This is where charm comes with a challenge, one that, if you accept it, will provide a delightfully unique home for the future.
This is a home that will speak to you and, when it does, its call is one that will be hard to resist.
The heart tells us when somewhere is right, we know as we walk up the driveway that we're meant to be here and, if this is the one for you, that phrase we love, 'home is not a place, it's a feeling' will ring true.
This is a house that will reward the romantic in you, the adventurer, it will ask a lot along the way but we're pretty sure the end result will be worth the journey, to be somewhere that you can love living in for years to come, as the previous owner did.
This is a Grade II listed house, attached (barely) to The Old House. There is, we understand, a belief that this cottage we are showing you was built originally as the external kitchen for the main house, how the area must have looked and what life would have been like back then.
There is talk that the main property, next door, has origins dating to the fourteenth century. Most of what we see today is likely to date from the seventeenth century and more recently.
It's lovely to think back and imagine. The surprising thing, for many people who don't already know Kennington, is that this part of Ashford manages to retain the feel of a village, the amount of green space around you is refreshing and surprising. From cricket ground to recreation grounds, to the green in front of the church, it makes for a delightful area to stroll around and yet Ashford town centre, the International Railway Station, MacArthur Glen outlet centre and junction 9 of the M20 are all so easy to reach. Canterbury is a simple drive along the A28 and, if you enjoy a good ramble in your spare time then there are countless lovely walks to do to along delightful footpaths, there are some great pubs along the way too. We love the walk from here, past the old mill and out to Wye. Boughton Aluph and Westwell are all lovely destinations for a hike from here too.
But what of this charming house?
It is charming, it's also quirky. The living room is wonderful, a space that stretches from one side of the house to the other, a large fireplace takes pride of place and it is a room for entertaining friends in, there's so much room for seating, space for a piano perhaps and, depending on how you like to arrange your home, you could have a dining table in here, more of that in a moment.
The kitchen is intriguing, l-shaped, it has one outer area that is the only connection to The Old House, hence the property being 'attached'. This is an area you will want to change. That brings us to the dining room, another fireplace greets you as you enter and there's a thought in our heads that, for some people, this may be the future kitchen?
Upstairs you'll find high ceilings and low doorways, at first glance twists and turns but actually it's a very simple layout with a big bathroom.
Outside the garden backs onto a playing field, one of those green spaces we mentioned. There's a driveway with room to park a few cars off the road and a lovely garden that has colour and interest, one that gives you room to spread out and enjoy yourself.
You may get the sense we love this cottage, it is quirky, it does need work, but it has a character that will be a lovely addition in your life.Get in touch if you like this property.