- NO ONWARD CHAIN
- Substantial Grade 2 Listed Family Home
- 5 Bedrooms & 4 Stunning Reception Rooms
- Convenient Location
- Plot Measuring Just over half an acre
- Double & Single Garages
- Wine Cellar
This simply stunning Grade II listed property sitting within a substantial plot measuring just over half an acre and benefits from 5 bedrooms and 4 receptions rooms. Believed to date back to the 16th Century with a wonderful Georgian addition, ‘The Old Rectory’ is situated in Willesborough and enjoys fantastic access to local amenities.
This simply stunning Grade II listed property, positioned within a convenient location, is believed to date back to the 16th Century with a wonderful Georgian addition. 'The Old Rectory' is situated in Willesborough, to the east of Ashford, with the William Harvey Hospital within walking distance as well as fantastic access to the M20. There is a convenient range of shops close by as well as public transport links to Ashford's Vibrant Town Centre and International Train station with regular services to London and the Continent.
The house is set well back from the road towards the middle of its plot behind a mature conifer hedge, which provides a good level of privacy. The property is approached via a pair of wrought-iron gates leading to a gravel drive and a large parking area to the front of the house, with both a single and a double garage.
A panelled front door with a fanlight opens to an extremely elegant hallway with a sweeping staircase rising to the first floor. Doors either side lead to the principal reception rooms. To the left is the magnificent drawing room with wonderful high ceilings and tall sash windows with shutters to either side overlooking the front garden. There is a marble fireplace, picture rail and cornicing. Across the hall is a double aspect sitting room, again with tall sash windows to the front of the house; there is also a wood burner. A door to the end of the hall opens to a rear lobby, off which is a less formal snug or study, which occupies the older part of the house and has a lovely beamed ceiling, a fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a stripped wooden floor. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and a door leading outside. Along the corridor is a storage cupboard and a well-fitted utility room with a range of units with work surfaces over and space for a tumble drier and washing machine; a door from here leads back to the drawing room.
Set to the back of the house is a bright, spacious kitchen with a ceramic tiled floor and fitted with a range of light units beneath work surfaces, all arranged around an Aga with space for a large range cooker in addition. This generous room is triple aspect with doors leading to both the front of the house and to the gardens at the rear. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining room where a fireplace houses the boiler and a bay window gives views of the garden. Steps from the rear lobby lead down to the cellar which is divided into two rooms and provides excellent storage.
On the first floor the generous master bedroom is situated to the front of the house. It is a lovely bright room with a cast iron fireplace. There is a well fitted en suite bathroom as well as a dressing room with wardrobes across one wall. Within the Georgian part of the house are two further bedrooms, one of which is a particularly good size and has a cast iron fireplace and an adjoining dressing room. Stairs from the landing descend to a rear landing where there are two further bedrooms, both overlooking the garden. The first of these has an en suite shower room. The accommodation is completed by a large family bathroom with a free-standing bath as well as a separate walk-in shower cubicle. There is a further separate WC and a large airing cupboard. A secondary staircase returns to the rear hall.
The gardens to the back of the house are well bordered with close-board fencing, the boundaries of which are planted with mature shrubs and trees, including yew, beech, monkey puzzle and fir. Immediately behind the house is an area of terrace with flowerbeds and to one corner is a vegetable garden.
There are good schools locally, both in the independent and state sector, including grammar schools. Folkestone and the Coast are approximately 16 miles away with Canterbury about 15 miles distant offering a complete range of educational, recreational, cultural and shopping amenities.