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A MAGNIFICENT GRADE II* LISTED FORMER FARMHOUSE OF RICH ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL AMID MATURE GROUNDS IN A DELIGHTFUL RURAL YET NOT ISOLATED LOCATION DESCRIPTION Noah's Ark Farm House is a beautiful country residence, originally dating from the late 14th or early 15th century. Probably built for a wealthy farmer, it would have been a high status medieval property, given the richness of architectural details on display and lofty ceiling heights for a property of its age. Today, the farmhouse is a comfortable and atmospheric family home in a delightful setting. A wealth of period features inside and out include a jettied first floor, mullion and leaded light windows, beautiful carved beams and timbers, wide turret staircase, mellow oak floor boards, arched doorways and a magnificent crown post. Where repairs have been made to the joinery, the original medieval timbers sit side by side with new bespoke oak joinery. The farmhouse nestles amid landscaped gardens and grounds which comprise well filled beds and borders, thoughtfully landscaped to provide colour and interest throughout the seasons. More informal areas on the periphery include some fine specimen trees under-planted with masses of spring bulbs and mown pathways meandering through the trees leading to a small area of woodland. Along with a natural pond, this is an idyllic setting and encourages a host of wildlife to the garden. A newly completed timber outbuilding has been sympathetically designed to fit in with the surroundings. On the ground floor there is garaging plus a large workshop with heating. On the first floor is ''Noah's Loft' - a delightful holiday let apartment comprising vaulted open plan living space: sitting room, fitted kitchen and dining area, bedroom and en suite wet room. The apartment is approached to the rear of the building where there is a private garden and timber staircase leading to the first floor. There is also a heated swimming pool, set in a secluded spot, flanked by established shrubberies, providing a sun trap and the perfect setting for warmer days. FEATURES - Drawing room featuring splendid open inglenook fireplace - Part vaulted dining room and separate study - Shaker style kitchen with integral appliances - Utility room, boot/boiler room, cellar and cloakroom - Master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite - Guest bedroom with en suite wet room - 2 further bedrooms plus adaptable bed 5/laundry room - Family bathroom and en suites fitted to a high specification - Triple garage and workshop with power and light - Mower shed and garden stores - One bed holiday let with private gated garden - Heated swimming pool and sun bathing terrace - Gardens and grounds of about 1.8 acres in all SITUATION Noah's Ark Farm House is set down a long private lane with a small number of neighbouring properties, well away from main roads. The grounds are flanked by the Weald of Kent Golf Course and open farmland. East Sutton has a small number of local services including the 13th century St Peters and St Pauls Church and nearby Sutton Valence benefits from a farm shop with post office, garage and historic village inns. Headcorn provides a good range of shops, public houses, mainline station and day to day amenities. There are a range of schools in the area catering for children of all ages including Ulcombe and Kingswood Primary Schools, Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior Schools, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook and numerous secondary and grammar schools in Maidstone. Headcorn Station offers services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from under an hour. Ashford International provides services to London St. Pancras with journey times from only 37 minutes and also to the Continent. The M20 gives access to Dover, Folkestone and Ashford and also to the M25 to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and to London. Numerous golf clubs nearby include The Weald of Kent Golf Club, The Ridge Golf Club and Leeds Castle Golf Club. There is also an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways on the Greensand Way for walking and riding. Headcorn 1.5 miles M20 Motorway 6 miles Maidstone 8 miles Tenterden 11 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From Headcorn, travel north on the A274 towards Maidstone. Continue for about a mile and a half and just before the Weald of Kent Golf Club turn right into East Sutton Road signposted to Ulcombe and East Sutton. Continue for approaching half a mile and turn into the first left hand drive signposted to Noah's Ark Farm. The property will be found at the end of the drive, through double wooden gates. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Kitchen appliances include: Electric Aga, Stoves electric oven, induction hob, American style fridge & freezer and dishwasher. Noah's Loft kitchen includes: microwave oven, fridge and dishwasher. - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. High pressure hot and cold water system. Private drainage system. - Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2018/19): G. - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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