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Hoad Road, Acrise, Kent CT18 8LJ

Guide Price Of £1,300,000

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A most elegant Grade II Listed Rectory with beautiful gardens and grounds of about 2 acres, set in a rural location in Acrise

Situation
The Old Rectory is situated in a beautiful rural location surrounded by woods and open farmland in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The nearby village of Elham and Lyminge offer everyday amenities and wider facilities can be found in Folkestone or the Cathedral City of Canterbury which has an excellent shopping centre, good choice of schools, colleges and universities in both the state and private sectors, along with the Simon Langton grammar schools.

Connections are also good with the M20 linking into other motorway networks and railway stations can be found at Folkestone West (6 miles) and Ashford Int'l (21 miles). The high speed train operates from these stations with travel times from Ashford to Stratford Int'l or    St. Pancras of 30 and 40 minutes respectively. Recreational facilities are also good with a selection of golf courses, swimming pools, sports centres and water sports along the coast.

Additionally, the Eurotunnel (about 6 miles) and Port of Dover both operate cross Channel services to the continent.


Distances
Folkestone 5.5 miles
Dover 10.5 miles
Canterbury 14.5 miles
Ashford 18.5 miles
(Distances are approximate)


Description
The Old Rectory is a most beautiful Grade II Listed elegant late 18th Century country residence with later additions in the 19th & 20th centuries. The property is in an unspoilt rural Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty located off a private lane shared with one other property and is surrounded by traditional parkland. The property has many original features and comprises of a wide entrance vestibule into the hallway which leads to a magnificent drawing room with triple aspect tall sash windows, detailed cove ceiling, attractive feature fireplace and doors opening onto the patio. Equally, the elegant Morning room also incorporates tall sash windows and attractive feature fireplace.
In addition, there is a cosy library with fitted bookshelves, superb dining room perfect for formal entertaining and a handmade bespoke fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, granite work surfaces and attractive tile flooring. There are separate utility and boiler rooms and additional staircase from the kitchen to the upper floor. To the lower ground are very useful cellars which can be used as wine storage.

To the first floor is a truly elegant master bedroom with triple aspect sash windows enjoying views over the grounds and complemented by an adjoining en suite bathroom. There are 5 further bedrooms with a stylish modern shower room and separate "Jack and Jill" bathroom. Bedroom 6 has a secret door leading to a superb studio family room which completes the sense of space for this beautiful home.


Features
Entrance hall
Drawing room
Morning room
Dining room
Library
Kitchen/breakfast room
Utility
Boiler room
Cellars
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
5 Further bedrooms
Shower room
Separate bathroom
Studio Garage
Gardens & Grounds of approx 2.1 acres

Gardens & Grounds
The property is approached via a private drive onto a large gravel drive with parking area and turning circle, sweeping lawns, well stocked flower borders will perennial and annual planting and a mixture of flowering shrubs and mature trees. The rear garden has a lovely sun terrace with Victorian wrought iron loggia perfect for alfresco dining, well stocked boxed hedge flower borders, herbaceous borders, flowering shrubs, perennial and annual planting enclosed by a tall mixed tree and hedge boundary.


Directions
From Canterbury proceed onto the A2 towards Dover and continue for about 5 miles. Exit on the A260 towards Folkestone and after approximately a further 5 miles rising into the village of Densole, turn right onto Hoath Road opposite the Garden Centre and follow the lane dropping down into the valley, bending around to the left where the road bends sharply to the right, you will see Forge Cottage on your right, a triangular grass verge and take a right onto the private drive and The Old Rectory will be the first drive on the left hand side.


Property Information
Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Local Authority Shepway District Council.

Fixtures & Fittings   Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewing Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01227 781600

Private Finance
Jackson-Stops & Staff Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact the office for further information.

Estate agents Canterbury

01227 781600

canterbury@jackson-stops.co.uk

80 Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QD


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