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A substantial Grade II listed oast conversion providing spacious accommodation in a tranquil rural idyll with far reaching countryside views Parsonage Oast is a substantial Grade II listed property, comprising two conjoined oast houses originally dating from the mid to late 1800s. The building was very sensitively converted in the 1980s incorporating the original timbers, and pine floor boards. Today, the addition of tall windows takes advantage of good levels of natural light and the outlook over fields, orchards and to the coast on a clear day. Each of the roundel rooms has four windows framing different aspects of the idyllic surroundings. The accommodation includes three versatile reception rooms plus a study in addition to five bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms provides excellent space for families and entertaining. The gardens and grounds have been extensively improved by the current custodian and are a delightful feature of the property comprising sweeping lawns, a large south east facing terrace, impressive oak framed pergola newly planted with climbing plants, natural pond, and lavishly filled beds and borders. The gardens form the perfect setting in order to enjoy vistas over un-spoilt countryside. The garden is fenced giving peace of mind to pet owners and parents, with gates leading down through orchards to the fenced paddock and woodland area beyond. Nestling to the eastern boundary are two spring fed ponds which encourage a host of interesting wildlife visitors throughout the year. Amid natural woodland featuring a range of indigenous trees and natural wild flowers, the woodland is awash with bluebells in the spring. A substantial barn style outbuilding comprises two garages and an open bay car port with rooms above. These include an entrance area, kitchenette, cloakroom and a 20' x 16' vaulted room. Power and light is provided in addition to a gas heating system. FEATURES - Entrance hall with galleried landing and lofty vaulted ceiling - Living room with brick fireplace housing cosy wood burner - Attractive dining room and sitting room set within roundels - Study with built in bookshelves and storage - Kitchen/breakfast room with a good range of fitted cabinets, gas Aga and integral appliances - Cloakroom and scullery with built in cabinets - Master bedroom with spiral staircase leading to en suite shower room - access to closet and attic store - Four further well proportioned bedrooms - Family bathroom with traditional suite and roll top bath and additional shower room - Outbuilding including triple garage with office/studio above - Two sets of timber entrance gates and extensive parking - Gardens and grounds of approximately 3.5 acres including paddock, orchards and natural woodland SITUATION Parsonage Oast is set on a country lane, surrounded by and overlooking the rich farmland of the Weald. 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 post office, garage, farm shop and several historic village inns. Headcorn provides a good range of shops, public houses, mainline station and day to day amenities. Comprehensive shopping can be found at Maidstone. 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 Ridge Golf Club and Leeds Castle Golf Club. Mote Park in Maidstone incorporates numerous facilities including Maidstone Leisure Centre, sports pitches and courses, plus opportunities for angling and water sports. There is a public footpath running alongside the boundary and there are an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways on the Greensand Way for walking and riding. Headcorn 3.5 miles M20 - 4 miles Maidstone 7 miles Tenterden 12.8 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 2.3 miles and Parsonage Oast will be found on the right hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas central heating, electricity and water. Private drainage system. Digitally controlled showers. Garage building has power and light plus gas heating/hot water to first floor. - Kitchen Appliances: Mains gas Aga, electric oven, Calor gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. - 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. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000.
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