A handsome country house, well situated in a small village with good access to Gillingham together with a large traditional outbuilding/annex with potential to convert to a separate cottage. Ashbrooke is surrounded by delightful gardens and grounds
Ashbrooke is an attractive former farmhouse of local stone elevations under a pitched tiled roof and is believed to date from the 1780s. The current owners have comprehensively refurbished the property in recent years providing well arranged accommodation with an open plan arrangement on the ground floor whilst retaining the many attractive period features. In addition there are recently installed UPVC double glazing throughout, a modern central heating system backed up with solar panels, and modern day fittings including the superb kitchen breakfast room and bath and shower rooms.
The property is entered via a small porch leading to a wonderful open plan family room which in turn leads to the study with wooden flooring and attractive outlook to the front and rear. The superb kitchen/breakfast room as an excellent range of oak wall and floor units providing useful storage with wooden worktops above incorporating Whirlpool four ring electric hob and extractor hood above, Neff double oven, built in fridge freezer, white enamel sink with attractive views over the gardens, built in window seating, attractive feature electric log effect fire flanked by two cupboards, one deep larder shelved cupboard, the other housing the Boulter oil fired boiler. Attractive tiled flooring and an island bar compliment the room with half glazed door to a side porch for day to day access which in turn leads to the outside gravelled area providing outside seating. The family room has a wonderful inglenook fireplace with oak bressimer beam and woodburner with built in cupboard to one side and at the far end of the front hall an extremely well proportioned sitting room again with a restored inglenook fireplace with oak bressimer beam, exposed timbers and glazed double doors leading to the garden room with panoramic views over the gardens and countryside beyond. A wide staircase leads to the landing with views over the gardens to the rear, shelved airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and doors to the four bedrooms, all providing much character and charm whilst at the same time high quality built in cupboards and drawers compliment the original features. The bedrooms are served by a spacious family bathroom and separate shower room and of particular note is the wonderful bedroom at the rear with glazed doors and side panels leading to a balcony with wonderful views over the gardens and wooded areas beyond.
Ashbrooke is approached from the road by an in and out driveway via timber five bar gates with a further side tarmac area leading round to the side of the house giving ample parking adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room and traditionally built Garage/Annexe, a wonderful building with enormous potential, either for a home office or large hobbies room or subject to the necessary consents would easily be converted to provide a separate self contained annexe for guest accommodation should the purchasers to wish. The property is constructed of local stone under a pitched tile roof and at present provides double glazed windows with two rooms with wooden wood strip floor currently used as storage as well as a large garage area with up and over door.
The gardens and grounds are beautifully laid out with a number of trees and wonderful areas of level lawn and have been landscaped to provide seating areas. Overall the gardens and grounds are a very special feature of the property and provide a wonderful setting for Ashbrooke.