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Exceptional Wealden house in Kent

Little Dane is a historic Grade II listed property six miles from Tenterden in Kent. The house once served as a hostelry for pilgrims on their way to Canterbury and has been extended over the centuries, including a Lutyens-style wing in the 1920s.

Period features include the original timber-framed structure, inglenook and cast-iron fireplaces, fine wood panelling and a hewn oak staircase Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, utility room, walk-in larder, flower room, study, conservatory, and the master bedroom suite plus four further bedrooms, as well as three further bedrooms in the attic.

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The gardens have well-tended beds and specimen trees and offer great seclusion throughout. A delightful courtyard enjoys a pretty outlook and a paved terrace leads to an Italianate sunken garden a focal point of which is the circular pond. The orchard has apple, cheery and plum trees. To the left of here are a stream-fed pond and a rock garden.

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A tennis court lies to the rear and the grounds also feature a greenhouse, vegetable garden, and a 2.5acre paddock.

The house lies in an attractive hamlet situated between Biddenden and Headcorn, which together provide excellent amenities. Headcorn station is three miles for trains into London Bridge.

The guide price is £1.95m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01227 473 736 or visit

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