Shepherd's Farm House

Lenham Heath near Ashford, South of England (Ref. 7364)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    7

  • Bedrooms

    4

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    No

The Property

Set in the Kent hamlet of Lenham Heath, this superbly-restored, detached period farmhouse was originally built around 1732 and offers a wealth of period features such as, exposed beams throughout, oak floors, a farmhouse kitchen and cosy inglenook fireplace, all set under a traditional Kent peg roof. This Lenham Heath farmhouse is situated amid stunning gardens and farmland with lovely views over fields and trees towards the North Downs. Equipped and furnished to a high standard, this Lenham Heath farmhouse has four beautiful bedrooms offering flexible family accommodation in the Garden of England. The living accommodation at this Lenham Heath farmhouse consists of a well-equipped kitchen, a separate dining room and a comfortable beamed sitting room with a fabulous woodburning stove. There is a private garden with furniture, and large grounds to the rear of this Lenham Heath farmhouse which lead down to a small private pond with its own island in the centre, and on to several paddocks where, depending on the time of year, you will find hand-reared sheep and lambs eagerly awaiting some human company. Country walks across the fields take you into the villages of either Lenham or Charing where you will find a large selection of local shops, restaurants and pubs. This lovely Lenham Heath farmhouse offers guests the chance to experience living in a period property enjoying wildlife and walks whilst not compromising on the benefits and comfort of modern day living. Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 7731 to accommodate 11.

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor single with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Family bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with breakfast area (seats 4). Utility room. Dining room (seats 6). Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities

Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric range oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 4 cars. Double garage with bike storage. Orchard to the front with free apples depending on season. Private, enclosed lawned garden to front and side with patio and furniture. Shared access to extended main farmhouse grounds and gardens with ponds. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: Children aged 2 years and above only. Note: There are small, partially-fenced ponds and streams in the grounds - please ensure children are supervised at all times.

About the location

LENHAM HEATH

Ashford 10 miles; Maidstone 11 miles; Canterbury 15 miles

Lenham Heath is a hamlet in the heart of Kent in very close proximity to the historic villages of Lenham and Charing. Both villages offer a wide range of amenities with several quaint restaurants, pubs and tea rooms serving a good selection of continental and English cuisine, plus you will find an array of local shops selling everything from crafts to antiques to fresh local produce. Lenham Heath is situated at the foot of the North Downs, which is deemed An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Stour Valley Walk and North Downs Way pass though Lenham Heath and you can follow in the steps of Pilgrims along well signed paths enjoying beautiful countryside and views on your way to local villages. This location provides excellent transport links via the A20/M20 road motorway network. Lenham and Charing are also well served by mainline rail services to London and the Coast, and benefits from high-speed rail services at Ashford which is ideal for those wishing to access central London in under 35 minutes or international services from and to Paris, Brussels, Lille and beyond. Being geographically located near the heart of Kent with good transport links this hamlet offers easy and fast access to most of Kent and beyond. Within a short drive are the popular attractions of Leeds castle, Tenterden Town and steam railway, Pluckley ghost walk, the Hop Farm or the Designer Outlet Village to stock up on discounted designer brands. The larger towns of Maidstone, Canterbury and Rochester offer historic days out. Set in the heart of Kent with great links makes Lenham Heath an ideal base.

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