Wheelbarrow Town, Stelling Minnis, CT4 6AH
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The property truly is in a prime location, on the outskirts of the ever sought after village of Stelling Minnis, set in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; over which there is a wealth of walks, bridle paths and cycle routes. The village benefits from a thriving general store/post office, public house, highly regarded primary school, community hall and ancient windmill. A bus service runs through the village giving access to the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury and, to the south, the Channel Tunnel town of Folkestone and Ancient Cinque Port Town of Hythe on the coast. These offer excellent shopping, recreational and educational facilities, including both Grammar Schools and Universities, together with high speed main line train services to London, bringing the travel time to St Pancras down to some 60 minutes. A little further afield will be found the expanding business centre of Ashford, from where the capital may be accessed in some 37 minutes whilst the Eurostar connection here provides direct and easy access deep into Europe.
Courthope Dane is a charming character filled Grade II Listed cottage, set well within its own gardens and grounds of just under 2 acres. Nestled beautifully within this picturesque most sought after village with a wealth of period features; to include exposed beams, quarry tiled floors, wood burning stoves and exposed walls. The cottage offers a tranquil and rural focused lifestyle, having been built around 1725, utilised as the local school room, and worked as a farm until the 1920's; even housing the last ever Bobbin and Faggot Maker in Kent.
The pretty front door opens to the main hallway which leads to the charming triple aspect sitting room with its lovely large inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam over and fitted wood burning stove. There is also a super dining room, fitted kitchen, bathroom and rear lobby.
Upstairs is a master bedroom, and a further large open plan bedroom with a spacious walk-in dressing room.
Approx. 14' 10'' x 13' 1'' (4.52m x 3.98m)
Approx. 15' 3'' x 13' 4'' (4.64m x 4.06m)
Approx. 12' 10'' x 7' 2'' (3.91m x 2.18m)
Approx. 16' 1'' x 15' 11'' (4.90m x 4.85m)
Approx. 16' 3'' x 14' 1'' (4.95m x 4.29m)
Walk In Wardrobe/Potential Bathroom
Approx. 8' 1'' x 7' 3'' (2.46m x 2.21m)
Approx. 50' 0'' x 20' 0'' (15.23m x 6.09m) overall
The gardens and grounds envelope the property and are approx. 2 acres in total. Two fenced paddocks can be found to the side of the cottage presently used for grazing ponies, while to the front is a neat garden laid to lawn, interspersed with a variety of trees, shrubs and a well. Immediately behind the cottage is a further expanse of neat lawn, along with a large barn originally built for the Canadians in WW2 to maintain the searchlight located in the field. This barn is constructed of a concrete frame with some brick, separated into workshop/store, 3 stables, a tack room and 3 small store rooms ideal for feed, hay, straw etc. To the side of the stables is a useful enclosed concrete yard with gates to the garden, paddocks and driveway. A summerhouse, garden shed, greenhouse and chicken run are to be found in the rear garden.
Mains water and electric connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating supplemented by wood burning stove to the sitting room.
The barn would be ideal for conversion; although this would be of course subject to the usual planning consents.
The walk-in dressing room on the first floor of the cottage was previously plumbed as a bathroom and this could make an additional shower room with, we understand, all the plumbing is still in situ.
Planning consent and Listed Building consent was granted in April 2004 for a 2 storey rear extension; details can be found under planning Refs YO3/1419/SH and YO3/1441/SH (Folkestone & Hythe District Council formerly Shepway DC).
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