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5 Bed Detached House For Sale

Guide Price £1,250,000 - Freehold

Corkscrew Lane, Stone-cum-Ebony
bedrooms 5    bathrooms 2   
A handsome Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse occupying an elevated position in grounds of about 2 acres in a favoured rural hamlet designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views across unspoiled countryside on the Isle of Oxney.

ROOMS Reception hall, Sitting room, Dining room, Study, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility/boot room, Rear hall, Shower/cloakroom, Basement/cellar, Galleried landing, Five bedrooms, Family bathroom. Oil central heating. Studio/home office. Workshop. Parking for several vehicles. Gardens & grounds of about 2 acres

LOCATION High House Farm is located off a country lane in the rural community of Stone-cum-Ebony which lies within an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Isle of Oxney. The village of Wittersham, 2.5 miles, has a primary school and convenience store, whilst the village of Appledore, 2.5 miles, has a village store including post office, tea rooms, public house and doctor's surgery. The market town of Tenterden, 5 miles to the north, has Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, quality shops and leisure centre whilst to the south, is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye (6 miles) renowned for its period architecture, cobbled streets and historical associations. There are branch line train services from Appledore to Ashford International Station with high speed connections for London St Pancras (37 minutes) and the Continent via Eurostar. Private schools in the area include Vine Hall at Robertsbridge, Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Dulwich Preparatory School at Cranbrook, Benenden Girl's School and Kings College at Canterbury.

DESCRIPTION High House Farm is a fine Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse presenting mellow brick and part tile hung elevations set with tall sash windows beneath a hipped tiled roof with a wooden eaves cornice. The living accommodation, which is arranged over two levels as shown on the floor plan, benefits from generous ceiling heights and retains many original features including open fireplaces, exposed timber framing, panelled doors and old floorboards. Far reaching views across open countryside are enjoyed from the principal rooms of the house.

GROUND FLOOR A panelled front door with glazed inserts, a pilaster surround and a flat hood above, opens into a spacious reception hall with exposed studwork and stairs off to the first floor. A wide opening leads through to the rear hall, which has a wood block floor, a door to the rear garden and stairs down to the basement/cellar, which has a door to the garden.

The double aspect sitting room, which has rural views to the front and glazed double doors opening out to the garden, has a massive inglenook fireplace with bricks surrounds, an oak bressumer and a fitted wood burning stove. The dining room has a fine brick fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and overlooks farmland to the front and the garden to the side. The study has exposed studwork and beams and overlooks the main garden. Also on the ground floor is a shower/cloakroom with a close coupled w.c, shower cubicle and wash basin. The light, double aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of Shaker style base cupboards and drawers beneath granite work surfaces with an inset ceramic sink, stainless steel oven, halogen hob, matching wall cupboards with open display shelving, a china display cabinet, tiled floor and an oil Rayburn set within an inglenook fireplace. Adjoining is a large utility/boot room with a quarry tiled floor, fitted work surfaces to two walls, a sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, an oil boiler and two stable doors to outside.

FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there is a galleried landing, four double bedrooms and one single bedroom. The two principal bedrooms have brick fireplaces and enjoy far reaching rural views. In addition there is a family bathroom with period fitments comprising a roll top bath, high level WC and wash basin in an old surround.

OUTSIDE The well-tended gardens which surround the house extend to about half an acre and are laid out in a traditional country house style with sweeping lawns, a wide paved terrace, rose beds, copper beech hedgerows, serpentine flower beds, herbaceous borders and raised vegetable beds. Greenhouse. Studio/home office. Workshop. Shepherds Hut.

To the far side of the gravelled approach is a field of about 1.5 acres with a pond and stable/field shelter.

SERVICES Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. Council Tax Band G

Mains electricity and water. Oil Heating. Private drainage.

Predicted mobile phone coverage: EE, Vodafone, Three and 02

Broadband speed: Ultrafast 1000Mbps available. Source Ofcom

Flood risk summary: Very low risk. Source GOV.UK
Floorplan for Corkscrew Lane, Stone-cum-Ebony
  • Wittersham Road Rail Station (KESR) is 3.03 miles away.
  • Tenterden Town Rail Station (KESR) is 3.08 miles away.
  • Rolvenden Rail Station (KESR) is 3.62 miles away.
  • Appledore (Kent) Rail Station is 3.81 miles away.
  • Northiam (Kent & East Sussex Railway) is 5.26 miles away.