Nur­ture your own life in a gar­den glory

Spend a sunny spring day in the five acres of Lit­tle Tick­en­hurst Cottage and you may find your own lit­tle piece of par­adise. Homes and Living found out more.

Kent Messenger Maidstone - West Kent Property - - BEAUTIFULHOMES -

Hop grow­ing in the Kent coun­try­side was just get­ting into full swing when this farm­house was built.

It is said that the county’s hop in­dus­try flour­ished be­cause farm­ers in the fer­tile Gar­den of Eng­land were the only peo­ple pros­per­ous enough to af­ford to set up a hop gar­den, com­plete with poles and other elab­o­rate tools.

They were also rich enough to take on the large amount of farm hands needed to cul­ti­vate and process this labour-in­ten­sive crop.

In the mid­dle of it all, grew Lit­tle Tick­en­hurst Cottage, where the floor­plans still echo the orig­i­nal ar­chi­tec­ture with an im­pres­sive cen­tral brick fire­place and chim­ney stack.

With the cottage now on the mar­ket, house hun­ters will love the idyl­lic ru­ral set­ting and the old ex­posed tim­bers.

They will also love the five acres of land­scaped gar­dens and pad­docks, which come with good­sized out­build­ings with po­ten­tial for a va­ri­ety of uses.

The kitchen/dining room is a light and spa­cious triple as­pect room with a large brick fire­place with bres­sumer beam and wood burner.

The sit­ting room also has an at­trac­tive, open brick fire­place with bres­sumer beam and smoke hood. There is a con­ser­va­tory and a down­stairs cloak­room with shower.

Ad­dress: Lit­tle Tick­en­hurst Cottage, Tick­en­hurst Road, Eas­try, Sand­wich Guide price: £795,000 Agent: Hum­berts

On the first floor, all rooms en­joy fine views from the win­dows across the im­me­di­ate gar­den, pad­docks and sur­round­ing coun­try­side.

There are two large dou­ble bed­rooms, with vaulted ceil­ings, and a bath­room with pan­elled bath.

Beau­ti­fully main­tained, the prop­erty is reached off the lane by two drive­ways, one of which is to the front and grav­elled lead­ing to a park­ing and turn­ing cir­cle.

The drive­way at the back also leads to a park­ing and turn­ing area, two sin­gle garages and an open garage.

A foot­path leads through the gar­dens and pad­docks, which to­tal five acres.

The prop­erty is 1.5 miles west of the vil­lage of Eas­try, which pro­vides lo­cal shops, a school and pub.

Wider fa­cil­i­ties are avail­able in his­toric Sand­wich, to­gether with the popular seafront town of Deal. Can­ter­bury is 11 miles away.

For in­for­ma­tion ring the agent on 01227 452780 Lit­tle Tick­en­hurst Cottage re­ally is set in the most glo­ri­ous and en­vi­able lo­ca­tion.

The gar­dens are a stunning fea­ture and are well laid out, im­mac­u­late and a joy to walk round.

The own­ers en­joy keep­ing chick­ens, ducks and horses.

Be­ing set within just over five acres it pro­vides ex­cel­lent pony pad­docks.

Lit­tle Tick­en­hurst Cottage is about two miles from the Eas­try by­pass, the A256. This links with the A2 dual car­riage­way, which in turn gives straight­for­ward road jour­neys to the port of Dover and the city of Can­ter­bury.

Can­ter­bury West of­fers the high speed rail ser­vice to Lon­don, ar­riv­ing at St Pan­cras in 56 min­utes.

High speed rail ser­vices are also avail­able from Sand­wich and Dover.

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