Guide price £595,000
A charming period cotttage and substantial attached forge with potential to develop situated in a rural location on a quiet country lane Forge House is a delightful unlisted period cottage dating from the 18th century that has been subject to a two storey extension within the last decade. The property is located along a peaceful country lane in a rural hamlet but with access to commuter links, amenities and shopping facilities in nearby Headcorn village. Forge House has many period features on show including beamed ceilings, tiled flooring, wood latch doors and a grand Inglenook fireplace. As is most common of period rural accommodation the current custodians access the property to the rear across the gravel driveway and enter into a tiled floor lobby which opens up into the kitchen/breakfast room. A utility room and downstairs WC are also located off the lobby. An impressive Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove takes centre stage in the living room and formal dining room with a office/snug leading off the living room. The original front door opens directly into this living space. To the first floor are four double bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom is fitted with double wardrobes and leads through to an en suite shower room. The additional bedrooms are all a good size, all of which have built in cupboards. Outside are perfect country gardens. Mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature hedging and shrubbery they provide the perfect backdrop for keeping chickens and enjoying summer outside entertaining. The attached Forge with the original forge chimney and wheel in situ provides the perfect opportunity to enhance the property in a number of ways subject to any necessary planning consent(s). The space is currently sectioned internally into two separate spaces with mezzanine level access and is currently being used as a garage and gym. FEATURES - Living room with impressive Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove - Office/snug with traditional fireplace (currently unused) - Kitchen fitted with cream coloured units under Beech worktops, oil fired Aga, electric oven and hob - space for dishwasher - Breakfast area with access to garden via French door - Formal dining room - Utility room fitted with storage cupboards, butler's sink - space for washing machine and tumble dryer - Rear entrance lobby with tiled flooring - Downstairs cloakroom - Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room with shower cubicle and rain head shower - Three further bedrooms with built in cupboards - Family bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle - Chicken pen, small garden storage shed and gardens to side and front - Off road parking and garaging for a number of cars - Large unconverted attached forge suitable for development subject to any necessary planning consent(s) SITUATION Forge House is situated along a quiet country lane on the periphery of the hamlet of Ulcombe within walking distance of local public houses, including The Harrow in Ulcombe, The Pepper Box in Windmill Hill and The Who'd of Thought it in Grafty Green. Ulcombe also benefits from various social clubs and annual events. The property is within easy distance of the village of Headcorn which offers a good range of services including a primary school, mainline station, local shops and Sainsburys. Slightly further afield, Maidstone provides comprehensive shopping and amenities, including leisure facilities and restaurants. Along with Ulcombe Primary School there are a good choice of schools nearby catering for all age ranges in both the independent and state sectors, including Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior Schools and numerous secondary and grammar schools at Maidstone. Headcorn Station offers services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross in just under an hour. Ashford International has a high speed service to St Pancras with journey times from just 37 minutes as well as services to the continent on the Eurostar. Public transport is also available in the form of bus services to Maidstone and Headcorn. The M20 gives access to national road networks for Gatwick and Heathrow airports as well as access to the ports of Dover and Folkestone and Ashford's Channel Tunnel Terminus. Headcorn 3.4 miles Maidstone 9 miles Ashford 13 miles M20 3.5 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electric, water and drainage. Broadband supplied by VFast network - Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2020/21): E - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. AGENT'S NOTE i. There are light industrial units to the rear of the property that are used for the buying, selling and restoration of classic cars. ii. As well as it's own driveway, Forge House also owns a 10' section beyond the Forge and also has a Right of Access over the whole area.
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