Canterbury Road, Challock, Ashford, Kent, TN25

Canterbury Road, Challock, Ashford, Kent, TN25
Ashford, Engeland

Guide £1,750,000
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Over Canterbury Road, Challock, Ashford, Kent, TN25

Country home in superb gardens with Oast for conversion and park like grounds, very accessible to Ashford International

5 Reception rooms
Kitchen/breakfast room
6 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
Attached 2 bedroom annexe
A range of outbuildings
Additional land available by sep. neg.
Lot 1:
Beech Court: Drawing room | Dining room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Family room | Study | Garden room | Boot room | Cloakroom | 6 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Attached Annexe: Sitting room | Kitchen | 2 Bedrooms | Bathroom

A useful range of outbuildings including: Garage | Oast House with kitchen and cloakroom | 2 Store rooms

Gardens (About 11.1 acres)

Lot 2 (available by separate negotiation)
Pasture & parkland (About 29.5 acres)

In all about 40.6 acres

Lot 1
Beech Court is an historic Grade II Listed country house with distinctive Dering windows. It is centred on the dining hall, which may date to as early as 1460, although the bulk of the house was perhaps built in the 17th and 19th Centuries with some later additions. The house is approached over a long drive which leads from the village green (The Lees) through parkland into the formal woodland garden. The drive divides, with the right hand fork leading to a parking area adjacent to the farm buildings and outbuildings and the main drive continuing straight ahead through a pair of wrought iron gates, passing the Oast (which is considered suitable for a variety of purposes subject to any necessary consents – including adaptation as an annexe) and culminating in a parking area adjacent to the house. On approaching the house, the delightful gardens are evident and are a riot of colour in springtime with rhododendrons, azaleas and a great variety of other flowering shrubs and plants, interspersed with a great variety of specimen trees.

The principal entrance to the house is through a partly glazed door leading to the sitting room which has a stone fireplace. To the left is the heavily timbered dining hall which has high ceilings, a large inglenook fireplace and a mural on the plaster wall by Sally Penfold, who worked closely with John Ward, the well known artist. The kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga is adjacent, as is a back door opening to a boot room. Beyond the sitting room is the drawing room, an elegant room with an open fire and windows enjoying long distant views through the garden to the south. Beyond is the garden room and the study, together with a back staircase, cloakroom and a further door leading outside.

The first floor is arranged with three family bedrooms accessed directly from the principal landing; these share the family bathroom. The master bedroom enjoys an en suite bathroom and has access to both the main landing and a rear landing, where two further bedrooms are to be found.

Part of the main house is arranged as a generous annexe which intercommunicates with the main accommodation and is arranged as a triple aspect sitting room and kitchen with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

The gardens are adaptable in nature, and could be expanded or reduced depending on a buyers desire, and are well arranged with lawns, ponds and areas of woodland Towards the centre is the pond, which was perhaps dug as a drinking trough for horses, and the gardens were originally designed with spring colour in mind. There is an exceptional collection of acers and rhododendron along with firs, oaks and pines. There are also a great variety of rare and unusual trees and the gardens have been enhanced with island beds, climbing roses, hydrangea, and the autumn colours on the specimen trees make this a garden for all seasons. The gardens have been designed for ease of maintenance.

Set amongst the gardens are the outbuildings, with the Oast House found at the heart of the property. This is considered suitable for a variety of purposes, subject to any necessary consents. It seems to have great potential as a home office or second house on the site. There is also a courtyard of buildings beside Beech Court comprising stables and potting sheds, adjacent to which is a larger multi-purpose building, again suitable for a variety of purposes. Set discreetly in the corner of the gardens is the hard-surfaced tennis court.

Lot 2 (available by separate negotiation)

Surrounding the gardens are approximately 29.5 acres of pasture and adjacent to them is the Star Walk, an ancient avenue leading from Challock towards Eastwell Park (coloured yellow on the plan) where, although the freehold is not for sale, the purchaser will enjoy certain rights to use the land in conjunction with the remainder of the holding.


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Canterbury, England
Guide £1,750,000
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4,242 Vkt. vt.
11.1 Landerijen
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