Senior Associate DirectorCanterbury Estate Agents
Sole Street Farm is a handsome 17th century Grade II Listed farmhouse with stone, red brick and peg-tiled elevations and an abundance of charming features, set in the idyllic village of Crundale. The land holding totals three acres, with formal gardens, copse, and two paddocks with stabling.
The reception hall, with its fine original tiled flooring, opens to an array of characterful living spaces. The relaxed sitting room has a sizeable inglenook fireplace and from here there is a view through beams to the formal dining room. A substantial triple aspect study sits adjacent. The family room, off the hall, has a log-burning stove and access to a kitchenette/utility and a useful shower room.
The country style kitchen/breakfast room with Butlers sink and AGA range cooker has lovely views over the garden. There is ample space for a table. A door leads to a generous utility with cloakroom adjacent. Double doors from the kitchen open to the light-filled, timber-framed conservatory, which opens to the peaceful terrace and garden.
A central hallway with turned staircase rises to the first floor with four bedrooms and a wealth of original features and tranquil views over the grounds, as well as a sizeable family bathroom with a contemporary freestanding bathtub and separate walk-in shower. Bedroom two - above the family room - has its own stairway. The adjacent principal bedroom enjoys a lovely feature fireplace. The mezzanine level above provides additional storage/living space.
If desired, the east end of the property can either be utilised as a one bedroom annexe or incorporated into the main living accommodation.
This property has 3 acres of land.
Comprising of three acres, the land provides high levels of privacy. Designed as a series of rooms, the grounds offer numerous spots to relax, unwind, and enjoy country living. There is a long gravelled driveway beside the home and a formal front lawn with a central pathway, stone walls and topiary leading up to the main entrance.
The wrap-around garden comprises a large brick-laid private sun terrace, a decorative pond, a considerable and established vegetable plot with shed, triple stables, well-stocked and kept herbaceous borders, shrubs and level lawns together with an abundance of mature surrounding trees.
There is a large paddock to the rear, and smaller paddock to the side, with sheltered copse serving as a miniature nature reserve.
The property is situated in an idyllic rural position adjoining open countryside and in the heart of one of the most picturesque areas of Kent. Nearby Wye offers an excellent range of local services and shops, a regular farmers market and a station.
Ashford and Canterbury together provide a broad array of leisure, shopping, cultural and educational amenities. There are excellent private and state sector schools in the area; Wye Primary School is highly regarded, as is the Free School (secondary); Spring Grove and Ashford schools are nearby.
Ashford International station offers High Speed services to London St Pancras (with journey times from around 36 minutes). Both the M2 and the M20 motorways are readily accessible, and these connect to the coastal ports and to the remaining motorway network. The area has good access to the Continent.
From Wye: Head north on Oxenturn Road, turning right onto Upper Bridge Street, left onto Scotton Street and right onto Olantigh Road. After 2 miles turn right, followed by a left after 0.7 mile. After 1.6 miles, the property will be on the right.Read all