Type: Detached House
GUIDE PRICE £750,000
Property Description: Guide Price £750,000. This wonderful detached farmhouse offers a fantastic refurbishment and development opportunity for those looking to create their dream property in the popular East Kent village of Staple. Originally built in 1777, with a Victorian extension added in the late 19th century, the farmhouse is Grade II listed and has a wealth of character and charm with exposed beams, original fireplaces and sash windows throughout. The bright and welcoming hallway leads to the two main reception rooms and has a wooden staircase leading to both the basement and first floor. The living room and dining room both have large bay windows overlooking the front of the property and have exposed beams. The generous proportions of both rooms allow plenty of space for entertaining friends and family with original feature fireplaces creating a focal point to showcase. The drawing room flows from the dining room and has dual aspect windows. Wood panelling creates a wonderful atmosphere in this room which would be the perfect spot to retreat to after a family meal. The layout of the property currently includes two separate kitchens, the smaller of which includes an original range. The larger kitchen is the perfect canvas to create a bespoke layout with an existing fireplace along with exposed beams and brickwork to add plenty of character. An internal hallway leads to a study and a downstairs cloakroom as well as access to the rear garden and a second staircase. A separate shower room completes the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs, on the first floor, there are six bedrooms of which all are doubles and have fireplaces. There is a family bathroom with a separate cloakroom on this floor. On the top storey of this property, there are three additional double bedrooms. As one of the rooms provides access to another, which has its own impressive en-suite with a roll top claw foot bath, there is scope to transform the entire second floor into an luxurious principle or guest suite. The property has a large basement, which once served as the village dairy, that is currently configured as two rooms and could potentially be used to create a home cinema, a gym or a work from home space.
Outside: The front of this triple fronted property is laid to lawn with hardstanding providing off-road parking for multiple vehicles. Double gates lead into a courtyard and onto the rear garden which is westerly facing and bordered by established hedgerow and fencing. In the grounds, are a car port and workshop. In addition, there is a detached Grade II listed granary which currently has a power supply running to it. Subject to planning, this could be developed into a two bedroom dwelling or along with workshop could be used as studio space creating exciting opportunities for its prospective new owners.
Location: Staple is a small village in East Kent. It lies only 2 miles from the nearby villages of Ash and Wingham which have a good selection of local shops and amenities, pubs and post office facilities. The nearest primary schools to the property are St Faith's in Ash which is 1.3 miles away and Wingham Primary School which is 2.2 miles away with regular busses to and from. The property is just under 5 miles to the town of Sandwich and is about 9 miles to Canterbury’s city centre. There are regular busses, local pubs and a playing field close by. The property enjoys a rural position with good road links via A2/M2 to London with rail links to London St Pancras available from Canterbury West.
Directions: www.google.co.uk/maps - CT3 1JX
Council Tax: To check council tax for this property, please refer to www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands
Local Authority: Dover District CouncilKent County Council
Services: Mains gas, electricity & drainage
Tenure: This property is freehold and is sold with vacant possession upon completion.
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