A charming five bedroom detached period cottage, set within glorious, park-like grounds of approximately an acre, with a tennis court and a superb detached barn/workshop and simply outstanding views over the beautiful rolling countryside and farmland which surround the property.
Meadow Cottage dates back to circa 1790 and was formerly two cottages. However, it has since been combined into one and significantly extended, to provide extensive and well appointed accommodation over three floors.
The front door opens into an entrance porch, with a terracotta tiled floor. From here, leaded, stained glass double doors open into a larger entrance hall. There are three reception rooms to the front of the house, with the principle one being a spacious, dual aspect drawing room, with an exposed brick chimney breast with an open fire, views over farmland to the front and a lovely sitting area with French doors overlooking the gardens to the rear.
The dining room is a particularly good size and also has an exposed brick fireplace and a deep bay window with a window seat which enjoys views over the adjacent farmland. The third reception room is a spacious study, with a beamed ceiling and an inglenook fireplace with an old wood burning stove.
The kitchen/breakfast room is to the rear of the house and has been generously extended and fitted with an excellent range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around oak work surfaces and high-quality integrated appliances. The breakfast area enjoys a wonderful triple aspect, with double glazed sling doors to the garden and a vaulted ceiling, which combine to make this a particularly light and pleasant space with exceptional views over the garden. The kitchen is further complemented by a useful utility room and boot room, which also provide access to the garden. The extensive ground floor accommodation is completed by a library area and a rear lobby, which lead to a cloakroom and a guest bedroom to the rear of the house.
On the first floor, a large galleried landing leads to three generously proportioned double bedrooms and the family bathroom. All three bedrooms have exposed beams and magnificent views over countryside, whist the master bedroom has a fireplace, fitted wardrobes and a luxuriously appointed en-suite. This has a contemporary white suite including a shower enclosure, twin vanity sinks and attractive stone effect ceramic tiling. A further staircase rises to another bedroom and sitting room on the second floor.
Meadow Cottage is set within a generous and secluded plot of approximately one acre and is approached via a wide, gravelled driveway. This provides parking for several cars and leads to a detached double garage and workshop, with an electric double door. A second driveway leads to a much larger outbuilding, with a further double garage with an electric roller door, a four post hydraulic vehicle lift, a vast workshop area and a 4KW solar panel system installed on the roof. Clearly, this barn style garage/workshop would be ideal for any car enthusiast, however with a little bit of work, it could also potentially serve as a gym, a home office or even as ancillary guest accommodation (subject to the necessary consents).
The formal gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped and lovingly planted with an extensive variety of mature flowers and shrubs, set around and expanse of lawn, a beautiful pond and waterfall feature and various patios and seating areas. A five bar gate leads from the driveway by the barn/garage to an area of hardstanding, ideal for a large vehicle, such a boat or a motorhome. Beyond this, a field with a raised seating area set atop a natural mound, leads to an enclosed tennis court. There is a productive fruit and vegetable garden and a beautiful pond and water feature with a decked jetty and seating area with outstanding views over the rolling hills and farmland just beyond.
Meadow Cottage enjoys an enviable rural setting, situated on a quiet country lane, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and farmland. The nearest village is the charming and historic village of Painters Forstal, which is centred around a small village green, Champion Hall and its 16th century public house, The Alma. The parish is in part an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and has several conservation and roadside nature conservancy areas within its boundary.
The bustling market town of Faversham is just two miles away and offers a wide variety of shopping facilities including both specialist, national retailers and a bustling market three times a week. Faversham has its own cinema, cottage hospital, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, an excellent range of primary and secondary schools including FavershamÂs renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. There are excellent transport links via the M2 and M20 connecting to the M25 motorway network, whilst the mainline station offers a high speed rail service to London St Pancras in just over one hour.
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