PLUCKLEY, - 4 Bedroom Country House


  • 16th Century Wealden Hall House Requiring Modernisation
  • Set In Four Acres of Formal Gardens & A Large Field
  • A Number of Outbuildings with Potential
  • Wealth of Character Features
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Master Bedroom with En-Suite Kitchen!
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Self Contained Wing
  • View to Appreciate
A substantial Grade II listed 16th century Wealden Hall house requiring modernisation, set in four acres of formal gardens and paddocks including a number of outbuildings, situated in a most delightful and sought after Kentish village, famous for its orchards, farming and television fame.

Thorne House dates from the mid-16th century, built as a hall house with later additions and an 18th century façade presenting the house seen today. The extensive ground floor accommodation benefits from a sizeable entrance porch, sitting room, dining room with inglenook fireplace and an internal annexe comprising sitting room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The light and airy first floor accommodation enjoys four double bedrooms and a family bathroom and first floor en-suite kitchen which could easily be converted to a bathroom facility.

Outside, the property is approached by a gravel driveway through a remote controlled electronically operated five bar gate and the house sits centrally within its formal landscaped gardens upon which sit a number of outbuildings including a small enclosed barn, a timber framed barn and a large metal framed corrugated double garage and workshop building. Formal gardens surround the main house and two gates lead to a large field with two natural ponds to the west of the property. The total area of land extends to approximately four acres.

This wonderful property enjoys a wealth of exposed timbers and original character, but does require improvement and this has been taken into account when determining the asking price.

The property is situated in Pluckley Thorne, just outside the centre of the village 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". 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 with an abundance of public footpaths and horse riding routes, providing an amazing playground for the outdoor enthusiast. Transport links are well served with excellent road networks leading to the A20 and M20 at junction 9, each some 6 miles distant, providing access to London and the Kent coast. Pluckley's main line railway station is approximately one mile distant providing fast access to Charing Cross, London Bridge, Canon Street and Ashford International stations. Ashford International benefits from the High Speed train service to London St Pancras with a journey time of 37 minutes along with travel to the continent via the Channel Tunnel. Properties of this character and size 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.

Sitting Room:
24'6" x 9'1" increasing to 10'7" (7.47m x 2.77m increasing to 3.23m) Windows to front, side and rear, carpet, two radiators, oil fired boiler serving central heating and domestic hot water with bressumer beam over.

10'4" x 8'3" increasing to 11'5" (3.15m x 2.51m increasing to 3.48m) Window to rear, range of wall and base units with inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap, electric cooker point, door to;

Downstairs Cloakroom:
Window to side, low level w.c., built-in larder.

Dining Room: 16'2" x 15'3" (4.93m x 4.65m)
Window to front, radiator, capped inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam, door leading to stairs to first floor landing, doors to sitting room and hall.

Entrance Porch:
Entrance door, windows to side and rear, entrance door to;

Annexe (Ground Floor Only):
Sitting Room: 14'5" x 12' (4.39m x 3.66m)
Window to front, carpet, radiator, inglenook fireplace with recessed remains of Bread Oven roundel.

12'9" x 9'10" narrowing to 5'3" (3.89m x 3.00m narrowing to 1.60m) Window to rear, carpet, radiator.

Window to rear, tiled floor, panelled bath, wash hand basin, low level w.c., built-in cupboards.

Kitchen: 5'11" x 4'6" (1.80m x 1.37m)
Window to rear, carpet, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, electric cooker point, plumbing for washing machine.

First Floor Landing:
Oak floor, radiator, window to rear.

Master Bedroom:
21'2" x 12'5" narrowing to 6'6" (6.45m x 3.78m narrowing to 1.98m) Windows to front and side, carpet, two fitted wardrobe cupboards, radiator, door to;

En-Suite Kitchen:
13'4" x 8' narrowing to 4'8" (4.06m x 2.44m narrowing to 1.42m) Window to rear, range of wall and base units with inset double drainer stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, built-in oven and inset electric hob.

Bedroom 2:
14'8" x 12'7" increasing to 15'10" (4.47m x 3.84m increasing to 4.83m) Window to front, radiator, two fitted cupboards.

Bedroom 3: 13'9" x 11'5" (4.19m x 3.48m)
Window to front, radiator, feature fireplace, built-in cupboard, access to loft space.

Bedroom 4: 13' x 9'6" (3.96m x 2.90m)
Window to side, radiator.

Window to rear, carpet, panelled bath with mixer tap, wash hand basin, low level w.c., part tiled walls, built-in airing cupboard, access to roof space.

The property is approached by a large gravel driveway through a remote controlled electronically operated five bar gate leading onto a landscaped formal front garden with a variety of well tended floral beds. There are a number of outbuildings including a small enclosed barn, a timber framed barn and a large metal framed corrugated double garage and workshop building, all situated to the south west side of the property. In addition to the formal front and rear gardens with their mature fruit trees, a large field can be found to the west of the house with two natural ponds.