LOVELY GEORGIAN HOUSE IN MAINLY WALLED GARDEN
3 Reception rooms
3 Room cellar
5 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms
Outbuildings, garaging and stores
Garden and hard tennis court
Church House is a delightful Grade II listed property. The origins of the house date from the 16th century and, as with many houses in Kent, it was aggrandised in the mid-18th century with a handsome symmetrical addition. The juxtaposition of the two periods creates a home of real charm and style, with the elegant tall ceilings contrasting with the cosy rooms of the rear portion.
An elegant doorcase leads to the reception hall a beautiful welcoming space with a grand staircase leading to the first floor. To the right is the gracious double aspect drawing room, flooded with light and having an ornate fireplace with fitted shelves to either side as a focal point for. Opposite is the dining room, an equally impressive room, ideal for a cosy dinner à deux or a large family gathering. A door from here leads into a rear passageway, connecting with the hall, from where there is a secondary staircase to the first floor and a staircase down to a substantial three room cellar.
At the rear of the house is the recently refitted kitchen, with a central island, wooden work surfaces and a Belfast sink; a range cooker sits in one corner, and a double-sided, open fireplace with a fitted wood-burner is a focal point. This leads through to the breakfast room, a very relaxed and informal area for cosy fireside suppers. Adjacent is the charming snug with an open brick fireplace and wood-burner.
Three elegantly proportioned bedrooms are accessed from the principal landing to the front of the house. A door leads to the rear landing, where there are two further double bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room.
Church House is approached over a long drive to a circular driveway that runs around the entire house. At the end of the drive are two good size brick-built period outbuildings, which have enormous potential for conversion subject any necessary consents. Along the edge of the driveway is a wide herbaceous border backed by a high stone wall.
The garden is well landscaped with lovely vistas past the pond down an avenue of yews. Significant structure has been created in the garden by the planting of beech hedging creating a series of rooms. Within one room is a hard tennis court.
In the north western corner of the garden, and running along the wall, is a large greenhouse divided into three distinct areas. This is a magnificent building but is now in need of restoration.