Versatile Character Accommodation With Outbuildings
Four Bedrooms - Three Reception Rooms
Opportunity To Update And Modernise
Numerous Period Features Throughout
Cellar And Outbuildings
Stunning Views Over Rolling Countryside
Close To Primary School And Mainline Station
EPC RATING: F
Full property description
A charming double fronted period, semi detached cottage. Formally The Fox Inn, and before that farm workers cottages, we understand parts of the property date back to the 1600s. This quirky three bedroom, three reception room home has a wealth of period features including an inglenook fireplace, latch key doors and exposed beams and brickwork. Sitting on a plot of approximately an acre in the beautiful rural setting of Oversland.
A red brick, pitched roof porch with white painted period cottage door gives access to a quaint, character laden sitting room, with beam work and original inglenook fireplace. An archway to the rear leads to the dining room, with a door and casement window to the rear garden as well as original covered stairs to the first floor and a fireplace housing the boiler. Whilst, to the left as you enter the sitting room from the porch, a latch key door gives access to a larger reception room. This splendid room has two wooden framed windows to the front, built-in shelving and cabinets and an attractive red brick fireplace. Adjacent to the fireplace a door opens to a short flight of steps up to the back hall.
Whilst to the left of this there is a triple aspect utility room with garden access. The back hall has its own rear entrance to the property as well as half landing stairs to the first floor. The hall also has a door into the good-sized kitchen. With a good range of wall and base units and ample work surface area, there is room for a table as well as an understairs storage space. A door from the kitchen leads back into the dining room.
The stairs from the back hall terminate in a small landing with a good size, single bedroom to the left, adjacent to this a spacious family bathroom with a striking aqua marine suite including a cast iron bath. Opposite, the main bedroom mirrors the large reception room below, with built-in wardrobes to one end and two pretty casement windows overlooking the front garden. At the end of the landing a door gives access to a versatile room. With stripped floorboards, period cast iron fireplace and the original panelled stairs from the dining room below, this quirky room also contains the airing cupboard, a cleverly concealed wc and shower cubicle and a window overlooking the rear. Adjacent to the airing cupboard, a low farmhouse door with a couple of steps down leads to a character double bedroom with exposed beams, a handsome red brick chimney breast and window to the front.
The property sits on a plot of just over an acre which wraps around the front, west side and rear of the cottage and is a mixture of former paddocks and wildflower meadow with established trees and bushes. To the front original brick steps from the road lead to a path taking one around the cottage. Adjacent to the porch wooden bulkhead doors open to the original pub cellar. There is an old stable block to the side and shed directly to rear of house. To the rear of the plot a carport sits adjacent to a five bar gate leading to a driveway to Fox Lane.
Fox Cottages is situated in the charming rural hamlet of Oversland, which is situated on the far side of Boughton village, near its church and its golf club. Also close by is the highly sought-after village of Selling, which has a good primary school, a pub, a village shop and a mainline railway station, and is just over half a mile from the property.
The nearby village of Boughton-under-Blean has a primary school, a post office, a village store, churches, a hairdressers, several pubs and a restaurant. The whole area is surrounded by beautiful countryside of mainly fruit orchards and woodland and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The historic market town of Faversham is only four miles away and has a wide variety of shopping facilities including both specialist shops, national retailers and a bustling market. It has a good selection of primary schools and two secondary schools, one of which is the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. Faversham enjoys excellent transport links to both London and the coast via the A2/M2 network. The mainline station offers a regular rail link to London Victoria and Cannon Street and a high speed service linking Faversham to St. Pancras in a little over an hour.
The cathedral city of Canterbury (7 miles) offers a good choice of primary and secondary education, with a wide choice of both grammar and private schools and several universities. Canterbury also has superb leisure and recreational amenities including the Marlowe Theatre. The seaside town of Whitstable is also just nine miles away with its cosmopolitan High Street, vibrant harbour and quayside and its picturesque beaches.
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