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5 bedroom farm house to rent

Mountain Street, Chilham, Canterbury, CT4

£2,300 pcm
fees apply

Property Description

Letting information:

Furnishing: Unfurnished
Added on Rightmove: 02 January 2018 (316 days ago)

Full description

A fascinating Grade I listed farmhouse set in a splendid rural location with extensive views across the surrounding countryside. This unfurnished property with a strictly no pets rule is convenient for both Ashford and Canterbury, consisting of 5 bedrooms (1 with en-suite), 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 utility rooms, playroom, bathroom, shower room, outbuilding for storage, garden and ample parking.

Canterbury 7 miles : Wye 7 miles : Ashford 9 miles : Channel Tunnel 23 miles : Dover 24 miles
Hurst Farmhouse is set in a splendid rural position approximately ½ mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Chilham with its magnificent castle and grounds, church and inns. The Cathedral City of Canterbury with its excellent shopping centre, cultural interest, leisure facilities, well regarded schools and colleges is approximately 6 miles distant.

The market town of Ashford is about 10 miles away with its fast and frequent services to London in a little over 1 hour and international station with Eurostar services to the Continent (Paris about 2 hours). Chilham railway station offers local services between Ashford and Canterbury, and Selling station connecting to London via Faversham is about 3 miles away. Both Ashford and Faversham offer the new High Speed rail link to London St Pancras (Ashford journey time 37 minutes, Faversham journey time 1 hour 8 minutes). Access to the M2 is 5 miles away and Junction 9 of the M20 is about 9 miles away, providing fast access to the southern motorway network systems, Gatwick and Heathrow airports. The Channel Tunnel Terminal at Cheriton and the Channel port of Dover are both within easy access and offer frequent services to the Continent.

Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include golf courses at Canterbury and Faversham, and the Championship Course at Royal St George's in Sandwich is about 20 miles away. Sailing and water sports may be found along the coast at Whitstable, angling on the River Stour, County Cricket at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury, and walking and riding in the surrounding countryside.

The Property
Approached down a long winding track and nestling in a splendid rural setting enjoying extensive views across the surrounding countryside, Hurst Farmhouse is a fascinating Grade I listed House with a most interesting history and a wealth of unusual period features. The house is arranged over 3 floors and has oak floorboards throughout. Parts of the house date back to the 14th and 15th century including the unique double arch porch and rare vaulted ceiling. The 5 bedrooms range in a variety of sizes with the master bedroom enjoying a large storage area, fitted wardrobes and fireplace.

Outside the south east facing garden lies in front of the house. The outbuilding is could be used for storage.

Entrance Hall

Dining Room 8.63m (28'4) x 4.24m (13'11)
Inglenook fireplace with log burner.
Sitting Room 8.56m (28'1) x 6.75m (22'2)
Inglenook fireplace with log burner, with stairs up to 2nd floor and doors to Snug and Playroom.
Snug 4.99m (16'4) x 5.17m (17')
With log burner.
Play Room/Study 4.99m (16'4) x 3.6m (11'10)

Cloakroom 1.11m (3'8) x 1.08m (3'7)
Marble hand basin and ornate W.C.
Kitchen 4.24m (13'11) x 3.94m (12'11)
Fitted units, oak floor, with door to patio area.
Utility Room 4.85m (15'11) x 4.26m (14')
Washing machine, with stairs to 1st floor and understairs storage.
Secondary Utility Room 2.09m (6'10) x 3.34m (10'11)
Central heating boiler.
Hand basin and W.C.
Large landing with seating area.
Master Bedroom 5.41m (17'9) x 5.63m (18'6)
Open fire, fitted carpet, fitted wardrobes, hinged windows and wrought iron handles.
Consisting of bath, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 2 3.03m (9'11) x 5.31m (17'5)
With fitted carpet.
Bedroom 3 3.84m (12'7) x 3.61m (11'10)
With fitted carpet.
Bedroom 4 2.82m (9'3) x 3.17m (10'5)
With fitted carpet.
Bedroom 5 3.72m (12'2) x 3.64m (11'11)
With fitted carpet.
Family bathroom 3.64m (11'11) x 2.2m (7'3)
Consisting of roll top bath, hand basin and W.C.
Shower Room 1.92m (6'4) x m (')
Consisting of shower, hand basin and vanity unit, and WC.
Central Heating
Oil Fired Central Heating.
Accessed from kitchen.
2-roomed brick building with electrical supply suitable for storage.
Wrapping around the northern and eastern sides of the house is a south east facing garden with extensive views across the surrounding countryside.
Energy Efficiency Rating

Ample private parking at the rear of the property.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendor's agents, Strutt & Parker on 01227 473719.
From Canterbury take the A28 (Ashford Road) via Wincheap, at Chilham where road divides for A28 to Ashford (to the left) bear right on to A252, turn left on to Bagham Road. Continue on to Hambrook Lane, turn left on to Mountain Street, proceed to the end of Mountain Street (approx. 1 mile, Chilham Castle Grounds on your right) turn left on to the track/drive, through the 5-bar gate, take the first left to Hurst Farmhouse.
An initial term of 12 months on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement.

£2,300 per calendar month payable monthly in advance by direct debit.

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.

Tenant to pay for fuel, electricity, water rates, council tax (Band G, Ashford Borough Council) drainage rates, telephone connection and charges, 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) Strictly no pets

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.

Not to make alterations or additions to the property.

£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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