A glorious and historic Georgian house set in magical grounds with lakes, meadows and woodland
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Parsonage Farm is a beautiful Grade II listed historic Kentish farm, with ecclesiastical associations to Bishops of Rochester dating back to the 15th century. Quietly and privately set on the edge of a small rural hamlet, close to the ancient Cinque port of Sandwich, Parsonage Farm offers the opportunity to acquire a very fine family home in a unique garden environment.
A fine symmetrical Georgian façade proudly greets you on arrival. The front door leads into the spacious reception hall. A fine brick, flint and chalk inglenook fireplace is the focus of this welcoming room. To the right is the fine drawing room. Showing the strong influences of the Georgian era, this is a wonderfully elegant room with windows on dual aspects. An intricate cast iron fireplace sits within a delicately fluted fire surround. At the rear of the room is a range of fitted bookshelves with cupboards below.
To the left of the hall is the delightful sitting room with an open brick fireplace. Adjacent to the drawing room is the beautifully panelled study, a place for quiet contemplation and study. Mellow pine cupboards of assorted sizes give ample space for storage and a hidden door leads to a cellar. A rear hall gives access to the staircase and the cloakroom/shower room.
A door to the rear of the hall leads to the generous breakfast room with an unusual Victorian fitted range. A small office sits off to one side and links back through to the hall. Adjacent is the farmhouse kitchen; a huge flint chimney breast is a feature of this room. Off the kitchen are two further useful rooms, currently used as a scullery and utility room.
Stairs lead to the landing, off which are situated the four principal bedrooms. All are generous rooms each with their own unique character and style. The middle room has an en suite shower and the end room a large walk in closet/wardrobe. A secondary staircase leads to a small landing where there are two smaller bedrooms, and a further staircase rises to a substantial attic. A family bathroom and WC complete the first floor accommodation.
The Byre Adjacent to the house is the recently converted former byre. Providing light and spacious accommodation, the large ground floor living space has a well equipped kitchen. Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a bathroom - Currently the consent for this building is for holiday accommodation.
Please refer to the agents for a summary of condition and repair.
This property has 12.7 acres of land.
The grounds have been developed over the last thirty five years to create a wildlife habitat formed by organic meadows and woodland. To the rear of the house is a series of interlinking lily filled lakes, creating a romantic environment with overhanging rose filled trees. Beyond, a network of paths lead through the woodland.
The gardens are a haven for wildlife and a paradise for young children with endless hours of fun opportunities for creating a very special place to grow up. To the north and east of the house are beautiful grass and wildflower meadows, which in the summer give a soft palette of Monet style colours.
The property is situated on the edge of Woodnesborough, between Eastry and Ash. Ash provides a good range of local services. Nearby Sandwich offers a further range of amenities, as does Canterbury with its excellent leisure, shopping and educational facilities.
There is good road access, with the A256 linking with the A2/M2 and the A20/M20. High Speed rail services to London run from Sandwich and Canterbury. The area has good access to the Continent.
From Canterbury: Take the A257 towards Sandwich. Proceed into Ash village. At the eastern end of the village turn right at the Y junction towards Woodnesborough. Continue on this road into Marshborough. When the road narrows and enters a dip look out for the back of the village sign, and turn immediately left into an unmade track. Proceed down the track and the driveway to Parsonage Farm is directly ahead.Read all
- Reception hall
- 5 Reception rooms
- Kitchen and breakfast room
- 6 Bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
- The Byre: Sitting room
- 2 Bedrooms
- Gardens and grounds
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