Virtual viewing available - A well presented medieval hall house with splendid Victorian addition
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Lewsome Farm House is a splendid Grade II Listed detached property, being half 15th Century medieval hall house and half Victorian farmhouse. The two sections complement each other perfectly to create a very unusual but delightful family home. Both parts are built of similar materials, being brick with ragstone detailing, tile hung upper elevations with casement windows and a Kent peg tile roof.
Internally the majority of the original features from both sections have been retained and enhanced and include exposed timbers, lovely inglenook fireplaces, bressumer beams and in the Victorian section, high ceilings, picture rails, cornicing and cast iron and slate fireplaces. Of particular merit is the very impressive reception hall with galleried landing.
The kitchen/breakfast room comprises a comprehensive range of painted units under granite work surfaces with double Belfast sink, oil-fired Aga with electric Aga oven to the side.
The cosy drawing room has a large inglenook with wood-burning stove, and the dining room and sitting room both have great garden views from the Victorian part of the house.
On the first floor the principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms with en suite shower rooms, a bedroom with a dressing room, and a family bathroom. On the second floor is the delightful fifth bedroom, featuring a crown post.
This property has 4 acres of land.
The house is approached up a long private drive, which is shared with the two adjoining cottages and oast house, arriving through a five bar gate to a gravel drive which leads to a large parking and turning area in front of the detached office/studio. This is a large L-shaped building which provides a superb room exposed to the full pitch of the roof, together with a cloakroom, small kitchen and store. To the side are three further storerooms. The gardens are a delightful feature of the house.
To the front is a large area of lawn with a wide variety of trees and shrubs. A flagstone path leads to the front door. To the side of the house is a delightful terrace with a most attractive wisteria-covered pergola, leading to the rear garden, which is also lawned with a wide variety of trees and shrubs including a magnificent walnut tree.
There are two paddocks to the south bordered by post and rail fencing and behind the annexe is a small further area of garden with a small pond.
Lewsome Farm House is situated in a delightful rural location a little to the south of Lenham village. This pretty village is centred around a square with a good range of local shops. Other facilities include a surgery, library, primary and secondary schools, inns and a railway station.
A further and more extensive range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities can be found at Maidstone and Ashford, and the large village of Headcorn to the south. Sutton Valence School provides an independent education for 3-18 year olds.
Transport links are good with the M20 nearby. Trains to London are available from Lenham from 85 minutes to Victoria or 58 minutes to St Pancras via Ashford. Trains from Headcorn to Charing Cross take from 69 minutes.
From M20 (Junction 8): Exit and take the A20 to Lenham. Turn right signed to Lenham, and drive through the village leaving via the Headcorn Road. Soon after take the left fork into Boughton Road. Drive over the crossroads and the drive to Lewsome Farm House is just after the entrance to Chilston on the right.Read all
- Reception hall
- 4 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms
- Separate office/studio with cloakroom and kitchen
- Workshop and store rooms
- Formal garden, orchard and paddocks
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