PLUCKLEY, KENT - 4 Bedroom Detached

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  • Stunning Detached Grade II Listed 17th Century Country Home
  • Extensively Renovated & Improved
  • A Superb Blend of Original Period Features & Contemporary Modern Living
  • Extensive Gated Shingle Driveway with Off Road Parking For Numerous Vehicles
  • Double Garage & Workshop Plus Triple Cart Lodge & Summerhouse
  • Breakfast Room, Garden Room, Formal Dining, Sitting Room & Study with Jacobean Door
  • Private Accompanied Viewing Strictly Via Saddlers
Superb renovated and extended detached Grade II Dering manor offering beautifully presented flexible accommodation in a landscaped plot of 1.24 acres backing onto fields.

Thorne Manor is believed to date back to the 17th century having been formally part of the Dering estate where it is understood to have been a bakers mead and dairy. In the 16 years the current vendors have been at the property, they have gone to great lengths to update, improve, preserve and protect the character features such as inglenook fires, exposed beams and floors, Jacobean door and Dering windows whilst adapting the property to modern standards with such benefits as a fully updated central heating system with multiple zones, underfloor heating, bespoke Howdens kitchen, luxury bathroom suites, double garage, workshop and triple cart lodge and a most impressive garden room with beautifully carved Queen post overlooking the rear garden and fields beyond.

On arriving you are greeted by a newly-added boot room with underfloor heating, vaulted ceiling and fitted cupboards which leads through to an inner hall and with beautiful bespoke oak staircase. Heading left you will enter the stunning kitchen with it's beamed vaulted ceiling, mezzanine, block wood worktops and Howdens units, integral appliances, window seat and underfloor heating. The breakfast room has an open beamed wall looking through to the garden room which brings you to the stunning dining room with its exposed beams and floor as does the sitting room with it's inglenook fireplace and staircase to the first floor. Beyond this is yet more accommodation with a rear hall, cloakroom and a wonderful reception room/study with what is believed to be a Jacobean door.

The first floor is accessed via two staircases, one from the sitting room, the other from the hall which leads you to what is currently used as the master bedroom suite with bedroom, bathroom and dressing room that could also serve as a fourth double bedroom. To this floor there are two further double bedrooms, a luxury bathroom and a paddle staircase ladder leading to a loft bedroom area/study, and ideal place to hide away!

Outside, the property is approached via double wooden gates leading to an extensive shingle driveway with manicured box hedging and off road parking for several vehicles - guest parking area and separate resident parking area. There is a double garage and workshop which could be converted into an annexe subject to the necessary consents. In addition there is a triple cart lodge and mower store. The landscaped grounds total 1.24 acres backing onto fields laid to lawn and features two ponds, a decked area with cedar summerhouse overlooking the grounds and a variety of trees and shrubs.

Locality: 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 Dering properties. The village enjoys two 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. 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. Period properties with this level of attention of renovation are rare to the market and we would strongly urge your earliest viewing to avoid disappointment.


The House:

Ground Floor
Entrance Hall/Boot Room: 14'2" x 6'1" (4.32m x 1.85m)
Inner Hall: 15'2" x 8'3" (4.62m x 2.51m)
Kitchen: 17'0" x 13'1" (5.18m x 3.99m)
Breakfast Room: 15'9" x 9'8" (4.80m x 2.95m)
Formal Dining Room: 21'6" x 12'10" (6.55m x 3.91m)
Garden Room: 16'9" x 14'10" (5.11m x 4.52m)
Sitting Room: 16'10" x 12'2" (5.13m x 3.71m)
Rear Hall
Cloakroom
Study: 17'0" x 12'9" (5.18m x 3.89m)
Original Entrance Porch

First Floor
Landing (Paddle stair ladder to loft bedroom)
Master Bedroom: 18'2" x 13'8" (5.54m x 4.17m)
Bathroom/En-Suite: 15'7" x 6'4" (4.75m x 1.93m)
Dressing Room/Bedroom Four: 12'7" x 8'10" (3.84m x 2.69m)
Main Landing: 24'3" (7.39m) Long
Bedroom Two: 16'11" x 11'9" (5.16m x 3.58m)
Bedroom Three: 14'2" x 11'11" (4.32m x 3.63m)
Family Bathroom: 9'0" x 7'9" (2.74m x 2.36m)

Loft Area
Occasional Bedroom Five/Office: 18'1" x 9'8" (5.51m x 2.95m) into eaves

The Grounds:

Level ground totalling approximately 1.24 acres

The Outbuildings:

Boiler House: 14'9" x 7'0" (4.50m x 2.13m)

Double Garage
Garage Area: 21'10" x 19'6" (6.65m x 5.94m) reducing to 13'5"(4.09m)
Workshop: 13'2" x 9'1" (4.01m x 2.77m)
Music Room: 9'0" x 8'5" (2.74m x 2.57m)
Room: 9'7" x 7'10" (2.92m x 2.39m)

Cart Lodge
Garage: 17'3" x 7'10" (5.26m x 2.39m)
Bay One: 17'3" x 7'7" (5.26m x 2.31m)
Bay Two: 17'3" x 7'7" (5.26m x 2.31m)
Mower Store

Summer House: 13'6" x 9'5" (4.11m x 2.87m)

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