Dream Home of the month
Imagine living in a home like this, one that is believed to have 16th Century origins. How would you like to live in a home that harks back to one of the most intriguing periods of English history – the Tudors? It’s true that period homes have a history and charm that many people love – a chance to own a piece of history – and this is a perfect example.
You know that you are in for something special at first glance on this Grade II listed cottage in Loose, Kent. The black-and-white timbers outside are stunning, and just the first of the many period features that pack this wonderful home.
The beautiful beams are a feature of many of the rooms and a magnificent stone flanked fireplace in the main reception room will definitely be a talking point.
The house is spread over three floors, with 2 bedrooms and a nursery. Most rooms feature these beautifully coloured beams. All the bedrooms are beautiful, but the beamed bedroom with the angled ceilings is definitely something special.
The house doesn’t just keep its charms hidden inside. Externally the grounds are both generous and eye catching with fine terraced lawns extending towards a rear sun terrace. Unusually, this home benefits from generous parking with a wide driveway offering parking for two cars plus a substantial detached double garage which has a rear utility area inside. The front approach even has its own Tudor knot garden.
The village of Loose nestles within a picturesque valley setting just beyond Maidstone. The area is beautifully positioned to enjoy the wide ranging amenities of Maidstone yet is just seconds from stunning countryside. This area is an ideal base for commuters having selection of rail stations within easy reach plus the motorway network is only a short drive.
There are a choice of primary, secondary, grammar and private schools in the area which is also blessed with a selection of country pubs and restaurants – many within walking distance.
Holiday Home of the Month
DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON THE SIDE ARROW ON THE PICTURE TO SEE ALL THE AMAZING PHOTOS! Appassionata, Le Marche, Italy Giacomo Leopardi estate consists of two uniquely designed, luxury properties, both set within five acres of landscaped gardens, close to the beautiful medieval town of Montefiore dell 'Aso. The five acre estate is home to two spectacular properties, the newly built Casa Giacomo and the newly restored Casa Leopardi. Both properties are on offer as fractional ownership, each buyer owns a share of their property, thus sharing all the running and maintenance cost with their co-owners. One of the main features of our shares in the Appassionata properties on Estate Giacomo Leopardi is that they don't just buy a share in a luxury property, they also have a share of the produce grown throughout the year on the Estate. Fractional ownership is fast becoming the smartest way to enjoy the benefits of owning a luxurious holiday home at a fraction of the cost of buying outright. As a lifestyle investment, fractional ownership makes sense. On average, a holiday homeowner only uses their property for 40 separate nights but pays for the entire year. Fractional ownership allows you to increase your buying power and significantly reduce the annual running costs by allowing a number of buyers to collectively own a luxury property and share maintenance fees. For more information on Appassionata please visit www.appassionata.com or call 0039 0734658775.
#RightmoveCrush Property of the Week
DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON THE SIDE ARROW ON THE PICTURE TO SEE ALL THE AMAZING PHOTOS! Swooooon! This stunning Grade II Listed converted Victorian school is bursting with period features, has been extremely well renovated and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and amazing views, with four/five double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a unique circular room. For more Back to School inspiration, check out the home products page found in the home hub drop down menu, or click on the main picture.
Beach, bay and a business... Widmouth House is a property that has it all
Widmouth Farm Cottages is a very rare estate, which could be somebody’s own piece of paradise – it’s rich in history and adventure and surrounded by wildlife and gorgeous seascapes. You may even recognise it from the film of Enid Blyton’s book ‘5 on a Treasure Island’, which was filmed in the bay in 1996.
James Sansom spent his childhood holidays in the area, so it was natural that he visited with his wife to show her the outstanding beauty and relive childhood memories. In 2000 they fell in love with this property, which was for sale and actually bought it not long after.
In total, they bought Widmouth House, the land and beach and a week later they purchased the adjacent holiday cottages. Wow, who wouldn’t want their own beach!
So, what’s up for sale this time round…
11 holiday cottages
1 mile of coastline
35 acres of garden
oh yes, and a private bay – of course!
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Now the couple want to retire and pass on an established holiday business with a very loyal client base including through the winter, to someone else who will love and enjoy it.
They are willing to sell as a whole or in 2 separate lots – just as they did! It’s a huge opportunity for the new owners to have a working business and earn an income on site, and enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes of the region.
Apparently there is a private borehole water supply that’s worth its weight in gold! The Round Barn, which is a very unusual building with rural charm and original features, used to house a ‘Jenny Ring’ where donkey power was used to grind corn – be assured that it now has all the modern comforts needed and a donkey is not part of the sale!
Some of the cottages are named after birds – the smaller the bird the smaller the cottage! Pheasant Cottage and Partridge Cottage date back to circa 1800 and formed the original farmhouse. Kingfisher Cottage and Heron Cottage used to part of an old piggery and were reconstructed in the 1970s. Martin Cottage and Swallow Cottage were converted from old stables. Wren Cottage and Robin Cottage used to be the farm workers dwellings. These are just a few examples of the complete ‘flock’ available as part of the estate.
The 5 bedroomed house itself, Widmouth House was a great place for the vendors to bring up their children. Their daughter played on the beach, canoed in the harbour, fed the animals and enjoyed the type of lifestyle most of us can only dream about. The 25 acres covers pasture land, cliffs, a cave and Widmouth Bay, a beautiful private beach with gentle waters for boating.
For sale with Chesteron Humberts
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