The Pump House, Rushett Lane, Norton
Originally built in the 1870's as the pump house for Rigdens Brewery's hunt kennels, this superb two bedroom character cottage has been beautifully converted to create an extremely charming and disarmingly spacious home. Tucked away in the idyllic settlement of Norton, the cottage was converted around 10 years ago and benefits from a garage, conservatory and an attractive cottage garden, as well as over 3 acres of paddocks, with stables.
An impressive, large, wooden glazed front door opens into a bright and airy entrance hall with handsome engineered, natural wood flooring and space to hang coats and hats. From here a door to the right a door gives access to a well-appointed wc with basin and meter cupboard. Directly ahead a door opens to a generous kitchen. Whilst to your left is the well proportioned living room.
The natural wood flooring continues into the kitchen which has a good range of farmhouse style wall and base units with ample roll top work surface space. An original cast iron framed window, a feature throughout the property, overlooks the rear garden.
Two steps up from the entrance hall bring one into a fabulous triple aspect living room. This splendid space has a beautiful brick fireplace housing a lovely log burner. Adjacent to this are the stairs to the first floor. Whilst to the left of the stairs another impressively large and solid wood and glazed door opens into a beautiful conservatory/garden room with wonderful, character exposed brickwork and French doors to the patio in the rear garden.
The half turn stairs bring one to a substantial square landing, giving access to two double bedrooms, an airing cupboard and the bathroom. The main bedroom has a wonderful feeling of space and a splendid, fitted eaves storage cupboard with hanging and shelving space. The second bedroom is also a comfortable double, with painted beam work and a light and airy feel, it also benefits from its own walk-in wardrobe.
The Pump House is located on the edge of the original kennel buildings and has allocated parking available in the in communal car park. A large iron gate opens from the carpark to a charming courtyard to the front of property giving access to a useful garage with power and light and a substantial storeroom accessed from within.
To the rear, the cottage garden is approx. 120 ft long. A flagstone patio spans the rear of the property providing a pretty courtyard area from which there is a side gate to the car parking area. Sleeper steps lead one up through attractive well stock flower beds to a secluded lawn surrounded by mature hedges. To the right a few steps lead up to a gate in the hedge row leading to a paddock of just under an acre with three stables with power. From here a fire bar gate leads to a track with right of way through woodland to a larger paddock of approx. two and a half acres with its own water supply.
The Pump House is situated just off a quiet country lane, towards the rear right hand side of The Kennells, in the pretty hamlet of Norton. Norton has much history, with many period buildings, and is even mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside, mainly made up of fruit orchards and farmland, with many good walks for those who enjoy the great outdoors. The nearby hamlet of Lewson Street has a lovely village pub, The Plough Inn, whilst the nearby villages of Teynham and Ospringe both a wider range of local services.
The market town of Faversham is approx. 4 miles away and offers a mix of independent shops, supermarkets, leisure and recreational amenities. Faversham is served by the nearby M2 (junction 6) which offers a road link to London and the coast, whilst the station offers a rail link to London St Pancras in approx. 68 minutes. Primary schools can be found at Ospringe, Luddenham and Lynsted, whilst Lorenden Prep is just over one mile away. A wide choice of state and independent schools can also be found in Faversham and Canterbury.
The thriving village of Teynham is approx. 3 miles to the north west and benefits from numerous local shops (including two supermarkets), several pubs, a restaurant, a library, a primary school and a mainline train station which offers regular commuter services to London's Victoria, a fast service to St. Pancras International and a regular service to the coast. The village also enjoys excellent road links to London and the coast via the A2 and the nearby M2 motorway.
AGENTS NOTE: The property is served by electric radiators and private drainage. There is a service charge of £380 per annum for the upkeep of communal areas.
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- A Charming Detached Victorian Dwelling
- Elegant And Stylish Interior
- Two Double Bedrooms And Conservatory
- Lovely Triple Aspect Living Room With Log Burner
- Exquisite Period Detailing
- Equestrian Facilities Including Paddocks And Stables
- Set Within 3.37 Acres
- Cottage Garden With Direct Paddock Access
- Idyllic Rural Location Within A Lovely Woodland Setting
- EPC RATING: E