PLUCKLEY, KENT - 4 Bedroom Detached


  • Character 18th Century Detached Country House
  • Requiring Modernisation & Improvement
  • 1.52 Acres of Gardens & Woodland
  • Private Driveway & Extensive Off Road Parking
  • Sitting Room, Dining Room & Snug
  • Large Kitchen, Utility Room & Pantry
  • Master Bedroom with En-Suite
  • Guest Bedroom with En-Suite
  • Rural Pluckley Location
  • Available as Part of a Larger Freehold Sale
A sizeable four bedroom, three bathroom detached character family home dating from the late 18th century with later additions, in need of modernisation and improvement, occupying a plot of 1.52 acres, situated in a rural position north of the sought after Kent village of Pluckley.

Nettlepole's origins are believed to date from around 1780 with additions added in Victorian and then Edwardian times. Principal construction is of ragstone and brick under a tiled roof with handsome chimney stacks sitting aloft. The accommodation is extensive and versatile, arranged over two floors with an interesting split level first floor, comprising an entrance hallway and inner hallway, downstairs cloakroom, utility room and pantry, formal light and airy sitting room with feature fireplace, dining room with fireplace and multi fuel stove, snug with fireplace, kitchen and utility area, galleried first floor landing and inner landing, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and shower room.

Outside, the property is approached via a private driveway through a gated entrance from Pluckley Road to a large parking area and a garage situated to the rear of the house. The large front garden is principally lawned with a wide variety of mature trees and shrubbery, whilst the rear and side gardens provide a mixture of woodland and cleared paths. The total plot of Nettlepole extends to 1.52 acres. A charming three bedroom detached cottage and additional land may also be available as one lot, further details of which are available from Saddlers.

Situated in a most beautiful part of the Kent countryside, Pluckley is famous for its orchards and farmland and, in particular, being the setting chosen for the television series “The Darling Buds of May”. The village enjoys three historic pubs, Church, Post Office & General Stores, butcher's shop, farm shop and a well respected primary school. The area is rich in natural beauty with an abundance of public footpaths and horse riding routes, providing an amazing playground for the outdoor enthusiast. Transport links are well served with a main line railway station in the village which provides fast access to London Bridge, Canon Street and Ashford International station with its high speed 37 minute service to London St Pancras and 2 hours 15 minutes to Paris Gard du Nord. Excellent road networks are also available leading to the A20 and M20 at junction 9, some 6 miles distant, providing access to London and the Kent coast.

The property is available for sale as a whole or in three lots as follows:
Lot 1: Nettlepole (1.52 Acres)
Lot 2: Nettlepole Cottage (0.61 Acre)
Lot 3: Little Pipers Wood & Meadow (4.63Acres)

Character properties of this type hardly ever come onto the open market and we strongly urge interested applicants to make immediate arrangements to view to fully appreciate the sheer size and potential of the accommodation on offer.

Entrance Hall & Inner Hall:
Entrance door, window to rear, carpet, stairs to first floor landing, window to side, understairs storage cupboard, glass fronted fitted storage cupboard.

Downstairs Cloakroom:
Window to rear, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin.

Sitting Room: 17' x 16' (5.18m x 4.88m)
Light and airy triple aspect room with windows to front, side and rear, carpet, feature fireplace, built-in corner display cabinet, fitted display shelves.

Dining Room: 27'8” x 10'6” (8.43m x 3.20m)
Windows to front and side, carpet, picture rail, brick built fireplace with fitted multi fuel stove.

Snug: 14'2” x 12'9” (4.32m x 3.89m)
Window to side, feature tiled fireplace.

Utility Room & Pantry:
Part glazed door to side, butler style sink.

Kitchen: 17'3” x 10' (5.26m x 3.05m)
Windows to each side, butler style sink, gas and electric cooker points, plumbing for washing machine, fitted dresser unit, built-in cupboards.

First Floor Galleried Landing:
Windows to side and rear, carpet.

Inner Landing:
Window to side.

Master Bedroom: 17'4” x 16' (5.28m x 4.88m)
Window to front, double glazed window to side, carpet, feature fireplace, large fitted mirror, door to;

En-Suite Bathroom:
Window to front, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, high level w.c., built-in cupboard.

Guest Bedroom: 17'2” x 10'10” (5.23m x 3.30m)
Window to side, carpet, built-in cupboard, door to;

En-Suite Bathroom:
Window to front, carpet, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., built-in storage cupboard.

Bedroom 3: 14'7” x 12'9” (4.44m x 3.89m)
Window to side, carpet, built-in cupboard, fireplace.

Bedroom 4: 12'10” x 8'5” (3.91m x 2.57m)
Window to rear, wash hand basin.

Shower Wet Room:
Window to rear, wet room floor, shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., low level bidet, heated towel rail, built-in airing cupboard.

The Gardens:
The property is approached via a private driveway through a gated entrance from Pluckley Road to a large parking area in front of the house, with a detached single garage to the rear. Extensive lawned front garden with tree lined boundary fronting Nettlepole Lane. Gardens surround the property with a large woodland shaw to the west of the house carpeted with bluebells in the spring with a delightful woodland walk, grounds totalling 1.52 acres, backing onto open farmland to the north.