4 Bedroom house for sale in Borden Lane, Borden, Sittingbourne, ME9
Asking price £1,750,000
Posiers is a substantial detached Grade 2 ll Listed 15th Century Wealden Hall House with five bedrooms, five receptions rooms and accommodation in the main house extending to 4306sqft/400sqm. In addition, there is a detached two storey Oast Building built in the 1890s with floor area extending to 4202sqft/390.3sqm as well as a Stable Block with Hay Loft with floor area extending to 1558sqft/144.7sqm. the house and grounds extend to 1.86acres/0.75ha..
- Double Garage
Approached through wrought iron double gates or through a five bar gate leading to a sweeping gravel driveway. The house itself is impressive, set comfortably in manicured gardens. The driveway leads to the rear of the house with ample parking between the Oast building and the Stable Block. A brick arch leads to a wonderful walled garden overlooked by the Summerhouse and is ideal for entertaining. The paddock to the rear of the property is rectangular in shape and extends to approximately 0.85 acres/0.35ha.
There is a reference by Hasted, the late 18th Century historian, to a house called Posere in 1278 which was owned by the Posere family, and which is now believed to be Posiers. The house now displays the characteristics of a 15th Century Wealden Hall House, timber framed under a Kent Peg tiled roof with jetties, substantial chimney stacks and impressive King Post exposed in the vaulted ceiling on the First Floor Lounge. It is believed that the house was clad in the 19th Century and now has rendered elevations. The house is an imposing family home with well proportioned accommodation throughout and has undergone significant improvement and ongoing maintenance by the current owners since the 1990s.
The Oast building comprises the main Oast on two floors with two, two storey kilns and offers significant floor area. Currently used as garaging and storage but a variety of alternative uses could be possible such as ancillary accommodation for an extended family, office space, workshops or studio. All subject to any necessary planning consent.
Borden Village is an historic village with the church, dating as far back as 1173 as its centrepiece The village offers a primary school, popular public house, playing fields and is surrounded by wonderful open countryside.
There are cricket and football clubs that play on the playing fields in the village. Rugby, cricket and hockey at Gore Court, golf at Sittingbourne and Milton Regis Golf Club, local sailing clubs at Kingsferry and Lower Halstow as well as marinas at Queenborough, Gillingham and Chatham.
There is a good range of schools in the area, with a highly regarded Church of England Primary School in the village and Tunstall Primary School close by. Sittingbourne has both boys and girls' grammar schools as well as a choice of secondary schools. Independent schools include The King's School in Rochester, 17.5 miles, and Sutton Valence School, 11.3 miles, together with Kings School, St Edmunds and Kent College in Canterbury, 23 miles.
Transport communications are good with the M2 (Junction 5) approximately three miles away. Sittingbourne station provides services to London Victoria, St Pancras, Cannon Street and London Bridge Stations in around an hour. Ebbsfleet International station is just 23.1 miles via the M2/A2, with services to London taking just 18 minutes and direct trains through the Channel Tunnel to Europe.
Sittingbourne is ready to step up its image by embracing a £46 million regeneration scheme, designed to create a ‘destination town’. The Spirit of Sittingbourne masterplan contains new apartments, an eight-screen cinema, new restaurants and an improved public realm –a vision already turning heads.