GUIDE PRICE - £700,000 - £750,000
Hunters are delighted to offer this architecturally rich Grade ll listed property dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. This generously proportioned home is steeped in period charm on each floor.
Old Chilmington sits on a plot of approximately one acre and is a four / five bedroomed semi-detached residence, set in a well manicured and interesting garden, featuring two arms of an original moat, which once circled the property.
The spacious accommodation extends over 3 floors, allowing ample room for the whole family, providing rural-style living.
The gravel drive leads to an easy parking/turning circle, with room for multiple vehicles. There is a large double detached garage, with pitch and eaves storage, and space for logs and gardening tools. Both power and lighting are installed.
Through the period entrance porch and doorway is a hallway and reception room (currently used as a dining room) which looks out over the front lawn.
Also leading off the hallway is a sitting room with a wood burning stove and many attractive period features, including medieval beams painted in a chevron pattern. In addition a Regency staircase leads from the hallway to the first floor.
At the end of the hallway is the main hub of the house, the large family kitchen, which has a fine bressummer beam over the inglenook fireplace, and a linen fold door leading to the rear Jacobean staircase. This room has ample space for a dining table and chairs, a large central island, and wall and base units with integrated appliances. The French windows open out onto a well maintained child/pet proof rear garden, which also provides access to other gardens surrounding the house.
The kitchen leads into a utility room, and downstairs WC/cloakroom. Exposed chapel windows can be seen on the right hand side of the rear staircase leading to the first floor. There are three double bedrooms on this floor. The first, has a large walk in wardrobe, fireplace and an inner chapel window and looks out onto the rear garden. It has an en suite bathroom, with shower.
On the landing there is further large bedroom overlooking the rear garden, with a fireplace, which leads into an L shaped bathroom with bath. Also reached from the landing is a third bedroom. This double aspect room overlooks the front lawn and neighbour’s garden, and has a sink unit. A further flight of stairs leads to the 2nd floor, which boasts many exposed beams and crown posts. A large double aspect bedroom leads into a further bedroom/office, and two useful storage rooms can also be found at this level.
A barrel-vaulted dry cellar is accessed from the garden, and a further area provides a bin store, compost heap and greenhouse.
The grounds are enclosed by hedges and brick walls. The property is well served by nearby schools, shops, doctor’s surgeries and public houses. Ashford International railway station is a short distance away, providing a High Speed service to London St Pancras in 37 minutes.
Buyers should also be aware of the expansion of Ashford town, including Chilmington Green. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries regarding future development from Ashford Borough Council.
Please contact Hunters to arrange your appointment to view now, 01233 613613.