Church Walk, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9NP | Property for sale | Savills
3,124 sq ft(290.23 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000(€1,995,369)

Church WalkHeadcorn, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9NP

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Key features

  • Stunning and beautifully refurbished Grade II* listed Medieval hall house with separate guest annexe
  • Stylish bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room
  • Impressive reception rooms with a wealth of period features
  • Landscaped gardens, two fields and small woodland area
  • Versatile studio/gym
  • Double garaging
  • Headcorn station with frequent services to London

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.

About this property

  • 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 vendors

Sarah HuntProperty agent

Local information

  • Headcorn Manor and annexe sit at the far west end of Headcorn village, in part, within the Conservation Area and adjacent to the 11th Century Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul. It is well protected by its own well established and skilfully laid out gardens and grounds.
  • The village has an extensive range of shops including a bakery, butcher, two delicatessens, a mini supermarket, a hardware store, post office, pharmacy, two public houses and a variety of restaurants/ tea rooms; also doctor's surgery and dentist. Major supermarkets can be found in Tenterden, with further shopping in Ashford, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.
  • Mainline rail services: to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street can be found at Headcorn station. Eurostar trains are available from Ashford International. A high speed train service runs from Ashford to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
  • Like many parts of Kent there are an excellent selection of schools in the area. In the state sector there are grammar schools for boys and girls in Maidstone, Canterbury, Faversham and Ashford, various local primary schools and in the private sector independent girl and boy's schools in Ashford, Sutton Valence, Canterbury and further afield in Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
  • The M25 via the A21 can be accessed at J5 and the M20 via J8 both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorway networks and channel tunnel terminus.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage. Annexe with gas fired underfloor heating.
  • Directions: From London take the M20 and at Junction 8 turn off, signposted to Leeds Castle. Proceed through the village of Leeds on the B2163 and continue to the crossroads at Five Wents. Turn left onto the A274 and proceed through Sutton Valence and into Headcorn village. At the crossroads and traffic lights turn right in to Moat Road. A short way along on the left past a row of cottages and turn left into an unmade lane with a five bar gate. Then turn into the private drive to Headcorn Manor through a white five bar gate on the left.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H