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Located close to the small village of Ruckinge about 6 mile south of Ashford, "Hardings Bridge" is located in a secluded position along a small lane and, indeed, close by is the bridge where Mr Harding used to levy a toll of "a farthing a wheel" in the early part of the 18th century. The property itself dates to the 1700s and was originally an ale house.
The original property has been improved and extended to provide comfortable 3 bedroom living accommodation which retains much of the original character. The Ground Floor is entered via an impressive galleried Reception Hall with stairs to the first floor and doors to the Utility Room and 22'1 Dining Room. The cosy Living Room has a feature fireplace, exposed brickwork, woodblock flooring and beamed ceiling. There are well fitted Kitchen and Utility Rooms and additionally a useful Boot Room leading out into the rear garden. Useful overflow accommodation is provided by a smart, permanently-sited mobile home with services connected and Two Bedrooms.
Additional outside buildings include Separate WC, Boiler Room and Double Garage with electric doors.
The grounds of Hardings Bridge are a true delight and extend to approximately 3.6 acres.
Lovingly maintained by the owners, they include extensive lawned areas, productive vegetable garden, small vineyard, woodland, small lake and pond - all afforded almost total seclusion with many established and varied trees including rarer species such as Holm Oak, Eucalyptus and Tulip Tree.
To the side of the property is the Swimming Pool with paved terrace and filtration/heating plant located in the external Boiler House nearby. The property is accessed via a five bar gate with drive leading to spacious hardstanding for vehicles and the large Double Garage with twin electric doors.
Brisley Lane leads to Capel Road and a short walk along there bus services can be found to Ashford, Ham Street and Tenterden. Ham Street village, a little over 2 miles away offers local stores, primary school, pub and station with services to Ashford and on to London St Pancras [total journey 54 minutes] .
Ashford International Station is about 6 miles drive [without the need to drive through the town centre] and offers HS1 Fast services to London St Pancras in 39 minutes.
To the south of Ruckinge lies the rural expanses of Romney Marsh and onto the sandy coastline of Dymchurch Bay.
Hardings Bridge affords the perfect blend of a character property, rural setting and truly delightful grounds and gardens.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only via the sole agents, Mann estate agents on 01233 639934.
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