This beautiful Grade II listed six-bedroom property was once the family home of Thomas Cobb, the steward to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s estates in Aldington.
Cobb has an unusual place in the history books. His servant was Elizabeth Barton, known as the Holy Maid of Kent, whose views against Henry VIII’s first divorce led to her execution.
Today, the 16th-century house has automated entrance gates and a tree-lined shingle drive.
A large reception hall has an inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove. To one side is a bright and airy playroom with oak floor leading to a study with fitted Neville Johnson furniture.
From the inner hall there is access to a charming dining room and a comfortable sitting room plus the fabulous Mark Wilkinson bespoke kitchen. The room features an island with granite surfaces, Falcon stainless steel range style cooker with oak over mantel, range of Miele appliances including coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
The ceiling is exposed to the rafters with mellow honey coloured oak timbers and there are french windows opening to the garden and a connecting door to the utility room.
Also on this floor is a large 38ft drawing/family room with oak floor, circular wood burner, french windows and bi-folding doors opening to the terrace.
On the first floor are three principal bedrooms including a guest bedroom with en-suite and a master bedroom suite with bespoke bath/shower room and dressing room with fitted furniture. Three delightful attic bedrooms share a further bathroom.
Alongside the house is a converted granary combining three en-suite bedrooms with a comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove and a kitchen/breakfast room. The cottage has its own car entrance, parking space, terrace and garden and is currently let as a holiday home by a management firm, bringing in £19,000 a year.
Elsewhere in the six-acre grounds is single-storey office space arranged in four buildings with an independent entrance from the lane. These are currently let and producing £22,560 per annum.
There is a four-bay wagon barn garage with external staircase and a room above. Beyond the gardens are fenced paddocks with independent access from the lane and a stable block with four loose boxes. There is planning permission for a sand school.
Goldwell Manor Farm, Aldington, near Ashford
Guide price: £1.65 million
For more information ring the agent on 01233 506220.