A detached Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse affording stylish accommodation with architectural features of the period set in beautiful south facing gardens, together with a detached garden room/studio and oak framed triple garage.
ROOMS Hall, Drawing room, Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen, Utility room, Cloakroom, Cellar, Landing, Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, Three further double bedrooms, Family bathroom. Gas central heating. ï‚— Garden room/studio and tool store. Walled garden.Kitchen garden.Small orchard. Triple bay garage.
LOCATION Church Farmhouse is located at the northern edge of the village of Beckley which has a church, infant/primary school, public house, bowls and cricket clubs, recreation ground with new multi use games area for tennis, netball, basketball etc and a thriving village hall hosting a pre-school, monthly farmers market and variety of social and leisure activities including amateur dramatics, yoga, pilates etc. The village of Northiam (2 miles) offers further leisure facilities, a library and Great Dixter house and gardens. There is also a range of everyday shopping facilities as well as a doctor's surgery, NHS Dentist, vets, private fitness gym, primary school and large sports hall. More comprehensive facilities are available in Peasmarsh (4 miles), where there is a family run supermarket, Battle (12 miles) and Tenterden (7.5miles) with Waitrose & Tesco supermarkets. Rye, renowned for its medieval fortifications and fine period architecture, is 8 miles. Main-line rail services into London Charing Cross and Cannon Street can be found at Staplehurst (15 miles) and Robertsbridge (8 miles) taking approximately one hour, 5minutes and 1hr, 20 minutes respectively. Ashford International (20 miles) provides Eurostar services to the Continent and a high speed service to London St Pancras in 37 minutes. There are excellent schools in the area in both the private and state sectors at all levels.
DESCRIPTION A well presented detached Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse, which has been restored and upgraded by the current owners over the last 11 years, including the roof and all windows. The light, well proportioned accommodation, which is arranged over two levels plus cellar as shown on the floor plan, has a host of original features including 2 inglenook fireplaces, oak beams, panelled doors, large sash windows and antique floorboards. The house benefits from having a fibre broadband connection.
GROUND FLOOR A panelled front door opens into a hall with under stairs cupboard and stairs to the first floor. The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with a log burner and ornamental hood. The double aspect drawing room has an inglenook and log burner, French doors to the rear garden, original stable door to the side garden, alcove with built in desk and shelves and access to the useful cellar.
The dining room has a sash window to the front, exposed oak floorboards, open studwork and a fireplace.
The country kitchen has an extensive range of painted cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath black granite and wood worksurfaces with a Rangemaster classic double range cooker, butler sink and integrated dishwasher. The utility room has units matching the kitchen containing butler sink, Worcester Bosch boiler, vented tumble drier, washing machine, space for a fridge freezer and a stable door to the garden. Adjacent is a cloakroom with a close coupled wc and hand basin.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor there is a landing with oak banisters. The master bedroom has far reaching views across the Rother Valley, an original fireplace and wooden floorboards. The en suite includes a close coupled wc, hand basin and quadrant shower with Aqualisa Quartz digital shower. Bedroom 2 has distant rural views, an original fireplace and exposed floorboards. Bedroom 3 overlooks the side garden towards Beckley Woods. Bedroom 4 is a small double overlooking the garden. The family bathroom has a roll top bath, quadrant shower with Aqualisa Quartz digital shower, hand basin, close coupled wc and airing cupboard.
OUTSIDE Church Farmhouse occupies a plot of about a third of an acre and very much a feature of the property are the beautiful gardens comprising a secluded rear south facing walled ornamental garden with wide brick terrace with a small pond and fountain leading onto a gently sloping lawn with burgeoning cottage borders with hydrangeas, roses, camelia, bay trees, acer, buddleja, honeysuckle etc. The garden room/studio is approached by a brick path and vine clad walkway and is currently used as a games room and adjoining tool store both with light and power. To the side is a further area comprising a small orchard with 6 fruit trees, a fruit cage with various summer fruits, a productive kitchen garden, together with a well with a remote controlled pump allowing watering of the entire garden, a greenhouse with a brick base, shed with wooden shingle roof and additional log store. Adjacent to the shared access track is a triple oak framed garage with adjoining log store, currently configured as a large garage with additional side door and single open car porch. Light and power. Parking for 4 to 5 cars.
Phillips & Stubbs