Guide Price £1,100,000 - £1,150,000. A charming 4 bedroom converted Oast House in the pretty village of Molash with stunning countryside views. Separate 1 bedroom detached cottage. Mature gardens, double garage & driveway.
Charming & unique converted Oast House backing on to open farmland
Detached 1 bedroom cottage with vaulted ceilings & conservatory
4 double bedrooms, 4 reception rooms & 3 bathrooms to the main property
Period features throughout
Established wraparound gardens & patio area with a hot tub
Double garage & driveway with parking for 6 cars
Tranquil yet accessible location situated midway between Ashford & Faversham, both of which have High Speed rail links to London
2.8 miles to Chilham or Selling train stations with direct trains to London Victoria
2.4 miles to Challock or Sheldwich Primary Schools both with outstanding Ofsted ratings
4.2 miles to Wye secondary school. Grammar schools in Canterbury, Ashford & Faversham are all rated outstanding or good in their latest Ofsted reports.
GUIDE PRICE £1,100,000
Property Description: Guide Price £1,100,000 - £1,150,000. Originally built around 1860 is this magnificent Oast house which was sympathetically converted to residential accommodation in 1978. The property remains unlisted but has a wealth of character and charm with period features throughout including exposed beams and an original winch system above the stairs which has been fully restored. In addition to the main residence there is a separate one bedroom detached cottage and a detached double garage all in keeping with each other with the same white clad exteriors and peg tiled roofing. The generous 0.4 acre plot has tastefully landscaped wraparound gardens and overlooks arable farmland providing stunning countryside views.
The Oast House: The accommodation comprises a grand and welcoming entrance hall with a cloakroom and a useful storage cupboard. From here there is access to the dining room and the kitchen/breakfast room. The dining room has two large windows which let in plenty of natural light; there is ample space for a large table and chairs to entertain guests or enjoy a formal family meal. The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room has traditional exposed beams which are perfectly complimented by a modern fitted kitchen. There are an array of cream, wall mounted and base storage units under solid oak worktops and space for a Range cooker. The breakfast bar sits by an incredible arched window with glorious views of the gardens. The separate utility room leads off the kitchen and has rear access along with space and plumbing for appliances. The triple aspect living room is the heart of this wonderful home with a log burner as its focal point neatly housed with exposed brickwork and a Bressumer beam. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, three of which are good sized doubles all with fitted wardrobes. The main bedroom has an en-suite shower room with a large walk-in shower. Bedroom four could make a lovely study for those that need space to work from home. This floor also has the family bathroom which is mostly tiled with a freestanding bath and a separate shower cubicle. The top floor has a double bedroom, a shower room and a living room which is ideal for those that have older children to give them their own freedom and living space.
The Cottage: This beautiful one bedroom detached cottage oozes character with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings in every room giving a wonderful sense of space. The accommodation comprises a porch and entrance hall which leads to the dual aspect double bedroom with a large walk-in wardrobe, the family bathroom with a vintage freestanding bath and the incredible open plan living room/kitchen. The living room is wonderfully lit with direct access to the conservatory, velux skylight windows and a log burner. The oak-framed conservatory provides additional living space and has patio doors to the garden. The kitchen mirrors that of the main house with cream storage units, oak worktops, a butler sink and space for a range cooker. There is also a stable door to the side/parking area. This property is completed by a study which leads off the main living room.
Outside: The property occupies a generous 0.4 acre plot and backs on to arable farmland giving far reaching open countryside views. The mature gardens have been tastefully landscaped with a well manicured lawn, established planting, trees and hedgerows providing a sense of peace and tranquility as well as a haven for garden birds and wildlife. There are lots of seating areas dotted around to enjoy the garden at different times of the day including a large patio with a hot tub which is perfect for entertaining. The driveway has secure parking for several cars and approaches the detached double garage which could also be converted subject to the appropriate planning consents. There is also a greenhouse 9’6” x 6’ and a garden shed 20’ x 10’.
Location: Little Bower is situated in the small, ancient hamlet of Molash, which sits high on the North Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with spectacular views towards Perry Wood in Selling. Amenities are to be found at the local villages of Chilham, Selling and Challock including a post office, train stations and primary schools. The City of Canterbury offers further cultural interests, an excellent shopping centre, a good selection of schools in both the private and state sectors, colleges and universities. Sporting facilities in and around the area include swimming pools, sports centres, a good selection of golf courses, and water sports can be found along the coast. The property is well placed for good rail and road connections, with the A2/M2 and the M20 both about 4 miles away. Rail services to London can be found at Faversham, Canterbury East, and the high speed train from Canterbury West or Ashford International. The Channel Tunnel terminal and Port of Dover offer services to the Continent and can easily be reached via the A2.
Directions: www.google.co.uk/maps - CT4 8HU
Council Tax: To check council tax for this property, please refer to www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council 01233 331 111. Kent County Council - 0845 247 247
Services: Oil fired central heating, mains water and electricity. Private drainage via septic tank. Please note that the main dwelling and the cottage have their own oil supply with individual tanks for each property.
Tenure: This property is freehold and is sold with vacant possession upon completion