LOVELY CHARACTERFUL PERIOD FARM HOUSE (LISTED GRADE 11)
HALL DRAWING ROOM KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM STUDY
DINING ROOM UTILITY ROOM LARDER
5/6 BEDROOMS DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM 4 3 BATHROOMS
LOBBY AREA 3 CLOAKROOMS
BEAUTIFUL WALLED GARDEN 2 GARDEN ROOMS CHINESE STYLE PAVILLION WATER FEATURES
Being offered for the first time since 1960, this is a chance to acquire a lovely characterful period farmhouse set in delightful walled gardens in the pretty village of Great Mongeham, located 2 miles west of Deal. The popular historic cinque port towns of Deal and Sandwich approx. 5 miles.
Like many old farmhouses the property has evolved through the centuries with various styles of architecture, the earliest part is Tudor, later an impressive Georgian front was built facing the Ripple road and later a Regency addition to the West. As the name implies the farmhouse has its origins in brewery, in the early 18th century it was owned by Samuel Shepherd who later went into partnership with a Mr Neame, Shepherd Neame is still very much present today based in Faversham. It is recognised as the oldest brewery in England. Mr Shepherd had the concession to supply Ale to the royal fleet and interestingly at this time a canal existed which ran from Mongeham out to the Channel to the fleet anchored in The Downs.
The main entrance front faces Ripple road with a vehicular right of way at the rear over the old farmyard, this leads through to a gravel driveway/parking area and a garage. The accommodation arranged over 3 floors offer a degree of flexibility. A lovely Georgian hallway with elegant staircase leads up through the house, good size drawing room with handsome Georgian fireplace and a door onto the garden. Dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom and larder. On the first floor are 3 good size double bedrooms, a dressing room/bedroom 4 and 3 bathrooms, at the attic level are 2 further bedrooms and a cloakroom.
The south facing walled garden is delightful, sheltered and enjoying a lovely sunny aspect. The current owners have created something magical, arranged as a series of rooms divided by hedging and shrubs and a decorative pergola supporting flowering pear and apple trees. Interesting garden buildings including a Chinese style pergoda, pavilion, garden room and water features.
The accommodation with approximate measurements comprises;
Panelled front door with decorative fanlight over.
Quarry tiled floor, 2 radiators.
32’ x 14’4 (9.75m x 4.37m) A lovely triple aspect room with glazed door onto the garden. Fireplace (functional) with Georgian pine surround decorated with acanthus leaves and swag mouldings,3 radiators (2 concealed by covers), TV point, 2 wall light points. Connecting doors to hall and ;
9’4 x 6’10 (2.84m x 2.08m) painted panelled walls, built in corner cupboard, connecting door to hall and door to;
16’6 x 12’6 (5.03m x3.81m) Fitted with a range of cream fronted floor and wall cupboards with solid beech work surfaces, 2 stainless steel sinks, space for Range style cooker with gas point, space for fridge/freezer and recess and plumbing for dishwasher, built in cupboards, double radiator, stable door to;
Door to side courtyard and door to;
17’6 x 9’ (5.33m x 2.74m) narrowing to 5’4 (1.63m)
From hall door to;
13’8 x 9’5 (4.17m x 2.87m) Double radiator, connecting door to inner hall and
13’9 x 11’2 (4.19m x 3.40m) Fireplace flanked by cupboards and display shelving built into recess either side of chimney breast, painted panelling to dado height, concealed radiator, door to;
INNER HALL door to;
6’6 x 6’2 (1.98m x 1.88m) Tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine.
6’4 x 5’7 (1.93m x 1.70m) WC, pedestal hand wash basin, radiator,
from hall staircase rises to;
14’7 x 14’5 (4.45m x 4.39m) Double aspect with view over the garden. Fireplace, double radiator, connecting door to dressing room/bedroom 3.
10’9 x 9’3 (3.28m x 2.82m) Panelled bath with wall mounted shower over, WC, concealed wash basin, wardrobe, cupboard, double radiator.
2 Radiators, doors to;
14’4 x 14’3 (4.37m x 4.34m) Range of built in wardrobes to one wall with a concealed wash basin, built in dressing table, fireplace, double radiator.
9’8 x 5’3 (2.95m x 1.60m) narrowing to 3’6 (1.07m) Panelled bath with shower attachment and folding glass screen, WC, radiator.
Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.
9’8 x 7’6 (2.9 x 2.29m) Panelled bath, wash basin, built in cupboards, radiator, door to;
DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM 3
14’6 x 9’6 (4.42m x 2.90m) View over garden, radiator, 2 built in double wardrobes, connecting door to bedroom 1.
From inner passageway 3 steps up to;
17’x 14’ (5.18m x 4.27m) Double aspect with views over garden, built in wardrobes and concealed wash basin, 2 double radiators, fireplace.
From the first floor landing the staircase rises to;
SECOND FLOOR LANDING door to;
14’ x 9’9 (4.27m x 2.97m) into eaves, double radiator.
Built in tiled worktop, doors to;
WC, wash basin, radiator.
15’4 x 9’9 (4.67m x 2.97m) into eaves, double aspect, double radiator.
9’9 x 8’4 (2.97m x 2.54m) Double doors opening to a decked area with a vine covered timber pergola.
To the rear of the house is a vehicular right of way over the neighbouring farmyard with double gates opening to a gravel driveway/parking area for 3-4 vehicles, raised flower beds. Paved area adjacent to the kitchen, doors to side courtyard with gate to Northbourne Road and 2 log stores.
17’6 x 9’ (5.33m x 2.74m) Double timber doors, tiled floor, electric light, overhead storage, door to;
POTTING SHED 10’ x 3’2 (3.05m x 0.97m)
Coming from the Deal direction just passed the turning to Ripple the road bears right immediately on your left enter the courtyard in front of Brewery Cottages (to the left of Hack & Tack), then pass through the gates to your left to the driveway of Brewery Farmhouse.
COUNCIL TAX BAND ‘G’
MAINS GAS, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND DRAINAGE
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH THE AGENTS MARSHALL AND CLARKE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VARIOUS APPLIANCES AND SERVICES HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED BY MARSHALL AND CLARKE
- Price: £795,000
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 3