Pears, plums and even a vineyard
Buyers will be charmed by sweet Apple Tree Cottage, just on market in a large plot in Smarden.
The Grade II listed cottage has a guide price of £675,000, four bedrooms and plenty of character.
The property is warm and comfortable, but some parts are a little dated and the agent considers that a buyer could extend or refurbish to add value.
Buyers will love the period features, which include a catslide roof at the back, the exposed timbers, inglenook fireplaces and latched cottage doors.
There is a drawing room and sitting room with an inglenook fireplace.
The dining room has a recess which has been used as a bar area and the kitchen looks out over the back garden.
There’s a utility room, with a walk-in pantry and a garden room.
A back porch is usually a great spot for muddy boots, but this one has also played host to the family piano.
Apple Tree Cottage in Cage Lane stands on a plot of half an acre.
It is on the market with Lambert and Foster. You could have a try at making your own wine at this detached home which comes with a small vineyard.
Five-bedroom Blakesbourne, in Petham, is part of a small and exclusive residential development built in 1998.
It has nearly an acre of grounds, which include an orchard with apple, pear, quince and plum trees and a small vineyard planted with German vines. There is large gravelled parking area lawns, well-stocked flower borders and a detached triple garage.
Inside, a large entrance hall leads to a sitting room with fireplace and bay window overlooking the gardens. French windows lead to a conservatory. There is a kitchen/ breakfast room, utility, a separate dining room and two downstairs cloakrooms. On the first floor is the master bedroom with built-in wardrobes, separate dressing room and en suite. The guest bedroom also has an en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The house is five miles from Canterbury and is on to the market with Jackson-Stops & Staff at £1.1m.