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A SUBSTANTIAL VICTORIAN RESIDENCE, FORMERLY PART OF THE CROWN ESTATE, PROVIDING WELL PROPORTIONED AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED ACCOMMODATION IN A TUCKED AWAY AND PEACEFUL SETTING

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Peaceful location
  • Beautifully presented
  • 3 Receptions
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Double Garage
  • Gardens

THE PROPERTY

DESCRIPTION Formerly part of the Crown Estate, Court Lodge Farmhouse is a substantial Victorian residence, created from a former ecclesiastical property. The house presents symmetrical brick elevations with Dutch gables with a storm porch at the front, all under a slate mansard roof. Internally, a host of attractive original features are on display including original fireplaces, coving and ceiling roses, an original servant's bell (sadly not working), archways and decorative stained glass windows. There are a combination of sash and casement windows and glazed doors to the garden and much of the accommodation is double aspect, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. There are lofty ceiling heights enhancing the feeling of spaciousness. The accommodation is arranged on three floors and, typical of the Victorian era, is well proportioned and balanced throughout. There are four generous and versatile reception rooms along with six double bedrooms, providing ample space for larger families and visitors. All principle rooms benefit from pleasant pastoral or garden views. The interior has been subject to a comprehensive programme of restoration works and is presented in excellent order. Décor is in a range of neutral tones with oak flooring and neutral carpeting underfoot. The kitchen and bath/shower rooms have all been refurbished to provide practical and modern comforts. The park like gardens and ground feature a variety of magnificent indigenous and specimen trees along with established rhododendrons creating a stately setting for the property. A particular feature of the garden is the Suffolk style ''crinkle crankle' wall. The peripheral areas of the garden are informally arranged with mown pathways leading between wildflower meadows awash with bluebells in the spring. The property is approached over a bridge, and along a long private driveway culminating in a paved driveway adjacent to the Heritage style oak framed open bay garaging. FEATURES - Gabled storm porch leading to entrance hall with parquet floor and main staircase with galleried landing above - Elegant drawing room with working fireplace and fitted corner cupboard - Dining room with double doors leading directly to drawing room and feature arch to kitchen - Sitting room with fireplace and arched display cabinet and separate study - Kitchen/breakfast room comprising comprehensive built in cabinets with granite worktops: integral appliances include American style fridge freezer, Rangemaster range cooker, dishwasher - Utility room with vintage and modern fitted cabinets - space and plumbing for washing machine - Walk in larder - boot room - 2 cloakrooms - 3 chamber cellar providing excellent storage - Master suite comprising spacious bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room with built in wardrobes - Five further double bedrooms - one with access to Jack and Jill bathroom - three with original fireplaces (sealed) - All bath/shower rooms recently refurbished to include fresh white sanitary ware and complementary tiling - Established park like part walled gardens - Heritage style double oak framed garage - Courtyard including brick built workshop and boiler room SITUATION This property is situated in the picturesque Wealden village of Appledore which has a rich history demonstrated by an eclectic mix of historic buildings along The Street. Local shops and amenities include a Post Office and Village Stores, Tea Room, The Black Lion Public House and The Ferry Inn gastro-pub and the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul. The nearby ancient Cinque Port Towns of Rye and Tenterden both offer an excellent selection of independent shops and high street names, public houses, restaurants and amenities. The area offers a wealth of leisure and tourist attractions including Tenterden Leisure Centre, Tenterden steam railway, Rye Golf Club, Bodiam Castle (National Trust), walking and fishing on the Royal Military Canal, 1066 Country and its' associated history and heritage, and the Rye and the coast is within easy reach. Appledore station provides services south to the coast and north to Ashford International Station from which there is a high speed service to London St Pancras (approximately 37 minutes). The A2070 gives access to the M20 for Ashford International Station and the ports and also to the M25 for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. An range of schools in the area Appledore Primary School, Brookland and Hamstreet Primary Schools, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre at Tenterden, Rye College, numerous secondary and grammar schools in Ashford, Benenden Girls School, Ashford School, The Kings School Canterbury and Battle Abbey School. Tenterden 5 miles Rye 6 miles Ashford International 13 miles M20 13 miles London 65 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From Tenterden, proceed south east along the B2080 Appledore Road for about 4.5 miles. When you get to the T junction, turn right and continue to the centre of Appledore. Go past The Black Lion public house on the left and Court Lodge Road on the right. Just before the bridge over the Royal Military Canal, turn right into Military Road. After a short distance the new drive to Court Lodge Farmhouse will be seen on the right. Continue over the bridge and the property will be seen directly ahead. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system. - Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2018/19): G. - The first floor storage room accessed by an external staircase is not included. - The property has a right of way over the driveway which is shared with the neighbouring property. Viewings: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720400. PETS BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION RELEVANT LETTING FEES AND TENANT PROTECTION INFORMATION As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments Pre-Tenancy Fees (Payable to Jackson-Stops) - Holding Deposit: 1 week's rent - Security Deposit: 5 or 6 weeks' rent During The Tenancy (Payable to Jackson-Stops) - Variation of Contract: Payment of £50 (inc.VAT) if you want change the tenancy agreement - Unpaid Rent: Payment of interest for the later payment of rent as a rate of 3% above the Bank of England Base rate - Lost Key(s) or other security devises: Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s). - Change of Sharer: Payment of £50 (inc.VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable cost incurred if higher. - Early Termination: Liable to the Landlord for the costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy. During The Tenancy (Payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable Utilities (gas, electricity, other fuel, water, private drainage, sewerage); Communications (telephone and broadband); Installation of cable/satellite; Subscription to cable/satellite supplier; Television licence; Council Tax. Other Permitted Payments Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages. TENANT PROTECTION Jackson-Stops is a member of ARLA Propertymark, which is a client protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman, which is a redress scheme. Jackson-Stops use the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) to protect tenant deposits.