A charming and characterful former bakery in the heart of a popular village situated in the Kentish countryside west of Tunbridge Wells
Bakery Cottage is a handsome detached house, occupied as a family home by the current owner for over forty years. Built in a traditional style from local stone and brick, the property is set at the heart of the popular village of Fordcombe where for many years it served as the local bakery.
Behind this neat and balanced facade is a unique home with high ceilings and comfortable accommodation, including a useful cellar. The spacious sitting room features a large open fireplace and exposed brick walls to the rear housing the original bread ovens. Views to the front overlook the village cricket pitch. The dining room, still remembered by some villagers as the original baker's shop, also has an open fireplace and a window to the side where the original shop entrance was.
The kitchen, at the rear of the house and with a door to the garden, features a vaulted ceiling with characterful brickwork and beams. An Aga, double Belfast sink and hardwood worktops over fitted cabinets leave room for a family dining table, forming the welcoming heart of this home.
Two double bedrooms on the first floor look out over the cricket pitch and the countryside beyond. In addition to the third, single, bedroom there is a sizable family bathroom, stylishly fitted as a wet room with a timber-effect tiled floor.
Up a further flight of stairs is a delightful top floor bedroom suite. Currently configured as an additional sitting room, it features a very impressive en suite bathroom with free standing pedestal bath and lovely views from a low-silled window.
Bakery cottage enjoys a paved drive to the side leading to further parking and a sizable double garage, with fully boarded storage space above.
To the side of the garage, and wrapping around the opposite side of the house to the lawned front garden, is a well kept garden, largely paved with plants in pots and a small lawn. Bordered by an established hedge, it also features a south facing seating area under a wooden pergola.
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Charming and unique, Bakery Cottage is steeped in local history and found the heart of this pretty Kent village.Natasha Selbie