5,148 sq ft(478.26 sq m)
Guide price £1,850,000

Cot LaneBiddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8JB

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2019
  • Fascinating Grade II* listed family home with extensive accommodation
  • Beautifully presented interiors
  • Lift to one of the first floor bedrooms
  • Range of versatile outbuildings
  • Cranbrook School catchment area (2019)

An exceptional Grade II* listed country house set in glorious landscaped gardens and grounds

About this property

  • Weavers Cot is a stunning Grade II* listed timber framed L shaped house of excellent proportions, the principal part being the east to west portion which is understood to date from the early 16th century, circa 1535, with the south wing being a later addition.

    Situated on the edge of the sought after village of Biddenden, this most impressive home of historic note provides extensive and well-presented family accommodation amounting to in excess of 5,100 sq ft.

    Of particular note are the glorious gardens and grounds that surround the house, having been maintained and added to by the current owners.

    A wealth of exposed oak timbers and beams, leaded light casement and mullion windows with oak frames, sills and ornate fitments, good ceiling heights to the majority of rooms, wide
    (oak and elm) floorboards, impressive fireplaces, two with wood burning stoves.

    Beautiful, interconnecting reception rooms comprise drawing and dining rooms which both enjoy a dual aspect and views over the southerly terrace and gardens beyond and a superb
    light and airy morning room, with chamfered beams and vistas to three aspects.

    In addition there is a study which could be utilised as a further reception room if required.

    The kitchen/breakfast room is equipped with a range of cupboards and a 4 oven Aga with Aga companion. There is space for various freestanding appliances. A rear lobby/boot room links through to the utility room, where there is further storage, space for various white goods and a lift (340kg) to bedroom 7 on the first floor.

    A wide oak 16th century staircase leads up to the first floor landing. Over this floor there are seven double bedrooms which are served by three bath/shower rooms, the elegant principal bedroom enjoying en suite shower facilities and lovely outlook over the gardens.

    A further staircase leads up to the second floor where there is a play/store room and a further bedroom. Access can be gained to a loft/attic storage space spanning the width of the house and ideal for a storage purposes.

    Gardens & Grounds
    Weavers Cot is set off by its beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds which extend to just over 3.5 acres. A york stone terrace lies to the south, partially bordered by topiary yew trees.

    Expansive, manicured lawns are interspersed by herbaceous beds planted with collections of perennials including peonies, delphiniums and lupins. A natural pond surrounded by ancient oak, chestnut, and specimen trees provides a haven for flora
    and fauna.

    The walled garden was constructed several decades ago using handmade bricks to create a highly individual ‘crinkle-crankle' curved wall, the elevations of which are enhanced with varieties of fruit trees including figs, apricots and sweet and sour cherries.

    There is an electronically controlled irrigation system, supported by a large subterranean cistern. Within the gardens there is a period-style glasshouse and in keeping with the main house there are a range of attractive timber framed outbuildings including potting and machinery sheds/ workshop with WC, a secure barn/wine store, a studio with separate shower room and kitchenette and a detached garage, all of which have been built to an extremely high standard.

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Wonderful, historic property set amidst stunning gardens

Duncan PetrieProperty agent

Local information

  • Weavers Cot lies about 0.6 of a mile to the north of the pretty Kentish village of Biddenden, where there are a variety of amenities, including a Michelin star restaurant, Post Office, grocery shop, tea rooms and hairdresser.
  • Comprehensive shopping: More extensive shopping can be found in Cranbrook, Tenterden, Ashford and Tunbridge Wells with excellent shopping, restaurants, boutiques, cinema and leisure bowling complex.
  • Mainline Rail Services: Fast and frequent services run to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross from Headcorn or Staplehurst stations. There is a high speed train service from Ashford to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
  • Education: Weavers Cot falls within the Cranbrook School catchment area (2019). There are an excellent range of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels.
  • Motorway links: The M25 via the A21 can be accessed at J5 and the M20 via J8, providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorways.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Biddenden take the A274 towards Headcorn. Once just out of the village itself, turn right onto Cot Lane. Continue for a short distance and Weavers Cot will be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Exempt