Bluehouse Lane, Saltwood
Guide Price £689,950
- Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Three bedroom detached period cottage (unlisted)
- Character throughout with some lovely period features
- Enchanting gardens and a small natural stream
- Desirable insulated home studio/office with power and light
- Driveway with parking and detached garage
A beautiful period cottage with exceptional charm and character throughout, situated in a secluded spot surrounded by stunning countryside. This idyllic retreat benefits from the most delightful gardens, perfect for entertaining and brimming with an abundance of flowers, trees and shrubs. Accommodation comprises: Ground floor – Entrance porch, entrance hall, living room, kitchen, dining room, study, bathroom, utility room and WC. First floor – Landing, master bedroom, two further bedrooms with stairs to attic space. Outside - Driveway, garage, cabin/studio, just under an acre of beautiful gardens including a small paddock, chicken shed, patio areas and a small natural stream. EPC RATING = F
Let the worries of the day melt away as you approach this charming period cottage, unwind in the secluded and peaceful setting ideal for those looking for simple countryside pleasures. The property dates back to the 17th century and has been lovingly extended in more recent years to accommodate modern family living. This home bursts with character and period features, possessing many of the original doors and handsome beamed ceilings.
To the ground floor the property has a spacious porch, the perfect place to store your wellies and coats after those countryside rambles. The entrance hall leads to a welcoming living room; enjoy the old-world charm, featuring a large inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, where you will want to share stories with your loved ones at the end of the day.
The kitchen is bathed in natural light and brimming with character, it offers plenty of storage, a butler sink, oak work surface, and in keeping with its rustic charm, a luxury hand crafted iron Marshall (oil fired) which runs the hot water and heating system. Cook, bake, preserve with all your home-grown fruit and vegetables straight out of the garden in this quaint country kitchen. From the kitchen it flows nicely to the dining room, which benefits from French doors out onto the garden patio, the ideal spot for alfresco dining.
Additionally, to the ground floor the property has a well-proportioned study which could alternatively make a snug or playroom. The family bathroom has a modern roll top bath, separate shower, and underfloor heating. Located next to the back door is the utility room, and a WC - handy for those who like to spend their days in the garden.
To the first floor of the property there are three bedrooms, all with stunning views across the rolling countryside.
To the exterior the property has off-road parking for several vehicles and a detached garage. There is just under an acre of truly delightful cottage gardens, incorporating a small natural stream with a bridge over. If you are looking for a healthy lifestyle and perfect place to get rid of stress, then look no further. The garden also benefits from useful sheds, greenhouse, cold frames, a small paddock area, a chicken run and with plenty of raised beds to grow your own. Enjoy the splashes of colour from the wildflowers and take advantage of the well-established shrubs and trees including hazelnut, chestnut, plum and apple.
A pathway from the cottage leads you to an insulated log cabin, with power, light, and an outside entertaining space. It would make the perfect home office, or studio, either way you certainly wont be short on inspiration, with large windows allowing you to spy on nature. For those who simply like to unwind and entertain, another path leads through the garden to a perfectly situated wood fired hot tub. Marvel at the beauty of the North Downs; enjoy soaking up the rays and star gazing at night, this home really is the most idyllic retreat.
The accommodation comprises
15' 1" x 13' 5" (4.60m x 4.09m)
13' 9" x 12' 2" (4.19m x 3.71m)
10' 10" x 10' 2" (3.30m x 3.10m)
17' 4" x 6' 11" (5.28m x 2.11m)
18' 6" x 13' 5" (5.64m x 4.09m)
12' 7" x 10' 9" (3.84m x 3.28m)
12' 7" x 10' 9" (3.84m x 3.28m)
16' 5" x 15' 1" (5.00m x 4.60m)
15' 6" x 11' 7" (4.72m x 3.53m)