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Little Standen Oast Smarden Road, Biddenden, Ashford, Ashford, TN27 8JT

Guide Price £1,150,000Freehold


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Council tax band:G
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Key Features

Charming 4 double bedroom / 3 bathroom unlisted Oast house
Circa 2,900 sq ft of accommodation in total including attached garage
Well presented, generous, versatile accommodation throughout
Four good size reception rooms which includes the Roundel
Beautiful, large, mature south west facing garden with pond
Driveway, attached brick garage & large timber outbuilding
Rural location close to pretty villages of Biddenden & Smarden
Historic Wealden towns of Tenterden & Cranbrook close by
Wide choice of good local schools including Kent Grammars
Mainline station at Headcorn / High speed rail link from Ashford


This charming unlisted 4 double bedroom/3 bathroom detached country house with attached small roundel oast, sweeping driveway, garaging, outbuilding and beautiful gardens, is set in the hamlet of Standen on the fringes of the pretty village of Biddenden, close to the towns of Tenterden and Headcorn.

The house itself, which has been improved and extended over many years, has a lovely warm inviting feel and the accommodation is not only surprisingly generous, but also practical, versatile and light. Picture windows bring in good amounts of natural light and take full advantage of the wonderful garden vistas on offer. This property also boasts a small round Kent kilned oast with working cowl which not only provides a special feature but also accommodates an additional flexible reception room on the ground floor.

In addition, this property benefits from a sweeping gravel driveway providing extensive off-street parking, a brick built attached garage, large timber outbuilding with enclosed store and open bays for parking, a good size mature south-west facing garden and productive vegetable beds with greenhouse, that is perfectly in keeping with the feel of the property and would be a haven for children, pets, gardeners and nature lovers alike.

The location itself has a wonderful rural feel, and yet benefits from being in close proximity to the villages of Biddenden and Smarden and the towns of Tenterden and Cranbrook with their superb array of shops, schools and other amenities. Headcorn, which is only a 5 minute drive away, has a Sainsbury’s local store and a mainline station to London. Viewing is highly recommended.

Snug 20' 4" x 15' 7" (6.20m x 4.75m)
The front door opens into a good size welcoming reception room that forms the centre of the house. Currently used as a snug, there is a fireplace with wood burner that makes a lovely focal point. Stairs to first floor.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 16' 6" x 15' 0" (5.03m x 4.57m)
This lovely space has been cleverly designed to link the kitchen with the sun room to the rear. An open door and window at the back connect the two spaces and bring in lots of natural light. The modern country shaker style kitchen consists of a range of cupboards and units with granite worktops and one and a half bowl sink unit. Integrated dishwasher and Bosch eye-level multi oven. Space for washing machine, dryer and upright fridge/freezer. An island unit makes a good spot to have a coffee and a chat. Room for soft seating. A loft hatch gives access to the boarded loft space above.

Sun Room 16' 8" x 8' 6" (5.08m x 2.59m)
This light, bright space has wonderful views over the garden and is a lovely place to sit and relax. Space for soft seating and table and chairs. French doors give access out onto the patio beyond.

Sitting Room 28' 10" x 14' 11" (8.79m x 4.55m)
This generous sitting room has a comfortable, elegant feel. The brick fireplace and open fire add character to this lovely space. A full height picture window and external door give access to and views over the pretty garden area to the front.

Dining Room 17' 4" x 9' 11" (5.28m x 3.02m)
This good size reception space is currently set up as a formal dining room, but could, due to its generous dimensions, serve a number of different purposes. This room gives access to the roundel oast.

Roundel Oast 11' 10" x 11' 10" (3.61m x 3.61m)
This wonderful space, currently set up as a home office, would make a lovely additional sitting room, snug, teenage den, playroom, dining room or hobby space.

Bedroom 1 17' 8" x 10' 1" (5.38m x 3.07m)
Situated on the ground floor with a luxury en-suite bathroom and French doors that open onto a secluded patio to the rear, this principal bedroom is a lovely place to unwind at the end of the day.

En-suite Bathroom 10' 2" x 10' 0" (3.10m x 3.05m)
Comprising: double ended bath with jets; P-shaped enclosed shower; stone wash basin on wooden plinth; WC. Underfloor heating.

First Floor Landing
Stairs from the snug lead to a landing on the first floor that gives access to the three bedrooms on this floor and the main family bathroom. Loft hatch.

Bedroom 2 & En-suite 27' 0" x 12' 3" (8.23m x 3.73m)
This incredibly spacious bedroom has a dressing area and balcony to one end and to the other, a built-in wardrobe and lovely en-suite bathroom. NB: Dimensions are for bedroom only.

Bedroom 3 16' 0" x 14' 2" (4.88m x 4.32m)
A characterful and generous double bedroom with built-in storage.

Bedroom 4 15' 6" x 14' 5" (4.72m x 4.39m)
Double bedroom with wonderful views over the gardens. Built-in cupboard.

Family Bathroom 12' 6" x 6' 10" (3.81m x 2.08m)
A modern bathroom suite comprising: built-in shower cubicle; double ended bath; back to wall WC and wash basin set into vanity unit with storage below. Heated towel rail. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

Outside Space
Little Standen Oast is approached over a gated gravel driveway where there is plentiful parking to the front and rear of the property. The main garden to the side of the house, which is bordered by natural hedges, is south west facing with beautiful mature cottage planting, wild flower areas and a large pond that is a haven for wildlife. There are also several different patios and various lovely places to sit, dine, entertain and relax.

Attached Garage & Timber Outbuilding
To the rear of the house is an attached brick garage which could possibly be incorporated as part of the living accommodation, subject to any necessary consents. At the end of the drive is an incredibly useful large timber outbuilding, currently used for garaging, storage and workshop space.

Mains: electricity and water (metered). Oil fired central heating. Underfloor heating to kitchen and sun room. Private drainage. EPC Rating: tba. Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. Council TaxBand: G.

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Estimated Monthly Mortgage Payment:
£6,051 /mo.25 Years, 5% Interest
Total Repay

Stamp Duty

You’ll have to pay the stamp duty of:
0% up to £250,000
5% between £250,000 and £925,000
10% between £925,000 and £1,500,000
Your effective stamp duty rate is 4.89%
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