15th century delight in the Square
With large room sizes and an exceptional setting, this beautifully kept four-storey home is a rare treat.
The grade II listed house, at The Square, Lenham, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Packed with character, it is on the books of estate agent Period Homes with Simon Miller, with a guide price of £665,000 and is an absolute must for a January viewing.
From the front door, a hallway leads to the 15ft dining room and 18ft sitting room. The 19ft kitchen/ breakfast room is at the back of the house and has granite worktops and ceramic sink. Built-in Siemens appliances include a fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
The kitchen/breakfast room leads out to the large and sheltered courtyard garden. Steps lead down to a large cellar.
A 21ft master bedroom with en suite is on the first floor, together with a large landing area and family bathroom.
The two further bedrooms are on the top floor and both have sloping ceilings. The house has a detached garage.
Martin Randall, of the agent’s Lenham office says: “This lovely 15th century property enjoys generous living accommodation on all floors, plus a large cellar. From most windows there are views of the church, manor house, the glorious Kent countryside and Lenham Square.
“There is a wealth of character features, including a dragon beam and original stone and brick inglenook fireplace in the dining room, a further inglenook fireplace with wood burner in the sitting room and exposed timbers throughout.”
Medieval Lenham is on the southern edge of the North Downs, halfway between Maidstone and Ashford. This picturesque village includes shops, post office, community centre, pubs, restaurants, schools, a doctors’ surgery, a local supermarket, a beautiful grade I listed ragstone and flint church and the Glebe Pond (a source of the River Stour).
There is an abundance of footpaths along the North Downs and the Pilgrims Way, many of which start from the churchyard opposite the house.
The mainline station is half a mile away and there is a good bus service.