Senior Associate DirectorCanterbury Estate Agents
OLD MUMFORD FARM Available for the first time in 40 years, Old Mumford Farm is a delightful Grade II Listed Kentish farmstead, set in a highly accessible yet rural location a comfortable drive from all the amenities of Ashford. Centrally sited within a holding of about 8 acres, the property has two converted holiday cottages, a three-bedroomed detached barn, a detached office, stores and informal and formal landscaped grounds.
Like many vernacular farmhouses, Old Mumford Farm has been altered and extended over the centuries. The core of the house is likely to date from the 16th century but was considerably altered in the 18th century. The drawing room fireback dates to 1683, when George and Mary Whitewick married and had their initials cast. Various aspects of the house feature in Sir Charles Igglesdens series A Saunter Through Kent With Pen and Pencil, including the original Tudor archway into the reception hall.
An entrance hall/study opens to the warm and welcoming reception hall with an open fire and brick flooring. This leads through to the dining room, with beams and tiled floors. The drawing room sits at the heart of the house with a magnificent wide inglenook fireplace being the focal point; wood-panelling adds warmth and character to this sunny south facing room. The adjacent sitting room, with open fire and French doors to the garden, is sunny and light-filled. There is a small conservatory off this room. The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted with an electric Aga, range of wooden wall and base units, with doors to the outside as well as a utility room and cloakroom.
The four first floor bedrooms all have pleasing aspects over the gardens. The principal bedroom has a beautiful mellow brick fireplace; the generous en suite bathroom has bespoke fitted cabinetry. A family bathroom with dual sinks and a separate WC completes the floor. Stairs to the second floor lead to three secondary bedrooms.
THE NEW BARN The New Barn is a charming detached single storey barn conversion. With bright, spacious living accommodation and three bedrooms, it is the perfect place for a relative or guests to stay.
THE OLD CIDER HOUSE & THE COACH HOUSE These are two converted period buildings, thoughtfully and charmingly appointed, which provide excellent potential for Airbnb. They each have their own dedicated private outside spaces and have separate electric gated access.
This property has 7.9 acres of land.
The gardens are a total delight and have been meticulously designed and landscaped with areas of formal planting adjacent to more informal old world planting. There is significant structure to the garden with beautifully cared for beech and indigenous hedging. Designed as a series of rooms, the gardens each have their own individual style and character. Wide herbaceous borders are full of colour and variety and give interest from early spring to autumn.
There are two entrances to the property with one having a row of lime trees standing sentinel along the drive. A formal rose garden with a central fountain is immediately opposite the house. The productive kitchen garden is adjacent to the enclosed water garden. There is a very old pear and apple orchard, and closer to the house is the pond. Brick pathways meander through the garden.
Immediately next to the main entrance is a parking area in which is a detached office building and store room.
The pretty Kent village of Kingsnorth is in a Conservation Area and offers several amenities including shops, a supermarket, medical practice and countryside pursuits. Nearby Ashford offers more comprehensive shopping facilities, as well as educational, leisure and recreational amenities.
The M20 gives access to the national motorway network and key regional centres whilst Ashford International station offers a High-Speed service to London. The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone and the Port of Dover provide regular services to the Continent.
From the M20 (Junction 10a): Exit and join the A2070. Take the exit towards Hamstreet. At the first major roundabout continue on the A2070. After about 0.25 of a mile, at the second roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Violet Way. Bear left and at the next junction turn right onto Church Hill. Continue for 0.3 of a mile before turning left into Bond Lane, where the property will be found on the right.Read all