6 bedroom detached house for saleFaversham Road, Boughton Lees, Ashford, Kent
- Entrance hall
- 4 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite
- 5 Further bedrooms (1 en-suite) and shower room
- Attic rooms
- Tennis court and swimming pool
- Garage, stabling and outbuildings
- Garden and paddock
Manor House is a landmark property. Listed Grade II, the house has been in the same ownership for over fifty years - the hallmark of a very special and much loved family home. Set back from the road and approached over a sweeping in and out driveway the principal elevation is a lovely rose clad, mellow red brick façade. With characteristic round-headed Dering windows the house is typical of the local vernacular architecture
A wide porch leads into the hall from where all the main rooms are accessed. To the right is a homely sitting room with double aspect windows and an open fireplace with a wood-burner. Beyond is an elegantly proportioned and light drawing room. Dominated by a magnificent brick open fireplace, this room has windows on three aspects including French windows to the garden.
The formal dining room sits to the left of the hall, and benefits from two recessed shelved alcoves, one with a hatch to the kitchen. Beyond is the spacious study/computer room.
A large inner reception hall sits to the rear. This leads directly into the farmhouse kitchen with a four-oven, oil-fired Aga. The kitchen has a good range of floor and wall cupboards and a good size walk in larder.
The master bedroom suite occupies one wing of the house and includes a bright double aspect bedroom with fitted wardrobes, an en-suite bathroom and a dressing room. There are five further bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite).
Stairs rise to the second floor which has enormous potential for further accommodation subject to any necessary consents.
The property is situated to the north of Ashford where the M20 can be readily accessed, together with Ashford International station, which provides excellent communications to the Continent and London, including the High Speed service to St Pancras (37 minutes).
Ashford offers a good range of local shopping facilities and a number of schools in both the state and private sector, at all levels. Nearby Wye village has a regular farmers' market and village shops, while the cathedral city of Canterbury offers a wider choice of shopping, education and leisure opportunities.
Eastwell Manor, a Champneys Spa Hotel with 9 hole golf course sits opposite Manor House.
The garden at Manor House has been cared for with love and attention to provide a fittingly suitable setting for this lovely house. The main garden and lawn are set between a pair of generous brick outbuildings. With wide shrub and herbaceous beds running the length of the buildings the garden forms a frame for the idyllic views beyond towards the Wye Downs.
Old English planting schemes of roses and lavenders gives a soft palette of colours which backed by the soft mellow bricks of the outhouses combines to create the quintessential garden. At one end of the garden is the swimming pool, enclosed by hedging and walls. There is a productive vegetable garden.
Beyond the garden is an area of paddock in which is situated the hard tennis court.
The 3,600 sq. ft. of outbuildings including a pool house with a separate pool room and pool machine room, a wine store, garaging and stabling together with a dairy, barn and potting shed, ideal for a variety of uses.
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