes, with the High Speed link to St Pancras via Ebbsfleet with a journey time of approximately 70 minutes. Ashford International also offers services to St Pancras in 37 minutes and the Continent (Paris in 2 hours).

The nearest junction of the M2 is 3 miles away and connects with the remaining southern motorway network and connections to the Continent at Dover and Folkestone. Travel time to Central London is approximately 1½ hours covering 56 miles.


The Property
Yew Tree Cottage is a Grade II listed 16th Century cottage which has been the subject of a comprehensive renovation project and which has carefully retained the period features such as the exposed timber beams and the wonderful, large fireplaces. A wood burning stove has been introduced in the sitting room, and the kitchen has been completely refitted. Altogether the accommodation, which is arranged over two floors, includes three spacious bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, as well as a shower room on the ground floor, together with a generously proportioned kitchen/dining room and a large sitting room. There is also a useful utility room with plumbing for washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. It is now offered for rental for the first time since the refurbishment project was concluded. Although set in some of East Kent’s most beautiful countryside, the M2 (3 miles) and Faversham is only 5 miles away, with a choice of fast trains to London.
Hall
Large entrance hall, tiled floor, unique twin staircase to first floor, recess storage beneath staircase, doors to kitchen, utility room, shower room and sitting room.
Sitting Room 6.34m (20'10) x 5.07m (16'8)
Fitted carpet, fireplace with new woodburner (chimney has been lined for this use).
Kitchen/Dining Room 5.13m (16'10) x 4.75m (15'7)
Large kitchen/dining room, fitted base units with sink, electric oven and hob, full height glass fronted cupboard, plumbing for dishwasher, space for American fridge, spectacular inglenook fireplace (no longer in operation), tiled floor.
Utlity Room
Sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine, and tiled floor.
Rear Porch
Accessed from Kitchen and Sitting Room, door to garden.
Shower Room
Large shower cabinet, hand basin and W.C., tiled floor.
Landing
With large cupboard suitable for use as a wardrobe or linen store.
Master Bedroom 4.31m (14'2) x 11.6m (38'1)
With fitted carpet, pine low level cupboards, 2 double fitted wardrobes with in-built drawers, restricted height due to sloping roof.
Bedroom 2 3.99m (13'1) x 3.86m (12'8)
With fitted carpet, restricted height due to sloping roof.
Bedroom 3 5.09m (16'8) x 2.82m (9'3)
With fitted carpet, restricted height due to sloping roof.
Bathroom 5.09m (16'8) x 2.82m (9'3)
Bath with overhead shower, hand basin and W.C., vinyl flooring.
Central Heating
Oil fired central heating with combi boiler, Oil Watchman guage, oil tank capacity 1,900 litres.
Garden
Substantial garden laid to lawn fenced with post and stock netting. Five-bar wooden gate with brick path from front gate to porch. A garden store is attached to the right of the property.


Garage
Space for 1 vehicle.
Parking
Ample off road parking.
Viewing
Strictly by appointment with the landlord's agents, Strutt & Parker LLP on 01227 473741.
Directions
From Faversham take the A251 towards Ashford. After approximately 3 miles turn left into Sheldwich (passing St James's Church on left), Lees Court Road. Passing the cricket ground at Sheldwich Lees on your right, Yew Tree Cottage is the first property on the right, opposite the entrance to Lees Court Mansion.
Terms
Term
An initial term of 12 months on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement.

Rent
£1,900 per calendar month payable monthly in advance by direct debit.

Deposit
A deposit of two months' rent to be held in the landlord's agents Tenant's Deposit Account until termination of the tenancy on the terms that it shall be applied towards making good any breach of the tenant's obligations, any balance to be paid to the tenant. Deposit to be registered in the Tenant's Deposit Scheme to comply with the Housing Act 2004.

Outgoings
Tenant to pay for fuel, electricity, water rates, council tax (Band F, Swale Borough Council) drainage rates - private cesspool, telephone connection and charges, Broadband provider Vfast, and all other outgoings as may be required.

Tenant's Conditions of Occupation
1) To keep the premises in good tenantable repair
2) To occupy with tenant's family only
3) No business use
4) Not to assign the tenancy
5) Not to keep pets without landlord's written consent

Repairs
1) Tenant to keep the property in good decorative order and to be responsible for the interior of the property and its repair.
2) Landlord to keep in repair the structure and exterior of the property; installations for supply of water, electricity, sanitation, space heating and water heating.

Alterations
Not to make alterations or additions to the property.

Charges
Agents fees
£125 + VAT towards the cost of referencing 2 applicants
£75 + VAT towards the cost of a tenancy agreement
£50 + VAT as a contribution towards the cost of check-in and inventory
For additional applicants that require referencing including Guarantor there will be a charge of £50 + VAT per person.

Should the applicant fail referencing and the tenancy not proceed, £125 + VAT will be refunded.

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