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Handsome house with an annexe

Ash, near Sandwich.
Ash, near Sandwich.

The house stands in three and a half acres and is three miles from Sandwich and nine miles from Canterbury.

It has high ceilings, big windows, exceptional detail and cornicing throughout. A five-bar wooden gate opens between two plane trees into the sweeping driveway that leads to the front of the property.

To the left of the hallway is the double aspect drawing room, with sash windows to the front and side and two window seats. There is an open fireplace with wooden mantel and surround, intricate original cornicing, high skirting boards, wooden floorboards and a glazed door to the south facing stone flagged terrace and gardens.

The dining room has an open brick fireplace with marble mantel. Double doors at the end of the hall lead to a back lobby, a cloakroom and the family room, which has built-in cupboards and access to a one-bedroom self-contained annexe. There is also a door to the cellar which is divided into two store rooms and a vaulted wine cellar.

The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of wooden wall and floor units with tiled work surfaces over and a central island with wooden work surface over.

Lounge of the property in Ash, near Sandwich
Lounge of the property in Ash, near Sandwich

There is an electric Aga, Smeg electric oven with microwave above and integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer.

The staircase rises to the first floor via a half landing with arched window. The double aspect master bedroom has dressing area with fitted wardrobes and a large en-suite with bath and separate power shower.

There are five further bedrooms, two with en-suites and a family bathroom.

At the front of the house is a large area of lawn. A five bar wooden gate leads to the paddock and a further field beyond. Alongside the paddock is a tennis court.

The main garden has mature and ornamental trees and there is a terrace with daisies and lavender. Wisteria covers the south side of the house.

There is a summerhouse, vegetable patch, greenhouse and timber shed. A converted brick stable block is now used as an office and there are two further stores and a garage.

Guide price: £1.6 million.

For more information ring the agent, Strutt & Parker on 01227 451123.

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