Victorian country charm
alf a mile from the coastal village of St Mary’s Bay, Brodnyx is a late Victorian detached country house surrounded by farmland. It is approached by a long drive and is in grounds of just under three acres, which include grazing land and a stable block. The four-bedroom house, which has later additions, needs some updating and improving, according to the agent. An entrance hall with staircase leads to a 25ft drawing room, with a semicircular bay window overlooking the garden and French windows leading into a conservatory. A study has a Victorian fireplace with cast iron grate and tile inset with mantelpiece over. There is a sitting room with inset fireplace, crockery cupboards to one recess. A door leads to a dual aspect farmhouse style kitchen and breakfast room. There is a utility room and a ground floor shower room. Upstairs, the landing has a view over the front lawn, and there are four bedrooms, two of them 25ft long, and a shower room. The garden, with lawn, mature shrubs and trees, has a small spinney and there is an old vegetable and fruit garden, with a well and a greenhouse. To one side there are grass areas, formerly used for croquet and tennis. In a woodland area there is an old air raid shelter. An open bay cart lodge, close to the ragstone and brick stable block, provides covered parking for two vehicles. Ashford is 10 miles to the north and there are state and private schools nearby. To make an appointment to view call Hobbs Parker on 01233 506220.