Penfield is a glorious and rarely available unlisted country residence, believed to date from 1747 with later additions. The current vendors, over the last 14 years, have invested considerable care and effort in both extending and refurbishing the property. The property enjoys a south-west facing garden, land and woodland and is set in a truly idyllic location with grounds amounting to just over 11.2 acres.
The principal house is a comfortable home offering light and well thought out accommodation. It includes a number of period features (mainly to the original farm workers cottage), including a lovely inglenook fireplace, painted brickwork and brick fireplaces in some of the bedrooms. Contemporary features include a bespoke solid wood hand painted kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with Miele appliances and a lovely Alpha oil fired range which provides the heating and hot water for the property.
The remainder of the accommodation flows from the central entrance door which opens on to a lovely reception hall with solid oak staircase to first floor.
On the first floor, reached by the primary oak staircase, there is a lovely principal bedroom suite with ensuite bath/shower room. This ensuite room contains the Megaflo unvented hot water system. The two remaining bedrooms located in the original cottage, are accessed via a secondary staircase which also provides access to the family bathroom. Both of these bedrooms are charming, and include period features such as painted wood panelling, brick fireplace, cupboards and enjoying beautiful views over the surrounding land and gardens.
NB: Planning Permission was granted under ref 05/00437/AS in 2005 but works on the fourth bedroom were not undertaken by our vendor. This means a fourth bedroom could be easily added.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The property is approached off a country lane via a single track which leads to a metal stock gate. From this point the private driveway winds gently up to the property with the grazing land sweeping to the west and the woodland to the east. It really is a glorious approach.
The main garden is stock fenced from the remainder of the land and the gravelled driveway is accessed via an electronic gate. This area provides ample parking and turning and there is a brick and timber double open bay garage. There is also a blackened timber outbuilding located to the east of the driveway. The main garden is south west facing and the purple beech hedging enclosing the garden is spectacular. The borders are mature and planted with bulbs and herbaceous plants which provide a riot of colour throughout the spring and summer.
The property is situated in a highly desirable location within the Faversham Canterbury Ashford triangle. As a result, it is within easy exceptionally easy access of all amenities and both road and rail connections within this area. There is a primary school at Selling (Ofsted Good), and excellent schooling in both Faversham which includes the highly regarded Queen Elizabeths School (Ofsted Outstanding) and Canterbury which includes Kings, Kent College, St Edmunds and Simon Langton schools.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include, some wonderful walks over the surrounding countryside, including the beautiful Perry Woods nearby. This ancient woodland provides some stunning views which stretch widely, from Sandwich, Wye Downs to the Isle of Sheppey and the Swale. There is golf available at Faversham Golf Club at Belmont Park or Ashford, sailing on the coast at Whitstable and further facilities available in Canterbury.
The property is well placed for access to both Ashford International and Chilham, both of which offer the High Speed Rail service to London (St Pancras 36 mins and 58 mins respectively) with Ashford providing services to the continent (Paris 1hr 52 mins). The property is also a short distance from Selling station, which offers services to London. Brenley Corner roundabout is about 3.5 miles away, which links the M2 and A299 Thanet Way, providing straightforward road journeys to London and the Thanet coastal towns respectively.
From the Brenley Corner roundabout near Faversham, take the Brenley Lane exit heading in a southerly direction. Continue straight onto South Street and then turn right onto Crouch Lane. Passing under the railway line, take the next left onto Selling Road and before you reach Selling, turn left in to Perry Wood (0.7 mile). Pass the Rose & Crown public house and after a short distance the driveway to the property will be found on the left hand side, being identified by our For Sale board. Pass through the stock gate, ensuring it is secured behind you. Enjoy the view as you drive up to Penfield.
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. Copyright Humberts. CAN160066|060217|v1