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The Street, Appledore, Ashford, Ashford, TN26 2BU

Guide Price £785,000Freehold


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Council tax band:G
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Key Features

Beautiful, unspoilt, Grade II Listed attached 4 bedroom village house
Situated next to the ancient church in the heart of the village
Accommodation extending to circa 2,255 sq ft in total
Now in need of some improvement & modernisation
Stunning, large hidden gardens to the rear with vehicular access
Hard standing for parking / Potential for garage or development (stp)
Tenterden & Rye approximately 6 miles in either direction
Gusbourne Vineyard, Romney Marshes & Coast all close by
Glorious views of the parish church


"Church House" is a quintessentially English attached, Grade II Listed 4 bedroom village property with breath taking hidden gardens and off-street parking, occupying a lovely position beside the church, and is quite simply stunning, a real gem, the like of which rarely comes on to the open market.

This unspoilt four bedroom property exudes warmth, character and history. The interior remains largely unchanged and although perfectly liveable, it is clear that with sympathetic modernisation, this cottage could be a very special home indeed. Set tucked back from the street, the beautiful cottage gardens to the rear, which have magnificent views over the church and are in perfect harmony with the period and character of the residence, giving it a setting that would grace any Agatha Christie drama. In fact, you can almost picture the famous sleuth pruning the hedging to the front of the house while keeping an eye out on the comings and goings in the village.

It also benefits from double gates at the bottom of the garden which give access to a hard standing for parking and a large timber store. Due to the size of the plot, it would certainly be possible to build a garage or even possibly build an additional home on the site, subject of course to planning. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all that this fascinating period home has to offer. 

Entrance Hall 14' 6" x 13' 4" (4.42m x 4.06m)
The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall where there is plenty of room for the storage of coats, boots and free standing furniture. If desired, this space would also make a god study or office area. Doors to dining, sitting and kitchen / breakfast rooms. Staircase to first floor.

Sitting Room 20' 0" x 15' 3" (6.10m x 4.65m)
This lovely double aspect room with its views over the church to the side and garden to the rear, has a comfortable elegance befitting of a bygone era. A fireplace with large built-in cupboards to both sides, makes a cosy focal point. A door at the rear of this room leads through to a lobby area which gives access to the utility / cloakroom.

Dining / Library / Music Room 17' 1" x 12' 6" (5.21m x 3.81m)
This light, bright, characterful double aspect room has a bay window overlooking the village to the front and a window to the side giving views of the magnificent cherry blossom trees in the churchyard. Fireplace and built-in shelving.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 12' 7" x 11' 10" (3.84m x 3.61m)
This good size room has a bank of fitted units with worktop, double sink unit with storage under, useful pantry housing the boiler, and generous breakfast area with space for a table and chairs. Space for free standing cooker. A window at the back gives lovely views over the garden and mature magnolia tree behind. The kitchen is open to a scullery area (11'4 x 4'11) where there is room to have free standing storage and a fridge/freezer. Doors to sitting rom and garden.

Utility / Cloakroom 9' 10" x 6' 6" (3.00m x 1.98m)
A very useful space with a WC, shower, worktop with sink unit and space for a washing machine and additional white goods.

First Floor Landing
Stairs from the ground floor lead to a main landing and inner landing which give access to all the rooms on this floor.

Bedroom 1 14' 5" x 10' 6" (4.39m x 3.20m)
This beautiful room with its window to the rear giving views over the garden and church, is a very special place to wake up in the morning. Good amounts of built-in storage. NB: It may be possible to incorporate the cloakroom next door into this room to make an en-suite, subject to any necessary consents.

Cloakroom 5' 8" x 4' 3" (1.73m x 1.30m)
This pretty room with its part curved wall at present houses a WC, but could possibly become an en-suite to the main bedroom.

Bedroom 2 17' 1" x 13' 7" (5.21m x 4.14m)
A spacious double aspect room currently set up as a twin with built-in storage and vanity unit with wash basin.

Bedroom 3 15' 5" x 11' 1" (4.70m x 3.38m)
A good size double bedroom with built-in wardrobe and window to the side.

Bedroom 4 15' 5" x 12' 10" (4.70m x 3.91m)
This unusual shaped room could be a fourth bedroom or serve a different use such as a study, home office, or hobby room. Window to front. Loft hatch.

Main Bathroom 11' 10" x 10' 9" (3.61m x 3.28m)
An incredibly spacious bathroom with pine panelled bath and pedestal wash basin. Space to add a shower enclosure and WC. Large airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

OUTSIDE: To the front of the house is a low wall with planting behind and a path that takes you to the front door. A gate from the churchyard opens into the beautiful mature south east facing garden which provides a spacious oasis of privacy and relaxation and is completely in keeping with the character of the property. Large mature yew, walnut and magnolia trees give structural beauty, while various ornamental trees and cottage plants provide year round interest. There is also a view of the church from every part of the garden. To the bottom of the garden, double gates provide access to a hard standing area, ideal for off-street parking. NB: It would certainly be possible to extend the parking area here and construct a garage if desired (stp).

Outside contd.
At present, a good size timber store (14'8 x 13'7) at the bottom of the garden provides plenty of space for storage. Additional outside storage can be found in the brick built outbuildings attached to the back of the house, part of which used to be a Wig Room used by worshippers to leave their wigs before entering the church! The open store room now houses the oil tank.

SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. EPC: Exempt. Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. Council Tax Band: G.

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