3 of the best homes in Kent this month
PUBLISHED: 09:17 24 May 2017
These three luxury properties in Sellindge, Birchington and Staplehurst are great options
This Grade II listed house is believed to date back to the 17th century with further additions in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The whole property comprises the main six-bedroom house with a one-bedroom attached annexe, a detached one-bedroom cottage and a heated swimming pool with changing rooms.
In addition there is a stable block with a tack room and hay store and a large outbuilding with workshop, storage area and garaging. All set in around 18 acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks, a field and water meadow.
In the main house the ground floor has four reception rooms including a spacious drawing room and conservatory, a kitchen/breakfast room with French doors opening out onto a decked area overlooking the stream and original 17th-century stone footbridge.
There are six bedrooms of which three have en suite facilities, two share a connecting dressing room and there is also a family bathroom. The attached annexe can be accessed via the main house through an adjoining door in one of the bedrooms. This bedroom could provide an additional room to the annexe, which currently has one bedroom, a bathroom and separate cloakroom and downstairs a sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and a modern fitted kitchen.
Fine & Country 01732 222272
Tudor Lodge was built in the 1930s in a period style and offers spacious
accommodation, attractive gardens, a covered swimming pool – and uninterrupted sea views.
A large spacious entrance hall with a galleried staircase leads to a drawing room with a feature fireplace and folding doors opening to the morning room. The hub of the house is the open-plan dining, conservatory and kitchen space, ideal for family living, and there is also a separate utility room, a playroom, fifth bedroom and a family bathroom on the ground floor.
Upstairs the dual-aspect master bedroom enjoys panoramic sea views and there are three further bedrooms, a study, bathroom and shower room.
The gardens have a wishing well, ornamental pond and a timber summerhouse.
Miles & Barr 01843 844899
Built in the early 1900s, this charming detached farmhouse is full of character and contains lots of period features, including fireplaces, stripped-wood flooring, picture rails, high ceilings and good-sized rooms.
Chaney Court has been modernised over time with white aluminium double-glazed windows and, most recently, a new shower room. There is a real‘heart of the home’ kitchen that’s big enough for a good-sized family dining table and chairs, as well as a family room and a sitting room, both with feature fireplaces, a useful boot room and a boiler/utility room.
Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms and the family bathroom, plus stairs to the loft room which could be an ideal teenager’s den or office.
The separate Lodge has an integral garage, plus three bedrooms, a kitchen/diner and lounge, making it ideal as annexe accommodation for guests or family members, or for rental as a holiday let. It comes complete with its own garden area.
The grounds of around 1.5 acres include a kitchen garden and paddock with its own separate access for a horse box or trailer plus two barns.
Fine & Country 01580 715000