Virtual viewing available: A charming 16th century, unlisted cottage
**Best Offers invited IN WRITING ONLY by 12noon Friday 21st May**
Chestnut Cottage offers a wealth of character and includes brick and timber floors, heavily timbered ceilings, and inglenook fireplaces. The house possesses a great deal of charm. There is a large parking area with garage and further outbuildings; a separate stable yard sits across the lane.
The reception hall leads through to a formal drawing room, which has access to both of the property's conservatories. The cosy snug with wood-burning stove has a door leading through to the dining room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base level wooden units, topped with granite worksurfaces and has a duel fuelled Aga with electric ceramic hob at its centre. A pantry offers additional storage and space for appliances.
A wooden staircase, rises from the kitchen to the first-floor , where vaulted ceilings crisscrossed with beams give a real sense of the property's history. The generous principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There are three further good sized bedrooms, a separate shower and a family bathroom featuring a freestanding roll-top bath.
This property has 2.5 acres of land.
Evergreen hedging makes up the majority of the propertys boundary and the beautifully landscaped gardens are particularly noteworthy. There are areas of lawn, borders full of shrubs and perennial plants and a garden pond to provide a wildlife magnet.
A covered outdoor "Endless" swimming pool is surrounded by paved terracing in addition to the terrace which adjoins the conservatories for alfresco dining and relaxation. There is a summerhouse for sheltered seating and a 3 greenhouses and a cold frame for those with green-fingers. Photovoltaic panels contribute to the running costs of the pool and generates a small income. A double garage with adjacent storage, a field shelter are accessed off the drive. A stream forms the east boundary.
Across the lane sits a stable block in half an acre, suitable for keeping livestock and offers potential to create an annexe subject to any necessary consents. A small orchard and a vegetable garden with raised beds completes the land holding.
Stowting sits amongst pretty countryside to the East of Ashford at the southern foot of a chalk hill which is part of the North Downs AONB. Stowting has a Church of England primary school as well as a pub (The Tiger Inn) and a cricket club.
Ashford and Canterbury provide an extensive range of recreational and shopping facilities, with out-of-town shopping at the McArthurGlen Outlet. There are well-regarded independent and grammar schools in the area
The village is well placed for commuters with Ashford International station offering High Speed services to London St Pancras with journey times from 36 minutes. There is easy access to the M20, linking to major road networks. For connections to Europe, cross- Channel services are available from Folkestone and the Port of Dover.
From the M20 (Junction 11): Exit onto the B2068 (signposted to Canterbury). Follow the road for 1.7 miles and then take the left turning immedialtely after the modern estate gates and opposite the signpost to Postling. Continue for 1.5 miles and on entering Stowtong then bear left by the post box onto Mill Lane where the property will be found on the left hand side.Read all
- Reception hall
- 3 Reception rooms and 2 conservatories
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Principal bedroom with en suite
- 3 Further bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room
- Double garage with adjoining storage
- Stable block and field shelter
- Swimming pool
- Garden, summerhouse and greenhouse
- Virtual Viewing
- Map & Street View
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