The property has 16th century origins and was originally constructed as a Wealden hall house. Over the centuries the property has evolved and is now presented as a spacious family home that retains period character throughout. The property has brick, render and tile hung elevations under a clay tiled roof.
The front door leads to the panelled staircase hall, with doors to the principal reception rooms. The near 25’ dining room has a fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove and the sitting room has a lovely inglenook also with wood-burning stove. The kitchen/ breakfast room is well appointed, with a full range of cabinets and appliances include a range cooker. A study, snug and a bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
The first floor is accessed by two separate staircases. There are four bedrooms, the master with an en-suite. One of the remaining bedrooms is currently arranged as a dressing room.
The property is set on a lane within the parish of Borden, which lies to the south-west of Sittingbourne. This area is characterised by an open landscape of predominantly farming land.
The village benefits from a range of local amenities, including the Maypole pub, the parish church and Borden CE primary school. Sittingboune has a good range of secondary schools, including boys’ and girls’ grammar schools. The independent King’s School Rochester is about 11 miles away and caters for ages 3-18 years.
Borden is well located for the M2, providing access to London, Canterbury and Bluewater, while the A249 links to Maidstone. The closest mainline station is at Sittingbourne, providing regular services to London St Pancras and Victoria with an average journey time of 1 hr. The High Speed service to St Pancras may be joined at Ebbsfleet International, with a journey time of just 17 minutes.
The property is approached from the lane to a large gravelled drive which leads to the quadruple garage, with a further outbuilding to the side.
The gardens are delightful with a flat central lawn area edged by numerous flower and shrub borders. There are steps up to a large paved sun terrace. There is a super modern timber summer house with double glazed windows, power and light. There are further outbuildings and a greenhouse, and the garden benefits from an irrigation system.
The side garden has a further timber summer house with double glazed windows, power and light, and another storage shed