Walnut Tree House, Doddington

  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions

An enchanting Grade ll Listed character cottage, set within beautiful mature gardens, and situated in the picturesque village of Doddington…

Key features

  • Enchanting Grade II Three bedroom House
  • Renovated To An Exceptionally High Standard
  • Bursting With Period Features
  • Open Fireplaces & Exposed Beams
  • Two Receptions & A Converted Cellar
  • Off Road Parking & Detached Barn Style Garage
  • Generous Well-Maintained Gardens
  • Set In The Idyllic Village Of Doddington
  • Just Six Miles From Faversham

Full property description

An enchanting Grade ll Listed character cottage, set within beautiful mature gardens, and situated in the picturesque village of Doddington just six miles from Faversham. Walnut Tree House dates back to the sixteenth century and has some wonderful period features, such as numerous exposed beams, exposed floorboards, fireplaces and original latch-key doors. However, the cottage has recently undergone a comprehensive programme of renovation and restoration, with a painstakingly meticulous degree of craftsmanship and attention to detail. The result is a delightful mix of period charm and modern convenience.

The property is entered via an original stain glass front door, which opens into an open plan lounge/diner. To the right a delightful dining room with inglenook fireplace which encompasses a wood burning stove. There is a latch door to the corner of the room which was the original staircase this has been turned into a quirky library. To the left a few steps take you down to a pleasant dual aspect sitting room, with open fireplace and exposed support beams which acts as a division between the two spaces, whilst allowing light to flow through the living area.

Flag stone tiles runs through a small hallway where a little latch door opens into a cellar with brick flooring, this fantastic space has been renovated into a playroom/home office.

At the rear of the property the country style kitchen/breakfast room has been stylishly fitted with a bespoke Roots kitchen and quartz worktops that surround a stunning Aga, which sits beneath an oak bressummer. Bert and May tiles and original window shutters bring more character to this charming space.

A small lobby sits adjacent to the kitchen and has room for coats and shoes, a downstairs cloakroom has been installed within this space. The bold green used in the cloakroom and stairwell is a perfect choice and complements the Aga in the kitchen.

To the first floor one will find two bedrooms, one of which is particularly spacious and has walk in wardrobes. On this floor there is also a well-appointed family bathroom with separate shower. To the second floor a charming characterful double bedroom with exposed beams and sloping ceilings.


A picket fence with small gate sits to the front of the property, a little brick pathway brings you down to front door with lawn to either side.

Walnut Tree House sits on a generous plot and the garden wraps around the property, where you will find established shrubs and a mature walnut tree, little seating areas are dotted around the garden making the most of the sunshine at different times of the day.

A brick patio and pergola with established climber sits directly from the rear door and is a spot that makes the most of the evening sunshine. To the left a little brick outhouse is the perfect place for storing logs.

An extensive barn style outbuilding/garage with vaulted ceiling provides ample storage but could be converted to offer additional accommodation (subject to planning)

This wonderful home has had a great deal of love and care, it is a credit to the current owner who have a flair for interior design, and particularly creative with bold Farrow and Ball colours which work beautifully with Walnut Tree House.

The exterior of the property and the delightful gardens match the presentation that you will find inside the property. A well-maintained Kent peg roof, beautifully painted exterior brickwork and pretty wooden windows really set the scene for this grade II listed property.


Walnut Tree House is set within the beautiful Kentish village of Doddington, which offers a rich and varied history, and incorporates some handsome architecture including Doddington Place Gardens, renowned for its well-kept buildings and grounds. It is also part of the wider Kent Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The village dates back to the 11th century and is centred around the 14th century Chequers Inn, now owned by the famous Faversham brewery, Shepherd Neame, which is popular for its excellent ales and hot food. The village boasts an award-winning butcher, a garage/ petrol station with a shop, as well as a regular bus service to the neighbouring villages and the larger town of Faversham. There are a number of primary schools in nearby villages such as Lynsted, Milstead and Teynham, and the nearest secondary schools are in Lenham and Faversham.

The village is also well positioned for access to the larger towns of Maidstone and Ashford, and for links to both the M2 and M20, which are also nearby. The nearest main line stations are at Lenham and Teynham which are both about four miles away, where trains take as little as 1 hour and 8 minutes to London Victoria.

Faversham is just 6 miles away and is an historic and charming market town which offers a wide variety of shopping facilities including both specialist and national retailers and a bustling market three times a week. It has its own cinema, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a cottage hospital and an excellent range of primary and secondary schools, including Favershams renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. For sailing enthusiasts, the town has a charming tidal creek and quay.

The bustling seaside town of Whitstable is just 14 miles away and is famous for its seafood and annual oyster festival, held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside. The town has a variety of independent shops and boutiques, as well as high street names, good local primary and secondary schools, numerous pubs, restaurants, excellent leisure facilities and a mainline railway station.

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements and floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.

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