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Guide price £900,000
In an idyllic setting, a striking Grade II listed barn conversion with ancillary accommodation providing income potential and views over its own land of circa 16 acres Rugden Farm The property is a striking Grade II listed barn, dating from the 16th century and converted in 2008 to provide atmospheric and versatile accommodation. The property displays silvered weatherboard elevations under steeply pitched roofs inset with contemporary styled window frames. Internally, a wealth of oak beams and timbers are on display along with vaulted ceilings and oak latch doors, retaining the intrinsic character of the building. Much of the ground floor benefits from natural stone floor tiles and there are timber framed double glazed windows throughout. The receptions rooms are arranged in an open plan fashion with the double height vaulted area, currently arranged as a drawing room/library being a stunning centerpiece. Further adaptable living space includes a generous kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en suite and two bedrooms located on the ground floor along with the family bathroom. In addition there are several useful good sized vaulted store rooms providing potential for a number of uses. Much of the accommodation affords attractive garden or countryside views. Outside There is a Heritage style oak framed double garage and gravelled driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles. Rugden Farm is encompassed by landscaped gardens featuring rockeries, shrubberies and fruiting trees bounded by post and rail fencing and mature Beech and hornbeam hedging. At the rear of the property is a paved terrace providing a delightful outlook over the garden and the property's own land beyond, providing a truly idyllic setting for this charming property. Chez Moo The annexe is a curtilage listed beautifully converted former dairy which currently has permission for use as a holiday let. Approached over its own gravel driveway which provides parking for a number of cars, the property has been sympathetically converted to complement its location. The entrance to Chez Moo opens directly into the open plan kitchen/living room, the latter housing a grand open fireplace with wood burning stove, perfect for cosy winter nights. The dining room flows on from the kitchen/living room and through French doors enjoys direct access to the paved terrace. The master bedroom is located on the ground floor with built in wardrobes, double aspect windows and en suite shower room. To the first floor are two further bedrooms and a bijou bathroom fitted with contemporary white sanitary ware. FEATURES Rugden Farm - Entrance with magnificent oak staircase leading to gallery - Superb vaulted library with fitted bookshelves and glazed door to garden opening to: - Sitting room with inglenook fireplace housing wood burner - Fitted kitchen with painted cabinets under wooden worktops - oil fired Rayburn and butler sink - Breakfast area with built in seating - French doors to terrace - Bathroom with traditional suite and separate cloakroom - Two ground floor double bedrooms - one with useful room above and one with fitted bookshelves - Master bedroom opening onto en suite bathroom - fitted wardrobes and direct access to two vaulted store rooms Chez Moo - Open plan kitchen/living room with stone tiled flooring - Kitchen fitted with a selection of painted base units under laminate worktops, electric oven and hob, space for dishwasher and fridge freezer - Dining room with French doors to paved terrace - Master bedroom with en suite shower and built in wardrobes - WC on ground floor accessible for wheelchair users - Two Further bedrooms on the first floor - Bathroom with contemporary fittings Outside - Landscaped gardens and grounds with summer house - Oak framed double garage with power and light in situ - Detached two room office building with power and light - Various useful timber garden stores - About 16 acres including garden, meadows, woodland and natural ponds SITUATION The properties enjoy a peaceful rural location, set well away from main roads, bordered by open countryside, on the periphery of the village and half a mile down a private driveway. Wittersham is equidistant from Tenterden and Rye which are both picturesque and historic Cinque Ports Towns, providing copious restaurants and public houses, comprehensive shopping, attractions and facilities. Camber Sands and the coast are also within easy reach. A good selection of schools in the area cater for both primary and secondary education in the state and private sector. These include Wittersham Primary School, Claremont Preparatory and Senior School, Tenterden Primary and Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Ashford Preparatory and Senior School, Vinehall Preparatory at Battle and Battle Abbey School plus boys and girls grammar schools in Ashford. Main line rail services to London can be found at Headcorn, Robertsbridge and Ashford stations. The latter connects with the high speed service into St. Pancras (just over half and hour) as well as Eurostar services to the continent. Rye also has rail services which connect through to Ashford station. Tenterden 6 miles Ashford 16 miles Headcorn 14.5 miles Robertsbridge 14.5 miles Rye 6.5 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired Rayburn and wood burner. Mains electricity and water. Shared private drainage system. - Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council - Council Tax band (2019/20): F - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - The section of drive after the cattle grid is owned by Rugden Farm. The owners of Rugden Farm have a Right of Way over the first section of driveway. - A public bridleway runs up the south eastern boundary of one far field and footpaths pass from the north west and north east. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000.
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