An utterly charming Grade ll Listed cottage, with a fine array of period features and tremendous character throughout, situated in this delightful village, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet just 6.5 miles from Ashford International Station, with its high speed service to London ... Read more
An utterly charming Grade ll Listed cottage, with a fine array of period features and tremendous character throughout, situated in this delightful village, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet just 6.5 miles from Ashford International Station, with its high speed service to London St Pancras in just 37 minutes.
The Old House dates back to the early 18th century, and is of timber framed construction, with pretty white weather-boarding and some lovely internal features such as an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and studwork and some beautiful exposed floorboards on the first floor. However, the property has been lovingly restored by its current owners, with a host of sympathetic renovations and improvements, including a bespoke new kitchen with a Rangemaster range, a luxurious new bathroom suite, a new central heating boiler, handmade casement windows throughout and a brand new Kent peg tiled catslide roof.
The property is entered via a traditional latch-key door, which opens into a wonderfully cosy sitting room. This has some splendid period features, including a wealth of exposed ceiling beams and a gorgeous inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. An old stripped wood door opens into a spacious dining room, with exposed ceiling beams, studwork and pretty views over the front garden.
The kitchen is to the rear of the cottage and spans its entire width. It has been fitted with an extensive range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around striking quartz work surfaces, a Butler sink, Italian stone flooring, hand-painted Delft tiling and a Rangemaster range.
Completing the ground floor accommodation, there is a beautifully appointed bathroom, with a traditionally styled white suite, including a rolled top, claw foot bath, a separate shower enclosure, wood panelled walls and oak effect flooring.
On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to two double bedrooms. The master bedroom is an impressive room, with an en-suite WC and a host of period features including exposed ceiling beams, a cast iron fireplace and wide exposed floorboards.
The second bedroom is also a good size double room, with similar period features. A steep staircase rises from the landing to a small landing with a storage cupboard on the second floor. From here, a door opens into a spacious loft bedroom with attractive views over the village and the surrounding countryside beyond.
The Old House is set back from the lane, behind a pretty front garden, enclosed by a picket fence. The rear garden is slightly detached from the cottage and is accessed via an attractive courtyard which is owned by a neighbouring cottage, however The Old House has rights of access across it.
The rear garden is completely enclosed and measures approximately 47 ft x 41 ft. It is mainly laid to lawn, with mature flower and shrub borders, a seating area, a timber shed and it enjoys an excellent degree of privacy.
The Old House is situated in the charming and picturesque village of Bilsington, surrounded by beautiful countryside with many footpaths and bridleways and is an ideal location for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.
The village itself is served by The White Horse pub, which also provides a good selection of traditional hot food, St Peter and St Paul's Church, a cricket ground and an active village hall, which plays host to a variety of clubs, societies and activities.
Primary schools can be found in the nearby villages of Aldington, Mersham and Hamstreet, along with a range of other local amenities and shops, whilst there are supermarkets within approximately 10 minutes' drive at Park Farm and Junction 10 of the M20. The historic towns of Tenterten, Rye and Hythe are all within easy reach, whilst beaches can be found at Dymchurch, New Romney and St Marys Bay.
For a far wider range of amenities, you have the bustling market town of Ashford, with its thriving High Street and out of town designer shopping outlets. The town also offers a wide range of recreational and educational amenities, with both state and private schools available. The town is also served by the William Harvey Hospital, just off junction 10 of the M20.
Ashford International station is approximately two miles away and provides a high speed rail service to London St Pancras in just 37 minutes, as well as offering a regular Eurostar shuttle service to the continent, whilst the nearby M20 motorway provides excellent road access both to London and the port of Dover.
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