- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 3 reception rooms
Description The Property
Church End is a rare find. Tucked away at the end of a quiet no through lane, next to the ancient parish church, Church End is a meticulously restored Grade II listed cottage. The 17th century faÃ§ade with âDeering windowsâ belies an older interior which at its heart is a medieval hall house. The property was subject to complete renovation about ten years ago and miraculously brought back to life, to create the timeless charm and character that it now offers.
The location of Church End is almost unsurpassable, with glorious uninterrupted rural views to the front and rear. Very unusually not another house can be seen from the property. To the rear the landscape unfolds into a gently sloping valley bordered on each side by mature woodland.
A buxus lined path leads to the front door. On entering - to the left is a warm and welcoming kitchen breakfast room with a range of custom made units to one end. A magnificent inglenook with woodburner dominates the room and is the perfect spot for a table and chairs for informal dining.
To the left is the lovely sitting room. Flooded with light from the dual aspect â this is a wonderful room for entertaining . A huge fireplace gives a focal point to the room. A glazed âsee throughâ allows glimpses up to the first floor where the original timber framing is visible. Doors to the rear lead to the terrace
Off the sitting room is the study with fitted oak shelving. Adjoining is a utility cupboard and shower room/cloakroom.
Stairs from the sitting room lead up to the magnificent full height first floor reception. The medieval crown post and timber framing creates a wonderful ambience. The principal bedroom with adjacent dressing room and bathroom is beautifully crafted. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom completing the accommodation at this level.
Challock is a pretty village in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has an excellent range of local facilities. The nearby towns of Ashford and Canterbury provide a broader selection of shops, schools and leisure facilities. Road and rail links in the area are good with the M20 (J9) accessible via the A20 and the A252/A28 to Canterbury. Trains run from Charing to London Victoria in about 80 minutes; Ashford International offers a service to London St Pancras from 36 minutes, as well as Eurostar services to the Continent.
The gardens are a total delight and enchantment. Skilful planting plans and design have created a series of
â roomsâ each with their own individual style and feel. Long vistas from the top of the garden enhance the idyllic setting and views over the valley from the terrace are timeless. There is a garage with a useful utility to the rear.
About 1.5 acres View more View less
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