Court Lodge Cottage, Stalisfield
A substantial detached Victorian residence, with a modern one bedroom annexe, set within beautiful grounds of approx. 1.2 acres, including stables and small paddocks. Court Lodge Cottage enjoys a wonderfully rural setting, being situated next to a picturesque, old flint Church and surrounded by lovely farmland, with simply magnificent open views over rolling countryside.
The property dates back to circa 1870 and was formerly two cottages which have at some point been amalgamated into one residence and then generously extended. The property was then further enhanced in 2009 with the addition of an impressive, attached yet self-contained one bedroom annexe, ideal for independent living.
The main house is accessed from the rear, with a double glazed door which opens into an entrance hall, with stairs to the first floor and slate flooring which continues throughout much of the ground floor. To the front of the cottage, there is a pleasant sitting room with original exposed floorboards and an exposed brick chimney breast.
A latch-key door leads from the entrance hall to a superb, triple aspect open plan kitchen/dining/family room, which runs the entire depth of the house and has a huge set of double glazed sliding doors which overlook the garden. The kitchen has been fitted with an extensive range of contemporary wall and floor units, set around granite effect work surfaces, integrated appliances and a large central island and breakfast bar. To the front of this impressive room, there is a cosy sitting area, with an exposed brick fireplace and a wood burning stove.
On the first floor, a central landing leads to three generously proportioned double bedrooms, a comfortable single bedroom and a beautifully appointed family bathroom. This has been fitted with a high quality, traditionally styled suite, including a free-standing slipper bath and is finished in striking natural stone tiling.
An inter-connecting door leads from the main house into an attached, yet self-contained annexe. This can also be independently accessed via beautiful church-style front door, which opens into a tiled entrance hall. From here, a UPVC double glazed door opens into a lovely, dual aspect sitting room, with a decorative fireplace and spectacular views over open fields.
The sitting room opens into a light and airy open plan kitchen/dining room, with double glazed French doors to the garden. The kitchen is well-equipped and has been fitted with a good range of traditionally styled wall and floor units and a range of integrated appliances. On the first floor, there is a splendid, dual aspect double bedroom with a well-appointed en-suite shower room and far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.
Court Lodge Cottage is set within a generous plot of approximately 1.2 acres and is approached via a set of twin five bar gates which open onto a large, gravelled driveway. This provides parking for numerous vehicles and leads to an oak framed cart-barn style double garage and woodstore. The grounds are predominantly laid to lawn, with mature flower and shrub borders and a full width patio, adjacent to the house. There is a productive vegetable garden with a greenhouse, enclosed by white picket fencing and surrounded by fruit trees, a large timber shed and a some raised decking with a superb covered bar area which enjoys magnificent views over the valley.
Another five bar gate leads from the lane onto a long driveway which leads up to a stable block with three boxes (each measuring approx. 11ft x 11ft). There are two small fields either side of the stable block, both enclosed by post and rail fencing, however the owner also currently rents a much larger paddock nearby and it is possible that this arrangement may continue for the new owner of Court Lodge Cottage.
Court Lodge Cottage enjoys a wonderfully rural setting, next to a beautiful village church and surrounded open fields and farmland, just outside the peaceful village of Stalisfield, yet just 5 miles from the bustling market town of Faversham. The parish consists of just 82 dwellings which are scattered over a wide area, however the majority are centred around Stalisfield Green. This beautiful village green hosts the annual village fete and is also home to The Plough Inn, a Grade ll Listed 14th century village pub and restaurant which only serves Kentish beers from hand pumps, alongside great food. Infact, The Plough Inn was awarded 'Kent's Best Pub Award' in 2009.
The village is also served by The Church Of Saint Mary (a lovely 13th century church) and a superb village hall which was newly built in 2014. This hosts numerous clubs, societies and events for this active local community. Stalisfield is predominantly surrounded by lovely farmland and woodland and sits high on the North Downs, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whilst much of Stalisfield Green is protected as a conservation area, making this an ideal area for anyone who enjoys outdoor pursuits.
The nearby village of Charing (three miles) offers an excellent range of local services, including a main street with numerous shops and businesses, a primary school and a mainline railway station. Primary schools can also be found in the nearby villages of Selling, Sheldwich, Eastling, Challock and Chilham, whilst Selling and Chilham also have mainline railway stations.
The nearby town of Faversham offers a far wider range of shopping, leisure and recreational amenities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, a museum and numerous good pubs and restaurants. The town is served by a good selection of primary schools and two secondary schools, one of which being the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. Faversham also has a mainline station with a high speed link to London St Pancras in just over an hour.
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- Substantial Detached Victorian Residence
- Incorporating A Superb Self-Contained Annexe
- Five Bedrooms - Three Bathrooms
- Three Reception Areas
- Stunning Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
- Within Approx. 1.2 Acres Of Glorious Grounds
- Double Garage, Stables & Small Paddock
- Occupying A Magnificent Rural Setting
- Spectacular Views Over Open Countryside
- EPC RATING: E