An outstanding Grade II* listed medieval hall house adjacent to the 11th Century Parish Church, set in landscaped gardens and grounds of about 4.75 acres.
Headcorn Manor is an outstanding example of a Grade II* listed medieval hall house situated in the heart of this thriving village in a tucked away position behind the ancient parish church, enjoying beautifully landscaped formal gardens and grounds which amount to about 4.75 acres.
This fascinating historic home with its stunning timber framed façade is believed to date from circa 1470 and has been documented in Pevsner's Architectural Guides. Internally, it exudes a wealth of charm and character with fine oak timbers and beams including dragon beams, a crown post, wide oak floorboards, intricately carved mullioned windows with leaded light panes, door casements and splendid fireplaces (several with wood burning stoves).
The principal accommodation amounts to in excess of 3,000 sq ft and is beautifully presented throughout, with the current vendors having installed a bespoke fitted kitchen and updated the majority of bath and shower rooms. To the north of the house lies the pretty period outbuilding which as well as housing the garaging for two cars, incorporates the open plan guest annexe with underfloor heating, also having been refurbished, together with a shower room and first floor gym/studio/home office, ideal for those looking to work from home.
Of particular note are the beautifully proportioned principal rooms which include the welcoming reception hall/sitting room on the ground floor and the magnificent drawing room on the first floor, perfect for entertaining and open nearly to the pitch, this impressive room features a crown post, mellow oak floorboards and vistas to the east over the formal gardens and west, to the church. In addition, there is a study/snug with fitted bookcases.
The generously proportioned kitchen/breakfast room enjoys a triple aspect and is fitted with a contemporary range of cupboards by Potts Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd, complemented by silestone surfaces, together with Miele wall mounted ovens, Siemens integral dishwasher, fridge and freezers.
Off the kitchen, a rear lobby has been fitted to match the kitchen, with floor to ceiling cupboards housing the boiler and providing further storage. Completing the ground floor is a utility room with space for white goods and an adjoining cloakroom.
Over the first and second floors are four attractive double bedrooms, served by two bathrooms (one en suite) and a luxuriously appointed shower room with under floor heating, en suite to the main bedroom.
A former byre, converted to offer versatile self contained ancillary accommodation, has been refurbished by the current vendors, with an open plan sitting room and kitchen fitted by Potts Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd, a double bedroom and a bathroom with white sanitary ware. There is an adjoining double garage and a shower room with stairs leading up to a first floor studio/home office.
Headcorn Manor sits within glorious landscaped gardens and grounds of about 4.75 acres, approached via an unmade lane where a five bar gate opens to the private gravelled drive, culminating in a turning circle with ancient quince tree and ample parking.
Wrought iron gates open to an extensive west facing terrace spanning the length of the house and paved in York stone. From here formal lawns with manicured yew hedging are divided by a central water rill edged with lavender and running the full length of the garden. To the south lies a formal, mainly gravelled garden with raised flower borders, at one end of which is a stone column and a statue believed to be Bishop John Fisher. There is a productive kitchen garden with fruit cages and greenhouse and an orchard planted with apple, plum, pear and cobnuts. A pretty brick built former piggery is enhanced with roses and honeysuckle.
Completing the grounds are two fields, the southern field enjoying access to a small area of woodland and being bounded by the River Beult.
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This has to be one of the most wonderful historic houses I have seen, equally beautiful throughout the seasons, it has been cleverly brought into the 21st century by the vendorsSarah HuntProperty agent