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This charming Grade II listed property offers an abundance of period features intermingled with tasteful contemporary touches, having been sympathetically extended and enhanced over the years.
The impressive reception hall has towering 2 storey leaded windows, which flood the space with warm natural light and offer stunning views. The comfortable sitting room with bay window provides a welcoming area to relax and sits alongside the large and elegant drawing room with brick-built inglenook fireplace and the dragon beam. The adjacent open plan kitchen/breakfast room is an impressive space.
The kitchen comprises a wide variety of inkeeping traditional wall and base units, a large central granite-topped island with an inset AGA cooking range and a butler sink, as well as ample room for sociable dining and relaxing by the fire. There are double French doors onto the properties sunny terrace.
The office has wide wooden floorboards . On the lower ground floor level is a useful cellar, being used as a utility area, complete with a cloakroom.
The first floor allows a further vantage point from the landing, offering far-reaching views of the grounds and countryside beyond, - the guest bedroom has an adjoining en suite shower room. Two additional very well-sized bedrooms are found on this floor, both with built-in storage and peaceful garden outlooks. The family bathroom is a handsome blend of sleek modern facilities and traditional period charm, with a freestanding bathtub, a feature fireplace and a separate glass walk-in shower. There is also a sizeable fourth bedroom currently arranged as a dressing room.
A staircase leads to the second floor bedroom 5/ study.
This property has 5 acres of land.
There are substantial parkland grounds, with a wide variety of mature trees, and hedges. The house , which is set down slightly into a paved, walled terrace decorated with flowerbeds and with steps up to the lawns. The terrace offers the ideal spot in which to entertain, with attractive views of both the beamed, Kent pegtiled house and the lush gardens beyond.
A path leads to the large forecourt and wooden double-storey barn garages, with incredible first floor potential, as well as the five-room detached stables and a bespoke greenhouse.
Sitting behind, encompassed by a semi-circle of hedging, is a well-maintained vegetable garden. There is also a charming pond with a stepped stream water feature trickling down to a smaller body of water, near a hexagonal decked seating area, as well as a full-size tennis court and an oak weatherboarded summer house, offering an extra office space.
The house has two drives, the orginal east drive, and the longer north drive where the final access to the lane is by agreement with the farmer.
Jeffries lies on picturesque downland village parish of Lynsted, where a fine selection of period homes lines the village street, including the ancient Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul. It is surrounded by typical rolling Kent countryside with a variety of orchards and fruit farms offering a plethora of scenic walks and rides.
The nearby village of Teyham sits just a couple of miles away and offers numerous day-to-day amenities including shops and a local primary school. For a more comprehensive range of cultural, recreational and leisure facilities, Sittingbourne, Faversham and Canterbury are all within easy reach.
Excellent road and rail connections are close by, with the mainline station at Sittingbourne providing fast and frequent trains to London (Victoria) in around an hour while the M2 (Junction 6) offers connections to the further motorway network. Ashford International Station is also within close proximity, while the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone and the historic Port of Dover provide regular crossings to the continent.
There is an excellent range of popular independent and state schooling options in the surrounding area, with several nearby schools in both the primary and secondary levels, including Grammar schools, being rated Outstanding by OFSTED. The city of Canterbury also contains several top-performing independent schools.
From Junction 6 of the M2, take the A251 exit towards Faversham/Ashford and take a left onto Ashford Road. Stay on this road at the first roundabout and take a further left onto Canterbury Road (A2). At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto London Road. In approximately 3.4 miles, take the left onto Claxfield Road and the property will be on the right-hand sideRead all