Published: 15:43, 11 November 2019
| Updated: 15:45, 11 November 2019
A buyer with big ideas is needed to make the most of a lovely old farmhouse that needs gently coaxing into the 21st-century.
The four-bedroom detached property near Canterbury was built around 1715, was extended in the 1980s and has a one-bedroom ground floor annexe in an attached wing.
The farmhouse stands in an acre amid woodland and fields.
Its £800,000 asking price reflects the work needed.
New owners will want to retain the pretty Kent peg-tiled roof, exposed beams and original latched doors.
A disused swimming pool needs some work before you dive in.
A brick-built covered well, with pump, in the corner of the main sitting room, deserves some thinking about.
Four bedrooms and three bathrooms are upstairs and the annexe is well laid out with its own bathroom, kitchen, lounge and bedroom.
The farmhouse is in an elevated spot with views, at Wingate Hill, Upper Harbledown, near Canterbury and comes with a part-built garage.
Dee Ryall, of Jackson-Stops, says: “The farmhouse is a character property believed to have been built around 1715, with additions dating from the early 1980s.
“The farmhouse is now in need of full refurbishment, but still retains many of its original features such as lovely exposed beam work, wooden latched doors, and a well in the sitting room.
“The property sits in grounds of about an acre, with an additional acre also available.”
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