Charming Grade II listed attached hall house of character, set in landscaped gardens with a garage to the rear and set within the centre of this sought after village.
Tudor Cottage is a charming Grade II listed property set within a prominent position in the centre of Ightham. Historically, the house forms half of a hallhouse, with the adjoining property, Sycamore Cottage, and dates from the 16th Century with later additions dating from the late 19th Century. Internally, there are many features including parquet and wood flooring, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed stone and brickwork, column radiators and some lead light windows. The spacious and well-presented accommodation provides both formal and informal entertaining areas. Also of note are the mature gardens and a garage located to the rear.
Arranged on the ground floor is an elegant sitting room with a superb inglenook fireplace, and an outlook to the front. The family room is double aspect with access to the rear garden, and the study has an outlook to the side and features a corner stone fireplace. A cloakroom and utility area complete this floor.
The lower ground floor features an impressive kitchen/family /dining room. The kitchen/breakfast area has a vaulted ceiling and a range of base cupboards with work surfaces incorporating a butler sink. Appliances include a 2 oven Aga, two further integrated cookers with a hob, dishwasher and space for a fridge-freezer, and an island incorporating a breakfast bar. There is an outlook to the front garden and French doors open to a side terrace. The family and dining area adjoin the kitchen, with the dining area having a walk-in larder cupboard and access to the side courtyard.
Also arranged on this floor is a utility room with space for appliances and storage cupboards, and a cloakroom.
The bedroom accommodation is arranged on the first floor and comprise four well-proportioned bedrooms all with an attractive outlook over the gardens or village. Two bedrooms are part vaulted, with one of these also benefitting from wardrobes.
The modern and stylish family bathroom completes the accommodation and comprises a bath with shower over, W.C., and vanity unit.
To the front of Tudor Cottage is an attractive knot garden with box hedging and a paved terrace. The side courtyard has a pedestrian access from Busty Lane and has external lighting, a stone wall and a brick bin store. Stone steps lead to the rear of the house where a further paved terrace is located, ideal for al fresco entertaining. An attractive arched wall runs to one side of the terrace. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs. To the rear is a garden shed and steps to a single garage with electrically operated up and over doors.
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Tudor Cottage is steeped in charm and history, with varied garden areas providing a beautiful backdrop to the house.Oliver Hodges