Lees Cottage is a pretty and very well presented 3 bedroom detached cottage, Grade II listed, believed to be circa 1700, and retaining a wealth of original features and overlooking the village green. It is situated in a conservation area with an outstanding aspect over the North Downs, and yet close to the market town of Ashford. To the rear it adjoins farmland, enjoying expansive views to the Wye Crown. The villages highly desirable location provides exceptionally easy access to High Speed Rail services to London (St Pancras 38 mins, Stratford 28 mins) and Eurostar to the continent from Ashford International, as well as road communications via the M20.
All the principal rooms on the ground floor are light and well arranged. The two main sitting rooms have tooled and carved marble fireplaces, with damasque work, fleur-de-lys, roses and blind arcading, reputed to be Tudor. The kitchen (with solid oak cupboards) and adjoining dining area to the rear enjoy views across the garden. There is also a delightful oak frame conservatory which provides a lovely place to sit and enjoy the views across the garden and beyond.
The first floor enjoys exceptional panoramic views, and includes three bedrooms, with useful storage areas throughout. The property offers characterful period living set within the centre of a charming and well located village.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
There is a gravelled driveway to the side of the property accessed via white painted metal gates. This provides off-road hard standing, which in turn leads to a large detached brick built single garage. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and includes some pretty cottage style shrubs, being retained by a white painted wrought iron fence. To the rear, the garden is manicured and laid to lawn with areas of planting and enjoying distant views to the Wye Crown over the adjoining farmland. There is a former brick privy used as a wood store.
The property is situated within a conservation area and adjoins an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village itself provides a sense of community. As well as the Flying Horse public house, there is the well-known Eastwell Manor with its newly refurbished Champneys health spa, 9 hole golf course, bar and restaurant. Local amenities and regular farmers markets are available in the nearby village of Wye, with extensive amenities available in Ashford, the South Easts leading food hall in Faversham, as well as a popular local tearoom.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
These include point to point at Charing, sports clubs and golf in Ashford, and pleasant walks and rides over local footpaths and bridleways. A wider range of facilities can be found in the historical City of Canterbury with county cricket, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Cathedral, extensive shopping facilities, and excellent private schools.
Both Ashford International and Junction 9 of the M20 are within exceptionally easy access. Wye village (1.8 miles) also provides a one-stop rail connection to Ashford International, with HS1 services to London.
From Ashford take the A251 (Faversham direction). Upon reaching Boughton Aluph and shortly after the left hand entrance to Eastwell Manor, bear right along the southern side of the village green. Lees Cottage will be found on the right hand side, after a short distance.
Note: The location plans are for identification purposes only and should not be relied upon for accuracy. Photographs are not true depictions of fixtures and fittings. Wide angle lenses may be used. CAN140124|280317|v1