Savills | Frittenden Road, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8LF | Property for sale
3,708 sq ft(344.48 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

Frittenden RoadBiddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8LF

  • Under offer

Key features

  • An attractive, predominantly Tudor house with charm and character
  • Designated a Grade II listing
  • Well proportioned reception rooms with wood burning stoves
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen by J M Interiors
  • Lovely grounds with paddock and pond totalling approximately 2.83 acres
  • Planning permission in place for double garage and to convert barn
  • Headcorn station about 2.4 miles with frequent services to London
  • Cranbrook School catchment (2022)

A beautiful Grade II listed property with impressive unconverted period barn and attractive gardens and grounds.

About this property

  • 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 century

Duncan PetrieProperty agent

Local information

  • Lashenden is situated about 1.6 miles to the north of the pretty Kentish village of Biddenden, where there is a general store, beautiful old church, village primary school and public house.
  • More comprehensive shopping and other facilities can be found in Headcorn, Tenterden and Ashford.
  • Headcorn (2.4 miles) and Pluckley (6.8 miles) stations provide excellent commuter links to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross. A high speed train service runs between Ashford and London St Pancras in about 38 minutes.
  • There is an excellent number of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels.
  • The M25 can be accessed via the M20 at junction 10 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorway networks, the channel tunnel.
  • *All mileages and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: LPG central heating, mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council Tax Band G
  • Planning Permission: Ref No 12/01130/AS was granted for the erection of single storey extension to eastern elevation, the change of use of land from agricultural to garden and erection of a detached two bay garage; conversion of barn to ancillary accommodation.
  • Directions: From Savills office in Cranbrook proceed to Wilsley Pound roundabout. Take the A262 to Sissinghurst and Biddenden. In Biddenden turn left onto the A274 towards Headcorn and proceed for about 1.6 miles, turn left onto Frittenden Road and the drive to Lashenden will be found after about 0.2 of a mile on the left hand side.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold