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Heath Road, Appledore, Kent, TN26

Guide price £895,000

Under offer

5 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: CRA160111


  • Unlisted period home
  • Character features
  • Circa 3/4 acre gardens
  • Semi rural setting
  • Tenterden 5.5 miles
  • Ashford/M20 11 miles


A delightful period home providing versatile accommodation set in a tucked away position amid secluded gardens within a short distance of village amenities. The Mill House is a charming unlisted period property with masses of character set amid beautiful established gardens in a highly desirable tucked away setting. The property displays traditional brick and weatherboard exterior elevations with a catslide roof and gables at the rear. Formerly two cottages, the property offers potential to be re-modelled for dual occupancy, subject to planning. It offers versatile and characterful accommodation with masses of charm throughout, but be aware there are restrictive head heights on the first floor. Internally, a wealth of period features is on display including beams and timbers, inglenook fireplaces, latch and paneled doors, exposed brickwork and vaulted ceilings which all add to the appeal of this charming property. The accommodation is arranged on three floors with two staircases rising to the first floor. The drawing room is particularly inviting having an inglenook fireplace with feature window to one side from which the original miller would have been able to view the workings of the windmill. There is also a spacious dining room with magnificent inglenook fireplace in addition to the breakfast room which is set adjacent to the kitchen and a separate garden room. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, two of which have fitted wardrobes and en suite facilities plus an adaptable study/bedroom 5. The landscaped gardens are a real feature of the property, filled with masses of flowering shrubs and with sweeping lawns bordered by established trees and hedging. The lawns provide excellent space for family recreation and there is a natural well and a walled garden area at the rear, creating a lovely spot to sit back and enjoy the surroundings. The property benefits from two double garages and there is generous parking at the front of the house on the graveled carriage sweep. The gardens amount to about 0.75 acres in all and provide a secluded and private setting for this delightful home. FEATURES - Bright and airy drawing room with working inglenook fireplace and three windows to the front - Dining room with inglenook fireplace housing woodburning stove and parquet flooring - Kitchen comprising a good range of farmhouse style cabinets and integral appliances including electric double oven and hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher - Breakfast room arranged open plan to the kitchen - Garden room benefiting from quarry tiled flooring and French doors to rear garden - Utility room with fitted cabinets and space for appliances, boiler room with access to cloakroom and rear lobby - Master bedroom with generous fitted wardrobes, dressing area and en suite shower room with white suite - Bedroom 2 has a turned staircase leading to en suite bathroom with white suite - Two further double bedrooms - one of which gives access to adaptable study/bedroom 5 - Two double garages with power and light in situ plus ample parking and turning area - Landscaped gardens and grounds of about ¾ acre in all SITUATION The Mill House is set in a secluded semi-rural location on the periphery of the Wealden village of Appledore and within a short distance of the village centre. The property borders open farmland to the north and south. There are a number of local amenities in the village including a shop and post office, historic public house, 14th century parish church, railway station and primary school. Miles of walks and fishing are on hand on The Royal Military Canal which borders the village. The nearby town of Tenterden offers a comprehensive range of amenities including a leisure centre, two supermarkets, independent shops and high street names. The coast and Rye with its rich heritage and cultural events are also close by. Numerous schools in the area cater for children of all ages including Appledore Primary School, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre at Tenterden and boys' and girls' grammar schools at Ashford. Appledore Station offers rail services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International from which the high speed service operates to St Pancras with journey times from 37 minutes. The M20 gives access to the ports and to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. Tenterden 5.5 miles Rye 7 miles Ashford 11 miles M20 11 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From Tenterden take the A2080 Appledore Road for about 5 miles to the T junction. Turn left, go past the S & B MOT Garage. The entrance to the property will be found on the left, identified by a sign bearing the property name and a public footpath sign. Follow the private drive and the property will be found at the end. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Agent's Notes: i) A public footpath runs along the southern boundary. ii) The neighbouring property benefits from a Right of Way over the eastern end of the driveway. - Services: Oil central heating system. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system. - Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2020/21): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment on 01580 720000.