Roman Road, Aldington, Ashford, Kent, TN25 7EF | Property for sale | Savills
2,781 sq ft(258.36 sq m)
Guide price £1,000,000(€1,187,930)

Roman RoadAldington, Ashford, Kent, TN25 7EF

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2023
  • Wonderful historical features from Tudor and Stuart periods
  • Generously proportioned accommodation over three floors
  • Semi rural, edge of village location with gardens backing on to open farmland
  • Elevated position with southerly views
  • Gardens of about 0.80 of an acre
  • Useful collection of thatched outbuildings, double garage
  • Ashford International 6.7 miles

Detached Grade II* listed timber framed property of historical importance set in gardens of about 0.80 of an acre.

About this property

  • Cobbs Hall is a fascinating Grade II* listed house of historic note and thought to date from circa 1525 with later 19th and 20th century additions. The house is understood to have been built for Thomas Cobb who was steward to the then Archbishop of Canterbury. Thomas was from a local Romney Marsh family and he employed a maid servant called Elizabeth Barton, who was later to become more famously known as The Holy Maid of Kent who was executed at Tyburn for treason because of her prophecies about the marriage of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn.

    Well screened from the road by hedging, the property is surrounded by established gardens abutting open farmland to the east, south and west. The current owners have laid oak flooring to the sitting and dining rooms,converted the second floor and installed an oil fired central heating system, but as with most historic properties there is still the opportunity for further restoration.

    Features include an abundance of timbers and beams, good ceiling heights to many rooms, ornate plasterwork to the main bedroom and musket holes with inscriptions and dates to the later southern ragstone wall.

    Accommodation includes two substantial reception rooms with impressive inglenook fireplaces and stairs rising up to the first floor landing. The kitchen/breakfast room has fitted cupboards. Appliances include a Falcon range, integral fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Doors open to a south facing conservatory.

    On the first floor are three bedrooms, two which enjoy views to the front and one having an en suite shower room. A family bathroom equipped with white suite serves the remaining bedrooms. On the second floor are the games and music rooms (bedroom four) and a WC.

    Charming thatched outbuildings serve as an office, laundry room with WC, mower/store rooms and workshop and there is also a double garage.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Grade II* listed homes like this are few and far between with fascinating histories and wonderful opportunities for future custodians.

Julien HuntProperty agent

Local information

  • Cobbs Hall occupies a semi rural position set back from the road, only 0.3 of a mile from Aldington village which offers good local amenities including a general village store, village hall, public house, tennis courts and playing fields. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities can be found in Hythe (6.4 miles), Ashford (6.7 miles) and Tenterden (14 miles).
  • Mainline rail services run from Ashford station with a high speed train link to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
  • There is an excellent selection of schools in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels. These include Aldington and Woodchurch Primary schools, Ashford School, Highworth Grammar School Ashford, Kings Canterbury, Norton Knatchbull for Boys, Homewood School in Tenterden and Sutton Valence and Benenden at secondary level.
  • The M20 is accessed via Junctions 10 or 11 giving good links to ferry terminals, Channel Tunnel and the motorway networks.
  • *All mileages and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil fired central heating via radiators. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Directions: From junction 10 of M20 travel south east on A20 towards Hythe. Take the fourth right hand turn (after about 4 miles) in to Church Road. continue on for 2 miles to the T Junction and turn right towards Aldington village, Cobbs Hall will be found after 0.4 of a mile on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G