An exceptional Grade ll Listed residence, which dates back to circa 1600 and enjoys an elevated position, standing proudly above Boughtons bustling main street. The property is set within a surprisingly generous plot of approx. 0.2 acre, with beautiful, mature gardens, off road parking, a garage and a detached studio. A handsome, bay fronted Georgian faade and Kent peg tiled roof merely hint at the wealth of period features contained within. These include fireplaces, tall sash windows, stripped wood floors and many exposed beams.
The front door opens into a dual aspect music room, with a lovely exposed brick fireplace, stripped floorboards and exposed beams. From here, one door opens into a cloakroom, whilst another leads into an impressive drawing room with a huge exposed ceiling beam, a fireplace with a wood burning stove and pretty bay window with a window seat.
To the rear of the house, there are a further two reception rooms, a light and airy, triple aspect dining room and a pleasant morning room, just off the kitchen. The kitchen has been fitted with a good range of wall and floor units, set around rolled top work surfaces, space for appliances, a larder and a wonderful two oven Aga.
The kitchen is further complemented by a useful utility room with a side access to the driveway. An inner hallway and the dining room both enjoy access to a delightful courtyard garden, ideal for dining al fresco.
On the first floor, a long, central landing leads to three double bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. A steep, open tread staircase rises from the first floor, alongside the beautiful exposed brickwork of the main chimney stack, to an impressive bedroom on the second floor. This is over 26 ft in length and enjoys lovely views over the gardens to the rear of the property.
The house is set within an unusually large plot of approximately 0.2 acre and is approached via a composite resin driveway, which provides parking for one car and leads to a garage. This is brick built, with a pitched roof, an up and over door and power connected to it. A side gate leads to a charming inner courtyard garden, enclosed between this, the neighbouring property and a brick built studio. This has a vaulted ceiling, a tiled floor, double glazed windows and power connected to it, making this an ideal home office or art studio.
Alongside the studio, steps rise to a secluded patio area and then continue on to the main garden. This is predominantly laid to lawn, with beautifully planted flowerbeds, filled with a variety of mature shrubs and trees.
At the end of the garden, the plot opens up to a much wider section, which was formerly part of an orchard. This has been thinned out over the years and is now mainly grassed, with a few mature fruit trees and a patio area which surrounds a 250 year old yew tree. This section backs onto fields on three sides and is a wonderful addition to the main garden.
The property enjoys an elevated position and is set well back from the main street in the thriving village of Boughton-under-Blean.
Boughton-under-Blean is three miles east of Faversham and five miles west of the bustling cathedral city of Canterbury. It has an extremely long main street with scores of old buildings either side and is a designated conservation area.
The village benefits from a primary school, a post office which is situated at Woods Garage, hairdressers, several churches and a village stores. There are a range of pubs and restaurants and it has a real community feel. It is situated next to Blean Woods which have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and cover more than eleven square miles.
Boughton is close to the A2, which gives easy access to the motorway network, London and coast bound. The village is also well served with a bus route to Faversham and Canterbury. Its neighbouring village of Dunkirk has a village hall, a garden centre, a pub and farm shop. The villages are closely linked and have a real community spirit.
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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