Potkiln Farm, near Tenterden
Potkiln Farm, a beautifully presented Grade II* listed former farmhouse close to Tenterden in Kent has come to the market through Savills.Dating from the 16th century with later 18th and 20th century additions, the timber framed house retains many original features including exposed timbers and beams, fine inglenook fireplaces and drop latch doors. Set within part walled gardens, the property benefits from an excellent detached three bedroom annexe, Potkiln Farm Cottage, and further outbuildings.
The house has been sympathetically refurbished by the current owners, creating beautifully presented accommodation including two very attractive, sizeable reception rooms with wood burning stoves and views to the garden, along with a versatile part vaulted study/family room. The triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room features brick flooring and has been designed and fitted by Kitchens Unlimited of Tenterden, with modern cupboards, Quartzstone work surfaces, AEG combo hob with inbuilt extractor, electric ovens, integral dishwasher, fridge and wine fridge. There is a utility room with WC, underfloor heating, a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Upstairs, the stunning main bedroom has exposed beams and a fireplace with wood burning stove. There are three further attractive bedrooms over the remainder of the first and second floors. including a substantial attic guest bedroom. From the fourth bedroom in the attic, there is access to a superb unconverted loft room spanning the width of the house which provides storage space. All of the bedrooms are served by a luxuriously appointed family bathroom, equipped with contemporary sanitaryware and a separate WC.
Potkiln Farm is approached by a winding gravel drive which leads around to the walled front garden and continues to further parking and the open bay garaging and adjoining workshop. The part walled gardens comprise level lawns with some mature hedging and raised borders planted with an array of seasonal shrubs.
Potkiln Farm Cottage is an attractive single-storey annexe, with an open plan sitting room/kitchen with French doors to a gravel terrace, three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. All the rooms benefit from under floor heating and a south easterly aspect. Outside, the terrace extends to an area of garden with former stables.
Completing the gardens and grounds is an enclosed paddock to the south of the drive.
Sarah Hunt, head of Savills Cranbrook, says: “Potkiln Farm is a beautiful Grade II* listed house which has been excellently refurbished, offering great family accommodation with well-proportioned rooms, good ceiling heights and period features throughout. The three bedroom annexe is a real bonus, with the former stables offering further potential.”
The historic town of Tenterden, four miles away, has an excellent range of local shops and leisure facilities including supermarkets, historic pubs, several coffee shops and various restaurants.
There is a leisure centre in the town and further sporting facilities nearby including London Beach Golf Club and Spa, Tenterden Golf Club, Chart Hills Golf Club at Biddenden, walking and cycle trails through beautiful High Weald countryside and fishing at Tenterden Trout Waters. Chapel Down Vineyard, incorporating the highly regarded Swan Restaurand, and Biddenden Vineyards are also both nearby.
There is a very good range of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors, catering for children of all ages.
Ashford International Station, 9.4 miles from the property, has a high-speed service to London St Pancras in 37 minutes, while Headcorn, 6.6 miles, has services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross from under an hour.
Guide price £1,395,000