3 of the best period properties in Kent
PUBLISHED: 18:07 09 August 2015 | UPDATED: 18:07 09 August 2015
Choose from a 15th-century Grade II Listed farmhouse, a hall house near Dover or an Arts & Crafts property in Margate
Leeds, nr Maidstone £1,275,000
Cordwainers is a delightful 15th-century Grade II Listed farmhouse with exposed timbers and a wealth of period features.
Set in nearly two acres of gardens and grounds including a paddock, outbuildings offer parking for several vehicles together with two separate offices, one of which is newly refurbished with multiple purposes, also serving as a games room.
The entrance hall features a medieval carved oak screen and three oak doors which lead to the dining room where there is an original dragon beam.
The kitchen/breakfast room is light and modern with direct access to the garden. The drawing room leads into the sitting room, which has a large inglenook; both rooms have carved stone fireplaces and a range of exposed timbers.
A separate door leads to a modernised shower room and there is a versatile bedroom/study. Stairs lead down to a cellar, currently used as a utility room, and more stairs lead from an inner hall lead to the first-floor landing.
The spacious vaulted master bedroom has an impressive open fire with stone surround and an en-suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms, all vaulted and with exposed beams, and a well-appointed family bathroom with loft space above.
A secondary staircase leads from one of the bedrooms back to the ground floor.
Knight Frank 01732 744477
Nonington, nr Dover £1,250,000
The Farthingales Homestead comprises a characterful Grade II listed 15th-century hall house with a Victorian weather-boarded shop extension, together with a beautifully restored oak-framed barn (with planning consent for holiday lets) and stable building, which offer further generous accommodation.
The main house is accessed through the well-fitted kitchen, which has a door through to the dining room and snug, both with heavily timbered ceilings and wood-burning stoves.
Off the snug is a rear hall and cloakroom. Also accessed from the kitchen are the garden room and study, which has an adjoining cloakroom.
The garden room has exposed timbers, an exposed brick wall and a wood-burning stove; a stable door leads to the rear garden. In the original hall house there are three bedrooms, all with en suites.
The main kitchen leads through to the Victorian shop, a wonderfully bright space with large windows and French doors to the front garden.
Off the main living area are a kitchen area, a utility room and a cloakroom. Stairs from the living area rise to two further bedrooms, both of which are en suite.
The converted barn is accessed through glass-paned double doors. An open plan living area/kitchen, with tremendous ceiling height, has stairs to a mezzanine-level sitting room. There’s an en suite bedroom at either end of the ground floor, and a stunning garden room. The Stables provide a generous living room with separate kitchen and two en suite bedrooms.
The gardens, which include large pond and water garden, are wonderfully secluded and there’s a vegetable patch and orchard to the rear.
Strutt & Parker 01227 451123
Broadley House was built in 1934 during the Arts & Craft period. A substantial family home, whose previous owners lived here almost 40 years, it has an impressive reception hall and three main reception rooms.
Features of note include a delightful inglenook fireplace in the living room, the kitchen/breakfast room is well equipped and the dining room opens to the conservatory to the rear with views across the gardens.
On the first floor you’ll find five bedrooms, a shower room and family bathroom.
The extensive grounds include a carriage driveway with access to the attached garages, while the secluded and mature gardens are mainly laid to lawn with paved terrace areas and herbaceous beds.
Miles & Barr 01227 200600