A striking Grade II listed family home nestled within 5.6 acres, with an annexe, Tennis Court, ponds and Paddock.
Little Dane is a fabulous example of a Grade II listed family home, dating back to the 17th Century, filled with character and good ceiling height giving a light and airy feel throughout. The house is set within 5.6 acres, including an annex, party barn, tennis court and paddock with additional direct road access.The interiors are wonderfully balanced between the old and new, most notably the subtle incorporation of the three listed casementwindows, each with a unique style. Little Dane is sprinkled in history, known to have once served as hostelries for pilgrims on route tothe historical City of Canterbury. It has been extended through the Victorian and Edwardian eras and finally had a Lutyens style wing built in the 1920s. There are a number of period features throughout Little Dane, including the original timber framed structure, inglenook and ornate cast-iron fireplaces, fine wooden panelling and a hewn oak staircase, bringing bundles of character throughout.Little Dane is a hidden gem, approached off Pook Lane. The driveway sweeps round the front of the house, passing the original frontdoor to the original Wealden house, to a parking area and two bay open garage/carport with an adjoining, recently converted, one bedroom annex, ideal for remote working. Behind the annex is an attractive pond surrounded by a number of specimen trees and shrubs. To the rear is a converted barn, now used as a 'party barn', fitted with electricity and water supply.The gardens at Little Dane are of very high quality with carefully planned, well-tended beds and specimen trees and shrubs includinghorse chestnut, birch, oak, Indian bean tree and two giant redwoods. Accessed off the orangery is a delightful courtyard which enjoysa pretty outlook over the garden and makes a great space for al fresco dining and outdoor entertaining. There is a pathway edged by box hedging and this leads to a paved terrace area and Italianate sunken garden, a focal point of which is the summerhouse and circular pond.Set in the corner of a partly walled area of the garden, you will find the tennis court. The paddock, stretching to about 2.5 acres, isaccessed via a gate behind the tennis court and also has an independent access from Pook Lane, creating the perfect space for equestrian facilities, or even a Marquee event.
The property lies in a small hamlet of attractive period houses between Biddenden and Headcorn. A great benefit is being walkingdistance from the village, where you will find, restaurants, pubs, a village shop with post office, primary school, recreation / sportsground, supermarket and doctor's surgery. A more comprehensive range of facilities can be found in the pretty market towns of Tenterden, Cranbrook, Royal Tunbridge Wells and the well-known historical town of Canterbury.