Rose Hill, Stone cum Ebony, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7HH
Guide Price £1,750,000
6 bedroom Detached House for sale: Rose Hill, Stone cum Ebony, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7HH
A beautifully styled period property of early Victorian origin, together with equestrian facilities, outbuildings, swimming pool and about 11 acres of gardens and grounds, occupying a rural location with glorious views to the front and rear.
ROOMS Reception hall, Drawing room, Sitting room, Open plan dining room & kitchen, Utility room, Boot room, Cloakroom, Cellar, Landing, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bath/shower rooms. Oil central heating. EPC rating E. Heritage style double garage with studio above. Further garaging. Stable block. Hay barn/store. Ménage. Swimming pool. Gardens and grounds of approaching 11 acres
LOCATION Rosehill Farmhouse is located 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 and a collection point for St. Ronan's school, whilst the village of Appledore, 3 miles, has a village store including post office, tea rooms and public house. 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 and Rye to Ashford International station, from where there are high speed services to London St Pancras (37 minutes) and the Continent via Eurostar. There are also mainline services to London Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo and London Bridge from Headcorn (12 miles).
DESCRIPTION A well presented detached early Victorian farmhouse dating from the late 1830s of brick external elevations set with timber casement and sash windows beneath a pitched slate tiled roof. In recent years the property has been significantly enlarged with sympathetic, in-keeping additions to the east and south. The light, well proportioned accommodation is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan.
GROUND FLOOR A raised panel front door with a fanlight above opens into a spacious reception hall with a bay window to the front, flagstone floor, a wide opening to the dining room and double doors leading to a well-proportioned, triple aspect drawing room with tall sash windows to the front and side, French windows opening on to the garden and an inglenook style fireplace with stone returns and an oak bressumer.
From the drawing room, double doors open into a large open plan dining room and kitchen. The dining room, which overlooks the rear garden, has oak flooring, cornicing to the ceiling and a door to the rear terrace. The kitchen has a bay window to the front and is fitted with an extensive range of hand crafted cabinets with cupboards and drawers beneath granite work surfaces with a matching island unit, 4 oven oil Aga with 2 burner Calor gas hob, an integrated dishwasher, ceramic double sink, built in double oven, open display shelving and oak floorboards. Adjacent is a cloakroom, boot room with a tiled floor and a utility room with fitted cupboards, work surface, sink and space for a washing machine and tumble drier. To the rear of the house is a south facing, triple aspect sitting room with a large bay window overlooking the garden, French windows to the terrace and a brick fireplace with a raised hearth.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there are six bedrooms, 2 en suite bath/shower rooms and a family shower room, all with contemporary fitments. From the upper floor there are wide spread, far reaching views across the surrounding farmland.
OUTSIDE The property is approached to one side over a long sweeping driveway leading to a large parking and turning area with access to a 2 bay garage and adjoining hay barn, as well as a detached heritage style building comprising a double garage with two sets of wooden doors and log store of natural weatherboard clad elevations beneath a pitched peg tiled roof incorporating a catslide with an external staircase to a first floor studio with skylight windows and en suite shower room. To the front of the house is an area of lawn with a brick pathway and lush borders underplanted with lavender, peonies, stachys lanata, honeysuckle, camellia etc. An external flight of steps with a stone balustrade leads down to a cellar which extends beneath the reception hall. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the house is a wide flagstone terrace leading out to an extensive area of south facing garden set down to lawn interspersed with mature trees including horse chestnut, sycamore, quince and rowan together with herbaceous beds and architectural planting. Steps lead down to a walled lower section where there is a Roman shaped heated swimming pool 30' x 15' approx. with a flagstone paved surround with seating and dining areas. Adjacent is a pump room and shower room. The garden extends to about 1.5 acres. Beyond the garden there is pasture land of about 9 acres, backing onto woodland, with a ménage 130' x 65' and path leading to a stable yard with 5 brick built stables alongside the hay barn.
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