PLUCKLEY, KENT - 3 Bedroom Detached

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  • 16th Century Medieval Hall House
  • Sitting Room With Inglenook Fireplace
  • Dining Hall With Inglenook Fireplace
  • Country Kitchen With AGA
  • Private Landscaped Gardens of 0.75 Acre
  • Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Two Driveways
  • Detached Double Garage
  • Sought After Position in Pluckley
  • View to Appreciate
A charming Grade II listed mediaeval hall house of historical importance, set in grounds of three quarters of an acre with detached double garage, two driveways and heated outdoor swimming pool, situated in a quiet country lane in the sought after rural village of Pluckley.

Ragstones is reported by The Royal Commission on The Historical Monuments of England to be of late mediaeval construction around 1500 with one end of the property being rebuilt around 1600 and ground floor walls of Bethersden marble construction. Upon viewing the property, one finds an entrance hall with access to both sitting room and dining room, each enjoying large inglenook fireplaces and views over the front and rear gardens. A kitchen with fitted AGA and utility room both sit at the south end of the property. First floor accommodation used to benefit from five bedrooms, however, the present owner carried out careful alterations to the layout of the first floor to create two bathrooms and three double bedrooms, the master bedroom enjoying a feature full height vaulted ceiling.

Outside, well tended landscaped gardens of three quarters of an acre surround the property on three sides. The front garden is accessed by a driveway through to an extensive lawn and onto a large private garden to the side which benefits from a heated open air swimming pool. To the rear, another driveway gives access to a detached double garage with remote controlled electrically operated door, together providing off road parking for several vehicles, along with a large greenhouse and tool shed.

The property is situated in a quiet country lane to the south of the village centre of Pluckley, an historic rural village situated in a most beautiful part of the Kent countryside famous for its orchards and farmland and, in particular, being the setting chosen for the television series, “The Darling Buds of May”. During his daily commute, the present owner used to enjoy the convenience of walking from the property to Pluckley's main line railway station which provides fast access to London Bridge, Canon Street and Ashford International station with its fast 37 minute journey to London St Pancras.

The village enjoys three historic pubs, Church, Post Office & General Stores, butcher's shop and a well respected primary school, with local arts & crafts shops available at nearby Pivington Mill. The area is rich in natural beauty and an abundance of public footpaths and horse riding routes, providing an amazing playground for the outdoor enthusiast. Transport links are well served with the previously mentioned railway station along with excellent road networks leading to the A20 and M20 at junction 9, some 6 miles distant, providing access to London and the Kent coast. Properties of this type, in a location as rare as this, rarely come onto the open market and we strongly urge interested applicants to make immediate arrangements to view to fully appreciate the quality of accommodation on offer.


Entrance Hall:
Entrance door, original brick floor.

Sitting Room: 17'5” x 13' (5.31m x 3.96m)
Windows to front, side, and rear, carpet, two radiators, wealth of exposed beams, large inglenook fireplace constructed from Pluckley bricks with original bread oven and fitted seat, staircase leading to master bedroom.

Dining Room: 17'8” x 12'9” (5.38m x 3.89m)
Windows to front and rear, original brick floor, large inglenook fireplace constructed from Pluckley bricks, wealth of exposed beams, door leading to;

Kitchen: 14'9” x 10' (4.50m x 3.05m)
Window to front, part glazed door to side, quarry tiled floor, range of oak base units with inset double bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, fitted AGA supplying domestic hot water heating, stairs to first floor landing, access to;

Utility Area: 14'9” x 4' (4.50m x 1.22m)
Window to rear, quarry tiled floor, radiator, wooden base unit with inset sink unit, plumbing for washing machine.

First Floor Landing:
Carpet.

Master Bedroom: 19'1” x 13'5” (5.82m x 4.09m)
Windows to front and rear, window to side with oak mullions, carpet, two radiators, exposed oak vaulted ceiling, wealth of exposed beams, built-in storage cupboard, door leading to;

Dressing Room: 8'9” x 6'9” (2.67m x 2.06m)
Window to front, carpet, radiator.

En-Suite Bathroom:
Window to rear, carpet, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., radiator, access to loft space.

Bedroom 2: 19'1” x 11'9” (5.82m x 3.58m)
Windows to front and rear, feature oak floor, fireplace constructed from Pluckley bricks, two radiators.

Bedroom 3: 13'8” x 12' (4.17m x 3.66m)
Windows to front and side, carpet, radiator, wealth of exposed beams.

Bathroom:
Window to rear, carpet, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., walk-in shower cubicle, built-in airing cupboard, exposed beams.

Outside:
Landscaped gardens of three quarters of an acre surround the property on three sides. The front garden has five bar gated access to a driveway providing off road parking for a number of vehicles and leads on to a lawned front garden with an abundance of mature shrubs and trees and access on to an extensive lawned private garden to the side of the property with an independently heated outdoor swimming pool, sun patio and Nipa hut. A large oak tree stands proudly at the far end of the garden overlooking the plot. To the rear of the property, a large greenhouse can be found, along with a small brick outbuilding with Kent peg tiled roof, which is divided into a storage tool shed and a housing for the oil fired boiler which serves the central heating system. A second driveway provides further off road parking and gives access to;

Detached Double Garage: 19' x 16'4” (5.79m x 4.98m)
With remote controlled electrically operated up and over door, power and light, boarded loft storage space.

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