Ro­man­tic his­tory of listed house


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Ad­dress: High Street, Ayles­ford Price: £525,000 Agent: Ward & Part­ners

Be­hind the red front door of this Grade II listed home in the heart of Ayles­ford vil­lage is a ro­man­tic link with no­bil­ity.

It was built in 1767, and a plaque on the wall in the cen­tre of the build­ing bears the let­ters A and an E, with a T above them.

This is un­der­stood to re­fer to the first oc­cu­pants, new­ly­weds Au­gus­tus and El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor, mem­bers of the lo­cal aris­toc­racy, who re­ceived the build­ing as a fam­ily gift to mark their nup­tials.

To­day, the right hand side of the build­ing, a semi-de­tached cor­ner prop­erty built over five floors, is on the mar­ket.

Many changes have hap­pened since the first new­ly­weds moved in, but it still boasts bird’s eye views over the old part of Ayles­ford and the river Med­way.

A 25ft lounge is on the lower ground floor and has large win­dows to the front.

At street level, the front door opens di­rectly into a large re­cep­tion room, lead­ing on into a be­spoke, fit­ted kitchen. The kitchen opens to a gar­den room and pri­vate court­yard.

There is a cloak­room and a util­ity room.

The four/five bed­rooms are over the top three floors, to­gether with a fam­ily bath­room and an ad­di­tional cloak­room.

Nearby pub the Che­quers over­looks the river Med­way and the vil­lage has an ac­tive com­mu­nity life.

Ring the agent on 01732 847877

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