Ashford Kent TN23 Great Chart

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A handsome Grade II listed manor house in a picturesque rural setting

Approached over a long private drive, Goldwell Manor stands sentinel with elevated panoramic views over the Weald. The property is Grade II Listed and thought to date from the 17th century, with a collection of fine rooms exuding character and charm. A substantial unconverted barn with attached stable block and office provides the option to run a business/work from home, or develop (subject to any necessary consents). Despite the rural setting, the house is only 3 miles from Ashford International with journey times to London St Pancras from 36 minutes. The vendor has undertaken a number of recent works on the house, including a new kitchen, improvements to wiring, plumbing and exterior/interior decoration/maintenance.

The house is thought to take it name from its ‘Golden Well’ located in the cellar, noted by Sir Charles Igglesden to be a curative spring with healing powers. Featured in the Domesday book, the land and house have seen a host of notable proprietors including the Bishop of Baieux (half-brother of William the Conqueror) and Sir John Goldwell, a high-ranking commander during the reign of King John.

The ground floor has two magnificent reception rooms both with large inglenook fireplaces; a 29ft reception/dining hall set at the heart of the home with exposed brick floor and beams, ideal for entertaining on a grand scale, while the 30ft drawing room offers a more relaxed and comfortable setting. There is also a sitting room and a family room with French doors opening to the garden.

The modern kitchen/breakfast room has contemporary wooden units and integrated appliances, while the adjoining utility room provides further space for storage and household appliances. Steps lead down to a useful cellar with a boiler room. A cloakroom is located by the back door.

Stairs rise to the generous first floor landing. There are four well-proportioned double bedrooms, including the principal bedroom with its en suite bathroom and a further bedroom with adjacent bathroom. There is also a dressing room and a small room which could be utilised as a study. The family bathroom is on the first floor, while the second floor is home to two additional large bedrooms.

This property has 3.5 acres of land.


The property is set in a fine rural position. The drive leads to a large parking area at the front of the house and provides access to a garage.

The barn, stable, and office are adjoined and total 1,600 sq ft of useful space; and include with three stalls, a tack room and feed store.

The garden surrounding the house includes paved terracing, rolling lawns and meadows on split levels. Beyond the garden there are fields and paddocks.


Great Chart is a pretty village just outside Ashford. All local amenities are served by Ashford, which has a good range of shops for day-to-day needs, including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Asda supermarkets, as well as some excellent out of town shopping at the McArthurGlen Outlet. There are good schools in the area, in both state and private sectors, and the charming market town of Tenterden is also nearby.

Ashford offers excellent road and rail links to London. The M20 (Junction 9) is close by and Ashford International provides high-speed services to London St Pancras from 36 minutes. The area has good access to the Continent.


From M20 (Southbound): Leave the M20 at Junction 9 and take the third exit at the roundabout to join the A20. Go straight over at the next roundabout onto the A28. At the bottom of the hill, continue straight over the roundabout onto Chart Road. Take the third exit at the next roundabout to remain on Chart Road. After 0.5 miles, turn right onto Ninn Lane. The entrance to the property will be found on the left after approximately a mile.

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