*AVAILABLE FOR SHORT TERM LET - 3-6 MONTHS* Miles and Barr are delighted to bring to the rental market “Pond Cottage” in the village of Adisham, a Grade II listed building comprising of two former cottages dating back as early as the 17th century! Offering original features in abundance but also benefitting modern conveniences such a HIVE system, gas central heating, underfloor heating and high speed broadband, this property is offered UN/PART OR FULLY FURNISHED. Adisham is connected by train to Canterbury (9 minutes), Dover (18 minutes) and London Victoria (about 1hr 30 minutes).
The ground floor comprises kitchen with dual aspect views and benefitting from original beams, inglenook fireplace, 18th century French floor tiles and ‘Russet’ wall tiles commissioned from artisan maker in Sussex, along with high quality integrated fridges, dishwasher and range cooker. It was also fully rewired and replumbed (including a new boiler) in 2018. There is also a separate utility room which includes a butler sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and an integrated Bosch under counter freezer. The spacious sitting room features a beautiful inglenook fireplace with log burner, exposed beams and engineered oak flooring with views overlooking the stunning landscaped garden. There is also the addition of a separate dining room off of the kitchen and the spacious hallway entrance/3rd reception room also features a log burner. A modern shower room is also located on the ground floor and is fitted with a double walk-in shower with rainfall shower head.
Due to the property formerly being two cottages, there are two original staircases leading to the first floor which offers four double and one single bedrooms, all with original features plus a modern family bathroom with white suite and roll top bath.
Outside, with views of the 12th century village church, the garden was designed and re-landscaped in 2020 and has an oak pergola as its central feature which is surrounded by many mature, drought resistant plants, fruit trees, mature hedging, all accessed via brickwork paths. A gravelled driveway offers off street parking for 2-3 cars. Council tax band D.
|Kitchen: Original beams and inglenook fireplace with oak beam. Dual aspect to front and main gardens. Wren kitchen installed 2018. Bosch under counter fridges, Neff dishwasher. Oak countertop. Kenwood range electric oven, gas hob. Rangemaster extractor & hood. Mains activated fire/smoke detector. 18th century French floor tiles. ‘Russet’ wall tiles commissioned from artisan maker in Sussex. Bespoke red wall paint. Broadband and HIVE unit within wooden casing. Wood burning stove to be kept by owner. Fuse board and electricity meter, gas meter, water stop cock all accessible. The walls to the inglenook have a membrane installed (2018) behind new plasterwork to mitigate against damp as the kitchen is 1m lower than the road. Understairs cupboard with original 17th century door, housing stopcock & gas meter. Excellent broadband across entire property. New external TV aerial installed 2018. Venetian blinds to 3 windows.
|Dining room: Original beams. Herringbone brickwork to floor. External door direct to garden. Hatch to ceiling to enable easy access for furniture. Wrought iron curtain rail.
|Music room: Door to front garden and The Street. Oak floorboards. 1900s French cast iron enamelled stove with original mica glass. New register and flue professionally installed 2018 (certificate available). Highly effective. Wrought iron curtain rail.
|Shower Room - ground floor
|Shower room: linoleum tile-effect flooring. Period style toilet and handbasin. New shower unit and extractor fan. Touch-action light mirror with shaving socket. Original fireplace.
|Sitting Room: oak floorboards. Original inglenook with yew beam. Steel support to corbelling inside fireplace. 17th century cast iron fireback. Wood burning stove with new flue and register installed 2018 (certificate available). Oak pillar support central oak beam. Short walls tied to external walls. Hatch in ceiling leading to floor of bedroom enabling easy access for furniture. Understairs cupboard with original 17th century door. Two TV outlets. Wrought iron curtain rails. Door to garden, with original 17th century key.
|Small Storeroom: shelved cool storage.
|Turquoise bedroom: new window to left hand side. Oak boarded floor. Original beams. Lockable hatch to new roof, boarded out insulated loft with lighting.
|Light green bedroom: oak boarded floor, original fireplace and inglenook cupboard with shelving. Hanging cupboard. Conservation grade rooflight with brass screw.
|Blue bedroom: fitted cupboards and shelving. Carpeted.
|Bathroom: 1926 roll-topped bath recently re-enamelled. Original floorboards and fireplace. Period-style toilet and handbasin. Heated towel rail. Touch action light mirror with shaving socket. Marble fitted unit top. Extractor fan. Boiler cupboard with expansion tank (hot water available to multiple users). Wall-hung corner cupboard to be retained by owner.
|Mid-green bedroom: original beams, oak boarded floor. Shuttered internal window.
|Yellow bedroom: triple aspect views. Oak boarded floor. Original fireplace and inglenook cupboard with shelving and clothes hanging.