Director, Residential AgencyCanterbury Estate Agents
***NB: Due to the nature of the repairs required to the buildings this property is only available to mortgage free buyers.***
The buildings of Butchers Farm create a picturesque setting in which to create a wonderful family home. The much loved period farmhouse is now in need of substantial structural repair but it is full of charm and character and, unusually for a property of this age and interest, is not listed. A substantial former oast house sits across from the house and provides further scope for conversion.
The house has three reception rooms, including a generous sitting room to the front with a deep inglenook fireplace which has Elizabethan bricks in its base. Exposed beams are seen here and in the adjoining dining room, also with an inglenook fireplace, and the study/snug. The kitchen sits to the back of the house with a useful utility room.
Upstairs, set off a wide landing, there are five bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room. The flexible layout of the rooms currently allows for a master suite by including Bedroom 5 as a dressing room, which connects to one of the bathrooms.
The Oast House The detached former oast house, once with square kilns, dates to the early 1800s but was essentially rebuilt in the 1970s and it is currently used as an excellent workshop and garaging.
This property has 1.1 acres of land.
Gates open to a gravel driveway arriving at the front of the house and oast. The gardens provide a pretty setting for the house, being mainly laid to lawn bordered by mature trees and hedging and backing on to open countryside beyond. Behind the house is a magnificent cherry tree and a greenhouse.
The property is set in the small village of Molash, which lies amidst the stunning countryside of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Molash has a local pub, The George Inn (winner of a prestigious food award), a garage and a parish church. A short distance away in Challock, Kings Wood provides excellent opportunities for walking and cycling.
The delightful village of Chilham is close by and is filled with chocolate box Tudor buildings and a Norman castle. The village also has a number of day-to-day amenities, including pubs and cafés, a doctors surgery, a well-regarded primary school and a mainline station providing direct services to London St Pancras and London Charing Cross.
Nearby Ashford offers a wealth of shops, supermarkets, amenities and leisure facilities, as well as Ashford International station, which provides High Speed train services to London St Pancras from 36 minutes. The M20 provides easy access towards the M25, London and the Kent coast. The area has good travel links to the Continent.
From Canterbury: Take the A28/Wincheap away from the city centre, heading towards Ashford. After 1.75 miles, at the roundabout, take the third exit to stay on the A28 and continue for a further 4 miles, continuing onto the A252 as you approach Chilham. Continue past Chilham for a further 3 miles. The property will be found on the right-hand side, shortly after passing The George Inn on the left.Read all