Ashford, UK, United Kingdom
A wonderful and historic farmhouse with traditional stables and a Kentish barn, rurally situated yet with excellent access to commuter links
Entrance hall Three reception rooms and garden room Kitchen/breakfast room Master bedroom with en-suite Four further bedrooms and two further bathrooms Garage Stables, barn and workshops GardenLittle Singleton Farm is a handsome Grade II* farmhouse believed to date to 1480. Externally the upper floors are tile hung with decorative fish-scale detailing and timber framing is evident at the ground floor. Internally the house is full of beautiful period features and provides a home of great substance, with a wonderful feel to it. The picturesque traditional stables adjoining the house and the Kentish barn, present further opportunity. The entrance hall, which has part panelled walls and a flagstone floor, leads into a spacious double aspect drawing room with an inglenook fireplace housing a wood-burning stove. A large window looks across the gardens to the front and provides good levels of light. Beyond this, a door leads to a sitting room which also has a fireplace and stove. A utility leads on to a bright, triple aspect garden room with full height windows. There is a ground floor shower room. The beautiful beams that are found throughout the house are also evident in the dining room, where there is a fine dragon beam. Adjacent, to the end of the hall, is the farmhouse kitchen with Aga, flagstone floor and vaulted ceiling, providing a welcoming space for informal family meals. Off the kitchen is a utility/boot room leading to the garden. Four good-sized bedrooms are accessed by two staircases. The master bedroom is en-suite and a second bathroom is Jack and Jill to the landing. Two of the bedrooms have large carved fireplaces and all have fantastic beams and wooden mullioned windows. A fifth bedroom and a bathroom are on the second floor.
Little Singleton Farm is approached over a gravel drive with the farmhouse set behind a ragstone wall. Adjacent to the house are the delightful traditional farm buildings, including stables and a large detached Kentish barn, currently providing extensive storage but with great potential for ancillary accommodation subject to obtaining necessary consents. To the front of the farmhouse an attractive walled garden contains mature roses, shrubs and trees bordering an open lawn facing the afternoon sun. A lawn to the rear of the house stretches down to a pond and a former tennis court. The house sits well within its grounds which are set out as paddocks.