A beautiful period home with a moated garden, and substantially updated by the current owners
Entrance hall Four Reception rooms Kitchen/breakfast room Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and dressing room Four further bedrooms and family bathroom Period outbuilding and two-storey granary Moated garden and grounds
Swanton Court is a most handsome Grade II Listed property set in a tucked away, yet conveniently situated, position a little outside the popular commuter town of Ashford. An unadopted road leads to the private drive and a bridge over the moat leads to a parking and turning area at the front and side of the house, adjacent to the granary and outbuildings. The vendors have undertaken a substantial programme of improvement works, including a state of the art modern heating system, brand new drainage, and internal improvements. A move overseas means that they are leaving before the final works to the master bedroom are complete, allowing an incoming buyer to complete these works to their own taste. Listed Building consent is in place for the creation of a garden room. The whole house features large, bright rooms and is centred on a generous staircase and landing which are both lit with large central windows/doors in the main front façade of the house which is of the elegant Georgian proportions expected in a house of this period. The day-to-day entrance is through the kitchen door; the large kitchen/breakfast room has been expanded to create a superb family room, with a door to the terrace and garden. It is well fitted and has a generously sized utility room and scullery. Beyond is the staircase hall with doors opening to the drawing room and sitting room: the panelled drawing room has a central fireplace and is double aspect; the sitting room is also double aspect. The first floor is arranged with four bedrooms. The double aspect master bedroom has a large en-suite shower room and adjoining bathroom (currently prepared for refitting). There is a large guest bedroom, and the third and fourth bedrooms are found either side of the family bathroom. A concealed staircase rises to the second floor where there is a useful and large fifth bedroom with adjoining study.
The gardens immediately around the house are divided into a number of areas with large sweeping lawns running down to the moat. There are extensive flower beds, well planted with shrubs and plants, and formal hedges dividing the different areas of garden. A formal vegetable garden is approached over a bridge over the moat and may have potential for the construction of an annexe to complement the house, subject to any necessary consents. Please note that a small area of lawn to the West of the moat is not within the ownership of the vendor, but has been maintained by them.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 1.25