Rose Hill, Stone cum Ebony, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7HH
Guide Price £1,450,000
4 bedroom Detached House for sale: Rose Hill, Stone cum Ebony, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7HH
A beautifully presented detached Grade II Listed period farmhouse, together with a converted granary providing ancillary accommodation and a large modern barn, set in spectacular gardens and wild flower meadows extending in all to approaching 20 acres in a favoured rural location with glorious far reaching views over its own land and the Isle of Oxney.
ROOMS Entrance lobby, Sitting room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Orangery, Landing, Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, Two further bedrooms and Shower room. ï‚—
Annexe: Open plan living/dining room and kitchen, Home office/bedroom 2 Double bedroom, Bathroom. ï‚—
Outside: Open bay cart lodge double garage. 60' Barn. Stable block. Gardens and grounds extending to about 20 acres
LOCATION Upper Stone House is set back off a minor 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 miles, has a primary school, a community market, village store and collection point for St. Ronan's school, whilst the village of Appledore, 3 miles, has a village store, tea rooms and public house. The market town of Tenterden, 5 miles to the north, has Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, quality shops and a leisure centre, whilst to the south, is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its period architecture and historical associations. There are branch line train services from Appledore and Rye to Ashford International station from where there are high speed connections to London St. Pancras (37 minutes) and Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam via Eurostar. There are also mainline services to London Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo and London Bridge from Headcorn station (12 miles).
DESCRIPTION A fine Grade II Listed timber frame farmhouse with brick and weatherboard clad external elevations to the front and rear and timber with plaster infill to the north west elevation, all set under a pitched peg tile roof. Internally the property has exposed honey oak timber framing throughout. The stylish living accommodation is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan as does the converted granary.
MAIN HOUSE The main house comprises a well proportioned triple aspect sitting room with a massive inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke Shaker style cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath wood work surfaces with a matching dresser, breakfast bar, double bowl sink with mixer and hot taps, built in double oven, fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher and an oil Rayburn set into a fireplace. Adjacent is a rear lobby with a part glazed stable door to outside and an orangery with a ceramic tiled floor and double doors opening out to the rear garden.
The first floor landing has antique pine vertical panelling to one wall. The master bedroom has a brick fireplace and an en suite bathroom with modern Heritage fittings comprising a freestanding bath and wash basin and close coupled WC. There are two further bedrooms and a shower room with a shower enclosure, close coupled WC and basin.
ANNEXE The detached wisteria and honeysuckle covered annexe is of brick construction set under a tiled roof and the well appointed accommodation comprises an open plan, triple aspect living/dining room and fitted kitchen with a fireplace with fitted wood burner, white washed ceiling beams and a range of cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers under a woodblock work surface with space for a washing machine, integrated dishwasher, built in fridge freezer, ceramic hob, built in oven and butler sink with mixer tap.
A turned staircase leads to a first floor study/home office with two large skylight windows, which could convert to a second bedroom, together with one double bedroom and a bathroom with modern fitments.
OUTSIDE Very much a particular feature of the property are the superb formal gardens of about one acre which are laid out in five compartments with a carefully balanced arrangement of spaces, shapes and colours with topiaries contrasting with more natural forms. The property is approached from the country lane via twin electronically operated five bar gates leading to an extensive gravel parking and turning area with access to a double bay cart lodge style garage with log store. To the front is an enclosed garden set down to lawn with a brick pathway, burgeoning flower borders and a rich mix of perennial plantings structured within low clipped hedges and box balls. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the house is a wide flagstone paved terrace leading onto a symmetrical Italianate garden defined by a large lily pond and 30' rill flanked by structural grasses enclosed by clipped box hedging with gravel paths flanked by effervescent borders. To one side is a hedge enclosed small orchard and wild flower meadow. To the other is a formal area of manicured lawn with a central gravel path leading to an oak framed gazebo 11' x 11'. Adjacent is a potager with raised vegetable and herb beds, Hartley Botanic Victorian Lodge glasshouse with integrated cold frames to either side of the front porch, soft fruit cages and the classical formality of box hedged compartments softened by naturalistic planting. Beyond the garden areas are an interconnecting arrangement of wild flower meadows extending to approaching 19 acres with a stable block comprising 3 loose boxes, hay store and tack room, together with a modern barn with separate lane access.
Phillips & Stubbs
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