PLUCKLEY, KENT - 3 Bedroom Country House

For Sale - £ 899,995


  • Beautiful Grade II* Listed Country House
  • 15th Century Origins
  • Sitting Room with Inglenook Fireplace
  • Stylish Contemporary Fitted Kitchen
  • Three En-Suite Bedrooms
  • Wealth Of Exposed Timbers & Heavy Beams
  • Gardens & Grounds of 0.73 Acre
  • Sweeping Driveway & Double Garage
  • Wonderful Rural Position
  • Viewing By Appointment Only
A wonderfully attractive 15th century late medieval hall house, listed Grade II* under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest, set in a beautiful rural location in Pluckley with grounds extending to 0.73 acre.

Dowle Street Cottage is an excellent example of a Wealden Hall House featuring a wealth of exposed heavy timbers and an abundance of character that one would expect of a property from this era.

The property has been lovingly cared for and improved by the present owners who have updated the kitchen and bathrooms to more contemporary styles, whilst retaining all of the character throughout the property.

The versatile accommodation is arranged over two floors including an entrance hall with heavy oak front door, kitchen/dining room with french doors leading directly onto the rear patio, stunning drawing room with inglenook fireplace and contemorary wood burning stove, ground floor en-suite bedroom, galleried landing with space for a small study area, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room and a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

The property benefits from a new LPG-fuelled central heating system and a private drainage system.

Outside, the property is approached via a five bar gated entrance onto a long driveway that sweeps past the front of the house leading to a detached double garage and parking area.

The front garden boasts a wealth of mature trees and shady lawned areas along with a lovely lily pond. The rear garden is landscaped with patio, lawn and well tended borders and a small orchard.

There is also a 28'6” x 12'7” (8.69m x 3.84m) detached outbuilding to the rear of the house that benefits from planning consent (planning reference: 17/00275/AS) to convert to an annexe, giving the purchaser the opportunity of creating additional accommodation, if required. The entire plot extends to 0.73 of an acre.

Dowle Street Cottage is set back from the road in a small country lane on the outskirts of the sought-after village of Pluckley, a 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 1990's television series, “The Darling Buds of May”. The village enjoys two historic pubs, Church, Post Office & General Stores, butcher's 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 excellent road networks leading to the A20 and M20 at junctions 8 & 9, providing access to London and the Kent coast. Pluckley's main line railway station is approximately 1.2 miles distant providing fast access to Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Ashford International stations. Ashford International station benefits from the High Speed Javelin service to London St Pancras with a journey time of just 37 minutes along with travel to the continent via the Channel Tunnel.

Accommodation:

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall: 18' x 5'3” (5.49m x 1.60m)
Drawing Room: 17'10” x 13'7” (5.44m x 4.14m)
Kitchen/Dining Room: 17'8” x 11'5” (5.38m x 3.48m)
Bedroom Three: 17'2” narrowing to 11'5” x 8'3” (5.23m narrowing to 3.48m x 2.51m)
En-Suite Shower Room: 5' x 5' (1.52m x 1.52m)

First Floor

Landing: 18'6” x 10'6” (5.64m x 3.20m)
Master Bedroom: 18'3” x 13'2” (5.56m x 4.01m)
En-Suite Bathroom: 13'1” x 8'4” (3.99m x 2.54m)
Bedroom Two: 13'4” x 11'9” (4.06m x 3.58m)
En-Suite Bathroom: 8' x 5'6” (2.44m x 1.68m)

Exterior

Outbuilding: 28'6” x 12'7” (8.69m x 3.84m)

Double Garage: 19'1” x 12'4” (5.82m x 3.76m) (each garage)

Services

LPG-fired central heating, private septic tank drainage, mains electricity.

Council Tax

Band G - Ashford Borough Council


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