‘Lost In Time’ Farmhouse For Sale


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BTF Partnership has launched to the market a Grade II listed Georgian fronted farmhouse near Woodchurch in the county of Kent which is in need of significant renovation and modernisation to get it back to its former self. The property has a guide price of Offers In Excess of £645,000.

Cruttenden (formally known as Dene House) is a detached four bedroom dwelling in a rural location with two outbuildings, including a detached Kent Barn partly converted to a one-bedroom residential annex and a general purpose store used for garaging. The gardens and land are wooded and overgrown and extend in total to 2.66 acres.

Alex Cornwallis, Director at BTF Partnership comments: “This is a true hidden gem. It is unusual now to find a property of this size and character to be in need of such major repairs here in the South East. The sale by Contractual Tender presents the opportunity for the purchaser to bring back to life what would have once been a comfortable and rural family home within easy access of Woodchurch, Tenterden and Ashford.”

The Georgian fronted dwelling is a solid brick construction with a pitched hipped clay tiled roof with a substantial ground floor extension. The front door opens to an Entrance Hall  with access to the Study and opening to the Sitting Room with a magnificent inglenook fireplace. A doorway leads to a Dining Room with a secondary inglenook fireplace, stairs down to a cellar (currently flooded) and another door to the Kitchen leading to the extension which houses a Utility Room, Downstairs W/C, and Shower Room. Upstairs there are Four Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. The house measures 2,009sq ft excluding the Cellar.

The Kent Barn is of solid brick and timber construction with a pitched half hipped clay tiled roof with one side used for general purpose agricultural and amenity storage with the remainder converted to a residential annex. The annex could be habitable with modernisation which would enable someone to live on site while construction work took place on the main dwelling. The barn in its entirety measures 1,860sq ft internally.

The General Purpose Storage Building is a former agricultural building of brick and timber construction under a pitched clay tiled roof and comprises two Store Rooms on the ground floor and further Storage on the first floor. The building measures 1,270sq ft internally.

Elsewhere on the land is a caravan which is now redundant having not been lived in for a number of years.

The house is one mile south west of the village of Woodchurch with nearby vineyard and is four miles from the larger and popular Wealden town of Tenterden with a range of schools, shops, restaurants, and pubs.

Alex Cornwallis concludes: “This is a house where time has stood still for a number of years and with it sitting slightly back from the road and the overgrowth of the site, many people may have not realised it exists. With careful renovation however this could once again be a real Wealden gem.”

Further details of the property can be found here.