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Kentish farmhouse in need of TLC

Washington is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse, and a classic of its kind. Presenting symmetrical fenestration with red brick elevation under a Kent peg tiled roof, this country property is also a very good size for a family.

Inside, accommodation is arranged over three floors with original beams and good ceiling heights throughout. Having been in the same ownership for 50 years, the house is now in need of comprehensive refurbishment.

The accommodation currently comprises: entrance hall, study, sitting room, reception room, dining room, kitchen, rear lobby, pantry, cloakroom, three bedrooms, shower room, storage cupboard and an attic room. The separate cottage offers a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

Outside, the house is surrounded by nine acres of gardens and grounds: the front garden is laid to lawn while to the rear lies a terrace, a summerhouse and a well. The main garden is also laid to lawn with a variety of trees and borders divided by a stream with a footbridge. There is also a fruit and vegetable garden and a former hard tennis court. Fields on either side of the drive are currently used for grazing.

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Washington is set in a pretty Kentish valley between Smeeth and Sellindge. Smeeth offers a range of local facilities including an excellent school, a shop and a pub. Ashford International is just seven miles and has high speed trains to the continent and the capital.

The guide price is £650,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01227 451 123 or visit

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