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£750,000

3 bed detached house for sale
Long Lane, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent CT15

3 beds
2 baths
2 receptions
  1. Property photo 1 of 13. Front Elevation

Points of interest

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Shepherds Well0.5 miles
  • Sibertswold Church of England Primary School at Shepherdswell0.8 miles
  • Eythorne Elvington Community Primary School1.4 miles
  • Snowdown1.6 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Grade II Listed farmhouse with origins in the 16th century
  • 1.21 acre plot with panoramic rural views
  • Stunning period features throughout
  • Modern improvements including a newly installed kitchen/breakfast room
  • Massive potential for further development inside and out
  • Walking distance from the village shop, pub and train station
Surrounded by farmland and nestling in 1.21 acres of grounds beside the North Downs Way on the outskirts of Shepherdswell, this gorgeous Grade II Listed farmhouse has its origins dating back to the 16th and 17th century. It is full of character with stunning period features including inglenook fireplaces, ancient oak beams, attractive doors and wood flooring, so provides a warm and welcoming feeling the moment you cross the threshold. At the same time there are delightful modern elements such as the well-proportioned, dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with its newly installed kitchen units housing a variety of appliances while still leaving plenty of room for a large table and chairs. The units marry well with the beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace incorporating an inset scarlet Rayburn and new Stoves double oven and induction hob. There is a door to the large bricked cellar/wine store and further doors to a large larder/storeroom as well as to the good sized utility room with its original terracotta tiles and separate front door to the front terrace. This later addition enables direct access to the vast granary with its beamed and high vaulted ceiling, which is currently in use as a workshop/storage area. However it is just waiting for new owners to develop it into additional accommodation, subject to the necessary permissions. The stunning dual aspect living and dining areas have superb features wherever you look. These include the large inglenook fireplace with its log burning stove and unique inset cupboard that might once have been a bread oven. You will also find feature brick walls and exposed ceiling beams and the impressive wall beams dividing the dining and seating areas that could well have originated from Tudor ships. There is a door to a very useful study where you can sit and admire the view over the garden, paddock and countryside beyond and a spacious downstairs bathroom. The study also has access to the larder/storeroom taking you back to the kitchen. Behind an original wooden door, stairs lead from the lounge to the first floor galleried landing and the family shower room as well as to three good sized double bedrooms with exposed beams and offering charming rural views.

What the Owner says:
We thought this would be our ‘forever' home as we fell in love with it as soon as we walked through the door and since moving here, we have started the refurbishment process. However, unexpected health issues mean that we have to move, although it is with a great deal of reluctance, regret and sadness. We had such plans to develop the property including turning the granary into a superb vaulted formal dining room, removing the ceiling in the utility room to create a hipped ceiling and replacing the window with French doors onto the patio, and adding a driveway and parking at the rear of the garden, adjacent to the paddock (where access to the lane already exists). However we shall have to leave these development possibilities to the new owners.
It is quiet and peaceful with wonderful views and an array of footpaths on the doorstep, yet just a short walk along the North Downs Way to the village. Shepherdswell has a friendly atmosphere with a church and a village hall that hosts a variety of community events and clubs and a post office twice a week. The Bell pub is a traditional Grade II Listed building with a welcoming atmosphere, beamed ceilings and wooden floors. Across the field from the farmhouse, along a public footpath is a friendly and inviting micro-pub (‘The Wrong Turn'). There is also a Co-Op supermarket, a hairdressers/beautician, a childrens' nursery and a mainline station in the village with direct trains to Dover, Canterbury and London.

Room sizes:
  • Lobby
  • Kitchen 15'9 x 11'1 (4.80m x 3.38m)
  • Larder 12'8 x 6'5 (3.86m x 1.96m)
  • Utility 11'0 x 9'8 (3.36m x 2.95m)
  • Barn 'Store' 16'7 x 13'10 (5.06m x 4.22m)
  • Living Area 16'2 x 13'11 (4.93m x 4.24m)
  • Dining Area 16'2 x 11'0 (4.93m x 3.36m)
  • Study 11'10 x 6'7 (3.61m x 2.01m)
  • Bathroom 10'9 x 6'4 (3.28m x 1.93m)
  • First floor
  • Hallway
  • Bedroom 1 16'1 x 13'0 (4.91m x 3.97m)
  • Shower Room
  • Bedroom 2 16'1 x 11'0 (4.91m x 3.36m)
  • Bedroom 3 12'7 x 9'9 (3.84m x 2.97m)
  • Cellar
  • Cellar Place 11'9 x 9'6 (3.58m x 2.90m)
  • Outside
  • Off road parking at side

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