A beautifully presented Grade II listed farmhouse providing character 2 reception room 5 bedroom accommodation, complemented by gardens and land extending to approximately 11.5 acres, triple garage, cart lodge with enclosed and open bay, Victorian style greenhouse, all occupying a semi-rural location enjoying views out across neighbouring farmland and countryside.
Distances: Headcorn mainline station 3 miles I Country town of Maidstone 13 miles I Ashford International Station 15 miles
The Property: Lime Kiln Farm is a beautifully presented Grade II listed farmhouse presenting weatherboard elevations set with timber framed multi-paned single glazed windows beneath a pitched and hipped Kent peg tiled roof with catslide to rear. The farmhouse has been the subject of extensive and sympathetic renovation which is clearly evident throughout the property.
A range of features indicative of period includes a wealth of exposed and replaced oak timbers, internal oak joinery, oak floors and latch braced doors. The impressive focal point in the drawing room is a beautiful open inglenook fireplace, views are enjoyed out across the garden and fields beyond. The study/dining room has an open brick fireplace with part paneling to walls and fitted book shelving. The vaulted kitchen/breakfast is set to the rear with a wealth of exposed timbers, comprehensively fitted with base level cupboards and a mixture of granite and wooden block worksurfaces, part paneling to walls and a double aspect. Leading on from the utility room is bedroom five with ensuite shower room.
Arranged over the first floor are three further bedrooms incorporating the master bedroom, enjoying fine rural views with ensuite wet room. A family bathroom is fitted with a classic white suite. Attic bedroom is set beneath eaves and served by an ensuite bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds: Lime Kiln Farm is approached via a five bar gate opening onto pressed gravel drive leading onto ample vehicular parking, detached triple garage 8.14m x 4.85m fitted with power and light, separate twin bay cart lodge with open and closed bay (each bay 4.85m x 2.53m). The gardens are laid to lawn, neatly tended with ornamental trees, shrubs and line of trained pear trees, feature garden wall, kitchen garden area with Victorian greenhouse incorporating garden room with power light and water, views out across the garden and the adjoining field. The adjoining field is currently let on a rolling year tenancy to a local farmer (next opportunity to serve notice, September 2019). Fine views are enjoyed out across the neighbouring farmland and countryside beyond.
Directions: From the Wilsley roundabout on the outskirts of Cranbrook follow the A262 towards Sissingurst/Biddenden. Continue to Biddenden village, up the high street turning left onto the A274 in the direction of Headcorn/Maidstone. On exiting the village take the righthand turning into Smarden Road (immediately prior to MS Autos) follow this road past views out to the left of Chart Hills golf course and on taking the minor righthand turning opposite Snughorn Lane, where upon Lime Kiln Farm will be found shortly on the left hand side (If you reach Tilden Baptist Chapel you have travelled to far)
Services: Gas fired central heating, mains electricity and water supply. Private drainage.
Local authority: www.ashford.gov.uk
Council tax: Band G
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the agents. Cranbrook Office: 01580 712888
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