A beautiful Grade II listed property with impressive unconverted period barn and attractive gardens and grounds.
Lashenden is a wonderful example of a 15th century timber framed, former hall house, designated as a building of special architectural interest and historic note and Grade II Listed. Together with a detached Grade II listed unconverted 17th century barn of impressive proportions they sit within well established, mature gardens and grounds which amount to about 2.83 acres, about 1.6 miles to the north of the pretty village of Biddenden and 2.4 miles from Headcorn with its range of shops and mainline station.
The internal accommodation, having been extended by Venacular Homes, features two attractive, sizeable reception rooms, both with wood burning stoves and a garden outlook. The extension incorporates an excellent open plan kitchen/breakfast room designed by J M Interiors with under floor heating, limestone flooring and modern cupboards with Everhot oven, integral dishwasher, fridge, freezer and tumble dryer. Off the kitchen is a utility/cloakroom, with space for various freestanding appliances.
On the first floor, the main bedroom suite with exposed beams, benefits from a dressing room and an en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a substantial attic guest bedroom over the remainder of the first and second floors, all served by a family bathroom and an en suite shower room equipped with contemporary sanitary ware and a separate WC.
Lashenden is approached via timber gates opening to a gravel drive and an area of parking and turning to the front of the barn. A gate with pedestrian access leads, via a path, to the front of the house.
The property is surrounded by mature gardens with lawns interspersed with an array of seasonal shrubs, specimen trees and two ponds. Adjoining the garden is an orchard/paddock where there is a former tennis court.
To the south of the house lies the beautiful listed barn, which, with planning in place for ancillary accommodation to the main house will be a wonderful and increasing rare project to take on. Some structural works have been carried out ahead of insulation and fit.
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I just love the fact that history really does stand the test of time, this wonderful home with its timber framed facade and the superb adjacent barn which has so much potential, and is ready to be brought into the 21st centuryDuncan Petrie