An outstanding country cottage, set within a generous plot, with glorious, mature gardens and spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Tong Cottage dates back to circa 1760 and has some magnificent period features and tremendous character throughout. The property was sympathetically ... Read more
An outstanding country cottage, set within a generous plot, with glorious, mature gardens and spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Tong Cottage dates back to circa 1760 and has some magnificent period features and tremendous character throughout. The property was sympathetically extended and thoroughly renovated in 2000, not only dramatically increasing the size of the cottage, but also bringing a degree of luxury and quality of finish which befits this exceptional setting.
The property is entered via a wooden front door, which opens into an entrance porch, with a beamed, vaulted ceiling and terracotta floor tiles. This opens into an open plan living space, with a wonderful sitting room, with exposed brickwork, beams and a huge open fireplace with a wood burning stove. Oak flooring extends from the sitting area into a pleasant reading room. This has a beamed, vaulted ceiling and double glazed French doors, which open onto the side garden.
A beautiful old latch-key door leads from the sitting room into a splendid, dual aspect kitchen and dining area, with stable doors to the garden. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of high quality bespoke units, with a mix of oak and granite work surfaces, an inset ceramic sink and a solid oak floor. Other features include a granite topped island, a matching bespoke larder unit and an exposed brick chimney breast, which houses the range cooker.
The extensive ground floor accommodation is completed by a superb wet room and a utility room with a Belfast sink and more bespoke units. The wet room has a traditionally styled white suite, with a walk-in shower area and beautiful travertine flooring.
On the first floor, a central galleried landing leads to two double bedrooms and a well appointed family bathroom. This has been fitted with a traditionally styled white suite and finished with attractive ceramic tiling.
The master bedroom is to the rear of the cottage and is an impressive dual aspect room, with a beamed and vaulted ceiling, exposed brickwork and oak flooring. Double glazed French doors open onto a superb sun terrace, which enjoys spectacular panoramic views over the garden and the surrounding countryside.
Tong Cottage is set back from the lane behind an attractive front garden, enclosed behind an old, flint wall. Two five bar gates open onto a large driveway, which provides parking for numerous vehicles and leads to a detached timber garage, with power connected to it.
The total plot measures approximately 0.2 acre and is arranged as beautiful formal gardens which wrap around the side and rear of the cottage. There are many well stocked flowerbeds, filled with an array of colourful flowers and shrubs, two secluded lawns and a block paved patio. The garden backs directly onto farmland and enjoys a high degree of privacy and seclusion.
Tong Cottage is situated on a quiet country lane, just outside the nearby village of Throwley Forstal and is surrounded by some truly outstanding countryside, including rolling farmland and beautiful woodland, making this ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits.
Throwley Forstal is a delightful little hamlet situated on top of the North Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 5 miles to the south west of the bustling market town of Faversham. The hamlet is centred around a pretty village green and is predominantly surrounded by arable farmland and woodland copses. It is served by a beautiful twelfth century flint church, The Church of St Michael and All Angels, and has many local clubs and societies which create a strong sense of community.
Local pubs can be found in The Plough at Stalisfield (approx. 2 miles) and The Carpenters Arms at Eastling (approx. 4 miles), whilst the nearby villages of Selling, Sheldwich, Eastling, Challock, Charing and Chilham all offer good primary schools. Selling, Charing and Chilham are all served by a railway station and for a wider range of local services, the villages of Charing and Chilham both have a good main street with a variety of shops and businesses.
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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