Positioned in the picturesque village of Shorne, Yew Cottage is a beautifully restored and extended Victorian house meticulously carried out by the present owners yet retaining the true essence of the period. Read more
Positioned in the picturesque village of Shorne, Yew Cottage is a beautifully restored and extended Victorian house meticulously carried out by the present owners yet retaining the true essence of the period.
Their attention to detail abounds throughout the house from the replacement windows replicating the originals, the entrance hall with stain glass door, dado rail and Lincrusta wall coverings and Amtico flooring.
The spacious lounge with period fireplace and multi-fuel stove extends to garden room with vaulted glass roof. The double aspect dining room also offers an open fireplace. The well-appointed oak kitchen with granite tops has a gas fired Aga and summer cooking via induction hob and oven, this leads to a practical utility/boot room and cloakroom/wc. A dry practical cellar offers the buyer scope to create numerous possibilities. To the first floor the master suite provides en-suite shower room/wc, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom with roll top bath.
Outside is block paved driveway leading to a double garage. The owners have designed with their architect a walled patio from reclaimed Victorian stocks with steps leading to west facing gardens and roof terrace over the garage with well stocked borders and hedges.
Location Shorne is a picturesque village offering local shops, public houses, church and primary school. Adjacent to Shorne village there is Shorne Wood Country Park an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its wildlife value. The village is within easy reach of Gravesend and Medway towns providing further excellent schooling with the M2 and M25 motorways linking to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London, Bluewater and the International railway station at Ebbsfleet offering a 17 minute link to London and the Channel Ports. The commuter is well served by coach service running from the area to London together with main line railway station at Sole Street and Higham on the Victoria and Cannon Street line respectively.
Directions From the A2 Shorne/Cobham turn off, turn right at the T junction onto Brewers Road, turn first left onto Woodlands Lane, at the end of the road, turn left onto Tanyard Hill, where you will come upon Yew Cottage on the left hand side.
Vendor Interview Located in a leafy green pocket of Kent countryside midway between Gravesend and Rochester, Yew Cottage sits semi-rurally in the village of Shorne. An attractive detached Victorian property which has been extended and sympathetically modernised to embrace its charming period features, it sits in private gardens with woodland to both its front and rear. ‘When we purchased the house in 1996 it hadn’t been decorated for 50-years and the garden was completely overgrown. We’ve carried out a full renovation and in 2006 we added a large side and rear extension with a double garage. With the exception of the dining room and bedroom above, all the rooms have been expanded to increase their size and maximise on light – we now have a beautiful light-filled home adapted for modern living. Shorne, a heritage village with a beautiful 10th century church, is one of the most attractive villages in North East Kent. It has a great sense of community, a fabulous traditional pub, village shop and active hall. The house is surrounded by stunning countryside and woodland and the River Thames can be seen from the village. If you want to live in a quiet village surrounded by beautiful countryside, have lovely neighbours, good local schools and excellent travel options and amenities, this is the place for you!’
‘The house feels very spacious, flows well and has a wonderful atmosphere – it’s a place that friends love visiting. The raised garden, which is easy-to-maintain, is made especially lovely by 360-degree greenery. From the patio area you can see right across the village down to the River Thames.’
‘The kitchen is our favourite place as it’s the heart of the home. We all congregate here because of the view into the garden, the natural light and the warmth of the Aga.’
‘It’s a fabulous home for entertaining and we’ve had numerous family parties here; in the summer our patio and courtyard have been perfect for guests and in the winter inside is warm and cosy.’
‘This house has proved perfect for raising a family but would also suit a couple; it’s large and spacious but doesn’t feel too big for the two of us since our daughter has left home. We’ll miss the place very much as we’ve poured so much love and labour into it to make it into the beautiful home it is.’
Transport Information Higham Railway Station: 1.8 miles Gravesend Railway Station: 3.4 miles (high speed service) Ebbsfleet International Eurostar Station: 5.2 miles
The distances calculated are as the crow flies.
Education Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
Health Clubs Nuffield Health: 2.8 miles The Gym Strood: 2.9 miles
Golf Clubs Rochester & Cobham Golf Club: 1.1 miles Southern Valley Golf Club: 1.2 miles
Useful Information We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.
Council Tax We are informed this property is in council tax band E, you should verify this with Gravesham Borough Council
Tenure The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details
Appliances/Services The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order. The property is connected to all services including main drainage.
Measurements All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.
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