Tel: 01233 629 629
30 North Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8JR
Dating back to the 16th Century, this handsome Grade II* listed Kentish period home has a wealth of immense charm and character. The property occupies a private yet accessible location. The village of Mersham is locally perceived to have a royal identity due to the Royal household of Countess Mountbatten. The accommodation is of elegant proportions with high beamed ceilings and exposed timbers, mellow oak latch doors, original floors and sash windows. Of special interest is the King post and beautiful split staircase dating back to the Elizabethan era. Much work has been carried out in recent years to maintain and refurbish the property to a high standard. Off the grand reception hall, the double fronted layout has a dual aspect dining room and superb lounge with an inglenook fireplace and log burner. An original solid oak door opens into the old hallway leading to a snug/office. The generous, newly installed shaker style kitchen has an array of cupboards under solid oak work tops, with a butler sink, beautiful natural stone flooring with underfloor heating and a Stanley Range which also serves the central heating domestic hot water. There is also an electric oven, four burner gas hob (served by LPG) and integrated dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a gym/work from home space and a desirable walk-in, cool pantry which has brick flooring and a window. Just off the kitchen is the rear hallway with a stable door opening to the garden and multi purpose cloak/shower/utility room with plumbing for a washing machine. The first floor is accessed via two staircases leading to four bedrooms (one of which has access to the attic rooms). The master bedroom has a walk in superb dressing room and a Jack n Jill' bathroom. There is a roll top bath, shower cubicle, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Completing the first floor is a luxury shower room with a double cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin & WC.
Mersham is a small village 3 miles east of Ashford. St. John Baptist Church stands on an Anglo-Saxon site and is part Norman. The village has two water mills on the East Stour River, one of which is still working and open to the public. Hatch Park is an ancient deer park and Site of Special Scientific Interest. There is a village Primary School, Post Office and two country pubs as well as a local Sports Club which has an array of events for all ages and tastes whether it be cricket, football, bat and trap, darts, pool and more. Ashford is a short drive away where you have the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Ashford High Street and market. The Ashford International Station is within easy reach with the High Speed Link taking you into St Pancras in just 37 minutes.
The property is set away from passing traffic on a private road shared with just one other property. The fabulous gardens have open countryside views and an extensive wrap around block paved patio creating a fabulous entertaining space. A long pergola with established climbers forms a walk way to the gazebo which makes for a notable and social feature in the secluded gardens. There is a double garage which has a personal access door to the rear and an up and over front door. The garage is approached over a private driveway and there is ample additional parking to the front of the property. There is also a greenhouse and brick built store.
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