CHARING, - 7 Bedroom Detached

For Sale - £ 1,300,000


  • Magnificent Grade II Village Residence
  • Over 3,100 sq ft (293.2 sq m) Of Accommodation
  • Dating Back to 1465 and Extended in the 1800's
  • Wonderful Family Home with Tasteful Appointments
  • Formal Drawing Room and Separate Beamed Living Room
  • Six/Seven Bedrooms
  • Main Bedroom Suite with En-suite Shower
  • Two Further Bathrooms and Ground Floor Cloakroom
  • Generous Grounds of Approximately 0.60 Acres with Plentiful Parking and Detached Garaging
  • Private Accompanied Viewings Strictly Via Saddlers
One of the finest period homes the historical village of Charing has to offer with characterful and well presented accommodation ideal for a large family, along with private landscaped gardens and close to amenities.

The Firs is understood to date back to Medieval times as back far as 1465 with an oak framed build with subsequent Victorian brick extensions. In the late 1500's it was understood to be called the Red Lion, a local hostelry, however for the main part of it's life it has served as a much loved home with spacious and attractive accommodation with such notable features as original exposed timbers, leaded light windows, wonderful period fireplaces throughout and polished wood floors, along with the modern benefits of gas fired central heating, mains drainage, en-suite to the main bedroom suite and two further family bathrooms both with freestanding baths and separate showers.

On entering one arrives via a timbered porch to the main entrance hall and staircase with ornate details which leads to a wonderful drawing room bathed in light from the bay window and high ceiling. Across the hall there is a private study and further down into the original part of the house is a cloakroom along with beautiful grand beamed living room with stone fireplace and woodburner. A traditional kitchen/dining room with indian slate stone flooring, handmade cupboards, range cooker, walk in pantry and separate utility room complete the ground floor. The first floor greets you with an impressive split level 33'11" landing leading to the main bedroom suite, 6 further double bedrooms and two well appointed family bathrooms.

Outside, you arrive into a shingle driveway with parking for several vehicles leading to a newly constructed brick and flint double garage. Then behind the beech hedge you are greeted with the wonderful front elevation of the property with it's manicured front garden with dwarf box hedging. The rear gardens are in two areas with a beautifully tended lawned garden to the rear with a variety of flower borders then the additional side garden is mainly laid to lawn with a raised sandstone terrace dining area.

Locality: Charing sits between the foot of the North Downs with the Pilgrim's Way and the Green Sand Ridge, a rural area rich in farming, some 5.5 miles west of the larger market town of Ashford and 13 miles east of Maidstone. The village enjoys an interesting mix of village shops, micro pub, churches, primary school and doctor's surgery.

Transport links are well supported with a main line railway station, providing access to London Victoria and Ashford International stations, whilst junction 9 of the M20 motorway is some 5 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 train service to London St Pancras with a journey time of only 37 minutes.


Main House:

Ground Floor
Entrance Porch
Entrance Hall (stairs to first floor): 27'4" (8.33m) long
Cloakroom
Drawing Room: 23'9" x 11'5" (7.24m x 3.48m)
Study: 12'10" x 12'9" (3.91m x 3.89m)
Kitchen/Dining Room: 23'4" x 13'2" (7.11m x 4.01m) at largest
Utility Room: 8'8" x 5'8" (2.64m x 1.73m)
Living Room: 26'3" x 17'2" (8.00m x 5.23m) at largest
Cloakroom
Workshop

First Floor
Landing: 33' 11" (10.34m)
Main Bedroom (C-shaped): 23'3" x 11'6" (7.09m x 3.51m) at largest
En-suite Shower Room
Bedroom Seven/Dressing Room: 12'1" x 7'8" (3.68m x 2.34m)
Bedroom Two: 13'3" x 12'9" (4.04m x 3.89m)
Bedroom Four: 12'0" x 9'5" (3.66m x 2.87m)
Bathroom One
Bedroom Three: 13'2" x 9'3" (4.01m x 2.82m)
Bedroom Five: 11'1" x 10'10" (3.38m x 3.30m)
Bedroom Six: 15'9" x 9'0" (4.80m x 2.74m)
Bathroom Two

Garaging:

Garage: 18'5" x 17'11" (5.61m x 5.46m)


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