The Old Rectory in the village of Frittenden, near Staplehurst, is a fine Victorian family home of excellent proportions, and is understood to date from the mid-1840s.
Internally, the property has been sensitively refurbished by the present owners and boasts a wealth of period features, including sash windows, working window shutters, picture rails, wooden floorboards, period style radiators and lovely fireplaces to the majority of rooms.
On the ground floor there is an elegant reception hall, a drawing room with a wood-burning stove and French doors out to the substantial terrace, a sitting room and – unusually – a snooker room, which could easily be used as a formal dining room instead.
The excellent kitchen/breakfast/family room has a central island and is equipped with an extensive range of hand-painted cupboards complemented by granite work surfaces. And integrated appliances include a two-oven Aga.
A door leads from the breakfast area to the terrace, and cleverly concealed within the floorboards is an access door to the cellar. A utility room and a cloakroom complete this floor.
On the first floor the master bedroom suite has luxuriously-appointed en-suite shower facilities together with far-reaching views.
Four further double bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and a separate shower room. Bedroom six is currently used as a study.
The Old Rectory occupies a superb tucked-away position with a right of access over a shared private drive. Electric wrought iron gates open to an area for off-road parking and a double garage.
The stunning gardens provide a wonderful backdrop to the house, including a delightful Mediterranean-style garden with an ancient olive tree, arbour and fountain.
To the rear, a generous terrace spans the length of house with stone steps leading down to the expansive lawns. There is a club-sized tennis court with beech hedging and a timber five-bar gate to an area of paddock with vehicular access.
AT A GLANCE
THE OLD RECTORY
THE STREET, FRITTENDEN
- Attractive period home
- Tucked-away position
- Period features
- Beautifully presented
- Reception hall
- Drawing room
- Snooker room (or dining room)
- Sitting room
- Stunning open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room
- Utility room
- Master bedroom with shower facilities
- Four further bedrooms
- Study/bedroom 6
- Family bathroom
- Shower room
- Parking and double garage
- Delightful gardens and terrace
- Tennis court
- Almost 2 acres in all
For sale through Savills Cranbrook
01580 720161 | www.savills.co.uk