CHARING, KENT - 4 Bedroom Country House

For Sale - £ 595,000


  • Grade II Listed Portion of Wealden Hall House
  • Four Bedrooms
  • En-Suite to Master Bedroom
  • Bespoke Luxury Fitted Kitchen
  • Wealth of Character and High Ceilings
  • Off Road Parking
  • Landscaped Low Maintenance Gardens
  • Overlooking Freshwater Lake
  • Direct Access to and Use of ¾ Acre Lakeside Woodland
  • No Onward Chain
An important grade II listed four bedroom portion of a 15th century Wealden Hall House believed to have originally been built as the Rectory or Parsonage for Charing, with landscaped gardens and landing stage surrounding one end of a large freshwater lake, formerly the old water mill pond.

The Moat House appears in historic records dating back as far as the surveys of 1572 and remained in the ownership of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's, London, when patronage transferred to the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury in 1945. Shortly after, the property was sold and divided into separate dwellings and, in 2002, was awarded an Historic Building of Kent status. More recently, the property featured in an episode of the popular TV property programme, Escape to the Country.

Number Two The Moat House is an elegant family home and truly offers the best of both worlds for the purchaser requiring all the facilities of village life on hand yet with the feeling of living in a rural countryside setting. The present owners have spent a great deal of time and investment to improve the property to its present splendour, whilst ultimately being extremely careful to retain the charm, character and period features of the original property.

Upon viewing, one is greeted with an abundance of substantial aged oak beams, polished wooden floors and very high ceilings. Accommodation is arranged over three floors with ground floor accommodation benefiting from a spacious entrance hallway, a downstairs cloakroom, a stylish sitting room with feature fireplace and walk-in wine store, impressive dining room with high beamed ceiling and views over the lake and a bespoke handbuilt kitchen with an extensive range of storage solutions. On the first floor, three bedrooms are complimented by a luxury bathroom with roll top bath and large corner shower enclosure, whilst on the second floor, a master bedroom suite occupies the entire roof space with a generous double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and dressing room.
Outside, the property enjoys off road parking via two separate driveways and a private gate leads into an oasis of private landscaped gardens which surround the top of the freshwater lake with extensive decked areas, timber summer house and a private landing stage for boating across the lake along with direct access to and use of ¾ acre of lakeside woodland.

Charing village enjoys an interesting mix of village shops, micro pub, restaurants, churches, primary school and doctor's surgery. Transport links are well supported with a main line railway station in the village, providing access to London Victoria and Ashford International stations, whilst junction 9 of the M20 motorway is some 5 miles distant and junction 8, some 8 miles distant.

The village is also just 5 miles west of the market town of Ashford, with its excellent shopping and leisure facilities, choice of schools and Ashford International station which benefits from the High Speed Javelin rail service to London St Pancras in just 38 minutes.

Properties of this calibre in such a unique setting rarely come onto the open market and we strongly advise interested applicants to make immediate arrangements to view.

Accommodation

Entrance Hall
Downstairs Cloakroom
Sitting Room: 18'3” x 15' (5.56m x 4.57m)
Dining Room: 15'10” x 13'7” (4.83m x 4.14m)
Kitchen: 19'10” x 11'4” (6.05m x 3.45m)
First Floor
Bedroom Two: 15' x 14'10” (4.57m x 4.52m)
Bedroom Three: 13'6” x 9'7” (4.11m x 2.92m)
Bedroom Four: 14'7” x 6' (4.44m x 1.83m)
Second Floor
Master Bedroom: 19'10” x 16'7” Maximum (6.05m x 5.05m)
Bathroom
Dressing Room/Occasional Guest Room
Exterior

Off Road Parking
Rear Courtyard Garden
Landscaped Lakeside Gardens

Services

Gas Fired Central Heating, Mains Water, Mains Drainage, Mains Electricity, Fibre Broadband.

Council Tax

Band D- Ashford Borough Council


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