CHARING, - 6 Bedroom Detached


  • Stunning Detached Residence with Commanding Views from the Pilgrims Way
  • 8 Acre Plot Laid to Lawns and Woodland
  • Over 5,5000 sq ft (510.97 sq m) of Beautifuly Appointed Accommodation
  • Sparta Gold Award Winning Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Gated Driveway with Parking for Several Vehicles
  • Double Garage with Gym/Office
  • Extensively Renovated and Improved in Recent Years
  • Family Room, Drawing Room, Study and Orangery/Dining Room
  • One of Charing's Most Prestigeous Homes
  • Private Viewing Strictly Via Saddlers
An imposing detached country residence offering over 6,700 sq ft (625 sq m) of elegantly presented accommodation in a wonderful private elevated position with panoramic views from the North Downs, situated on the famous Pilgrim's Way.

This home is believed to date back originally to the 1800's, with the clock tower itself a later addition. The property has had a fascinating history having been formerly used as a school, a hospital and by the army during the war. The house has subsequently been extended and a thorough and detailed renovation by the current vendors from top to bottom, including an entire new roof, new windows throughout, a bespoke handmade kitchen by Rencraft, Fired Earth bathroom and shower suites and a stunning Sparta Gold award-winning swimming pool.

On arriving you are greeted by a grand entrance porch with fluted pillars and double doors leading through to a study/reception room. You will then follow through into a most striking main reception/family room with German Firebox fireplace and panoramic views to the terrace and the Kent countryside beyond. The 31'10' (9.70m) kitchen/breakfast room by Rencraft of Sevenoaks is a real treat with central island, granite worktops, Quooker Hot Tap system and Miele appliances. Moving through the property, you arrive at a recent addition to the home, a wonderful orangery/dining room with views out to the travertine terrace and swimming pool. In addition, there is an elegant 28'6' x 19'3' (8.69m x 5.87m) formal drawing room with a Chesneys fireplace and downstairs cloakroom.

The first floor split level landing leads to a superb master bedroom suite with unrivalled views across The Weald, a dressing room and luxury en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the second floor, there is a wonderful guest bedroom suite with a luxury en-suite bathroom/dressing room with freestanding bath and plentiful closet space. A shower room from the landing and two further spacious double bedrooms complete the second floor with a staircase leading up into the clock tower which comprises an occasional use room with free standing brick chimney passing through.

Outside, the property is approached via an electric wrought iron gated tarmac driveway curving round to plentiful parking. There is a double garage and most spacious gym that could be used as a variety of things such as a home office. The landscaped grounds extend to over 8 acres with a terrace to the front, downland bank to the rear leading to an extensive flat lawned area at the top offering the best views this agent has seen. There are also beautiful woodlands with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Locality: Charing enjoys an interesting mix of village shops, micro-pub, coffee shop, churches, primary school and doctor's surgery. Transport links are well supported with Charing mainline railway station at the southerly end of the village providing access to London Victoria and Ashford International Stations, whilst Junction 9 of the M20 Motorway is 5.2 miles distant and Junction 8 is 9.6 miles.

Charing is also just 5 miles west of the large market town of Ashford with its excellent selection of leisure facilities, choice of schools and the International Rail station which benefits from the 37 minute high speed train service to London St Pancras.

Properties of this provenance and quality rarely appear on the open market this close to Charing village and we strongly advise interested applicants to make immediate arrangements to view to avoid disappointment.

Main House:

Ground Floor
Entrance Porch: 9'2" x 7'1" (2.79m x 2.16m)
Study: 15'11" x 13'10" (4.85m x 4.22m) into bay
Family Room: 23'9" x 23'7" (7.24m x 7.19m)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 31'10" x 15'10" (9.70m x 4.83m) at largest
Drawing Room: 28'6" x 19'3" (8.69m x 5.87m) at largest
(stairs to first floor)
Rear Hall
Orangery/Dining Room: 20'10" x 15'4" (6.35m x 4.67m)
Cloakroom: 8'7" x 4'11" (2.62m x 1.50m)

Cellar Room: 10'0" x 10'0" (3.05m x 3.05m)
Safe Room/Store: 6'6" x 4'11" (1.98m x 1.50m)

First Floor
Split Level Landing
Master Bedroom Suite: 18'10" x 16'0" (5.74m x 4.88m)
En-Suite: 13'9" x 6'10" (4.19m x 2.08m)
Dressing Room: 13'11" x 11'1" (4.24m x 3.38m)
Laundry Room: 10'6" x 5'11" (3.20m x 1.80m)

Bedroom/Dressing Room: 15'9" x 14'4" (4.80m x 4.37m)
Bedroom: 19'4" x 13'9" (5.89m x 4.19m) at largest
Bathroom: 7'0" x 5'7" (2.13m x 1.70m)

Second Floor
Guest Suite Bedroom: 19'0" x 14'0" (5.79m x 4.27m) into eaves
En-Suite Bathroom/Dressing Room: 18'7" x 10'11" (5.66m x 3.33m)
Shower Room
Bedroom: 14'3" x 12'7" (4.34m x 3.84m) at largest
Bedroom: 13'9" x 13'4" (4.19m x 4.06m)
(stairs to Clock Tower)

Third Floor/Clock Tower
Occasional Room/Study: 14'11" x 11'8" (4.55m x 3.56m) into eaves at floor level

Gym/Office & Garaging:

Office/Gym: 29'8" x 23'11" (9.04m x 7.29m) at largest
Store: 11'6" x 7'11" (3.51m x 2.41m)
Garage: 24' 1" x 18' 1" (7.33m x 5.50m)