Elegant Country Home With Guest Barn And Paddocks

Bethersden, Ashford, United Kingdom
GBP|2000000GBP £2,000,000USD $2,780,616
MLS CAN150025
Web code WWPS
Status Active

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Key Details

310.76 SF2
Total Beds
Full Baths
Lot Size
1.53 Acres


A delightful and elegant country house and separate guest barn, in a glorious rural setting with pretty gardens, paddocks, stables, tennis court and swimming pool. Willow Cottage is a beautiful and stylishly presented home with a wonderful feel to it. It is Listed Grade II. Having evolved from the picturesque period cottage at it's heart, and from which it derives its somewhat understated name, the house has grown over the years to provide an extremely elegant family house. Set in lovely gardens and with an excellent holding of land, the property has superb leisure facilities and secondary accommodation, all serving...

to create a wonderful rural idyll in which to live and enjoy life. The hall opens to the centre of the house, off which the accommodation is arranged. A practical utility room provides a good boot room and laundry space adjoining the very generous kitchen/breakfast room. Arranged around an island and an Aga, there is space for both a dining table and a sitting area making it the hub of the home, perfectly suited to the needs of modern day family life. The elegant drawing room also has a fire place and in common with the kitchen, occupies a later edition to the house, enjoying generous proportions and French doors leading to the garden. Across the hall a cosy snug and study sit either side of a fine chimney stack with a pair of inglenook fireplaces in the oldest part of the house and adjacent is a super double aspect dining room. Set above the kitchen, on the first floor the good sized principal bedroom and en-suite bathroom have views over the gardens. The guest bedroom is also en-suite with the three remaining bedrooms being served by a family bathroom. Upstairs there are five double bedrooms, including the generous principal bedroom with its en-suite shower room and extensive fitted storage. There is one further large bedroom en-suite, while the first floor also has a family bathroom. Willow BarnSet a little distance from the house is a stunning oak-framed barn. Built by the current owners, the barn provides a wonderful entertaining space set adjacent to the swimming pool and the tennis court. The open plan ground floor is divided into kitchen, dining and sitting areas with a shower room to one end. Whilst the building caters for lavish poolside entertaining and complements the leisure facilities, it also provides fantastic guest or family accommodation in addition to the main house, having two bedrooms on the first floor, one of which is en-suite. The barn also offers excellent scope for use as a holiday let or as home office space, subject to any necessary consents. The cottage is set in beautiful and extensive gardens and grounds. A gravel driveway leads to the front of the house passing a picturesque pond. The drive leads the other way to the stable yard which incorporates garaging and an excellent storage barn. The gardens provide well maintained lawns, with established flowerbeds and clipped box hedging. A sunken terrace sits adjacent to the house. The swimming pool, tennis court and Willow Barn are set discreetly to the south of the house, sheltered by mature hedging. Beyond the formal gardens are the extensive paddocks, the largest of which has a pond to the centre providing a wildlife habitat. There is an additional access by the junction with the Pluckley Road.

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